Candidates Are People – Not Revenue

candidates are people

After being in the engineering staffing services industry for over 11 years, I have met countless recruitment professionals and even more qualified candidates across the country and across various skillsets. You know that you are speaking to a good Recruiter when the successes they discuss are centered around helping the folks around them, as opposed […]

Starting with STEM – Creating a Pipeline of Future Candidates

Starting with STEM – Creating a Pipeline of Future Candidates

I had the opportunity to go back to Medway High School, my alma mater, and speak with students about careers in STEM, particularly with Engineering.  As a recruiter in the engineering space, I see the high demand for talent and the lack of candidates with the right skills. With the time to fill jobs taking […]

What Does a 5% Unemployment Rate Really Mean to Companies Looking to Hire?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released their monthly jobs report – a review of working, unemployed, seasonal, non-farm and part-time employees that make up the US Labor Force.  The report opens with a 5.0% unemployment rate, even though 271,000 more people went to work in October. What does this monthly report mean?

Competing for Talent with Unemployment at a Six-Year Low

Companies are hiring and the unemployment rate is dropping! The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported the Unemployment Rate is now at 5.9%, the lowest it has been since 2008. 248,000 jobs were added in September. In the technology and software industry, the unemployment rate is at 3.2% in Massachusetts. With a reported 4.84 […]

I applied to the job I wanted… Why didn’t I hear back?

Applying for jobs can be extremely frustrating. You fill out the extensive form, attach a resume, hit submit… and then what? Wait, pray, apply again? Here are some reasons to answer the question “Why hasn’t anyone called me?” 1.  Too many people applied for the same job posting. Lots of people apply for every job […]

What the Heck Is Skill Marketing?

Skill Marketing is a term that is well known and widely used throughout the staffing and recruitment industry. Outside of professional sports, where an agent might skill market a client to a team or general manager, I don’t know of any other industries where the term is used. Skill marketing is the art or practice […]