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Recruiting Gen Z Candidates: How to Speak Gen Z

Recruiting Gen Z Candidates: How to Speak Gen Z Recruiting Gen Z candidates

(By Laura Vallina) With tech companies facing a hiring crisis, let us dive in to see where companies can develop strategies for recruiting Gen Z candidates and what staffing providers can do to help. With the current unemployment rate for tech workers at 1.7 percent compared to 4 percent in the general economy, Gen Z […]

The Return of Women to the Workforce

The Return of Women to the Workforce contemplating the return of women to the workforce

by Cameron Edwards, SVP Client Strategy and Operations It was a shocking number when I saw it. Pre-pandemic, the breakdown of women representation across our Matlen Silver spectrum was 46%, at a time when women comprised 50.4% of the US workforce in January 2020. Being that we are tech-based, that was a fantastic data point, […]

Money, flexibility, belonging: 3 things candidates want that will get them in the door

Money, flexibility, belonging: 3 things candidates want that will get them in the door talent searching for jobs with money, flexibility and belonging as priorities

Staffing providers must deliver the cold hard truth about what talent wants It’s no secret we are in a tight labor market. We read the reports on labor shortages and difficulties filling roles – for some it seems like the race for talent never really ended at all, there was just a detour during the […]

Embracing the Remote Worker

Embracing the Remote Worker remote worker working from home

~ by Jared Whelan, Senior Vice President of Northern Sales & Operations at Matlen Silver ———————– In my last blog, I explored lessons learned throughout the pandemic from the perspective of establishing and nurturing client relationships. I used words like “empathy” and “adaptability” and stressed the importance of intentionally creating opportunities for meaningful engagement. As […]

STEM Jobs and their Impact on the Future of Work

STEM Jobs and their Impact on the Future of Work STEM jobs represented by circuit board for computing, electrical engineering, etc.

While “STEM” has never officially been crowned “word of the year”, given its prevalence as we discuss STEM jobs, STEM in education, STEM in the economy and more, it may be time for a nomination! With a laser focus on bolstering STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in education programs across the country, and the need […]

7 Expert Tips on How to Recruit Top Tech Talent

7 Expert Tips on How to Recruit Top Tech Talent recruit top tech talent

With technology jobs topping the list as most in-demand, recruiters are busier than ever searching for top candidates and making connections for hiring managers desperately in need of their experience. With 50% of surveyed CIO’s expecting a budget increase through May 2022, hiring is expected to remain strong in the near future. Here are 7 […]

What is a Technology Consultant?

What is a Technology Consultant? Technology Consultant analyzing network system

In our latest Matlen Silver blog, we shared the characteristics of a full-service Technology Solutions Provider that differentiate them in the tech space. While TSPs are generally an entity comprised of solutions experts, we now ask, “who are those experts?” Many of those experts are aptly classified as Technology Consultants, often called Information Technology (IT) […]

What is a technology solutions provider?

What is a technology solutions provider? Technology solutions provider team brainstorming a project

Seems like a straightforward question, with a straightforward answer, right? The vast majority of people use technology on a personal and professional level, whether through products and tools, or services and platforms, that help us perform daily functions. Our email systems, social media, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and more are necessities in how we manage […]

From Recruiter to Sales Executive: A How-to Guide for a Successful Recruiter Career Path

From Recruiter to Sales Executive: A How-to Guide for a Successful Recruiter Career Path recruiter or sales executive speaking to a client at work

If a recruitment or sales job has ever intimidated you, you wouldn’t be alone. It’s almost mystifying how a recruiter or salesperson can connect with people with such ease, network flawlessly, and close a deal; and even more so when they are successful and have lucrative paydays on top of it. So, what about when […]

Matlen’s Silver Linings: Straight talk from Recruiters – It’s a Candidate’s and Recruiter’s Market

Matlen’s Silver Linings: Straight talk from Recruiters – It’s a Candidate’s and Recruiter’s Market Candidate's and Recruiter's market

After a 2020 that was characterized by uncertainty in the workforce, 2021 is shaping up to be a historical hiring year and a return to the candidate’s market. It’s no secret that the competition is high amidst a talent shortage. With the explosive growth of remote work, we almost see a chicken-before-the-egg effect when it […]

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