Every company wants to retain its employees. As a recruiter, I have a unique opportunity to see why people leave companies and why they stay. It typically comes down to three reasons: leadership, culture, and career opportunities.
If you have been cold called by an executive recruiter in your career, it likely comes as no surprise that the recruiter’s goal in the initial call with you is to come to two conclusions. First of all, they want to determine if you are open to exploring new opportunities. Secondly, they are judging you on your communication skills and professional exposures.
We have a “spring” in our step! The professional sector of the staffing industry is experiencing a significant uptick. On a whole, the economy gained 216,000 jobs in March, according to a recent CNNMoney.com article, and the unemployment rate continues to drop now at 8.8%, the lowest level since March 2009.
As a thermometer of the local economy, Aureus Group has good news to share as well. Year-to-date we have obtained 22% more search assignments and special project “temp” orders than in 2010. Our contingent workforce is up 42% and we have already placed 32% more people in full-time positions than in 2010.