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How Adding Value to Your Social Media Posts Can Help Land Your Next Gig!

Posted by Matt Rivera

“To build an audience on Twitter, you have to share valuable content,” says Joel Capperella, vice president of Marketing for Yoh, a Philadelphia-based staffing and recruiting firm. Simply sharing a link isn’t enough.

Capperella suggests adding value by providing your perspective: Do you agree or disagree with the article? Are there other factors worth considering? This can encourage dialogue and interaction with other users, he says. Twitter also allows users to establish expertise and control their digital brand. “What [someone] shares, how they behave, and with whom they connect on Twitter offers a unique insight into who they are as a professional, creating an opportunity to show why they’re a good candidate,” Capperella notes.

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Contingent Workforce Management: Avengers Style

Posted by Lou Panico

I recently took my two older daughters to see Captain America: Winter Soldier. Who am I kidding?!! That was just an excuse to see it myself. Captain America was one of my favorites as a child and even though I enjoyed the movie I kept thinking, this would be so much easier if he just used all of the Avengers instead of doing this alone.

A few days passed and the movie stuck with me but I couldn’t help drawing similarities to what we do for managed service or RPO implementations. In a managed services or contingent workforce management program implementation, the implementation manager is a critical part of the project, but behind the scenes is a team working hard to make it a success. Like the Avengers, sometimes it takes more than one superhero to save the day.

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Is Your IT Staffing Provider Exploiting Your Talent Demand Uncertainty?

Posted by Guest Blogger

With the recent announcement of Windows 8, how will you lead your organization’s IT department through this major technology upgrade? What to consider if you rely on a technology consultant or IT staffing agency to get the job done.

It is surprising that not much has been written about the impact that Windows 8 will eventually have upon corporate IT departments in the not too distant future. It is a radical departure from what has been the business operating system status quo for literally decades. Not only are there both hardware and software issues to contend with, Windows 8 is such a drastic departure from familiar usability that IT departments across the world will at some point in the future be faced with a very confused and frustrated user community. While it is likely that corporate America will not be rushing to Windows 8 anytime soon, the situation is illustrative of a frequent issue that they must deal with on a regular basis; the need to rapidly and efficiently scale the IT workforce to address increase in talent demand.

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IT Talent Health Check: Does Your IT Talent Pipeline Measure Up?

Posted by Matt Rivera

Are you part of the 36% of IT employers that worry about talent retention? Take the IT Health Check to determine whether your IT Talent Pipeline is rock solid or ready to crumble.

All is not well with IT staffing today. At least that’s the findings of a recent Careerbuilder and Sologig.com survey. In fact, many IT hiring managers basically feel like we’re still in the throngs of the recession.

Ouch – that’s rough. But it does beg the question for anyone looking for IT staff: Is it getting easier or harder?

According to the Employer’s top 10 Staffing Challenges survey, it’s getting harder, much harder. Of the top concerns voiced by IT hiring managers and HR professionals, “retaining top talent” was at the top of the list, while not far behind was “recruiting highly skilled applicants.” That’s quite a bind to be in; you can’t keep them and you can’t find them.

So how’s the health of your IT talent pipeline? Here are some questions to ask and some things to think about.

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