With the rise of artificial intelligence and automation, many industries are facing talent shortages right now and will continue to do so over the next decade or so. And current studies and research indicate that the skills gap is widening and that this will cost companies over $8.5 trillion in economic opportunity.
As a new year is upon us, it’s that time to reflect on the year past and what may come for the year ahead. Certainly, the market has shown that when it comes to employment, 2019 is set to continue the trend of record-low unemployment rates, an aging workforce that continues to remain involved in […]
Several major employers have recently announced new or increased efforts to hire members of the military community as part of their recruitment initiatives. The military community includes not only active military members but veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and women and their spouses.
Each year, companies add to their seasonal workforce to address anticipated customer demand—by how much depends in part on the state of the overall economy and forecasted holiday spending levels.
If you thought the hiring struggles were going to end in 2019, think again. According to a new hiring outlook, hiring intentions are at a 12-year high and are expected to remain steady throughout 2019.
Record low unemployment, technological advances, and a lack of skilled talent are making hiring extremely difficult for many employers. And because technology is evidently making our lives easier, this is enabling many employees to spend fewer hours at work and instead, spend more time doing things they enjoy. Which leaves many employers wondering: What will […]
With the holidays looming, many organizations are staffing up for the busy times ahead. Holiday sales in 2018 are expected to rise as much as 5.6% over last year to a record $1.1 trillion, according to estimates from Deloitte. This means a need for more seasonal workers at a time when the labor market is […]
As 2018 comes to an end, it’s time to start predicting what 2019 has in store for recruiting professionals and hiring managers across the country.
In a previous post, we discussed Amazon’s recent announcement to raise the minimum wage of all U.S. employees to $15 per hour on November 1, 2018. The move was lauded by the likes of 2018 Democratic presidential hopeful and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”