Struggling to Successfully Manage Your High-Volume Workforce? Here Are Three Reasons Why

Nearly everything about the workforce has changed as a result of the pandemic. On top of all of this change is a crippling talent shortage made worse by the current state of affairs. ...

Recruitment Market Remains Resilient Despite Summer Holiday Season

Over the 30 or so years I have worked in the recruitment sector, never before have I witnessed a year like 2021. The story of how Covid-19, subsequent lockdowns and the eventual easing ...

What’s Behind the Great Resignation?

Over the past year, we’ve watched with more than a little whiplash as LinkedIn profiles have swung from “Open to Work!” to “I’m Hiring!” in the blink of an eye. A steady ...

Upskilling Is a Win for Workers and Businesses

Amber Ikpe is a success story for upskilling. Today, Ikpe works at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a nonprofit headquartered in Atlanta. She is the CRM manager, ...

Preparing for the Autumn Spike in Contractor Demand

September has historically tended to mark the beginning of a busy period for businesses and the engagement of contractors.  However, with increasing competition for talent amidst a ...

Worker Expectations are Changing in the New Normal. Here’s How Businesses Can Adapt

The American labor force is experiencing a historic realignment. For the first time in decades, the labor market favors workers: a recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...

Hiring Up as Staffing Sector Contends with Skills Shortages

In recent months, we have reported how the professional job market has bounced back since the dark days of the first lockdown – and I’m delighted, though not altogether surprised, ...

Enhancing Onboarding Experiences to Gain a Competitive Edge

Proper onboarding affects the employee experience and has a direct impact on the cost of a new hire. It also helps mitigate company risk. My first post in this series discussed the ...

Transitioning to a Dynamic Workforce in the Era of the Great Resignation

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that companies need to be able to adapt quickly. According to IBM, 55% of organizations made permanent changes to their organization ...

The Great Resignation or An Extraordinary Opportunity? Now is the Time to Make People the Priority

The meaning of work has been evolving for decades, but the last year has propelled us forward. Some worry about the “great resignation,” but this is actually an extraordinary opportunity. ...

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