Scott Wintrip's Blog – January 2011 Archive (11)

Tragic Actions

Last week my city of St. Petersburg, Florida experienced the shocking loss of Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Sgt. Thomas Baitinger in the line of duty. As I passed through the miles-long funeral procession route on Friday, I witnessed hundreds of citizens of all ages, some proudly waving American flags, lining the roads to pay their respects. I could not help but feel a combination of deep sadness for the circumstances and inspired joy at the support shown through the actions of the men, women,… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 31, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Year-over-year increases continue for all but two of the top 25 candidates most in demand. Healthcare jobs continue to be a bright spot along with healthy increases in sales roles, which demonstrates the continued strength of the recovery.

Firms are advised to actively recruit for these roles as 25% or more of the demand will convert into usage of staffing and recruiting firms.




Added by Scott Wintrip on January 27, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

Breakthrough Service

While many buyers view competing services as commodities, there are a handful of firms in most markets that have earned the perception of offering breakthrough service. From value-packed offerings to highly effective methods of responsiveness, the delivery of service by these firms has been carefully planned and crafted to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers.

To enhance the service you provide, take some time this week to categorize the interactions and impacts you…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 24, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

The Myth of Client and Candidate Control – Eliminating One of the Most Damaging Business Practices of Our Industry

On April 20, 1999, Cassie Bernall, a 17-year-old student at Columbine High School, faced a life and death choice — tell the boy with the gun what he wanted to hear or tell him the truth. Being strong in her convictions, she chose the truth and he choose to end her life. This tragedy is one of the saddest moments of that decade and it holds for us a powerful truth about control over others: we have none. Each and every person we work with has the power of choice and nothing we say, nor how we…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 21, 2011 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

Competitor Insight – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Here’s your latest peek into the job titles your competition is currently seeking.

Our data comes from 14,793 staffing and recruiting firms, from which, we’ve listed the top 25 candidates being sought and the number of jobs posted for each in the past 60 days. In addition, we’ve included the increase or decrease in demand compared to the same 60-day period last year.



Added by Scott Wintrip on January 19, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Prophet for Profits

Profound visionaries have reaped financial rewards as they’ve changed our world by anticipating our needs and desires. For example, the iPad I am using to type this post has improved my mobility and productivity while allowing me to maintain great work-life balance.

As a prophet for your customers, you’ll bring them tremendous value by thinking four steps ahead on their behalf. Anticipate the needs they cannot envision or even create the need they will willingly adopt. Your vision… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 17, 2011 at 9:28am — 2 Comments

Talent Tracker - The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Where are the best places to find candidates? Our new Talent Tracker blog post has the answer and will appear from time to time as part of the StaffingU Market Demand Report.

This week, we’ve measured some top cities to find web experience in IT, nurses in Healthcare, and designers in the creative niche.

In each chart, you’ll see the total number of workers in the United States, the city we measured, the  functional area of employment, the occupation, the specific…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 12, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Pepto Bismol for the Verbal Vomit

Watch most salespeople and you’ll observe the spewing of factoids, details, and feature-benefit chunks of information all over prospective clients. Even leaders engage in this projectile-like communication as they tell their subordinates what to do and how to do it.

For decades, great lip-service has been given to the idea that we should listen more than talk and that we were given two ears and one mouth as proof. Yet, many spouting this wisdom continue to inundate those around them… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 10, 2011 at 9:31am — 7 Comments

Top Ten Hires

Finding experienced staffing and recruiting talent continues to be a common challenge across the globe. Many organizations report that even when you can find experienced people, they are often disappointed with the quality of these individuals.

As a result, more and more companies are looking outside of our industry when hiring additional personnel. Which job types make for the best hires? Through our research and interviews with firms around the world, the following ten candidates… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 7, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Health care jobs continue to lead the way as the recovery steadily picks up steam and, as a result, firms should focus their efforts on recruiting and onboarding therapists and nurses to ensure that inventory is immediately available the moment new orders are acquired.

The continued increase in demand for project managers in IT points to…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 5, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Zebras and the New Year

The most discernible difference between an elderly zebra and its offspring is the fading of the older animal’s stripes. Yet, it’s still a zebra, with all the characteristics that differentiate it from other species. Like these majestic equids, we remain much the same throughout our lives. Our “stripes” (character, personality, integrity, and behavior) may fade as we mellow and grow wise with age, however, our core attributes, such as our strengths and weaknesses, are always with… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on January 3, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments


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