Is it becoming tougher and tougher to find employees with the right skills for your open positions? You’re not alone. In a recent survey of 600 business executives, 46 percent said they felt skills gaps within their companies had grown over the past two years.
Some employee turnover is inevitable – but retaining committed, high-performing team members should be your highest business priority. Even the loss of one good individual can be devastating, taking a tremendous financial toll and striking a negative blow to morale.
On October 3, Amazon made a major move which could impact employers nationwide and beyond: The company increased its minimum wage for nearly 350,000 workers to $15 an hour.
Transferable job skills – those abilities that transcend roles, businesses, and industries when it comes to a candidate’s value and potential – are also known as soft skills.
When you’re job hunting, you may find advice coming at you from every direction. And while friends, family, and colleagues may mean well, their ideas may not mesh with your unique goals, circumstances and challenges. Worst case: they may even be counterproductive.
People are the most important, and the highest-stake, investment you make in your business. Hiring costs money, but bad hiring costs much, much more.
Employer branding is not just a marketing buzzword. It’s an essential element of your successful talent management strategy. You need to constantly develop your brand to remain competitive and acquire the best talent on the market.
Your LinkedIn profile is the foundation for your personal branding and an essential tool in your job search. Here are 10 aspects of your LinkedIn profile to focus on:
Personal development is a sure path to feeling awesome about yourself. Studies show that the more ambitious goals you set, the happier you are. And when you decide upon and set your own goals, your happiness doesn’t depend on anyone else.
Working with the right recruiter can not only help you reduce the time you spend on your search but also help ensure that you land the best job possible – not just one that will ensure a steady paycheck. Thanks to their industry expertise, experience, and connections, recruiters offer a number of competitive advantages to job seekers.