Jul. 21, 2014 | 0 Comments0 Comments

(Today’s guest post was written by our Strategic Consulting Services team.)

Last week, the data-loving Strategic Consulting Services team spent an afternoon visiting the “Chicago: City of Big Data” exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The exhibit, which will remain at CAF for 18 months, explores how data is used in Chicago to analyze urban issues and improve communities by helping city officials, planners and others incite change.

Jul. 17, 2014 | 0 Comments0 Comments
Weekly Wrapup

European Tech Market Showing Signs of Life
There are some bright spots in the European tech market with modest growth projected for 2014, followed by an acceleration in 2015. (via Forrester)

University Lists Hot Careers for Grads
This article by SIA lists the top ten jobs for 2014 graduates, reporting that business and technology skills are in high demand.  (via SIA Daily News)

Jul. 15, 2014 | 0 Comments0 Comments

Today we continue our recognition of our 15th year in business, and this month we decided to get personal. We recently asked our employees a simple question: “What makes Fieldglass great?” Personally, I’m a few months shy of my seventh work anniversary here, and I found myself nodding while reading through the list. Below are 15 responses that stood out, with many being reasons for my own tenure.

Jul. 11, 2014 | 0 Comments0 Comments
Weekly Wrapup

Silver is the New Gold: Leveraging Second Place Candidates' Potential
During the search for superior talent, rejected candidates may just fall short of first place. Companies are beginning to leverage these second place contenders by linking them to other positions in their organization. (via Staffing Industry Analysts)

Employment Trends Index Signals Strong Job Growth
The Conference Board confirms the U.S. labor market’s improvement. June’s employment reading has increased 6.3% from one year ago. (via SIA Daily News)

Jul. 10, 2014 | 0 Comments0 Comments

As a follow-up to yesterday’s look at the BLS’s June jobs report, we will dive a little deeper into some of the details hidden inside. I have selected three specific data points to explore.