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Workers Must Adapt to Employers’ Increased AI Implementation

More that one-third of C-suite and HR execs have increased their AI usage in the past year, according to Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends report. This same poll reported only 18% of employers adding AI in Q4 2016, so AI usage has doubled in less 6 months.     While automation is likely to replace many jobs, people shouldn’t be worried about …

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Job Platform Helps Companies Find Diverse Candidates

Companies looking to diversify their talent pool now have a resource to directly connect them to candidates of color. The new job platform Jopwell is open to all but mainly serves to connect companies with black, Latino, and Native American students and professionals. Jopwell was started by two former Goldman Sachs employees who kept hearing that companies had a difficult …

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McDonald’s Successfully Recruits with Snapchat

How about a 10-second job application? McDonald’s in Australia debuted a Snapchat filter that puts users in a virtual hat and badge. They film a 10-second Snap to apply for a job and begin the hiring process. Now this trend will move stateside as McDonald’s stores in the US seek to hire 250,000 workers this summer. As a leading employer …

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IT and Engineering Jobs Becoming Fewer and Far Between For Now

Last month, IT and engineering jobs increased by just 0.1%. Total IT jobs reached 5,293,000 – a 3.3% increase since last year. Engineering checked in at 2,558,300 with an annual growth of 1.1%. Low unemployment, talent shortages, and uncertainty with immigration policies have contributed to the slowed growth. Recruiters may find that IT and engineering jobs are harder to come …

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How Recruiters Should Be Using Text Messaging

Everyone seems to be glued to their phones these days, and the talent you’re searching for is no different. And what people love to do most with their phones isn’t scanning their Facebook feed, checking their emails, or making phone calls. It’s texting. Here’s how your recruiting team should be using text messaging to attract top talent. Reach candidates where …

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Staffing Employment Sees Slowed Growth for Q1

The first quarter of 2017 saw staffing companies employ over 3 million temporary and contract workers per week. Although staffing is down 0.5% from Q1 2016, this is the 12th quarter in a row with over 3 million weekly workers. Staffing sales are up 3.6% over this quarter last year, exceeding $32 billion. An ASA exec says that contract and …

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Executive Staffing Interview with Sheldon Arora, LiquidAgents Healthcare

Sheldon Arora, LiquidAgents Healthcare CEO, knows how to treat his employees. From VIP access to premium concerts to generous happy hour parties, Arora shows a commitment to his team’s happiness that yields loyalty, trust, and excellence. And, as a result, LiquidAgents Healthcare’s track record shows nothing but success: the healthcare staffing firm often tops lists of the best places to …

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Employment Growth Losing Momentum

The economy created 138,000 jobs in May, Reuter reports. Although it’s lower than 2017’s monthly average, it exceeds the 75,000 – 10,000 jobs needed to accommodate those newly entering the workforce. Economists speculate that the slowed job growth is related to the political uncertainty of the Trump administration.   Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for May was 4.3%, the lowest it …

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Vacation-Shaming Employees is Bad for Business

Nearly 60% of Millennials and 41% of older workers report feeling shame for taking vacation time, says the 2016 Alamo Family Vacation Survey. Vacation-shaming employees can backfire in the following ways: More absenteeism: Workers may take sick days just to get time off, even if they’re well. Higher turnover: Employees burn out more easily and retention becomes more difficult Difficulty …

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The Struggle to Find Talent May Result in Higher Wages

Job openings have increased to 5.7 million, and unemployment is at a record low, according to the Labor Department. On the flip side, the hiring rate can’t keep up with the number of jobs created. One report shows that the number of small businesses having difficulties filling open positions is at a 17-year high. One solution to this problem may …