Market Dynamics Driving Talent Scarcity

We’ve entered a time when there are simply not enough workers to manage and grow our companies. At the same time, unprecedented levels of social, political and economic change are redrawing the boundaries and dynamics of the global workforce.  The net result is currently manifested in growing scarcity of talent and those responsible for workforce…

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Staying Ahead of Turbulent Times in Workforce Management

The BLS reported a notable drop in unemployment rates in the US in July, down to 5.4%. The total number of unemployed now sits at 8.7 million, while the number of long-term unemployed (those searching for jobs for 27 weeks or more) fell to 3.4 million. Though elevated compared to accepted “full employment” figures, any hiring organization…

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What’s Driving Post-COVID Hiring – Minimum Age or Minimum Wage?

Without a doubt, the pandemic has turned a lot of the established workforce planning orthodoxy on its head. “Things will never be the same” say pundits as we return to a new normal. Many changes wrought by the rapid onset of the pandemic are likely to remain. Work from home options will likely remain at…

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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Direct Sourcing

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We all know that hiring, onboarding and training of the workforce is both time consuming and costly. That’s why it is so painful for many organizations during the pandemic. Sharp drops in demand across numerous industries have forced many to shed headcount. As recovery may occur in unpredictable ways, hiring authorities face an excessive burden…

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Building a Diverse Workforce Management Program

What happens when your commitment to building a diverse workforce is compromised by your need to rapidly source highly sought-after IT talent? By retaining the services of a woman-or minority-owned Managed Services Provider, 100% of all spend flowing through the program would qualify as diversity spend. However, if you are committed to building a truly…

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Top Five Benefits of Direct Sourcing for Contingent Workforce

Sometimes referred to as “self-sourcing” in the staffing industry, direct sourcing is the process by which a company develops and leverages its own candidate pool to engage as contract workers instead of relying solely on staffing providers. The company typically then turns to Employer of Record, Agent of Record, or Managed Service Provider firms to…

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On the Legal Battle Over H-1B Visas Recently Revoked by Executive Order

The timing couldn’t be worse. With significant disruption to normal workforce management operations due to the pandemic, President Donald Trump has added another burden to workforce planning, issuing an executive order suspending the entry of H-1B visa holders into the US. Leveraged by IT companies, manufacturers and others, H-1B visas have been a critical talent…

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