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Austin-Round Rock Consumer Goods Hiring Trends: Q1 2016

Austin-Round Rock Consumer Goods Hiring Trends: Q1 2016

Welcome to the Austin-Round Rock, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Consumer Goods talent market for Q1 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • A U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report ranks Texas as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year with more than $251 billion in goods exported in 2015.
  • Austin employers added about 4,900 new jobs overall in March, yet the metro area’s jobless rate for the month was unchanged at 3.1 percent, the same as it was in February.
 
 
 

Candidate ‘Ghosting’ Hurts Your Employer Brand

Candidate ‘Ghosting’ Hurts Your Employer Brand

Urban Dictionary describes ghosting as “The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date. This is done in hopes that the ‘ghostee’ will just ‘get the hint’ and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them that they are no longer interested.”

The recruiting-world equivalent of “ghosting” is when a candidate goes through the interview process, and the recruiter ceases communication with the interviewee without any explanation. And no the “thanks but we hired someone else” perfunctory email sent to the candidate four months later doesn’t make up for it. That’s the recruiting-world equivalent of the “It’s not you, it’s me” lame excuse.

 
 
 

San Antonio Oil and Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

San Antonio Oil and Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Welcome to the San Antonio, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the YTD 2016 state of the local Oil & Gas talent market.

Business Activity Snapshot

Highlights for the San Antonio region include:

  • According to the Federal Reserve, San Antonio job growth is expected to slow in 2016 to 2 to 3 percent or between 20,000 and 30,000 net new jobs with the best job expansion likely occurring in the health care and leisure/hospitality sectors.
  • San Antonio’s population is expected to grow eight percent during the next five years (compared to three percent for Texas overall). The number of those over age 65 will go up 22 percent
 
 
 

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Welcome to the Houston, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the YTD 2016 state of the local Oil & Gas talent market.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Three factors are influencing Houston’s economy: a collapse in oil prices and drilling, a solid U.S. economic expansion and an unprecedented petrochemical construction boom based on low natural gas prices.
  • It is estimated that the oil and gas slowdown caused the loss of more than 30,000 jobs in Houston in 2015.
 
 
 

Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the YTD 2016 state of the local Oil & Gas talent market.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • In January, the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in Dallas and 4 percent in Fort Worth.
  • While Dallas is not immune to the impact of low oil prices, only 6 percent of the metro area’s workers are employed in the mining and energy cluster. Dallas will likely achieve net job gains in 2016 and outperform the state average.
 
 
 

Austin-Round Rock Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Austin-Round Rock Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: December 2015 - February 2016

Welcome to the Austin-Round Rock, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the YTD 2016 state of the local Oil & Gas talent market.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Austin ranks first among the top 50 largest metros for new residents as a percent of total population. Metro Austin gains 158 net new residents daily.
  • Austin’s unemployment rate is 3.1%, one of the lowest rates in the country.
 
 
 

Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night

Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night

This article originally appeared on Recruiting Daily.

In recruiting we spend a whole lot of time talking about striking the balance between automation and personalization, and how best to blend high tech with high touch. But for all the talk about email blasts, talent communities and employer branding, for some reason it seems like we’re all ignoring what seems to be a pretty obvious solution to what’s become a fairly endemic problem in talent acquisition today.

Imagine if a new SaaS product came out today that could guarantee a 90% open rate within three minutes of being sent. You’d probably pay whatever it takes to get your hands on what sounds to be a silver bullet for sourcing and candidate development.

 
 
 

How to resign from a job

How to resign from a job

Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers—and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide for when and how to resign.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RESIGNATION LETTER

Be 100% sure you’re ready to resign
If you’re unhappy at work and it’s starting to affect your productivity and attitude, it may be time to reflect on whether it’s time to move on. But resigning is not something you should undertake hastily or impulsively.

 
 
 

Attributes that Make Star Performers Bad Team Leaders

Attributes that Make Star Performers Bad Team Leaders

Have you ever worked for a “bulldozer” boss? Someone so focused on results that they leave a path of anxiety and intimidation in their wake? Or how about a “micro-manager” who leaves their imprint on every office matter while still complaining they have too much work to do?

If you can relate, you have probably seen a leader who is running off the rails. We all know pressure can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but when leaders of organizations lack the self-awareness to manage their negative tendencies, the consequences can be profound.

 
 
 

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

“90 percent of my job is to fail.”

Speaking at an event recently, that’s how the head of a digital company described her job. She was tasked with taking risks on an ongoing basis, with the understanding that only a handful of her initiatives would work, and that this was acceptable. Only this way could her company stay on the leading edge of innovation.

Imagine the head of a big bank telling shareholders the same thing. It would never happen, and neither should it.

 
 
 
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