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Google Debuts New Job Search Functionality

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In May, Google debuted Google for Jobs, a function that combines machine-learning with the world’s largest search engine to create a massive online job board. When a user searches for jobs on Google, a new Jobs box will appear, listing top positions in a searcher’s area, complete with links, logos, and company reviews. There are also filters to help users …

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LiquidAgents Healthcare Tops Inc. Magazine’s “50 Best Workplaces 2017” List

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LiquidAgents Healthcare, an innovative, fast-growing healthcare staffing firm, was named the #1 mid-sized company to work for by Inc. Magazine. The publication surveyed 169,000 employees from more than 1,600 companies on issues like career development, communi­cation, trust in leadership, team dynamics, and individual needs. As a staffing firm, LiquidAgents Healthcare makes employee happiness their business. The company incentivizes hard work, …

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Productivity Increases and Resignations Decline for At-Home Workers

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Employees who worked from home were 13% more productive, says a study by Stanford. The reasons for this include ease of working for the entire day when off-site and having a quieter work space. Additionally, the Stanford study showed a 50% decline in resignations for at-home workers and an increase in profits. Recruiters with candidates looking for a better work-life …

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Employment Trend: Shorter Tenures Across All Generations

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Workers aged 55 to 65 are staying at a job for 2.53 years (median duration), according to HR Mythbusters 2017, while 25 to 35-year-olds remain for a median 1.42 years, and 35 to 55-year-olds stay for nearly 2 years. While younger generations may be considered job-hoppers more often, the stats show that almost everyone is willing to switch positions for …

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Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Automation in the Workplace

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According to a recent Harris Poll on automation in the workplace, the opinion in America is split: 34% believe it will have a positive impact at work, 31% foresee a negative impact, and 35% are unsure/neutral. Here are some highlights: More than 80% of respondents believe the AI transformation is inevitable.   Nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) believe automation will …

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Healthcare Jobs Jump Up in June

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Healthcare created 36,500 jobs in June, the highest monthly count this year. Ambulatory services hired the majority of June’s new healthcare professionals, followed by hospitals. The average monthly gains of this year clock in at 24,000 new healthcare jobs, which is significantly lower than 2016’s monthly average of 36,000.   The economy created more jobs than anticipated last month, but …

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Total Job Growth Lower Than Expected, Temp Jobs Up in May

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The economy added 138,000 jobs in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary agency penetration rate reached an all-time high of 2.064%, and temp jobs added 12,900 for the month. Temporary employment has seen an increase of 4.9% year over year, averaging an additional 11,700 jobs every month. Healthcare, leisure & hospitality, and professional services had …

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Workers Must Adapt to Employers’ Increased AI Implementation

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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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IT and Engineering Jobs Becoming Fewer and Far Between For Now

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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 …