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May 25, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

In one of the most difficult recruitment landscapes in history, it’s critical for HR teams to go above and beyond to attract talented applicants. HR teams must leverage their companies’ differentiators to ease hiring woes and smooth candidate friction points. Bolstering their DEI initiatives is a great place to start. Read the full article in…

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New HR Processes
May 10, 2022 Read time: 1 minutes

With a tight talent pool, HR professionals have to get creative, embrace new technologies, and find fresh ways of attracting and retaining talented employees. As workers' expectations change regarding work flexibility and other norms, the onus is on HR leaders to update their HR processes. Looking towards the future, it’s Important to maintain HR practices…

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October 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

The future of work is hybrid. In fact, Gartner notes that 48 percent of the workforce will likely work fully or partially remotely after the pandemic, and employees now demand flexible schedules. Bloomberg also reports that 39 percent of people surveyed in May 2021 said they would quit their jobs if their employers didn’t provide remote work options. Even though…

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September 28, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

In March 2020, companies around the world and in every industry were forced to transition to an entirely remote workforce overnight. But when you sent your employees home, did you assume they’d be back in a few weeks’ time? Eighteen months later, many teams are still working from the comfort of the couch. But is…

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September 29, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

Technology has made the world a slightly smaller place — particularly in the employment landscape. Thanks to an abundance of digital and virtual collaboration tools, companies can source and work with an array of credible and talented international workers. A global workforce helps companies expand their footprints and build inroads with talented workers beyond their traditional…

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March 2, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

With many businesses struggling to fill jobs and the skills gap widening every day, company leaders can no longer rely on local talent alone in their recruiting and hiring efforts. Instead, they need to reach beyond the traditional methods of hiring to discover new ways to find and engage workers — and often, that means embracing nontraditional…

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February 18, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

The gig economy in 2020 is sexier than ever. Contingent workers have shaken up the business world, and it’s a win-win for both temporary workers and companies. However, leaders often undervalue freelancers and independent contractors — assuming that contingent workers are just bargain-basement workers. Yes, 1099 workers are flexible and cost-effective, but they’re not necessarily a quick…

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February 4, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The perks and benefits that are attracting job seekers today have changed over the past two decades. Today, younger workers gravitate toward positions at companies they feel value their holistic worth, not just the expertise, education, and enthusiasm they bring to the table. As a business leader, you can set your organization apart by advertising more than…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 2 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

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Attracting Labor Talent
October 28, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

There’s no single trick for getting employees to stick with you. But when you treat them right, they are more likely to stay. To make sure your business isn’t haunted by potential new hires who ghost you, don’t be afraid to think a bit differently. See the full article on glassdoor.com to learn how to…

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