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Diverse Talent Pool of Skilled Workers
June 29, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes

Hiring and recruitment experts have warned of a looming skilled talent shortage for years. First, the resounding chorus was that robots would take over jobs, but when that didn’t come to pass and employers still couldn’t find the right talent, it turned into a new refrain: No one wants to work. Just like the fear of automation, however, this narrative is a…

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How to Attract GenZ Community
April 5, 2022 Read time: 4 minutes

Every day, new articles and information emerge regarding the Great Resignation and the sheer number of people planning to switch jobs in the near future. At last count, 55% of adults were planning to make a move in the coming year, and 28% said they felt a job hunt coming on, according to Bankrate’s August…

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March 28, 2022 Read time: 3 minutes

Recruitment strategies to attract and retain talent have had to change drastically over the past two years — especially in light of the Great Resignation. In December 2021 alone, 4.3 million workers left their jobs. Employers combating the Great Resignation must understand why workers are searching for new jobs and career paths en masse and what it means for their…

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January 30, 2022 Read time: 8 minutes

We’re in a worker-centric market, putting companies in steep competition to recruit and retain the talent they need. Workers have more powerful than ever and are comfortable leaving their current positions to find jobs that better meet their needs and workplace expectations. Through November 2021, in fact, more than 3.9 million people on average quit…

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January 28, 2022 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplaces have changed a lot in the last decade, but in the last 2 years, the rate of that change has accelerated exponentially. In 2020, for example, we saw 10 years of technological change in just 10 months. After all, we’re in the midst of an era of change in the workplace known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New tools…

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December 8, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

In September 2021, 4.4 million people in the United States quit their jobs. That record-shattering number was simply one in a line of staggering numbers that soon became known, collectively, as the “Great Resignation.” Initially thought to be a temporary blip brought on by the unique conditions of the pandemic, many experts now believe this…

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Global Expansion
November 23, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

With global business creation exploding, now could be the perfect time to onboard talented contingent workers. If necessity is the mother of invention, then innovation is the child of adversity. Perhaps that’s why we saw an explosion of new businesses in 2020 despite a global pandemic and coronavirus-induced recession. After an initial decrease in new…

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November 1, 2021 Read time: 9 minutes

In the early days of pandemic lockdowns, there was a lot of talk about what work would look like post-pandemic. Although some businesses believed that everything would eventually go back to the way things were, many others thought employees could forget about going back to the office altogether. As the pandemic wore on, workers began…

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October 25, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

By now, we’ve all heard the saying, “There are only two types of companies: those who’ve been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they’ve been hacked.” It’s a scary thought, but I believe there are two other types of companies with an even more important distinction: those who make a mark, and those who think…

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Empty chairs and we are hiring sign
August 31, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

The hiring landscape is presenting a strange paradox. By April 2021, a record 10 million jobs had opened up across the U.S. And yet, employers are struggling to find workers and the unemployment rate is continuing to grow. So why is there a labor shortage along with record-high job openings? The pandemic has collided with…

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