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Support from coast to coast

August 4th marks the birth of the United States Coast Guard, the branch of our military which has many unique characteristics that set them apart from the others. The Coast Guard is “always ready” (their latin motto: Semper Paratus), assuring maritime safety and security across the United States’ exclusive economic zone of over 4.3 million […] Read Article “Support from coast to coast”

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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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What U.S. Workers Think about Automation

There is no doubt: Automation is omnipresent and impacting work across the globe. It is encouraging employees and job seekers to advance their hard skills—to embrace new opportunities working alongside automation or seek new roles because of it. It is forcing companies to make difficult decisions—to quickly implement more computerization and mechanization or cautiously evaluate […] Read Article “What U.S. Workers Think about Automation”

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The future of the workforce is older than you think.

This past February, I once again attended the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I was pleased to be invited to speak on a panel presented by Mercer, titled “Health, Wealth and Work-Wise: The new imperatives for financial security.” The other panelists and I spoke to what we feel could be the next global […] Read Article “The future of the workforce is older than you think.”

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3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships

The Adecco Group reported in its fourth annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) that vocational and technical skills are one of the greatest challenges facing the US workforce today. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity, but job candidates are missing the right skills and experience to fill available positions. We’ve seen firsthand how registered […] Read Article “3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships”

Five Things American Companies Should Know about GDPR
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Five Things American Companies Should Know About GDPR

Effective May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into place with the goal of protecting the personal data of all individuals in the EU and the European Economic Area. The regulation has been called the most comprehensive data privacy regulation in decades, and it is. In fact, so comprehensive […] Read Article “Five Things American Companies Should Know About GDPR”

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How Technology is Disrupting Recruiting

Technology is disrupting traditional recruiting practices. For example, the paper resumé is no longer the preferred method for a candidate to inform an employer of their skills. Candidates now create virtual brands via social media and personal websites, thus shifting recruiting to a primarily digital practice. There is an unprecedented demand for highly skilled employees, […] Read Article “How Technology is Disrupting Recruiting”

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What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 11th, occupies a place of pride in our hearts at Adecco. It’s a time to honor military spouses for their service to our country, and on the home front. We recognize military spouses for the personal sacrifices they make, as well as the determination and adaptability they bring to work […] Read Article “What it Means to be a Working Military Spouse”