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BountyJobs and Namely Partner Up!

We are so excited to be partnering with Namely, a leader in HR platforms for mid-sized companies! Pushing the Talent Acquisition Envelope This strategic partnership with Namely is part of our initiative to pursue innovation in Talent Acquisition. We're building a network of like-minded technology providers that are focused on improving the way companies recruit, attract, and retain talent. In this effort, we seek to include companies working to make a positive impact on both sides of the market - employers and agencies alike. We Say... “We are thrilled to be partnering with Namely,” said Stacey Steiger, VP of Product and Marketing at BountyJobs. “Harnessing the latest technology to create comprehensive platforms supporting both the talent acquisition and talent management sides of the table provides a much-needed solution for all involved.” Namely has built a platform that provides HR leaders the technology combined with the data they need to effectively support the employees in their [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:38:45+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on BountyJobs and Namely Partner Up!

By the Numbers: April 27, 2018

BountyJobs Bites AI to Help Train, Not Reduce Employees Research from SAP and the Economist Intelligence Unit via the report, ‘Making the Most of Machine Learning: 5 Lessons from Fast Learners’, finds that for the most part, machine learning will help to retrain workers – not replace them. 75% of senior executives responding stated they plan to use the technology to retrain employees who have been displaced by machine learning. High Percentage of Companies Not Equipped For Change The survey, ‘Corporate Learning Predictions, Observations and Trends’ from Computer Generated Solutions, finds that over 80% of learning and development professionals agree they are facing constant change, but less than 30% have processes in place to handle major change events. Amazon Invests in Employee Education for In-Demand Careers Per Jeff Bezos, Amazon pays up to $12K for employees to earn certificates and associates degrees for in-demand occupations – regardless if the skills correlate to Amazon or not. [...]

By |2018-04-27T01:10:45+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 27, 2018

By the Numbers: April 20, 2018

BountyJobs Bites More Overtime the Answer for Skills Gap? Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that average weekly overtime hours decreased slightly March over February 2018.  In industries such as construction as well as mining and logging, however, have higher year-over-year rates for overtime to make up for labor shortages. Talent Acquisition Strategies Need an Update A recent report from Catalant, ‘Reimagining Work 20/20’, found that 63% of companies responding have a ‘future of work’ plan but still need to focus on how talent is acquired.  The top three challenges felt by survey respondents? 44% cited training, 38% planning and budgeting, and 37% technology. Multiple Vendors for Benefits is Confusing The survey, ‘Driving Benefits Engagement: Strategies to Optimize Employee Health and Well-Being Programs’ from Health Advocate, found that more than 40% if responding employees felt that dealing with multiple vendors for their benefit was confusing. In addition to that confusion, 54% of [...]

By |2018-04-18T01:39:20+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 20, 2018

By the Numbers: April 13, 2018

BountyJobs Bites March Hiring Continues Positive Trend Per the LinkedIn Workforce Report for April 2018, hiring was up 19.3% year over year in the U.S.  Hiring saw a large burst during the summer months last year, so those year over year comparisons should be interesting.  Financial Services and Insurance, Aerospace/Automotive/Transportation, and Manufacturing/Industrial all had the largest year-over-year gains with 18-20 % increases. Looking at March growth over February 2018 shows a 3.1% growth when seasonally-adjusted. Execs and Employees Differ in Interview Format Preferences Per ‘The Growth Divide Study’ from Wakefield Research for Reflektive, 94% of executives ‘remain confident’ in the way they have been conducting interviews historically. However, 61% of employees view the traditional interview format as outdated. Gamers Could Solve Cybersecurity Demands A recent report, Winning the Game’ from McAfee, suggests that gamers could be the solution to the skills gap challenge in cybersecurity. 92% of respondents (senior security managers/security professionals in public and [...]

By |2018-04-12T20:09:10+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 13, 2018

By the Numbers: April 6, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Hiring Increases 19% Over Last Year in March LinkedIn’s April Workforce Report states that hiring was up 19.3% year over year in March. This was also 3.1% over February (seasonally adjusted). Cities such as Houston, Phoenix, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Cleveland-Akron not only surpassed the national average but also traditionally strong cities such as New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. U.S. Private Sector Adds Over 240K Jobs in March “US private sector employment rose by 241,000 jobs in March from February amid a “rip-roaring” job market, according to the ADP National Employment Report. February’s gain was revised upwards to 246,000 from the initially reported 235,000. “We saw impressive momentum in the first quarter of 2018 with more jobs added per month on average than in 2017,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Midsized businesses added nearly half of all jobs this month, the best growth this segment has seen since [...]

By |2018-04-06T20:16:04+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 6, 2018

ERE Recruiting Conference: Spring 2018

Well, that’s a wrap! Team BountyJobs spent the past few days in not-so-sunny San Diego for the ERE Recruiting Conference featuring the over-arching theme; Enterprise Talent Acquisition: Recruiting that Scales. We were honored to be a Premier Sponsor as well as to host a roundtable discussion on the topic, ‘Recruiting Passive Candidates’. Our roundtable session was extremely well-attended, as at times it was three rows deep with attendees – we had to keep pulling up more chairs and at one point it became standing room only. Clearly, this topic is a hot one with most talent acquisition pros, as with the historically low unemployment rate the sought-after candidates are already employed. We’ll be publishing a separate piece covering this, so stay tuned! Purple Squirrel Makes a Splash Our now famous BojoMojo Purple Squirrel made the trip from Austin with us and was even featured in a video segment.    We’ll make sure he doesn’t forget [...]

By |2018-04-05T23:53:39+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on ERE Recruiting Conference: Spring 2018