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6 Soft Skills to Improve

Well that was awkward… That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh, but it’s not so funny when muttered in the workplace. Why are Soft Skills Important The inability to effectively interact with others is one of the most obvious examples of the increasing lack of employee “soft skills” that are essential to landing – and keeping […] Read Article “6 Soft Skills to Improve”

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Military Spouses Left Behind Amid Historic Low Unemployment Rate

Choosing to become a military spouse sets you on a path of many obstacles, but along this path comes many joys.  It demands professional sacrifices, the disruption of routine cross-country or international moves, and persevering through deployments and family separations.  However it’s also a life of adventure, deep friendships, and the pride of serving a […] Read Article “Military Spouses Left Behind Amid Historic Low Unemployment Rate”

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The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019

As spring blooms across the country, the employment forecast for the second quarter of 2019 looks to be partly cloudy after a long stretch of ample sunshine. While the unemployment rate remains historically low, economists are raising some concerns based on recent data. Those worries stem from job growth nearly grinding to a halt in […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019”

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Jobs Shortage: Filling The Talent Pool

Jobs, at long last, appear to be back. The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is very good news for sure. Yet, good news that comes with a unique challenge. As the demand for workers grows, filling the talent pool becomes increasingly difficult. In this blog, […] Read Article “Jobs Shortage: Filling The Talent Pool”

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How Businesses Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Addressing the skills gap in the labor market is a complex challenge that requires buy-in from several parties, including educational institutions such as high schools, universities and trade schools, job seekers themselves, and employers and businesses as well. Placing the burden of responsibility on educators alone isn’t a sustainable solution, though it is true that […] Read Article “How Businesses Can Help Close the Skills Gap”

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Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity

Apprenticeships are a time-tested idea that is getting new life as employers seek better ways to develop and keep talent. In Italy where I grew up, and throughout much of Europe, apprenticeships have remained a staple of workforce development. In Switzerland, for example, 70% of high school graduates enter apprenticeships in “new-collar” fields such as IT, […] Read Article “Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity”

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Character Interview Questions Around Curiosity

It is all too easy to miss important information about a candidate in the brief time that an interview usually requires. More and more, employers are asking questions that discern critical thinking – but there’s still one area that most employers or hiring managers are forgetting: intellectual curiosity. An intellectually curious person has a burning […] Read Article “Character Interview Questions Around Curiosity”

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Associate Success

At Adecco, we’re connecting candidates to more than just jobs – we’re connecting them to life changing careers. We are proud of what we do, and our associates are proud to love what they do! We sat down with Kathy Kenyon, a Human resources associate, to ask her a few questions on her great experience […] Read Article “Associate Success”

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Contract to Hire: What it Means for Job Seekers and Employers

What is Contract to Hire It’s not uncommon for candidates to be skeptical of the contract to hire situation, many candidates may even be wondering what exactly a contract to hire position even is. In short, a “contract to hire” or “temp to hire” position is one in which a candidate is initially hired temporarily, […] Read Article “Contract to Hire: What it Means for Job Seekers and Employers”

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How to Handle An Underperforming Employee

Dealing with under-performers in the workplace can be a frustrating and sensitive matter for managers and for other employees. Under-performers are often very capable of turning things around, but understanding the problem from all angles is key in determining the best possible route for success. Here are a few important tactics and approaches to keep […] Read Article “How to Handle An Underperforming Employee”