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Recruiters and Staffing

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February 2, 2024 Read time: 1 minutes

The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever. This is as much because of new technology as it is the rapid evolution of employee expectations. For companies to stay ahead of this upward curve, it’s critical to understand the prevailing workforce trends of 2024. Here are some key trends I see gaining traction…

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January 30, 2024 Read time: 4 minutes

In 2024, discerning the nuances between contract workers and your permanent, direct workforce will transcend mere compliance — it will be a pivotal element in strategic budgeting and planning. For leaders navigating the evolving employment landscape, it’s essential to stay abreast of the transformational trends that are reshaping the way we approach workforce management. This…

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January 2, 2024 Read time: 6 minutes

In our constantly shifting digital world, trends no longer move as slowly as they did the past few decades. They zip by, often too quickly for businesses to predict or prepare for them. But if employers can get a handle on some of these workplace trends, especially as they relate to the future of the contingent…

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December 19, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

Generation Z has always been a force to reckon with, but now they’re coming of age and joining the workforce. And as thousands of Baby Boomers reach retirement age each day, there has been a seismic shift in the composition of the workforce — as well as in the expectations of what employers provide in terms of not…

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December 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Today, companies are increasingly turning to direct sourcing as an approach to recruiting talent. However, to implement direct sourcing strategies successfully, organizations need to understand how to build strong relationships, use new technologies, and overcome some of the most common challenges associated with talent acquisition optimization via direct sourcing. Several best practices can help organizations use direct sourcing strategies to access far greater…

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November 8, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

A growing number of companies — 80%, in fact — are turning to contingent workers for even the hardest-to-fill roles, and the trend won’t likely go away any time soon, with 65% of businesses planning to increase their use of contingent workers in the next few years. Much of this trend is a direct result of labor…

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October 11, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, businesses have adopted more strategic sourcing funnels to seek talent. Contingent workers, or contract workers, are one component that’s become increasingly critical for engaging labor with the skills and expertise needed to meet operating requirements. Many companies actively source these workers overseas to further expand their talent pools. Due to its…

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September 5, 2023 Read time: 1 minutes

In today’s competitive talent market — where the rate of quits increased by 2.6 percent from April to May 2023 and employers are feeling pessimistic about talent availability in the next five years — companies that rely too heavily on traditional talent acquisition might find themselves missing out on top talent. This is because traditional…

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August 23, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The rise of remote work has triggered a shift from conventional recruitment strategies toward new, cutting-edge hiring methods. In addition to other strategies, companies now attract top talent by offering remote or hybrid options, contracting with freelancers, and onboarding contingent workers. Additionally, to align themselves with an increasingly globalized business landscape, companies are expanding into new markets…

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August 9, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

A recent study from Sage titled “The changing face of HR” found that HR professionals are increasingly burned out at work despite still being passionate about their jobs. In fact, 62% of HR leaders are considering leaving the field entirely, even though 57% say they love their jobs. How is this possible? Well, it’s interesting that…

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