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The No. 1 Reason Candidates Decline Job Offers Is…

They got a better one.

According to the most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, 46 percent of recruiters say the top reason candidates decline a job offer is because they received another offer. The second biggest reason? Thirty percent of recruiters said compensation and benefits offered were not in line with the candidate’s expectations. The good news is that, according to 77 percent of recruiters, candidates decline a job offer less than 10 percent of the time; however, that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when they do. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Factor

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In Case You Missed It: Five Predictions for the Future of Staffing

Thanks to increasing client demands, evolving technology, global expansion and new legal requirements, the staffing industry is changing before our very eyes, according to Barry Asin, President of the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

Asin delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum last March, where he highlighted some of the most pressing challenges staffing executives face today. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Staffing & Recruiting

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Employers’ Top 10 Staffing Challenges by Industry

The recession may have ended nearly five years ago, but try telling that to IT, retail and financial services employers. Employers in these industries are still struggling to meet their staffing needs and get back to pre-recession levels. Three recent studies look at the state of these industries and their most pressing staffing challenges right now.

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By in Staffing & Recruiting, Survey Results, Talent Acquisition

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters

A recruiter’s job is not an easy one. Between working with both clients and candidates to set expectations, understand their needs and match the right people with the right opportunities, recruiters must be agile, resourceful, patient and – not least of all – able to work well under pressure. It’s a wonder how some recruiters have enough time in the day to meet these challenges and make it home in time to watch “Scandal.”

So how do they do it? Continue reading >>

By in Featured Posts, Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

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The Biggest Staffing Challenges Employers Are Facing

If you hear one more weather update about the billionth snowstorm or deep freeze, you’ll stab yourself in the eye, right? It’s getting old and you’re ready for the spring. (You and me both.) Similarly, when it comes to information or updates about the recession, you’re probably like “Enough already!”

But the unfortunate part is that more than half of U.S. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Survey Results

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Thinking of Hiring Independent Contractors? Here’s What You Need to Know

With skilled workers hard to come by, many companies are turning to independent contract workers to supplement their hiring needs.

Hiring independent contractors can indeed be a smart business move: Contractors are often highly skilled individuals, who bring expertise and enthusiasm to the job. And because they often rely on referrals for work – and understand their reputation precedes them – they produce high quality work for those who hire them. Continue reading >>

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Recruiter Spotlight winner - January 2014

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Rachel Savitt of Roth Staffing Companies

Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Rachel Savitt, corporate recruiter at Roth Staffing Companies. Taking the time to do small things — such as remembering candidates’ nicknames or calling hiring managers on their birthdays — enables her to build relationships with clients and candidates and put their needs first, a formula that has proven to be successful. Continue reading >>

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Temporary Hiring Going Strong at 42 Percent — A 7-Year High

If you’re looking for a big trend for 2014, here’s one: temporary hiring. Companies are expecting to hire more temporary workers in 2014 than they did last year. That means your business will continue to grow, or even more so, in 2014. In fact, this is anticipated to be one of the biggest opportunities for you in the coming year.

According to CareerBuilder’s annual hiring forecast, 42 percent of employers say they plan to hire temporary and contract workers. Continue reading >>

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How the Staffing Industry Can Help Tighten the Skills Gap

At companies across the United States, executives are facing a possible talent shortage as individuals with valuable technical experience and skills near retirement age. Many organizations today are scrambling to find the right talent to fill critical positions.

Though clients and business partners believe the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills gap is real, they have yet to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses their future workforce needs. Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Forecasts, Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Janice Plattner of Comforce

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Janice Plattner of Comforce

Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Janice Plattner, senior technical recruiter at Comforce, a staffing solutions provider. Her investment in building long-term relationships with candidates pays off in the end because it enables her to build a strong talent pool and find her ideal hire when the timing is right. Continue reading >>

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