As we’ve been saying for years, the Copier Channel urgently needs to bring in new blood to alleviate the existing candidate shortage and to ensure the industry continues to support businesses in the coming decades. Keep these tips in mind when interviewing this next generation.
Last month we discussed the challenges of hiring in a candidate’s market. So we were curious to hear whether your own company is currently understaffed and what the worst effects, if so. We had a solid turnout of 13,111 votes this month!
The US Labor Department reported employers added 467,000 jobs in January. By mid-February, the US had the lowest number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits since 1970. This comes as no surprise to our recruiters – they’re busier than ever. But hiring in a candidate’s market requires a fundamentally different mindset than before. Hiring managers still operating like it’s the 2000s are getting a rude awakening. Any company looking to hire right now needs to follow these steps.
Even though the U.S. economy rebounded in 2021, the long tail of the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professional and business services added 90,000 jobs this November alone, but it wasn’t great news for the Copier Channel, where employers have been struggling all year to fill already-open positions.
Last month, we discussed important questions for candidates and employers to prepare before an interview for a service manager. This is part of our ongoing Interviewing Prep series to help you get the most out of your next interview (whether in front of the desk or behind it). So we were curious to hear what you thought was the most important service manager quality. We had a solid turnout of 10,910 votes this month!