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What You, the C-suite, Should Know about the Current Labor Market

While the unemployment rate rose in June to 4.0%, up from a historic low of 3.8% in May, job growth is on the rise with open positions still outpacing new hires. With the holidays fast approaching and many businesses experiencing consistent growth, more companies will be seeking employees to address demand. And in a candidate-drive […] Read Article “What You, the C-suite, Should Know about the Current Labor Market”

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The Top Five Traits You Need for Work (and Tips to Acquire Them)

Hard skills can be learned in a teaching environment whether that’s high school, college, or, most likely, in the workplace. When you think of hard skills, think more technical skills—industry know how, technology familiarity, etc. On the other hand, traits—or soft skills—are qualities that are learned over time based largely on experience, observance and relationships. […] Read Article “The Top Five Traits You Need for Work (and Tips to Acquire Them)”

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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”

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A Firsthand Account of What Makes a Great Leader

In my 18 years with Adecco, I have learned some new skills and a lot about staffing. What stands out for me, though, is the valuable opportunities that I have had to work alongside excellent coaches and leaders. These mentors have helped me to develop my “people” leadership. We all have tasks and goals that […] Read Article “A Firsthand Account of What Makes a Great Leader”

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Adecco USA President reveals her most important career lessons

Adecco USA President, Joyce Russell, sat down with Caroline Ghosn, Levo CEO and Founder, to discuss her most important career moments and lessons at New York’s up-and-coming collaboration space for women – The Wing. From discussing the mistakes she made early on in her career that resulted in important learning curves, to revealing how job […] Read Article “Adecco USA President reveals her most important career lessons”

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The Potential of Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics is a trendy term these days; however, it is not necessarily new. Consider, for instance, your local meteorologist who makes predictions for future weather patterns. What are those predictions based on? Data. That same premise applies in a wide range of other industries, including staffing. In our industry, predictive analytics is evolving fast, […] Read Article “The Potential of Predictive Analytics”

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The More Diverse, the More Competitive

The Adecco Group’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), which is a major undertaking for our team, serves as an annual ranking of countries and cities based on their ability to develop, attract and retain talent. While the release of the GTCI is always highly anticipated, the 2018 edition is especially exciting. This year, we not […] Read Article “The More Diverse, the More Competitive”

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The December US Jobs Report: Mid-Month Analysis

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the December 2017 Jobs Report on Friday, January 5. In our monthly Job Market Update, the report unveiled December was the third consecutive month the unemployment rate sat at 4.1%. According to CNN, this brings the total amount of jobs added to US economy in 2017 to 2 million. […] Read Article “The December US Jobs Report: Mid-Month Analysis”

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You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?

This past summer LinkedIn tested a new feature that would match a user with a “mentor,” an experienced professional one can trust to advise their career. It’s now being rolled out and asks users what advice they would like, provides a list of potential mentor matches, and then offers to start conversations. With the name […] Read Article “You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?”

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A Passion for People and Technology

I recently joined a Facebook live Q&A panel with fellow members of Adecco leadership. It was a great opportunity to share the direction of our company and personal perspectives with our many colleagues and viewers across the globe. Participants included The Adecco Group Global CEO Alain Dehaze & his shadow for the past month, global […] Read Article “A Passion for People and Technology”