The Morisey-Dart Blog.

News, advice and insights from the minds of Morisey-Dart Group executive recruiters.


71% of hiring managers say social media profiles are an effective way to screen candidates

Released on October 14, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) A poll by Express Employment Professionals found that 71% of hiring decision-makers in the US believe looking at job seekers’ social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants. It also found that 70% believe employers should screen all applicants’ social media profiles, and 67%… Read more »

STAR Update – October 2020

Manage the Work, Not the People As millions of Americans now work remotely, managers unaccustomed to supervising employees from afar face new challenges in leading and evaluating their team’s performance. Traditional management styles prior to this new World of Work emphasized the need to manage employees effectively to get the best results. Today, however, the… Read more »

Only 28% of workers expect to return to the workplace by the end of this year

Released on October 8, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Only 28% of US workers expect to return to the workplace by the end of this year, according to a poll of more than 1,100 US workers by The Conference Board. Another 38% expect to return to the workplace at some point in 2021 or beyond.… Read more »

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 »

The Changing World of Work – Learning from the Past

The last 24 months have turned the world of work on its axis as advances in technology empower both top employees and savvy employers to harness the proliferation of social platforms to develop attractive and compelling “brands.” Toss in the impact of COVID-19 on the employment market over the past five months and we have… 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 »

STAR Update – September 2020

Preserving Company Culture in a Remote World of Work For many businesses, working the “9-to-5” in a centralized office is a thing of the past — at least for the time being. Even when you and your people are able to physically return to your workplaces, you’ll most likely find that practices such as working… Read more »