5 Innovative Tips for Recruiting in This Crazy Market

Many companies are struggling to fill critical roles in today’s extremely competitive job market.  We’ve all seen the “Now Hiring” signs that are a prevalent part of the landscape.  It seems like EVERYONE is looking for people, some companies are offering large sign-on bonuses and pay rates seem to be increasing rapidly, especially for hourly…

When Luring Candidates Away

With the recruiting market running so tightly, employers will want to be ever more creative in sourcing candidates. Our recent installment looked at ways organizations can continue to attract top talent in a tight hiring market. However, there’s another potentially untapped pool of candidates that hasn’t been addressed yet, the passive candidate. In a candidate…

The Squeeze Is On

The latest data shows national unemployment rates at 5% and only dropping from there.  In February, 242,000 new jobs were created and six straight years of record breaking growth shows no signs of slowing.  Locally, the Portland Metro Area’s job growth was among the fastest in the US and it’s unemployment rate has plummeted to…