Super Sunday at SHRM got off to a strong start, and at the end of the day, Adecco hosted a cocktail reception so that the Athlete Career Program participants could meet and greet conference attendees and clients. During the event, the ACP participants Mechelle Lewis and Emma Preuschl snapped photos, signed autographs and spoke about […] Read Article “Meet the Athletes”
Our coverage at SHRM 2012 kicks off with Opening Session Speaker and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who was interviewed by acclaimed CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien. But before Dr. Rice took the stage, SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson spoke about the rapidly changing workplace, how businesses need to adapt and how HR […] Read Article “Condoleeza Rice Opens 2012 SHRM Conference”
The annual Society of Human Resource Management, or SHRM, conference is set to kick off this Sunday, and I’m excited to be attending as a blogger for Adecco. Atlanta, the site of the conference, is an amazing, vibrant city and will certainly make a fantastic backdrop for the largest gathering of HR professionals in the […] Read Article “Countdown to SHRM 2012”
Let me preface this post by admitting that I do not have kids of my own. This gives me an interesting vantage point when it comes to how parents choose to raise their children, compared to when I was a kid (which wasn’t really that long ago – yet it seems as if a lot has […] Read Article “Children of Helicopter Parents: How Does it Affect Their Future?”
The economy, while still by no means great, is improving slowly but surely and as such, new opportunities are springing up all across the country. But where do you go and why? Based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor and Adecco’s own internal data on job growth and demand, we compiled a list […] Read Article “The Ten Best Cities for Finding a Job NOW”
According to the “The Employment Situation – May 2012” report, hiring dwindled for the third consecutive month in May, as only 69,000 jobs were added to the national economy, the lowest monthly total since June 2011.
For the second straight month, 342 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas reported year-to-year unemployment rate decreases, according to the BLS’ “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment – April 2012” report.
Private sector hiring was a bit disappointing last month, as only half of the nation’s 10 major industry groups reported employment increases. In all, the construction, government, information, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services industries recorded job losses in May.
From December 2011 to February 2012, the national economy generated an average of 252,000 new jobs per month. Since then, only 96,000 new jobs have been added to the economy each month, on average.
When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”