The consensus is that things can’t get any worse in 2010; they can only get better. The economy won’t completely recover this year, but most staffing executives expect it to improve and are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
The news ends months of speculation about the future of HotJobs and strengthens Monster’s hand at a time when job boards have been fending off new forms of competition including recruitment techniques that tap social networking.
James Gorman’s remarks, and Morgan Stanley’s report of lower broker turnover, came on the same day that Bank of America revealed that headcount in its 15,000-broker Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management group also stabilized.
I am looking for inexpensive ways to find new talent. We do not have accounts with major job boards, and in the past have spent enormous sums on print advertising and the use of agencies, with minimal success. My main focus is finding registered nurses who are looking to take their careers in another direction, out of patient care. I have gone to nursing schools and posted jobs, but have had no luck. That is probably because we are looking for experienced nurses. I need some creative recruiting ideas to present to our management. Although we are in a hiring freeze, I want to be ready to hit the ground running once we begin hiring again.
The recession has escalated growing doubts about the efficacy of a résumé-based process for recruiting both active and passive candidates.
How an agreement between Teach for America and its competitors helped all the organizations grow and serve their common mission.
Jennifer Gomez, who recently was named hedge fund practice head at David Barrett Partners, believes things are looking up for executive search firms with a focus on hedge funds, investment banks and the like.
Although overall unemployment is high, there are critical shortages of workers for some key positions. These shortages can drive higher turnover, long job searches and higher salaries. Here is a plan for determining your organization’s key critical positions—the foundation for your talent management strategy now, and in a rebounding economy.
Commentary: Take it from someone who once had to rely on weekly job fairs in strip malls to fill open positions at a fast-growing chain: There’s a better way to hire, thanks to the unlimited recruiting potential of social media’s holy trinity—Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Most companies don’t know there is a problem, and it’s those very companies that are spending billions of dollars per year on recruitment advertising.