Monthly Archives: September 2010

Are You a Firefighter or a Forest Ranger?

“Putting out fires” has become a rather popular expression. When you hear it, you know that someone has been dealing with a series of little emergencies that distracted him/her from whatever was planned for the day. Those little fires threaten to become roaring infernos unless we take immediate action. This topic came up in a …

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StaffingU Market Demand Report – September 29, 2010

In this update, we feature 20 job types that have shown a hiring increase during the past 60 days.  This growth in demand will translate into companies having a more difficult time finding these types of individuals.  As a result, staffing and recruiting firms are advised to actively market these types of candidates to their …

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Expect Referrals

The staffing and recruiting profession is blessed with a number of tools for finding and attracting quality candidates.  The Internet, social media, telephones, ads in newspapers and magazines, and job fairs are just some of the avenues available to connect us with people in today’s marketplace.  What all of these have in common is that …

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Staging Great Interviews – Eight Ideas for Improving Candidate Success

I often hear recruiters and staffing coordinators refer to their different hats. These hats represent the different duties they perform as part of their jobs. Included are the detective hat (when locating qualified talent), the sales hat (to attract qualified people to great jobs and assignments), and the ever-popular social worker hat (when trying to …

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Hot Spots – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Hot Spots features 10 types of candidates most in demand and where it’s occurring.  Also included is how much this exceeds normal hiring patterns. Employers in the markets listed below will need your help since the demand for this talent will outpace available supply. HOT SPOTS – September 22, 2010 Atlanta, GA Accountants – 1.2 …

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Change is Inevitable

The past decade was an incredible time of change, not all of it positive. I’m confident most of us would have chosen different changes or circumstances instead of two recessions, two wars, multiple natural disasters, and terrorist attacks across the globe. None of us has the ultimate power to change global events. We can, however, …

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Radical Action, Remarkable Results

Have you ever noticed that often it’s the big things that get most people’s attention…and that these big things often prompt important changes? Take, for example, the dramatic improvements to air safety following September 11th or the massive power outages in parts of Canada and the United States that prompted improvements to the power grid. …

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StaffingU Market Demand Report – Sept. 15, 2010

This week’s report features the top 20 positions most in demand.  The openings added are in the last seven days. Source:  WANTED Analytics and StaffingU Research

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Empty Promises

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Hot Spots – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Hot Spots features 10 types of candidates most in demand and where it’s occurring.  Also included is how much this exceeds normal hiring patterns. Employers in the markets listed below will need your help since the demand for this talent will outpace available supply. HOT SPOTS – September 8, 2010 Boston, MA Public Relations Specialists …

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