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Erin Geiger is a seasoned Content, Editorial, and Product Engagement professional with two decades of experience creating content as well as overall content direction and strategy. Her background stems from a variety of online verticals ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

By the Numbers: May 25, 2018

BountyJobs Bites San Francisco, NY, and Boston Increase Tech and Digital Jobs According to the Digital Jobs index, the San Francisco Bay Area increased the number of tech jobs by 4,375 for a 2.1% employment gain. NYC saw a 1.8% increase with 1,280 jobs while Boston had growth of 1.1% with 650 jobs. The growth in the Bay Area mostly came from the largest employers in that region, however, growth seen in NY was more broad with 70% of companies increasing open roles across software and internet sectors. Growth in Boston had 52% of companies adding jobs – 48% carried the same headcount or saw decreases. Female CEOs Decreasing in 2018 According to Fortune, 2017 saw a record 32 female Fortune 500 CEOs…but so far, 2018 is seeing a 25% decrease. The number of female CEOs has dropped to 24.  The CEOs that have left their posts have been a mix of veterans and those [...]

By |2018-05-24T21:22:42+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 25, 2018

By the Numbers: May 18, 2018

BountyJobs Bites U.S. Tech Jobs on the Rise, But Facing Lack of Talent The TechServe Alliance stated that the lack of IT talent contributed to the lack of growth in jobs for the industry. The growth of IT jobs squeaked by with a .05% increase to more than 5.3 million jobs – year over year this is a .96% increase with about 50,700 IT workers added. “While economic downturns result in slow or negative job growth because of lagging demand, we are seeing anemic job growth in IT because of a lack of supply,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “Despite robust demand in many IT skill sets, we simply do not have enough qualified IT professionals.” California, Hawaii, and Wisconsin Hit Lowest Unemployment in 40 Years In April, Hawaii took the top spot for lowest unemployment amongst all states in the U.S. at 2% - New Hampshire and North Dakota were right behind at [...]

By |2018-05-18T19:06:06+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 18, 2018

By the Numbers: May 11, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Job Openings Hit Record in March The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey reported that March saw a record 6.6 million job openings. That’s estimated to be one job for each unemployed person – up from 1.9 people per job at the beginning of the Great Recession. In addition, the ‘quits rate’ which signifies confidence in the ability to land a new job after quitting, rose to 2.3%. Unemployment Rate Predicted to Fall Further The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased once more in April to 108.08 which is a barometer of solid employment growth. In addition, the Conference Board predicts that the unemployment rate for May 2019 to be 3.5% as the size of the working-age population stalls in growth. Job Growth Expected to Be Strong Throughout Summer “In recent months, the Employment Trends Index continued to improve, signaling that employment growth will remain solid through the summer,” said Gad Levanon, [...]

By |2018-05-10T21:00:33+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 11, 2018

By the Numbers: May 4, 2018

BountyJobs Bites Unemployment Hits 17 Year Low The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.9% in April, though some analysts state this is due to a decline in the labor force participation rate. The Fed forecasts the rate will decrease to 3.6% in 2019. The economy added 164k jobs last month. What Impacts Grads Accepting or Declining Job Offers The ‘2018 Yello Recruiting Study’ found that almost 50% of respondents, made up of recent graduates and those about to graduate, were weighing multiple job offers. When asked why they declined offers, a negative experience with the recruiter was cited 20% of the time and the time it took for an offer to come through grabbed another 20%. Union Pacific Offers Big Bonus to Denver Hires Train crew positions at Union Pacific’s Denver facility could include up to $20K in hiring bonuses. The bonus is to be paid out over several points within the first 18-20 months [...]

By |2018-05-07T21:52:14+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 4, 2018

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