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Matlen Silver Named on SIA’s 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms

Matlen Silver Named on SIA’s 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms Matlen Silver fastest growing staffing firm list 2022

Press Release SIA’s Annual List Recognizes US Staffing Firms That Achieved Significant Organic Growth Over Five Years October 4, 2022 (New Jersey) – Matlen Silver announced it has been named to the 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Published annually by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) – the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions – the list […]

Making a difference with the best job descriptions

Making a difference with the best job descriptions writing job descriptions that are gender-neutral and unbiased

Well-written job descriptions go beyond outlining a position’s responsibilities and including a specific job title. Most job descriptions include these features, but the ones that attract the best applicants will be unbiased, inclusive and ensure diversity. Furthermore, when candidates are searching for the best possible jobs, their first impression of the company is the job […]

Time Management Tips for Recruiters: Focus on Work and Your Well-being

Time Management Tips for Recruiters: Focus on Work and Your Well-being Recruiter looking at his watch for time management

Recruiters are masters at managing a heavy workload amid seeking talent in a competitive field like technology. And they know the trick to recruiting the best talent out there is serious time management skills, both on the job and off. According to Forbes, “Implementing time management techniques can help you catch your breath and make […]

Creating an Intentional Work Culture

Creating an Intentional Work Culture intentional work culture creates a team environment

by Michele Bielman, SVP Regional Sales & Operations Work culture as a subject has been so heavily covered from various perspectives that often times it’s worrisome that its meaning could become diluted. Thankfully it still remains a critical, if not the most critical, differentiator for top organizations across the globe. Staffing firms, if not more […]

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 […]

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