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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.

 
 
 

Does your team need an injection of fresh ideas? Look outside your industry for talent

Does your team need an injection of fresh ideas? Look outside your industry for talent

Anyone who’s ever had to hire knows that you need to cast a wide net to attract and retain the best talent. But there’s something else you should know: a single-minded focus on skills and industry experience alone can often lead employers to ignore the ripe pickings available just over the fence – professionals from other industries with the qualities and potential to be star performers in their business.

It may come as a surprise to discover that the vast majority of job seekers are open to moving into a new sector. A recent Hudson report found that 86% of professionals would change industries for the right job. Ambitious professionals are always looking for new opportunities – to broaden their skills, increase their options, and pursue raises and growth – especially when opportunities in their current industry are limited.

 
 
 

Houston Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Houston Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Welcome to the Houston, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we take a look back at the life sciences and pharma industries in 2015.

Business Activity Snapshot

YE 2015 highlights for Houston include:

  • Overall unemployment rate for the metropolitan area ended the year at 4.6% in December 2015.i
  • Houston has lost 50,000 jobs during the energy slump but has offset that number with other booming sectors in the economy, including: health care, petrochemicals and construction.ii
 
 
 

Austin-Round Rock Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Austin-Round Rock Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Welcome to the Austin, TX Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we take a look back at the life sciences and pharma industries in 2015.

Business Activity Snapshot

YE 2015 highlights for Austin-Round Rock include:

  • The Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area reached a new incredible low of 3.1% overall unemployment in December 2015.i
  • Forbes has named Austin America’s #1 city most likely to prosper over the next 10 years.ii
 
 
 

Dallas/Fort Worth Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Dallas/Fort Worth Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we take a look back at the life sciences and pharma industries in 2015.

Business Activity Snapshot

YE 2015 highlights for Dallas/Fort Worth include:

  • Overall unemployment rate hit 3.7% in December 2015.i
  • Loss in oil and manufacturing jobs in the DFW area have been offset by professional services, trade, transportation, utilities, leisure and hospitality.ii
  • 2015 corporate relocations & expansions in the region include: Facebook, FedEx Office, Kubota Tractor Corp, Liberty Mutual, Restoration Hardware, State Farm and Toyota.iii
 
 
 

San Antonio Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

San Antonio Life Sciences & Pharma Hiring Trends: 2015 Overview

Welcome to the San Antonio, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we take a look back at the life sciences and pharma industries in 2015.

Business Activity Snapshot

YE 2015 highlights for San Antonio include:

  • Overall unemployment rate hit 3.5% in December 2015.i
  • Top employer United Healthcare is planning to expand its urgent care business.ii
  • Manchester-based firm, Cyprotex Plc, has reached a deal with one of San Antonio’s newest biotech companies, Cytrocentrics, which will bring greater global exposure for the city’s bioscience industry.iii
 
 
 
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