Posts tagged with 'hiring'
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, …
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 …
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.