Mid-afternoon is always a tough time for conference attendees weary from long sessions and poor eating. But Joyce Russell, EVP and President of Adecco Staffing, led a lively discussion on utilizing a flexible workforce through contingent and temporary positions. Through facts, personal anecdotes and trivia questions, Russell laid the groundwork for why flexible employment can […] Read Article “Adecco USA President Joyce Russell On Contingency”
A recurring theme at the SHRM conference is that the world is rapidly changing, and it’s essential that HR professionals adapt accordingly. And Gary Kushner, President and CEO of Kushner & Company, an HR strategy and employee benefits consulting firm based in Portage, Mich., held a session Monday morning that was right in line with […] Read Article “HR Strategy of the Future”
It’s SHRM Day in Atlanta, according to the city’s mayor Kasim Reed, and Adecco Group’s Kathy Kane held an early morning session on contemporary workforce planning and how HR professionals can plan for their workforces going forward. Kane, SVP, Talent Management, at Adecco Group, started out her discussion by telling the audience that their HR […] Read Article “Adecco Group’s Kathy Kane Talks Workforce Planning”
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”
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.