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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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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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February 1, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Today’s business challenges are unlike any others we’ve seen due to the coronavirus pandemic. In spring 2020, companies had to enable a remote workforce virtually overnight. Although many businesses have begun to see the advantages of remote working, 71% are still struggling with the transition. It’s not hard to see why. Though remote work brings…

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January 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

An unprecedented year created unfamiliar challenges for companies and their HR departments in 2020. Many businesses shuttered, and others watched their workforces go completely remote overnight. Throughout it all, the stress of the pandemic weighed on workers in countless ways. These trends and the emerging future of remote work have created opportunities to find and…

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January 6, 2021 Read time: 3 minutes

There’s a global workforce of qualified talent out there — and minimal obstacles to engaging them. Instead of limiting recruiting to people who live in the U.S., employers are now searching for candidates all over the world. Why? Some want to expand into new markets. Others require talent they can’t find stateside. Many seek lower labor…

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Global map of people
December 1, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

Geographic borders no longer limit businesses. Technology has shifted how businesses operate — internally and externally — while opening companies up to a broader array of customers and a more diverse employee base. The benefits of a diverse employee group might seem clear, but the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating some challenges for…

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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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Smiling group of professional business people
April 21, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

In years past, companies looked at contract work as a way to fill temporary voids. They used it for seasonal work, during leaves of absence, or as administrative support. For generations, contract workers have helped companies remain profitable and competitive, and their ranks are only set to increase in the coming years. Research from TrueBlue and Emsi suggests that hiring contract…

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A group of a millennial workforce collaborating in a room of couches sharing a table
February 18, 2020 Read time: 3 minutes

The world is changing, and businesses need to change with it if they expect to thrive. These changes are wide-ranging, but perhaps the two most relevant ones are technology and the workforce — and they’re inextricably linked. Workers, especially Millennials in the workforce, expect a lot from their employers. Their lengthy lists of employer expectations include the ability…

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