Fixing the Global Talent Crisis

With all the talk about improvement in the U.S. economy, it would seem to the casual observer that employers have their choice of the most qualified talent in the workforce.

That may not be so.

In a recent survey of international businesses, human resources agency ManpowerGroup discovered more than one-third of employers are finding it difficult to bring on the right expertise to develop their businesses.

Chart Showing Employers Having Difficulty Filling Jobs

Chart: Courtesy ManpowerGroup

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Secrets of the Hiring Process

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By Scott Kirsner for the Boston Globe:

In many ways, buyers of lottery tickets have more information about the game they’re playing than job candidates do. They know the odds, and how the numbers will be chosen, and when. That’s not always true when you fire off a resume, or even when you’re invited to interview.

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iCIMS Acquires SaaS Provider Jobmagic

SaaS companies unite to deliver best-of-breed social hiring solutions for companies of all sizes.

Colin Day, Chief Executive Officer, iCIMS welcomes Jindrich Liska, Sr. Director, Social Recruit, iCIMS and founder of Jobmagic. (PRNewsFoto/iCIMS, Inc.)

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iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announced today that it has acquired its former partner, social recruiting solution provider, Jobmagic. Prior to the acquisition, Jobmagic’s advanced social media tools had powered iCIMS’ Social Distribution solution, enabling iCIMS Talent Platform customers to quickly and easily promote job openings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and over 300 other social media sites. Continue reading “iCIMS Acquires SaaS Provider Jobmagic”

How Job Seekers Stand Out From the Pack

English: CV profile system that allows interac...The market for job seekers is highly competitive; a quick look at the unemployment rate can confirm that. With fewer jobs available to more people, employers seem to have the upper hand.

Faced with a tough job market, there are ways that you (and your excellent skillset) can get noticed by employers. It is necessary to get rise to the top of the list, and here are some ways to be one of those captivating candidates. Continue reading “How Job Seekers Stand Out From the Pack”