Posts tagged with 'hiring'
Seattle's Biotech Is Desperate For WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
One of the nation’s premier biotech centers is finding it so hard to fill jobs the state's trade association has launched an ambitious marketing campaign to lure workers to Washington state.
“Our industry has jobs. We have jobs at all levels,” said Leslie Alexandre, CEO of the trade group Life Science Washington. “We eagerly welcome people to come and join our ecosystem or to be trained from our schools and …
Why Is Hiring So Difficult?Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at a historic high, filling jobs shouldn’t be difficult. Yet employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to hire.
The National Federation of Independent Business says a third of its members report having jobs they couldn’t fill. In the organization’s June survey, 84% of business owners hiring or trying to hire workers reported finding “few or no qualified applicants.”
The Federation’s members are small business owners who, …
IT Hiring Increases as Job Listings Continue to GrowRead the rest of this entry »
After slowing due to the COVID-19 shutdown, demand for tech professionals is again on the rise, with job postings increasing to more than a quarter of a million positions in June.
Meanwhile, total estimated tech employment grew by 227,000 jobs between May and June.
An analysis by the tech industry trade group CompTIA shows nearly 6 million IT professionals were working in June across all industry sectors. Since January, tech …
Tech Hiring Slower, But Still Above Last YearRead the rest of this entry »
There’s no shortage of doom and gloom reports about the state of employment and the tech sector is no exception. Long largely immune from the ups and downs, the industry is feeling the effects of the nationwide business shutdown.
But despite some layoffs and hiring slowdowns, new data from the tech careers site Dice suggests, as Mark Twain famously quipped, the reports are exaggerated.
4 Strategies For Hiring Accountants This YearRead the rest of this entry »
As far back as 2013 Forbes published an article headlined "Why Accounting and Finance Pros Are So Difficult to Hire." The only thing that's changed since is that accountants will be even more difficult to hire in 2020.
"That’s more of a statement than a prediction," says Accounting Today, recommending a few strategies for recruiting professionals in this highly competitive market.
Before we detail these -- you've …
Filling Jobs Is Going to Get Even Harder This YearRead the rest of this entry »
With fears of a recession ebbing, job growth this year is expected to be a repeat of last year.
The non-profit business research group The Conference Board says that though cautious, employers will continue adding jobs in 2020. "We expect job growth to remain solid and the labor market to continue tightening,” said Gad Levanon, head of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute.
The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index, flat …
Survey: Half Of All Companies Expect to Hire This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Despite concerns the economy may be stalling, half of all companies still plan to add staff this year.
Global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says of the 150 companies it surveyed, 46% said they've been hiring throughout last year and intend to hire more workers in 2020.Another 5% of them said they expect to up their headcount "significantly."
Tempering the news is that far fewer companies …
When Hiring Quants and Analysts, Leave the Resume For LastRead the rest of this entry »
Alternative asset managers are judged on their performance. So why don't they do the same when it comes to judging job candidates?
That's the advice Sham Mustafa, co-founder of quantitative assessment specialist Correlation One, gave to a London quant conference last week. "Don’t look at the resume, look at the performance,” eFinancialCareers quoted him as telling his audience.
That might seem like a no-brainer, but Mustafa told the attendees that …
Employment Data Suggests Tighter Labor Market AheadRead the rest of this entry »
The employment numbers in the latest government reports paint a picture of a continuing tough labor market for employers.
Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of job openings stood at 7.49 million at the end of March, the most since the government began tracking openings in 2000. Meanwhile, from a report the week prior, the number of unemployed fell to 5.8 million, yielding an unemployment …
It's the Soft Skills That Decide Who Gets HiredRead the rest of this entry »
"Hard skills will get you the interview — soft skills will get you the job," starts an article on the increasing focus recruiters and hiring managers are placing on communication, teamwork and the personality traits summarized as emotional intelligence.
Published on the Society of Human Resource Management website, the article explains the importance of soft skills as a hiring differentiator from the perspective of five recruiters. "In these discussions, …