Modis Colleagues Win Swiss Ski Trip!

by Modis on January 27, 2015

It’s our goal to make working at Modis is a dynamic experience. Not only is it rewarding and enriching, it also comes with plenty of perks.

From community involvement and team building to leveraging the competitive spirit through incentive contests, we believe in creating a fun and inspiring work environment for all of our colleagues as they’re making exceptional connections every day. One of the ways we inspire our colleagues is through incredible incentive contests with the opportunity to experience the world.

From September to November of last year, we challenged our colleagues through the “Count On Me” sales contest with the grand prize of an unforgettable ski weekend in Switzerland!

The final rankings are in, and we’re very excited to announce the winners! Based on everyone’s efforts, the top six leaders that have earned a trip to Switzerland. Drumroll, please…

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Count On Me Contest Winners:

Davos SwitzerlandCongratulations to the top six!

With their exceptional efforts to increase their client base and direct hire contribution during the contest period, these individuals are stellar and inspiring leaders in each of their branches. We’re extremely proud of the hard work displayed by our colleagues in Omaha, San Diego, Chicago and Austin!

The winners will spend 2 days in representing Modis in Davos, Switzerland, hitting the slopes and enjoying the beautiful scenery along with colleagues from across the Adecco Group global family. A picturesque town located in the Swiss Alps, Davos is host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites, and is also home to one of Switzerland’s largest ski resorts.

Once again, a huge congratulations and thank you to Joshua, Randy, Lane, Mark, Kevin and Kelli! We appreciate your hard work and dedication and privileged to have you as Modis colleagues. Enjoy your trip and take lots of pictures!

Want to See Your Name on This List?

Good news: Modis is hiring! If you’re interested in joining our talented squad of IT staffing professionals, we have openings ranging from recruiting and business development to director-level and beyond. View all of our open positions here.

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Regional Jobs Report December 2014For the month of December, overall unemployment rates were mostly lower across the regions and states according to the report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. Unemployment rate decreases from November occurred in forty-two states and the District of Columbia. Continually, 46 states and the District of Columbia noted statistically significant unemployment rate decreases from December 2013.

As the U.S. Unemployment Rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.6% in December, 19 states and one major region reported rates lower than the national figure.

Spotlight on December’s State Statistics

In December, the unemployment rate decreased in nineteen states with the most significant being in Delaware (-0.6%), Michigan and North Carolina (-0.4% each). The lowest unemployment rate occurred in North Dakota at 2.8%. Over-the-year, thirty states reported a reduced unemployment rate.

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Last night’s Miss Universe pageant featured several women with education and professional experience in the STEM field. While the presence of women in STEM has grown over the past few years, many still feel that women remain a minority. As more visible role models such as Miss Universe contestants declare their aspirations in science, tech, engineering, mathematics and other traditionally male-dominated industries, more and more opportunities open up for women.

At Modis, we’re no stranger to brilliant pageant women – Modis colleague and Miss Nebraska Amanda Reinert, recently competed in Mrs. America. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the STEM role models in the Miss Universe pageant:

Miss Belgium

Miss Belgium Anissa Boldin Engineering Student

Anissa Blondin is a fourth-year business and engineering student at a university on the outskirts of Brussels.

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What You Never Knew About Being a Recruiter

by Modis on January 21, 2015

Recruiter's desk with computer, coffee and notepadRecruiting is one of the most rewarding fields out there. Your job is to help people find their next big opportunity. On any given day, you’ll have the opportunity meet incredible people, help your organization grow, and deliver amazing news via job offers. Not to mention, you’ll be paid well and will have the opportunity to work for some of the most innovative organizations in the world.

But there is even more to the story. Here are five things you might not know about being a recruiter:

1. You’re always working, but that’s a good thing.

Because bringing in new business means that your bonus is getting bigger. As a recruiter, you’ll work hard — often outside of a standard 9-to-5 schedule. But that’s a good thing because recruiter salaries often have a strong performance component and will be proportional to the work that you put in. It’s common for top recruiters to earn more than $200,000 annually. While the industry is tough, it’s also immensely rewarding.

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When you’re running a company, it’s easy to put so much focus on day-to-day business operations that you sometimes overlook seemingly minor, yet critical, data security issues. In 2014, large-scale hacks and catastrophic data breaches wreaked havoc for numerous high-profile companies, sending a clear message: your sensitive company data is not as safe as you might think.

This drives home the importance of boosting IT security defense in 2015. Companies that aren’t taking proactive measures to beef up their security team and improve their defense, may find they’re the next victims of a cyber attack. Let’s take a quick look at some of the damage left in the wake of a few of 2014’s major security breaches:

IT data security strategiesHome Depot Security Snafu

September’s cyber attack on Home Depot stores delivered a double-whammy of punishment to the company and its customers, as hackers gained access and used malware to target more than 70,000 cash registers and 7,500 self-checkout terminals.

The digital bandits made off with 56 million stolen credit card accounts, along with 53 million customer email addresses. The snafu reportedly cost Home Depot $62 million.

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Hot IT Jobs On The Rise: Data Security in 2015

by Modis on January 12, 2015

Getting caught off guard was a running theme for some major corporations in 2014, as major companies like Sony Pictures, P.F. Chang’s, Home Depot, UPS, Goodwill, and more fell victim to devastating cyber attacks. These hacks resulted in millions of dollars in damage as well as leaked sensitive information to the public. With hackers keen to cause mayhem for any corporation that’s deemed a worthwhile target, many companies are eager to double down on their data security defenses in 2015 and beyond.

Top Tech Security JobsThe tech industry continues to expand at a tremendous pace, with a projected growth of more than 685,000 new tech jobs by 2022. Of that, data security jobs are expected to increase by 37 percent in that same time period.

Simply put: security specialists are a hot commodity in 2015 and beyond, and top candidates with the right expertise can expect to score a range of high-salaried gigs in this rapidly growing discipline.

Hot Jobs in Tech Security

You’ll find a wide range of positions ranging from entry-level spots to the top brass in the IT security field, but here’s a quick look at three of the most in-demand jobs:

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