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The President’s Infrastructure Plan: How Will it Impact the American Workforce?

One of President Trump’s key campaign promises of 2016 was an infrastructure revitalization plan. In his first State of the Union address, he called on Congress to generate $1.5 trillion to invest into our infrastructure. How could this affect the job market? A number of industries and millions of job seekers could potentially benefit from […] Read Article “The President’s Infrastructure Plan: How Will it Impact the American Workforce?”

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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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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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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”

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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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Automation Gives as it Takes

Improvements in technology are the catalyst for amazing innovation, but the level of fear over how recent improvements will affect the workplace has never been higher. Fear is in the employee, who reads that half of all American jobs are at risk of being replaced through automation and worries their job may soon be obsolete. […] Read Article “Automation Gives as it Takes”

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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”

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In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, a veteran milspouse tells us her story.

November is not just about giving thanks for plump turkeys, but it also gives the opportunity to thank our heroes. Leading up to Thanksgiving, we focus on the heroes across our country as it is National Veterans and Military Families month. The veterans, families and American service members that protect our country give us much to […] Read Article “In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, a veteran milspouse tells us her story.”