Recruiting Round-Up and Defense Industry Hiring News – 6/3/13

A recent article at ClearanceJobs highlighted the importance of social recruiting in human resources and human capital management (it’s a topic near-and-dear to our hearts as the home of the Cleared Network, the only secure social recruiting tool for cleared professionals). An article at last week reveals that recruiters have a lot to learn from a potentially unexpected source – the military. From the Royal Marines to the U.S. Air Force, military organizations are applying some pretty savvy social media in their recruiting efforts.

An article in the Staffing Stream offers seven tips toward becoming a successful recruiter – what would you add to the list when it comes to sourcing and hiring cleared professionals?

Who’s Hiring

Sage North America’s SMB Hiring Outlook Survey reports that 25 percent of small businesses have hired or will hire in 2013. Seven percent will decrease their staff, and 47 percent expect it to stay the same.

Macomb County, Mich. is looking to be the “Defense Capital of the Midwest.” The county has been chosen to lead a state-wide initiative to bring in new defense business to the state. The Macomb County  Department of Planning and Economic Development received a $231,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to launch a statewide strategy for support of existing defense companies and to also attract new defense firms to the state.

What Sequester? Washington, D.C. GDP is on the rise, and a recent article in the Wall Street Journal touts the ‘Gilded Age’ in Washington.

Who’s Acquiring

Global Dynamic Consulting acquired HR initiatives in a deal that closed May 1. The move is another example of firms with largely federal business branching out into the private sector. Global Dynamic Consulting mainly targets federal subcontractors, HR initiatives focuses on start-up and technology companies.

MB Aerospace, the international aerospace engineering group, has acquired Delta Industries, an aero-engine component manufacturing business in Hartford, Conn.

Who’s Moving

SRA International is looking to a move to the ‘burbs in order to cut costs. The government services firm announced it would be relocating its headquarters from Fair Lakes to Chantilly, Va. in 2015. It will also reduce its space requirements as a way to cut costs. The government has looked to similar measures, consolidating office spaces and reducing the number of high-cost leases in locations such as Crystal City.

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