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Embracing Entrepreneurship Across the Globe

What exactly is an entrepreneur? According to Merriam-Webster, it is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” While that is an accurate definition, there is much more to it. Generally speaking, entrepreneurs dream about being their own boss, enjoy motivating others, are driven by financial success, and—perhaps most important—thrive […] Read Article “Embracing Entrepreneurship Across the Globe”

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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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Why PTO should be a staple in your company’s culture.

For most of my career, I believed I had to check e-mails, be on conference calls, and tend to other work-related things while I was on vacation. This is what was expected, and what I thought was “normal,” and others followed suit. PTO – what should stand for Personal Time Off – started being called […] Read Article “Why PTO should be a staple in your company’s culture.”

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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”