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Is An On-Demand Workforce The Future Source Of Talent?

Filed under: Insights, Job Search, Recruiters, Recruiting & Hiring

Contingent workers. Contractors. Agency Temps. No matter what you call them, your industry, or your location, most of you use them a part of your workforce strategy. And that is not likely to change in the future.

Temporary labor isn’t new – it’s always been an alternative, often used during turbulent economic times. According to the Coltivar Group (http://bit.ly/1M35DCM) “In a bullish economy, the demand for contingent labor is strong. This is most likely because organizations are trying to grow with the economy, and using contingent workers allows them to work with experts when needed, without the long-term costs of hiring them.”

So it’s not surprising that there was an increase in the use of a contingent workforce during the turbulent Great Recession. What may be surprising is that we’re not seeing the historical return to permanent employees with an improved economy. Other factors for the upward trend include globalization, knowledge-driven work, and shift from “traditional” work as baby-boomers retire and Millennials increase their percentage of the workforce.

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3 Rules For Following Up With A Recruiter

Filed under: Job Search, Recruiters

This is a great article describing the best approach for candidates to stay in touch with recruiters.  As much as candidates are eager to find a new job, recruiters are just as eager to assist you with your search.  It is in the candidate’s best interest to send an email to a recruiter every few weeks in order to stay on his/her radar than it is to call every day.

– Kevin Gilligan, Managing Director, Solomon Page Accounting & Finance

You’ve been stood up.

You applied to a position, confirmed your resume was received, and got the wink and the gun from the recruiter that your application looked good. So you’re popping your collar, thinking you’re in like Flynn, waiting for the hiring manager to call to schedule an interview.

But a couple of weeks have gone by, and you’ve got nothing but radio silence and the sound of your employment biological clock occupying your thoughts. Tick. Tock.

So, what’s a neglected job seeker to do? You’re still interested, but you aren’t quite certain how to break the silence without being awkward.

This recruiter’s advice: Go ahead and follow up. Just make sure to use your professional common sense and avoid reacting to your feelings of job search angst. With that in mind, here are a few recruiter-friendly suggestions for following up on your applications.

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