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2019: What Are You Doing to Attract and Retain Employees This Year?

In 2019, one priority for employers will be how to attract and keep their employees. In today’s lean, fast-changing world, traditional business practices are being shaken up. One business practice that many companies are revisiting is the annual review process. A growing number of workers are demanding more frequent and meaningful feedback about their performance,… Read more »

Key Employment Trends Poised to Impact Your Business in 2019

The U.S. workforce experienced historic gains in 2018 as more than two million jobs were added, and wage increases began to accelerate, according to the monthly ADP National Employment Report and quarterly Workforce Vitality Report. The unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in November, a near 50-year low, which made it difficult for companies to… Read more »

How to Create a “Successful” Onboarding Process for Your New Hires

A successful onboarding process starts from the moment a job candidate accepts an offer from your company and can continue for several months in some cases. So, what is an effective onboarding process? It’s a planned process that helps a newly hired professional become acclimated with his or her position and your company. It allows… Read more »

Top 4 Ways to Modernize Reviews at Your Company

Traditional business practices are being shaken up. Here are four ways you can modernize reviews at your company: In today’s lean, fast-changing world, traditional business practices are being shaken up. Many companies are reviewing their long-held traditions in favor of more agile, responsive ways of improving the employee experience. They are giving more consideration to… Read more »

The Number One Reason Your Company Should Communicate with Job Candidates in the Hiring Process…They Talk to Each Other!

We get it. Your HR department and hiring managers are busier than ever—they are short-handed and can’t seem to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day. Enter this common trend—”ghosting”—the lack of communication with job candidates—disappearing off of their radar—leaving them hanging and ultimately forgotten. The only problem with this trend is… Read more »

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to… Read more »

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level Since 1969

(Construction and Manufacturing Large Contributions) Job creation in September 2018, in terms of raw numbers, did not reach the heights of August or some of the year’s other most robust periods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that nonfarm payroll businesses in the U.S. brought on 134,000 new workers during the month in its latest… Read more »

3 Steps to Sourcing Contract Talent

(Even When Going Through an MSP/VMS) A recent NPR/Marist survey reveals that 20 percent of work in the U.S. is fulfilled by contract workers. So, no matter what industry your business serves, chances are you regularly employ contractors to augment your permanent workforce. This reality creates a continual need to source consultants, whether it be… Read more »

How to implement an effective contingent workforce recruitment strategy

According to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey 2018, respondents report that 22 percent of their staff is currently contingent, and project that by 2028 that figure will rise to 30 percent. As the blended workforce continues to grow, it’s becoming increasingly important to perfect your company’s recruitment strategies to consistently hire strong permanent… Read more »

4 Ways to Plan the Growth of Your Company in the Instant Information Era

Today’s senior business managers face not only traditional business planning tasks when driving growth within their organization, but also the need to understand new marketing challenges and opportunities presented by technologies that were not taught in business schools even five or ten years ago. Click to watch the video. Key among those business planning elements… Read more »