Increase in Hiring to Prepare for Fourth Quarter
The past six months have been anything but predictable for companies around the globe. Many companies have been forced to reduce their staff due to the effects of COVID-19. However, with things slowly moving toward a “new normal,” many companies are ready and eager to hire while they can.
Our ITAC employees share their thoughts on the possibility of an increase in hiring to prepare for fourth quarter.read more
Top Talent Never Goes Out of Style
While our world continues to shift in light of an ongoing pandemic and societal upheavals, companies and the those in the workforce have to press forward. Sure, pressing forward looks a little different these days when meetings (and classrooms) are over video-conference and eating at your desk is the same thing as working at your dining room table.read more
Changes in Hiring Practices During a Pandemic
Imagine a country in which unemployment hovered below 4% and employers had been scrambling for years to find employees who either possessed or were capable of learning highly sought-after skill sets. Yes, that was just another day in January of this year.
Now in the middle of Q3, many employers find themselves with an employee population which has, by varying degrees, embraced working from home and hasn’t conducted an in-person meeting in months. With bated breath, companies have been ramping up their candidate searches for the most-critical needs, but they’ve definitely made adjustments to how they identify and onboard new team members.read more
Hiring Manager Advice: Keeping Employees Engaged to Prevent Ghosting
You’ve heard of ghosting when it comes to dating, but did you know it has become common even in the workplace? Candidates get offered a position and then never show up to work or contact their new employer.
As a hiring manager this is extremely frustrating. How can you prevent this from happening? Here are a couple of ways to keep your potential employees engaged to avoid ghosting.
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Sara Field to the Birmingham Officeread more
Hiring Manager Advice: How to Hire in a Candidate-Driven Market
The market is hot, hot, hot for job seekers. The unemployment rate is close to its lowest point in decades, job growth is rampant, and wages are rising. While this is great news for job seekers and something to celebrate as a country, it’s not the ideal scenario for employers with a shortage of talent. The large pool of opportunities for job seekers creates a tight labor market for employers and hiring managers.read more
What Jobs are in Demand in Birmingham?
In case you haven’t heard, Birmingham is a great place to be—especially for job seekers. In fact, the Magic City was recently listed as the 4th best city for job seekers in 2019 by Indeed. While we can’t argue this ranking, we wanted to dig a little deeper to discover the specific jobs and skills that are in demand in Birmingham.
Hiring Manager Advice: Think Outside the Resume
At ITAC, we specialize in finding the right fit for both candidates and companies. We take time to get to know the candidate while seeking to understand the type of person the company is looking to hire. This process has led us to conclude that the resume isn’t always everything.
Meet Ashley Payne – Senior Client Relations Manager
As ITAC’s Senior Client Relations Manager, Ashley Payne holds a unique role in that she does a little bit of everything. Ashley serves her client companies’ hiring needs, working hand-in-hand with Partner Ben Branch, ITAC’s Director of Birmingham IT Business Development. To learn more about Ashley, check out this Q&A:
It’s a Good Time to be in Nashville
In case you haven’t heard, Nashville is BOOMING! ITAC Nashville Market Leader Kemper Trull and Recruiter Leslie Garcia are thrilled by the growth their market is experiencing. A renaissance has occurred in Nashville over the last 40 years. In fact, it has recently been ranked as the strongest metro economy in the U.S and as one of the best places in America for starting a business.read more
How to Hire the Perfect Candidate
Matching great people with great companies and seeing those relationships flourish is such a rewarding experience. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, you might as well compare us to Cupid.read more
2019 Job Seeker Outlook
Is a new job on your list of new year’s resolutions? If so, this is your year! According to Forbes, the “outlook has never been so bright” for those seeking employment in 2019. From a historically-tight labor market to an increase in employer hiring intentions, here’s what 2019 has in store for job seekers:read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Bo Morgan to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Bo Morgan to the Birmingham team! After graduating from Auburn University, Bo coached high school and college football. Prior to joining the ITAC team, Bo worked at Vulcan Steel Products. As a Business Development Manager, Bo will help grow ITAC’s clients in Birmingham. He will be responsible for meeting with clients who have openings and communicating what they’re looking for in each of the available roles to the recruiting team. To learn more about Bo, check out this Q&A:read more
Are You Missing Out on Candidates?
By: Jimmy Moore, ITAC Birmingham Business Development Manager
Throughout the hiring process, time is of the essence—especially with unemployment being as low as it is these days. Not only is the candidate pool shallower, but candidates do not stay on the market for long, so it is important to act swiftly to hire top talent.read more
It’s Nice to do Business in Birmingham
Just a few years ago, Birminghamians envied the growth and revival of other cities. Today, we have collectively established Birmingham as a breeding ground for success and are beginning to brag on our own city’s accomplishments. For instance, start-up stories, like Shipt, are making headlines and proving success is possible; companies, like Stewart Industries and Autocar, are choosing to relocate or expand to Birmingham; and small businesses are quickly growing into medium- and large-sized businesses.read more
Assessing Cultural Fit
At ITAC, we understand the importance of cultural fit. In fact, our mission is to improve lives by connecting the right candidates with the right client companies. Cultural fit is the ability of an employee to comfortably work in an environment that is compatible with his/her own beliefs, values and needs. A quality cultural fit results in a happy, productive employee.read more
There’s Momentum in Mobile
From its family-friendly nature to its annual Mardi Gras festivities, living in Mobile has unique perks. This coastal town not only offers a low cost of living, but its small-town atmosphere and proximity to the beaches also generate a higher standard of living. Mobile may be a smaller town than any other ITAC market, but the momentum of the city rivals that of Nashville, Huntsville and Birmingham.read more
What NOT to Do When Interviewing New Grads
New grads can be great resources for companies of any size—they’re full of energy and new ideas and ready to learn in their first real-world jobs. But, because they lack professional experience, interviewing these youngsters can be a challenge. Here are a few things NOT to do when interviewing new grads:read more
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