What will work look like in 2035? Traditional permanent employees will be rare…

Released on September 29, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Traditional permanent employees will become rare by 2035, say 60% of C-suite executives and employees at large and midmarket firms surveyed by software firm Citrix Systems Inc. Those working can also expect artificial intelligence helpers to monitor them and boost productivity. That’s not all. It found… Read more »

Employment Summary for September 2020

Employment Summary for September 2020 The U.S. economy added 661,000 non-farm jobs in September, below the 800,000 job growth expected by economists surveyed by Dow Jones. While millions remain unemployed, September’s activity means that approximately 12 million jobs have been recovered since the mid-March economic shutdown that saw about 22 million layoffs. September marks the… Read more »

Are Major Changes Coming to the Temporary Staffing Industry?

Proposed legislation would bring major change to staffing industry, including IC usage Released on September 28, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Three Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would require client companies to hire temporary workers after one year, require staffing firms to register with the US Department of Labor and require staffing companies to… Read more »

More Than Half of US Firms Plan to Raise Wages in Q4

Released on September 23, 2020 (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Just more than half, 52%, of US hiring decision-makers expect wages to increase in the fourth quarter compared to 2019, according to survey results released by Express Employment Professionals. In comparison to pre-pandemic levels, Express cited a separate survey by PayScale that took place between November… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Interim Employment

In today’s new World of Work, many companies are navigating different ways of approaching how they structure their workforce. Key to this challenge is the contingent workforce, which has pivoted into the limelight during the pandemic as these workers take on a growing number of important jobs. For people who have been displaced from their… Read more »

Four Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand has a significant impact on your career. However, many people overlook how they represent themselves online. While there are millions of professionals “on” platforms like LinkedIn, many neglect to proactively build their reputation and leverage it to boost and support their careers. So, how can you actively develop your brand and use… Read more »

Employment Summary for August 2020

Employment Summary for August 2020 Showing signs that the U.S. economy is settling in for a slow and steady recovery after a three month stretch of a rapid rebound, the U.S. economy added 1.4 million non-farm jobs in August and unemployment fell to 8.4 percent in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data reported today. The… Read more »

Starting a New Remote Job During the Pandemic

If you’re starting a new job during the ongoing pandemic, it is likely that you won’t have the customary onboarding experience of even six months ago. Instead of spending a day or two in orientation, meeting your co-workers, picking up your laptop and being taken out to lunch, your introduction to your new job will… Read more »

Can Too Many Video Conference Calls Impact WFH Productivity?

The WFH model is now an integral feature of virtually every white-collar professional’s daily routine. Freed from the daily grind of an energy-draining commute to the office, most knowledge industry workers report they are starting work earlier and fully engaged for longer hours. This would seem to be a recipe for added productivity, particularly when… Read more »

Employment Summary for July 2020

  Employment Summary for July 2020 Despite recent COVID-19 spikes the U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs and unemployment fell to 10.2 percent providing support to the optimism reflected in the continued financial market rally. Economist forecasts had anticipated a weaker rebound with an addition of about 1.4 million jobs. Instead the U.S. Bureau of Labor… Read more »