It is hard to tell if it is collective wishful thinking that the recession is truly easing (or even past history), but the headlines in the business news continue to look more and more positive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average seems to be holding ground at over 10,000, major retailers are reporting higher sales than same time last year, and shippers UPS and FedEx are predicting higher holiday shipping volume over last year. But despite all the numbers and predictions in the news, on the home front I can report my own corner of the recession is easing- my husband found a new job!
While technically not a victim of the recession, but rather someone who found himself at the expected end of an entrepreneurial endeavor just as the employment market went south, he still had the pleasure of re-entering the job market at its worst. Spending hours each day searching through job boards, visiting career sites, filling in online applications- he had a tough few months. And he was happy to report to me (not that our household would be at all biased) that his candidate experience with Talent Portals hosted by iCIMS was the best he encountered! In the end, however, (while he will miss being able to go surfing whenever the waves are good, and it was nice that he had some extra time to work on the “This Old House” candidate home we bought,) he is more than happy to be getting back to work.
And many others are out there looking to join him! So, with the economy showing more and more signs of life every day and lots of talent out there, what can your organization do to land the best candidates? To help you prepare, iCIMS is happy to announce a complimentary webinar this week on “Post Recession & Seasonal HR Practices”. This one-hour webinar will consist of a panel discussion featuring HR leaders from the retail industry and will focus on the parallels between retail seasonal hiring and post recession HR practices. The goal of the webinar is to prepare companies in all industries for the new post-recession hiring landscape by considering the example of the retail industry’s experience with seasonal hiring. The webinar takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 1:00 pm EST. To register for the webinar, you can click here.