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Hiring continues to skyrocket in 2014! Q2 Employment Update

By June 24, 2014Newsletters

Through the first five months of 2014, RETS has surpassed all previous hiring metric records in our 13 year history! In the past, the number of job searches were typically lighter during the first and last quarter of the year, but since 2010, RETS has seen a 248% increase in its Q1 job searches – that is an additional 87 searches in one quarter. Our record also indicates that our overall number of searches have almost doubled from 2010 to 2011 and then increased an additional 21% from 2012 to 2013. This confirms that the economy is continuing to grow and business opportunities are flourishing.  A few highlights:


Going into 2014, RETS has continued seeing a rise in direct (permanent/full time) recruiting; in fact, in comparison to this time last year, there has been a 32% increase in the total number of direct hire positions being filled. “It is clear that the market for talent is extremely active and those clients that have a defined and efficient hiring process are the ones that are securing the best talent,” says Kent Elliott, a principal of RETS. “A perfect example of this is a CFO search that RETS completed in the Bay Area (May 2014). The client interviewed 5 candidates over a three day period, narrowed it down to two candidates, and then the selected candidate accepted the offer within a couple of days.”