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The events of 2020 have permanently altered the recruitment landscape. Rather than COVID-19 forcing companies into temporary changes, the vast majority of adaptations are here to stay. According to the research firm Gartner, 74% of companies will permanently shift to more remote work post-COVID. Thus, as an employer, you’ll have to get used to a new… Read more »

With the events of the last three months culminating in a third of the world’s population under lockdown, many of you will be spending much more time working from home while we collectively wait for the coronavirus to pass. But the question of how you, as well as your employees, remain productive during self-isolation is a… Read more »

The need for continual investment into employee training and reskilling has never been greater. According to a recently published IBM report, 120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies will need to be reskilled over the next three years as a result of automation and AI-driven innovation alone. That’s before even mentioning the fact that 7… Read more »

Workplaces are ever-evolving environments. With the gradual introduction of Generation Z into the workforce, there are going to be plenty of companies who are going to count members from all 5 current generational groups under one roof. But how do you manage them all collectively? How can you ensure you retain the wisdom of the… Read more »

Bad hires cost businesses both time and money. To put some figures on these poor recruitment decisions, the US Department of Labor reports that a bad hire will cost a firm at least a third of their first year’s salary. However business leaders have called that figure a low-ball estimate with Zappos CEO Tony Hseih… Read more »

So you’ve managed to land your dream job, congratulations! However, now is the time for the real work to begin. You need to prove your worth to your new organization, develop your skill set to become an invaluable member of their team, and earn the respect of your colleagues in order to progress up the… Read more »

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for companies to both hire and retain top talent. Nearly half of all employers are struggling to fill positions with candidates that have the necessary talents for the role. Which means when a talented individual does come along, they are likely to be fielding several simultaneous offers. Given these difficult hiring… Read more »

It’s no secret that a bad hire is one of the most expensive mistakes a business can make. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh once valued his own hiring mistakes at “well over $100 million.” Jörgen Sundberg, CEO of Link Humans, put the cost of a mid-level managerial hiring misstep at $840,000. What causes companies to make such expensive mistakes? “Often,… Read more »

Construction firms across the state expect to step up hiring significantly in 2019 to meet a growing demand for the industry. There’s just one problem — a labor shortage that has plagued construction for years. According to a Florida member survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, about 83 percent of firms expected their… Read more »

The economy added a healthy 250,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday in the last employment report before midterm elections that President Donald  Trump has cast as a critical referendum on his stewardship of the economy. The unemployment rate was unchanged at a near 50-year low of 3.7 percent. Annual wage growth topped 3 percent… Read more »