Posts Categorized: Employment

Shortage of Talent

It is no surprise of the shortage of talent most companies are facing.  Here is a good article from American Staffing Association. Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector American Staffing Association Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2017. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing… Read More »

Feeling the Heartburn – Trying to Attract New Talent

As the owner of a staffing company, it is wonderful to hear that our clients are busy and expanding in 2017!  However, unlike the economy a few years ago, the climate has drastically shifted and companies are expressing heartburn in finding strong candidates.  We have had many recent conversations with our clients on what it… Read More »

Offering Special Company Perks – What Are You Looking For?

As the economy picks up, more companies have been trying to come up with unique perks to attract and retain employees.  Smaller companies do not have a large budget, so they have to try to be creative, while larger firms often have more resources.  Businesses are realizing that employees want work/life balance and if they are… Read More »

Demand for Employees is High

I was reading an article today by Lucia Mutikani which talks quite a bit about the demand for employees.  Right now, companies are having difficulty finding employees in almost every sector and it is impeding their ability to produce product, service their customers or expand. Here are some excerpts from the article, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-idUSKCN11D1UX U.S. job… Read More »

Hiring Plans for 2nd Quarter 2016

I just read this article from Staffing Industry Analysts on March 8, 2016 and it highlights the hiring projections for second quarter.  ManpowerGroup Inc participated in the survey and they shared their results. Q2 hiring plans for US relatively stable; 22% plan staff increases March 08 2016   US employers report second-quarter hiring plans are relatively… Read More »

Feeling Thankful with Recommendations

This week, the staff at Career Options is feeling thankful after hearing 3 compliments and recommendations. One was from a long term client who told us he has decided to use us exclusively because of the level of success they have had with our candidates. The other compliments came from 2 candidates that we have… Read More »

Marketing with Career Options

Thank you to everyone who sent me messages this weekend after noticing the Career Options ad and my column in the Post Crescent…. both on the same day. As a business owner, it is nice to see that the community recognizes our marketing efforts! And kudos to my hubby who was very proud and sent… Read More »