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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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Which is the Best Way to Hire: Algorithms or Intuition?

We have talked, in the past, about automation and technology and the opportunities and challenges that it holds for the workplace and for employees. There is no doubt that technology is having a dramatic impact on how we work and the decisions that we make. One of the big contributors to these decisions is data. […] Read Article “Which is the Best Way to Hire: Algorithms or Intuition?”

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What happens after the Olympics are over?

Transitions. We all face them in our lives, whether it’s the start of a new job, a move to a new city, the addition of a family member or retirement. No matter what the transition is and when it happens, they mean the same thing: change. Change can be scary and unsettling, but it can […] Read Article “What happens after the Olympics are over?”

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The Benefits of Diversity in the Workforce

Adecco recently conducted a survey with over 500 C-Suite executives about their current workforce trends, pain points and management styles. The survey revealed that 57% of companies consider diversity and inclusion programs to be of medium-high importance within their workforces. But what do diversity and inclusion programs look like within some of these industry-leading companies, […] Read Article “The Benefits of Diversity in the Workforce”

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Top 3 predictions for manufacturing jobs in 2018

The spotlight on the US manufacturing industry was front-and-center in 2017. Manufacturing was at the forefront of President Trump’s first year in office, with the President addressing the National Association of Manufacturers in September stating his tax plan would allow manufacturing companies “more production, more investment and more jobs.” Though the President’s recent import tariffs, […] Read Article “Top 3 predictions for manufacturing jobs in 2018”