SI Review: December 2013

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Beyond the Daily: December 2013

Trends That Matter

We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Stepping Stone

Grads move on from first job quickly.

New college graduates can be expected to stay in their first job for a year or less, according to a survey of 264 Express Employment Professionals franchises. Only 26 percent of new grads are expected to stay more than a year.

“There was a time when a graduate would take a job out of college and stay there for years building a career,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. “Today’s graduates are much more transient, eager to move on to the next great opportunity.”

Who’s Better?

IT pros give bosses’ skills lower marks than own.

The majority of information technology professionals believe they can do their boss’ job better than he or she does, according to a new survey by staffing provider TEKsystems.

The survey of 900 IT professionals found that 54 percent believe they could do their boss’ job better than their boss.

In addition, IT pros ranked themselves ahead of their bosses on creativity, with 98 percent rating themselves as excellent or good; only 69 percent ranked their boss as excellent or good.

Start Digging

Healthcare IT firms need a more strategic approach as the well runs dry.

Not too long ago, the well of healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting jobs was filled to the brim. Now, the well is running dry. In response, HIT consultants are digging new wells left and right without paying much, if any, attention to where they dig, or whether they should be digging at all. The industry needs a few companies that know how to find that prosperous well that will lead the way for our industry.

—Source: “Dig Here!” The Staffing Stream, by Brad Vanatta, recruiting manager, MedSys Group.

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