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Posts Tagged ‘Labor market’

Nashville Branch Showcased in Cover Story on Labor Market

How are staffing agencies adapting to meeting clients’ rising temp labor needs? Find the answer in this front-page story from the Nashville Ledger. Hire Dynamics Senior Branch Manager Brenda Franklin offers an interesting perspective on how staffing agencies are adapting to connect clients with quality temp workers against a changing labor climate and offers best practices […]

Seasonal Hiring for Nashville Area Remains Strong

The holiday season hiring outlook for the Nashville area looks strong — not surprising given the robust economy. Brenda Franklin, manager for Nashville-based staffing firm Hire Dynamics, said that with the U.S. job market the tightest it has been in five decades and consumer confidence nearing an 18-year high, online shopping is surging. Companies in […]

Atlanta jobs and wages rise — along with hopes for holiday hiring

By Michael E. Kanell  Defying the local trend of a September hiring lull, metro Atlanta’s economy added jobs last month, according to a report Thursday from the Georgia Department of Labor. Despite worries about a trade war with China or the ups and downs of the stock market, companies are adding employees and many blue-collar workers are […]

Where Hurricane Florence May Show Up in the September Jobs Report

By Eric Morath Hurricane Florence appears unlikely to knock the labor market off course. While the storm caused flooding in the Carolinas last month, the hurricane’s effects may not be obvious in the most closely watched figures in the September jobs report—the unemployment rate and payroll change—to be released Friday by the Labor Department. That’s […]

Prepare for Peak: Streamline the Hiring Process

By Andi Haynes, Senior Director of On-Sites Take a drive through your town and count the ‘Help Wanted’ notices you see on signs and storefronts in just two miles – 10? 20? More? I bet you will be amazed at how many you spot, as businesses everywhere are looking for people to fill their open […]

Prepare for Peak: Are You Paying Competitively?

By Stephen Koch, Director of Field Recruiting The third quarter peak hiring season is just around the corner. Planning for peak is especially important in today’s tight labor market as talent can easily move to another job or company. There are more open jobs than there are people looking for employment, a trend that has […]

Prepare for Peak: Creating a Culture to Attract Quality Talent

By Sonya Buckley, Chief People Officer I first learned about the inverse relationship between supply and demand in my high school Economics class: when something is in short supply, demand for it increases. That concept fascinated me then and still does. Today’s job market is all about supply and demand; there are more jobs open […]

Are You Prepared For Peak?

By Stephen Koch, Director of Field Recruiting  Third quarter means one thing to most businesses – peak season is right around the corner. This year, organizations are challenged with historically low unemployment resulting in fewer available candidates and increased wage pressures. And this is not a local issue. According to recent findings from the Nightly Business Report, […]