Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!

Around the IT and Engineering Industries:

New study out by TechServe Alliance and global survey firm Inavero shows a 360 degree view of the IT staffing and engineering industry.  Clients, candidates and staffing firms all got to weigh in on industry best practices.   [Market Watch]

Monster put out a survey recently that reflected a high demand for engineering jobs in 2013.  73% of employers responded that they will be hiring within the next 60 days.  Texas and California are the hottest areas for this growth.  [Fort Mill Times]

IT according to Modis (our sister company):

  • Google+ Has an Amazing New Unadvertised Feature
  • Windows 8 Fails to Boost PC Market, Will 8.1 Help?
  • Facebook Ads: Nowhere Near Over
  • German Software Company is in an Autism Recruitment Rush
  • Google Checkout is Shutting Down

Around the Staffing Industry:

Twitter has a new “lead generation” feature that allows companies to post jobs and candidates to apply without leaving the site.  This is big news as it will allow companies to reach more viable candidates faster.    [TNW]

Talent Management:

New study out by CTIA-The Wireless Association shows that most employees will access work data via their mobile device no matter what your IT policy is.  [Talent Management]

More and more companies are now offering employees assistance with their commute so as to better compete for talent.  [Talent Management]

Around the Government:

5% of the federal workforce (about 117,000 workers) are taking leave without pay this Friday as part of the budget cuts required by the sequester.   [Federal Times]

New report out by The Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton states that government agencies will have to work hard to creatively recruit STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical) candidates to keep up with private companies.  [Federal Times]

A new Gallup survey suggests that younger federal workers play up their strengths more at work than older workers.  This data will be important when federal agencies are recruiting.  [Gov Exec]

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