With so many jobs available, why is it so hard to find good talent?

My brother sent me a link from this morning’s The Boston Globe that I thought really gets to the heart of recruiting and hiring issues as well as what it is that we’re doing here at Hourly.com.  With so many great businesses needing to hire and so many people looking for work; why is it so hard to get them together?   You would think that it would be an easy process when in truth it is much more difficult than it needs to be.  But hopefully that is all changing thanks to Hourly.

It’s surprising that we see these unemployment numbers and still aren’t getting enough applicants

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Why Flexible Workers Are Rockstar Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

By now, you know our feelings on flexible workers. Not only are they one of the largest growing segments of the workforce, but they can also help your business out in times of expansion. What are some other reasons why these rockstars need to be considered? And how can you make sure you’re taking advantage of them?

To get you started, we compiled this infographic which illustrates the top five reasons why flexible workers are assets to your organization.

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5 Tricks To Successfully Working Remotely

Remote WorkFor many working parents August is that month we all dread. Not only can you sense Summer slipping away…and you never did get to get that fishing trip in, but the kids are beginning to circle. Free from the routine of camp or structured activities, they lurk wondering what they are going to do today, and for two weeks it becomes a juggling act of being productive at work and being a good parent.

Thankfully many companies have embraced the idea of working remotely. Smart phones and wifi has made is easy to do work from just about anywhere, but for those who have not done it before there are tricks to staying productive when working outside the office. Here are just a few to help keep you sane.

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The Interns Strike Back

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The summer internship…What has traditionally been a right of passage for so many college students, has in recent years started to look more like a game of tug of war between college students desperate for real-world job (& resume) experience and prominent companies who understand the value of these spots, and cannot only be selective in their hiring, but offer to pay these interns little to no money. College credit?! Forget it. An internship that grants course credit  needs to have the cooperation of the company + an academic sponsor to ensure that the internship experience meets “academic standards’ and combines relevant coursework with hands on job experience…Good luck with that!!

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Top Growth Areas for Temp Jobs

CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Top Growth Areas for Temp Jobs (via PR Newswire)

CHICAGO, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Want to get your foot in the door with a company?  Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 36 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast…


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