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Manufacturing and Services Expected to Lead Hiring Growth in Canada

Last month, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Hiring Report stated that 26% of Canadian employers surveyed plan to expand their workforce during the second half of 2014. Job growth is mostly expected in the manufacturing…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hiring in Oil and Gas Keeps Flowing

The oil and gas industry is considered to be booming and it's reflected in hiring trends. When comparing the past 90 days to the same 90-day period last year, the number of job ads posted online in the US grew 17%, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Over the long term, the growth is even more apparent. Oil and gas demand…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

Best and Worst Places to Find Healthcare Talent

Demand for healthcare jobs continues to rise. Since July 2009, the number of jobs posted online increased 40%, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Over the past 30 days, about 906,725 healthcare job…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Skills the Manufacturing Industry Needs and Where to Find Them

In an article discussing how to solve the talent shortage in manufacturing, IndustryWeek said…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What Type of Recruiters Are Most In-Demand?

Among Human Resources related positions, Recruiter was the second most in-demand, ranking behind HR Manager. Job listings for Recruiters increased 4.5% over the past 30 days when compared to the same time last year, according to data from WANTED Analytics. If companies are hiring Recruiters, it can signal that the industry or…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 26, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

What to Do When There's a Shrinking Candidate Supply

With the economy recovering, the labor marketplace has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven, according to a MRI Network Recruiter Sentiment Study that was…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

New Act Supports Job Training - Which Skills Should Be Trained?

In an effort to bridge the skills gap and aid economic recovery, Congress and the President passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and support job training for the US workforce. In this Act, schools and workforce boards will be able to offer skills training that matches demand in their region. The…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 14, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

How Hard-to-Fill Are the Top Paying IT Jobs?

Computerworld featured the results of a study by Mondo, a company that recruits and places technology workers. Mondo recorded salaries earned by 4,000 of their placements in 2014 to determine top paying IT jobs. Below we listed the jobs they found to have the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 12, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

5 Ways Your Job Ad Can Attract More Candidates

A 2012 study by TheLadders revealed that Recruiters spend 6 seconds reviewing a resume. If it takes that little time to review qualifications, how much time…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How Large Is the Ethnic Diversity Gap in STEM?

I recently shared data on gender diversity in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and mathematics) jobs. This time, I'm examining ethnic diversity for these fields. How ethnically diverse is US's STEM candidate supply? Below are the percentages of qualified people in the US workforce for each STEM field, broken down by ethnicity.

Ethnic Breakdown of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 5, 2014 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Truck Drivers Isn't Getting Easier

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted that long-haul Truck Driver jobs are going unfilled for months. According to data from…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 31, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Hiring Trends for the Skill Set CIOs Want Most

In a recent Robert Half survey, 57% of CIOs said that network administration is the most in-demand skill set within their IT departments. With this being a highly sought after…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Where Are STEM Gender Gaps?

Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Use Data to Prepare Your Hiring Strategy

We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle, WA. Here are points to consider when devising your…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

10 Most Demanded Jobs in Canada and Their Hiring Difficulty

Now that we're into the 2nd half of 2014, we thought we'd review which jobs were most in-demand in Canada during the past 30 days. In the chart below, we listed these jobs, as well as the candidate supply, demand, Demand Pressure, and Hiring Scale scores for each job,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Auto Sales Grow; Does Hiring?

For the first half of 2014, US automakers sold 4.2% more vehicles than during the same time last year. May saw strong sales and the momentum continued into June, surprising Analysts. (Analysts expected June to have less sales than May since May was a 5 week month and June was 4.) According to the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Demand for Wearable Technology Skills Grows

Last week, I highlighted that Google Glass has been appearing in job ads as demand is increasing for candidates that can work on the technology or perform duties with the device. Google Glass is just one of the wearable devices that is or will be…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Google Glass Appearing in Job Ads

Google Glass's revolutionary technology has created a lot of buzz from supporters and opponents of the device. "Explorers," a term used for Glass users, tout its convenience, while opponents highlight its invasion of privacy and its impracticality. No matter what side of the fence your opinions are on, Google Glass is now emerging in job ads.

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Hardest-to-Fill Healthcare Jobs

The rapid growth in demand for Registered Nurses, the competition for talent, and the shortage of workers in this profession make this a healthcare job that's known to be hard-to-fill. However, there are other healthcare positions that actually rank as harder to fill on the WANTED Analytics Hiring Scale. Our…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 19, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

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