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By the Numbers: June 29, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Employers Across the Globe Struggle to Hire Those with the Right Skillset The Numbers: ManpowerGroup’s ‘2018 Talent Shortage Survey’ found that 46% of U.S. employers stated they can’t find candidates with the needed skills – this was at 32% in 2015, and is the highest level recorded since 2006. Employers in Japan reported the most difficulty at 89%, Romania at 81% and Taiwan at 78%. Our report, What's Really Behind the Employment Skills Gap, explores the controversy surrounding this topic, who it effects, and how to tackle it head-on. Around the globe, the top 10 hardest jobs to fill are: Skilled trades Sales representatives Engineers Drivers Technicians IT staff Accounting and finance staff White-collar professionals Office support staff Production operators/machine operators U.S. IT Leaders Plan to Increase Staff The Numbers: As security, cloud, and digital projects continue to expand, senior managers in the U.S. plan to increase tech talent in these areas. 60% [...]

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By the Numbers: June 22, 2018

BountyJobs Bites HR Continues to Evolve as Strategic Arm The Numbers: Per a Paychex poll, 24% of HR pros call themselves ‘strategic partners’ while 17% say they are ‘compliance-focused’ and 12% state they are ‘administrative’. The growth of the adoption of technology in HR is said to have increased the strategic aspect – 95% of respondents have adopted technology for analytics – 90% lean on analytics to track time off and benefits while 85% use it to support decisions conveyed to senior management. Better Benefits Lure Employees Away The Numbers: A survey from Randstad U.S. found that only 39% of employees are satisfied with their benefits. 94% said they value benefits such as flexible schedules or student-debt help. 66% of respondents stated that benefits is the most important factor when considering an offer – 61% said they would accept an offer with better benefits, even if it meant a lesser salary. 55% of respondents stated [...]

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By the Numbers: June 15, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Hiring Forecast Strong into Q3 The Numbers: A survey released by ManpowerGroup ranked the U.S. as having one of the strongest outlooks for hiring among the 44 countries surveyed. 24% or more of the over 11K U.S. employers responding plan to increase staff in Q3. "We are seeing optimism from business leaders across the world because of an improving global economy, with better growth prospects and stronger business performance,” said ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jonas Prising. “Employment levels are growing in many countries and the quarter ahead looks bright for jobseekers, as long as they have the right blend of technical and soft skills employers are looking for today. To support those people that do not have the right skills, and fill open positions faster, employers need to build talent through targeted upskilling and re-skilling programs. This will identify people’s adjacent skills, help them transition into new or emerging roles and enable employers [...]

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Our 2018 Benchmark Report is Here!

What It's All About Each year we take a deep dive into our vast treasure trove of data and curate a report tailored to the top trends and analytics across industries in third-party recruiting.  As we’ve been at this for over a decade, we have the largest database chock full of hiring metrics that have been instrumental in forming the recruiting strategies of untold numbers of talent acquisition professionals.  We do this because we know that finding the right person for your critical roles is imperative – and is even more of an uphill battle in this ultra-tight hiring market. Our 2018 report analyzes key data such as trends in salaries and fees across industries as well as recruiter performance and a look at where things are hopping geographically. In addition, we take a look at the top 5 game changers impacting talent acquisition today…and those that we’ll be keeping an eye on for 2019. [...]

By |2018-06-12T15:05:00+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our 2018 Benchmark Report is Here!

By the Numbers: June 8, 2018

BountyJobs Bites U.S. Unemployment Decreases Again The Numbers: U.S. unemployment rate decreased from 3.9% to 3.8% in May Monthly employment report showed an increase of 223K nonfarm jobs in May In May – Retail increased by 31K jobs, Healthcare by 29K, Construction by 25K Labor Department Reports More Jobs Than Candidates The Numbers: 6.7 million jobs available in May, 6.3 million available in April, 6.1 million in March In a statement, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said “Never before have we had an economy where the number of open jobs exceeds the number of job seekers. This administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the necessary skills to access good, family-sustaining jobs. With the lowest unemployment rate in over 18 years and 3.4 million jobs created since President Trump’s election, this is a great time be a job seeker in the United States.” Labor Market in Best Shape Since 1970…But Raises Stagnant The [...]

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By the Numbers: June 1, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Summer Hiring is Up A survey from Snag finds that 46% of employers are increasing pay as competition for summer help is tight. 74% are planning on offering $11 an hour while only 53% of employers last year were doing so. 95% are adding more shifts to these season jobs – other tactics to lure candidates are full-time offerings as well as healthcare and paid time off. Hiring in Austin, TX Continues to See Double Digits Hiring jumped 22% in Austin in April from a year earlier, marking the third month in a row that the city has seen growth of 21% or more. The top 5 most scarce skills in Austin are comprised of Healthcare, Finance, and HR functions. Airlines in Severe Need of Pilots The demand for pilots is so severe that airlines are poaching instructors at flight schools in order to fill their open roles. Doing so is negatively impacting [...]

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