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7 for 2017: The Top Recruiting and HR Trends Every Talent Pro Needs To Know.

The thing about talent trends posts is that if it were possible to predict the future of recruiting and HR, we’d probably have figured out some way to make it suck a little less. Of course, the glacial pace of change in these parts means that for the indeterminate present, 2017 Is shaping up to...
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Us Temp Jobs Up By 13,400 In Second-highest Gain In Two Years

Temporary help jobs rose by 13,400 in June from May and the temp penetration rate reached an all-time high for the third month in a row, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today’s revised data also increased May’s previously reported gain of 12,900 US temp jobs to...
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8 Steps to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

Forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures across much of the country this summer. Are you prepared to beat the heat? Every year, thousands of workers become ill from working in the heat, and some even die. Construction workers make up about one-third of heat-related worker deaths, but outdoor workers in every industry – particularly agriculture,...
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7 common workplace safety hazards

The National Safety Council has a team of consultants who travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. But no matter where each team member is, chances are good that he or she will spot one or more of seven common safety hazards. Here, NSC consultants JoAnn...
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2017 Recruiting Trends Point To Technology Driving Change

As the labor market tightens, talent acquisition professionals in 2017 will be asked to fill more positions offering alternative work arrangements and to begin to use emerging technologies to find the right workers for their organizations. Employers will staff on-demand and gig positions, utilize data analytics and artificial intelligence tools, emphasize skills over formal education...
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Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Gets Innovative

It won’t be long before U.S. minorities are not in the minority anymore. Due to projected growth among Asian, Hispanic and multiracial groups, traditionally underrepresented populations will hit majority status by 2044, according to the Census Bureau. Smart companies reflect that reality in the collective makeup of their employees. Their leaders understand that yesterday’s workforce...
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The Importance of Background Screening for Staffing Firms

According to a 2016 CareerBuilder study, 75 percent of employers have hired the wrong person, and 37 percent blame the fact that the employee lied about his or her qualifications. For staffing firms, these findings underscore the need to dig deeper when vetting candidates for placement and conduct thorough background checks before sending them out...
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Three Critical Managed Services for SMBs

IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are an extremely powerful option for SMBs in today’s business environment. Faced with the expectation of immediacy in service among your customers, the requirement for continuous operations and the increasing complexity of available technologies, managing your IT services alone is challenging at best. To best understand what an IT MSP...
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Improving Customer Support by Hiring Additional Temporary Staff

As today’s businesses find themselves open 24/7 while operating on tighter budgets, customer support remains of vital strategic importance and one of their biggest challenges. All too often a company wants to upgrade customer service but, given the enormous investment hiring permanent employees entails, resources may simply not be available. However, a viable and cost-effective...
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