March Madness

March is the season for College basketball playoffs and this year it is the month of job madness. We here at Berman Larson Kane ( continue to see a dramatic increase in the number of our clients that are hiring at a March Madness pace. A welcomed contrast to the lackluster hiring “sadness” of the past few years.

Hot areas that have re-emerged include technology/brokerage/finance, logistics, lease administrators, sales/marketing, programmers, database administration, human resources, corporate recruiters and customer service. Competition for these skill sets will be creating a war of talent to staff growing business.

Another interesting trend is that the technology survivors of the era have seen a recent business surge creating a need to hire rapidly to increase/maintain their market share. A dramatic change from recent layoffs and business failures.

As a staffing company we at Berman Larson Kane hope this activity continues for the talent that still seeks employment. If these needs continue to accelerate we might even see employers willing to train US job seekers in needed skills. Evident of this is our HR department is beginning to see scattered requirement for training & development professionals.

One word of caution, the wild card in this March Hiring Madness is the price of oil. We at BLK remained concerned that if this spike at the pump continues it will put a halt on this new hiring cycle. As for now job seekers should enjoy the competition on and off the court.