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5 Ways to Close the Skills Gap

Companies of all shapes and sizes agree: the skills gap is very real. The skills gap, or the lack of essential work skills and abilities of the workforce today, is a hindrance for any organization looking to recruit, retain and inspire employees. In our Definitive Guide to Building a Better Workforce, we asked top companies […] Read Article “5 Ways to Close the Skills Gap”

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Bring More Peace to Your Place (of Work).

Do you feel passionate about your work and committed to your company? 70% of Americans would be likely to respond “no” to this question. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce report: 18% are actively disengaged: dissatisfied, unmotivated workers with attitudes that can be contagious to coworkers 52% are disengaged: doing the bare minimum required to keep […] Read Article “Bring More Peace to Your Place (of Work).”

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Five Tips For Ongoing Employee Motivation

There are many reports surrounding the state of the current workforce; millennials reshaping the landscape, retiring baby-boomers and talent shortages in the STEM field. One such report often overlooked is talent retention. The main reason for this going unnoticed is due to priority in talent attraction. As human resource departments strategize for solutions to bring […] Read Article “Five Tips For Ongoing Employee Motivation”

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Employers Are Asking: How Will the Election Impact the Economy?

Employers are keeping a close eye on the economy and the markets in the next two months as a wild presidential race engulfs the country. They are asking: Should they increase hiring, freeze it or cut back? Many experts say the economy is relatively stable and they expect slow but steady growth in the months […] Read Article “Employers Are Asking: How Will the Election Impact the Economy?”

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The Millennialisms: Quick Tips for Managing Millennials

The Millennial takeover has arrived. That’s right. As of 2015, Millennials are the largest proportion of the workforce. Technology and positive economic conditions have made the world of work different for this group – and many employers are feeling the resulting intergenerational tension. You might be feeling it to. Don’t sweat it. Adecco is coming […] Read Article “The Millennialisms: Quick Tips for Managing Millennials”

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Hire fast, or hire best?

Image source: NPR Politics 2016 Election: Should we consider the wild card? This year’s presidential election illustrates the common frustration of employers having a candidate pool that doesn’t excite anyone (nevermind the fact that the presidential race is the most important job interview – played out on the world’s stage). Anyone who has hired for […] Read Article “Hire fast, or hire best?”

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A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio

  Dear Team Adecco, Angel Bovee and I are on the scene in Rio this week, and we are fired up to cheer Team USA on to the gold! The beaches and streets of Rio are buzzing with that heady international mix of enthusiasm and intensity so unique to the Olympic Games. So far, the athletes […] Read Article “A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio”

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Multi-generational Employee Motivation

The modern workforce now includes employees spanning three distinct generations. While all employees are inherently different despite age, differences between these generations do follow common themes– each has its own knowledge, strengths and weaknesses. Managers must know how to work with them all to maintain a successful business. If you understand a little bit about each […] Read Article “Multi-generational Employee Motivation”

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We Need More Women in IT

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a bold stance on women in technology. “I think it’s our fault – ‘our’ meaning the whole tech community,” he said. “We haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be.” Cook also pointed to what […] Read Article “We Need More Women in IT”

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Temp Tales: Not Your Ordinary “Temp” Job

I’ve always considered myself like a temp chameleon—quiet and quick to adapt to new environments without being noticed. I loathe being the center of attention and, instead, prefer to stay in the background watching the behavior of those around me. Sure, some would call me an introvert—and I certainly wouldn’t deny it—but I prefer chameleon. […] Read Article “Temp Tales: Not Your Ordinary “Temp” Job”