Category Archives: Recruitment Industry

RealMatch Jobs Report: August 2016

August 2016 Jobs Report: Growth Taps the Brakes

August was an interesting month for employers and job seekers, with the pace of new job postings tilting down and unemployment picking up. There were still gains in August, but they showed a dramatic decline over the June and July rates in previous months jobs report. How can unemployment be on the rise with even a small job postings increase? Simple math: people are encouraged Read More →

The Death of a Monster

Monster Acquired By Randstad: What It Means To The Recruitment Industry

August must be acquisition season this year. Just a few months after Simply Hired announced it was shuttering and sold off to the parent company of Indeed and weeks after Yahoo was sold to Verizon, 90s dotcom era giant Monster announced Tuesday morning that is it being acquired by Dutch staffing firm powerhouse Randstad for $429 million. Some commentators have described the acquisition as one Read More →

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July 2016 Jobs Report: Another Month of Improvement

July 2016’s jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows better results than it has in quite a while. After a bit of cautious optimism in recent months, this report might indicate that it’s not a fluke; hiring really is on an upward trend, at least for now. “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July,” according to the BLS. In fact, nearly Read More →

talent-acquisition

If Talent Acquisition is Important, Why Are There No College Programs?

It’s a conundrum. Talent acquisition is arguably the most important role in any company. So why is there no such thing as a recruiter or talent acquisition degree program? There might be a college here or there that has developed a targeted program. But if so, it’s not widely available. ERE Media says that most of the CEOs they work with regard matching the right Read More →

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June 2016 Jobs Report: Employment Rallies While Online Hiring Dips

The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ June 2016 Employment Situation report gave American workers a much-needed break from so much gloom and doom, but the news isn’t entirely perfect. This jobs report shows that the early part of 2016 showed precious few rays of hope and an overall downward trend. For June, the BLS reported gains while the Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series Read More →

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June Jobs Report Disproves May Doubters

  Our full Jobs Report analysis comes in next week, but we looked to Twitter for help understanding what happened in June. Was it good? Bad? Better than May? As always, there were those praising government policy, seasonal growth, blaming politics, and even their own son! Humorous or not, the general takeaway is positive, which is also reflected by records in the stock market. Here Read More →

Recruiting

3 Lessons Learned from the Shuttering of Simply Hired

In editorials and blog posts heard ’round the world, Simply Hired is closing its doors. The details of one of the industry’s ground-floor job aggregator services have been stunning, to say the least. But as with any death knell, there’s typically a lesson to be extracted, analyzed and put to good use once you get past the initial shock. RELATED: What Simply Hired Closing Its Doors Read More →

Unemployment Rate

March Jobs Report: Is Doom Around The Corner?

On April 1, 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment was up by 215,000 new jobs for the month of March. Unemployment, which was at 5 percent, experienced little change from February. The Wall Street Journal had predicted results that were nearly identical, so there was little surprise among economists. The biggest employment increases were found in retail trade, construction and health Read More →

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Is Seattle the New Silicon Valley?

  Is the tech boom heading north? The data says yes. Tech workers and businesses seem to be heading for grayer pastures, leaving Silicon Valley for rain-soaked Seattle. So what’s driving the migration? And what does it mean for tech companies in the city? Will Seattle become the new Silicon Valley? Tech Employees Moving to Seattle According to Seattle-based online real estate brokerage Redfin, 25 Read More →

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Has LinkedIn Jumped the Shark?

LinkedIn has seen some good days and some bad days, but these days it’s beginning to look like it’s circling the drain. Or jumping the shark, maybe. Things aren’t looking great over at the professional social media giant. And that means a lot of recruiters will need a better way to find the elusive great candidates. RELATED: Programmatic Advertising: The New Normal? Jumping the shark is Read More →