Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Business Rebound

We experienced a slow summer in terms of business on both the contract and direct hire side. In listening to other staffing firms in the areas in which we compete, we weren't alone. The interesting thing is that things have been picking up in the fall, so much so, that our contract business is stronger than anytime in the last 18 months. Demand has returned and our biggest challenge continues to be finding talent for our clients. In an economy like this, most accountants that want a full time position are either working or are confident enough in their ability to find work that they aren't willing to work as a contractor. This limits our talent pool and makes our job particularly difficult. At this point, most, if not all of the heavy lifting is on the recruiting side of our business as the demand continues to roll in from existing clients as well as new ones.

On the direct hire side, business has come back with a vengeance as our order boards are full and we just successfully completed a large number of searches over the last few weeks. The key now for is to find internal recruiting talent in our Santa Clara operation to help spearhead our search business.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

When it comes to changing jobs, Money talks

We were surprised with the responses we received in regards to a survey we conducted of several thousand candidates that we have interviewed over the years. In our poll, we found out that almost 80% of all employees would be enticed to leave their current position with only a 20% increase in pay. Click here for a link to the survey result. http://www.prlog.org/10022748-when-it-comes-to-changing-jobs-money-talks.html

This high percentage came as a bit of a shock to us as well it should to all employers that are out there.

We also had several other questions we asked that provided interesting results. I'm thinking I may publish some of these as well.