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July 14, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses either to close their doors permanently or wait out the storm, the economy is roaring back to life. Unfortunately, many companies are having trouble filling critical positions as the number of job openings rises and more people quit their current roles. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of “now hiring” signs…

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Workplace Design Thrive
July 13, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Companies have specific priorities to help them create traction and build better businesses. They make sure their finances are going well, remain competitive, and engage employees for optimal productivity. However, during 2020, unprecedented shifts happened. The pandemic and quarantine greatly impacted how organizations operated. Chiefly, among those impacts, were shifts in workplace wellness programs. Companies…

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Global Workforce
July 9, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

As a result of the pandemic, many businesses are realizing that they can hire teams that work from anywhere and still get the job done. This is a game-changer, as it greatly expands the talent pool when companies need to fill core positions with candidates who have specialized skill sets. Understanding the costs associated with…

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Global Workforce Graphic on a tablet
June 29, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

COVID-19 was a catalyst for workplace transformation and the changing nature of how we work. It impacted employers and HR professionals across the world, creating new challenges and opportunities around innovative global workforce solutions. Almost overnight, the talent pool for skilled positions expanded across the globe as physical work sites closed and nearly everyone started working…

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June 7, 2021 Read time: 2 minutes

The speed and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to act quickly and decisively. In a matter of days or weeks, cross-functional teams from HR to IT and facilities made a massive shift to remote work possible. They put plans and policies in place, built communication and collaboration networks, and ensured that workflows remained…

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Young intern girl working from home
May 20, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

In 2020, COVID-19 adversely affected the number of internships available to students and new entrants to the workforce. Although some organizations — especially larger ones — were able to pivot their internship programs online, others were not as fortunate. In fact, 22% of internship offers were revoked last spring due to the pandemic. That’s why…

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Young business man happy to pack up his office
May 7, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

While we’re all hopeful that the pandemic will soon be behind us, it’s increasingly clear that remote work is here to stay. Research from Willis Towers Watson suggests that employers expect almost 40% of their employees to work remotely by the end of this year, and Robert Half found that more than one-third of professionals would sooner find another…

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Uber Driver in U.K. now employee
April 28, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

The U.K. Supreme Court shook up the gig economy when it ruled that Uber must classify drivers as workers rather than independent contractors. U.K. judges classified drivers as workers after considering the reality of how drivers interacted with Uber, which is in conflict with the Uber contract drivers sign. The language in Uber contracts explicitly…

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Law Gavel
April 14, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, companies and contingent workers are looking to understand their new proposals for federal workplace laws. The Biden-Harris campaign advocated for strengthening regulations around the gig economy and employee classification laws. What this means for companies and workers as we move forward into 2021 is still…

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Open hands with people icons
March 3, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

Recruiting the right candidates for open job roles is one of the most crucial functions of HR. Sourcing possible candidates, screening, interviewing, and training is a time-consuming and costly business process but it is a necessary one. How do you cut down on recruitment costs while still retaining productive processes that produce excellent results? There…

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