Hiring Preferences and Employment Trends of the Technology Era

Why remote offices mean better IT teams</div > As the IT market evolves, so has the way America’s IT workers do their job. According to a recent BLS survey, 24 percent of working Americans reported that they work at least some hours at home each week.

The social media recruiting movement</div > Sixty-nine percent of employed respondents are considered job seekers—meaning they’re actively seeking a new job or open to the idea, and it turns out they’re using social media to do it. According to the 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey, which asked 2,100 people about their current employment status and the role of social networks in their job search, 52% of all job seekers (employed and unemployed) have used Facebook to look for work, 38% have used LinkedIn, and 34% have used Twitter. One in six employed respondents credit social media for their current job.Continue reading…

Hiring preferences favor mature workers over Millennials: study</div > A reputation for reliability and professionalism is tipping the job scales in favor of mature workers. Hiring managers surveyed on behalf of Adecco Staffing said they’re three times more likely to hire a worker over age 50 than they are to hire a Millennial worker (loosely defined as someone born between 1981 and 2000).Continue reading…

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