After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities” Of course, the author’s intrepretation of Dickens’ work was referring to sourcing and recruiting circa 2012. What Dickens was really saying is that with the emergence of LinkedIn and related networking tools, sourcing should not be split apart from the full-cycle recruiting process. The work involved in both now overlaps to such a degree that you can’t logically separate the two without compromising performance. Reading between the lines of his epic novel, here’s why Dickens believes this way. (…read more)
Do your hiring practices combine both worlds? When selecting a 3rd party recruiter, having a meaningful dialogue as to their approach for selecting talent that goes beyond their ”canned” marketing plug will expotentially improve the “quality of hire” and protect your company’s most valuable assets.
Middle market companies, or those with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenues in this case, are “a key driving force behind the U.S. economy,” according to the research report released today jointly with Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, but “virtually ignored” by the media and policy-makers. The group comprises some 200,000 companies with more than $9 trillion in combined annual revenues, according to the study’s analysis of U.S. census data. (…more)
Rather than reflecting concerns about a return to an economic recession, corporations sported a sales surge of 15% and a rise in median cash flow of 4% between the first and second quarters of this year, according to a new quarterly report on cash-flow trends issued by the Georgia Tech Financial Analysis Lab.
“We’re seeing a continuation of investments in inventory and capital assets, an improvement in operating cushion, and generally the first signs of robust revenue growth that we’ve seen in many quarters,” says Charles Mulford, a Georgia Tech accounting professor who directs the lab. (Operating cushion is operating profit exclusive of noncash expenses, depreciation, and amortization.) (…more)
Outsourcing is a wise business decision, particularly when it comes to increasing strength and capabilities of your company’s human capital assets. Here are the ten leading reasons why employers should partner with recruiting professionals for their staffing needs:
- 1. Corporate HR and business hiring managers are so overwhelmed with other responsibilities that it is difficult to build and maintain a network with outside professionals who would be suitable for positions.
- 2. It makes sense to outsource those things that others do better, thus not distracting hiring managers from their core competencies.
- 3. Recruiters have talent and skills to find the diamonds within the industry.
- 4. Recruiters apply focused-attention to specific openings, allowing them to address all the details and produce qualified candidates faster.
- 5. Employers are presented with individuals they would not have access to through traditional means of recruiting such as advertising, job boards, etc.
- 6. Recruiters save time and increase productivity for their clients by presenting prequalified candidates that fit all parameters.
- 7. Recruiters provide an objective third party perspective throughout the selection process.
- 8. A recruiter serves as an extension of the client organization and is in the best position to present a positive image of the organization and the specific opportunity.
- 9. Recruiters take the time to understand their clients and what makes individuals excel within their environments, then they search and find the right individual.
- 10. Is the recruiter certified? Aligning the most Qualified candidates with staffing needs is an essential and complex task in business, one that should be entrusted to a certified professional. Certification ensures knowledgeable, experienced recruiters and staffing professionals meld the right candidate with the right company and that they follow the rules clearly defined by the federal, state and local government.
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