There was a time, years ago, where a great place to look for a job was a newspaper. Thursday was "jobs day" in my hometown newspaper, in fact, it was how I got my first job. The newspaper has stopped "job's day" now.
To meet production demands and remain a top-player in the market, the customer sought a partnership with a staffing company that does more than fill vacancies.
If your organization is like most, using more flexible talent has become business as usual. According to Deloitte, 77 million workers in Europe, India, and the U.S. formally identify themselves as freelancers, and half of employers it surveyed reported a significant number of contractors in their workforce. McKinsey estimate there are 162 million who engage in some sort of gig or freelance work. Staffing Industry Analysts estimated that human cloud revenues rose 65% in 2017.
With the global labor market growing increasingly complex, your workforce is likely undergoing its own transformation. Specifically, the use of flexible talent – whether it’s the human cloud, traditional temp staffing or independent contractors – is becoming a more strategic contributor in getting work done.
I have faced the job-seeking experience from both sides: as a candidate and as a recruiter. In the past, I was the job seeker, completing countless applications and speaking with potential recruiters and employers. Now, as a recruiter myself, I can offer some tips that will hopefully help you overcome the challenges of looking for your dream job.
There has been a lot of speculation about what millennials have to offer the workforce. You have probably heard many of these speculations - "millennials are lazy," "millennials feel a sense of entitlement," and "millennials are technology obsessed." The truth is that while so-called experts think they understand the millennial generations, the facts just don't support these stereotypical opinions.
Human capital leaders are forever seeking ways to increase workforce productivity, so it’s common to see them championing initiatives such as worker upskilling, investing in AI-enabled tools and implementing LEAN processes to raise efficiency. There is, however, one undertaking that companies often overlook that can significantly enhance output without spending a lot of resources or budget.
An effective employee onboarding process is vital for employers that want to get the best out of their labor force, and that goes for contingent workers as well as permanent staff.
Day after day, I talk to exciting people who are looking for a new job or simply want to assess their own value on the job market. I often hear: "I'm only interested in a permanent position with the company as opposed to temporary employment through a recruitment agency." In this blog, I'll explain how temporary work has developed and why there are situations in which temporary employment is the best solution.