Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunny Days Are Coming

Sunshine in your Orlando Job Search(photo by PunkJr)

Floating around the Internet today, I saw a glimpse of hope for job seekers that companies are through with the layoffs and they are going to need to bring on top talent once again. Standout Jobs has produced a report that features responses from 450+ HR executives and recruiters. In the report they asked about future vision for their company and how they would be looking to source for the talent.

Here are a few results:

  • 41% of respondents believe hiring will increase from Q2-Q4 2009.
  • Social networks dominate as the most important recruiting trend, but candidate relationship management is a close second.
  • 27% of respondents believe that a lack of qualified applicants will be the biggest hurdle over the next 5 years.
  • 43% of respondents are not actively implementing recruiting strategies for younger Gen Y and Gen X job seekers. This is extremely surprising.
The first stat is good news to job seekers here in Orlando, where we would love to see an increase in talent acquisition in our larger corporations.

The second point is equally as important. As more companies look to social media and online sourcing objectives, you are going to need to continue to develop your skills and your online brand. Being out of work is no excuse to stop learning, progressing and preparing to wow employers with your net worth.

Happy hunting Orlando and keep your head in the game!

-Greg Rollett

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