The economy may be striking fear into the hearts of employees everywhere. While the job market may be tightening, senior managers are still very much in demand (the news that Facebook lured Sheryl Sandberg away from Google today weighed on the company’s shares). According to a new study by job search site JobFox, 43% of corporate recruiters say staff levels at their organizations will significantly or slightly increase during 2008. That’s particularly true in industries such as software design/development, nursing, and accounting and finance (the top three most active professions in JobFox’s study).
If you’re trying to hire in those industries, you might want to take a cue from employers like this game developer. It sent out 100 engraved iPods in elaborate packaging to potential game engineers (above). Next time you’re planning to invite a potential candidate over for a desk-side chat, take them out to the golf course, or invite them to lunch, check out what your competition might be doing. Impressive.
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