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Talent Brief: September 

 September 7, 2016

By  Christine Hoffman-Hicks

Talent Brief from Staff Smart, Inc.

Welcome to September! Fall is a great time to hire new employees because the start of the academic year signifies a “restart”. Potential employees are fresh back from holiday travels and ready to work–or ready for a change.

Here’s an update in the big picture of IT recruiting and staffing this season–

  • First, the August Job Report: The U.S. added a lower number of jobs than expected: 151,000 (down from 13% from August 2015). Meanwhile, staffing employment grew by 1.2% while IT staffing is racing ahead with a 3.5% increase YOY. This is considered a deceleration. Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance comments on why, “[It’s] attributable to multiple factors, including apprehension over the global macroeconomic environment as well as a chronic shortage in high demand skill sets.”
  • Tech Salary After Rent:How much do IT professionals make after cost of living factors, like rent?  >> Read Our 20 City Anaylsis
  • The Gig Economy: Professionals from all levels are participating in the gig economy, so what’s the impact on business? Defining the phenomenon is difficult to track.  >> Learn More from The WSJ 

We’re here to help you make the most of the new season by finding employees who are the best fit for your company’s needs. With heavier peak hiring seasons just around the corner, we’ll lighten the load so you can focus on running your company!  >>Here’s How We Can Help

Christine Hoffman-Hicks


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