Fifty percent of all recent college graduates at the moment are either unemployed or underemployed. The job market has become so competitive a college degree means little to companies and businesses without some job experience to complement it. One option available to recent graduates that helps them gain more experience is working for temp agencies. Temp agencies offer a way to develop new skills and try out a variety of job fields before committing to a career.
You may have heard the terms passive candidates and active candidates before. Staffing agencies such as Symphony Placements look for candidates in both categories. Each type of candidate requires a different hiring strategy.
Active candidates are those who are actively searching for a job. They may be scouring job boards, searching social media, or networking through friends. They are in need of something new. Active candidates are looking for an open opportunity for a number of reasons. They may be unhappy with their jobs because they aren’t paid enough or aren’t given enough responsibility. They may be feeling insecure at their jobs, because the future of the company is uncertain. Some candidates may be unemployed. What’s interesting, however, is that 25% of active candidates are employed full time.
Nursing is a popular career for many young professionals. With efficient college programs, fresh graduates can land financially secure jobs within a few months of graduation. However, the nursing business is highly competitive among new graduates, and job searching can take much longer than expected. Though nursing careers are in high supply, they’re also in high demand.
There’s also a huge variety of nursing specialties and searching for a nursing job opening on your own can get a little stressful at times. Staffing agencies like Symphony Placements can greatly alleviate the stress of searching for a nursing job.
Trends influence the ways we find, recruit, and retain employees, and they change almost on a yearly basis. After all, that’s why they’re called trends. Successful companies should keep an eye on these trends to ensure they’re hiring and retaining the very best talent in their industry. Here are some of the most popular hiring trends this year.
Generation Z for Internships
Many companies are focused on hiring Millennials for fresh talent. Millennials are soon to overtake Baby Boomers in numbers. While they make a great addition to any mid-career level team, many companies are looking to Generation Z (born between 1994 and 2010) for internships. Some companies are recruiting high school students for internships. While Millennials have witnessed the emergence and evolution of technology, Generation Z kids have essentially grown up with an iPhone in their hands.