Posts tagged with 'hiring'
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 ...
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, two ...
Pay and Slow Hiring Are Top Barriers For Tech ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
When it comes to hiring tech talent, salary and a slow hiring process are the top two barriers, say tech leaders.
A survey of some 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 leading markets found just about a quarter of them agreeing their compensation isn't as good as what candidates can get from their competitors. Almost as many -- 22% -- complained that the time it takes to make an offer is ...
Job Requirements Inflation Is DeflatingRead the rest of this entry »
The tight job market is finally convincing employers that maybe they don't really need to hire only college graduates. There's evidence that for some jobs, hiring managers are willing to lower their academic demands and even consider candidates with no experience.
A Payscale survey conducted at the end of last month found half of the respondents reporting they're hiring more people without formal college. The blog post reporting this cited ...
Desperate Companies Are Hiring Sight UnseenRead the rest of this entry »
In a sign of just how desperate employers are becoming to fill jobs, more than a few are hiring workers they've never met.
Most of these jobs are seasonal, but The Wall Street Journal says an increasing number are for such in-demand positions as engineers, IT professionals and teachers.
Boeing has filled more than a few entry-level technical and engineering jobs sight unseen, offering jobs after a phone interview.
12-Steps to Hiring Great PeopleRead the rest of this entry »
Most recruiters and managers begin the hiring process with a job description that lists the skills and experience they want in the candidates for the role. What if, instead, the job description defined the nature of the job? Rather than a list of skills, your job posting described the work that needed to be done and the key projects the successful candidate will tackle.
It's not as radical an idea ...
There Are More Jobs Open Than Unemployed PeopleRead the rest of this entry »
For years now, employers have been wringing their hands over the difficulty of hiring people. And not just top talent for certain jobs, but hiring almost anybody with the basic skills to get the work done.
Now comes hard data from the Labor Department showing that for only the second time in nearly 20 years there are more jobs than unemployed people. The first time that happened was in March ...
With New Accounting Rules Phasing In, Companies Scramble to Fill JobsEven as colleges graduate an estimated 54,700 accounting majors, employers are lamenting the difficulty in filling jobs at all levels.Read the rest of this entry »
“It’s very difficult to find qualified people,” said Stephen Rivera, a senior director with Johnson & Johnson. “The big accounting firms are taking them all.”
Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Rivera was talking about a junior-level position. With the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals at ...
Employment Growth Is SlowingEvery month, usually on the first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues what it calls the Employment Situation Summary. It's a data-rich snapshot of hiring, pay, and civilian employment -- and unemployment -- for the previous month. It's a closely watched report by economists, policymakers, investors and analysts, among others; it has the power to move the financial markets.Read the rest of this entry »
As headline making as the monthly reports ...
More Accountants In Demand Than IT ProsHere's a surprise: accounting and finance professionals are more in demand that tech pros.Read the rest of this entry »
That's what hiring managers and HR leaders in South Florida and the greater Chicago area, told researchers from the University of Michigan. The survey of 500 employers is limited to those areas, but it's the first time in a year those companies have more open positions in accounting than in IT.