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802, 2024

Job Growth Twice As Strong As Expected In January

The U.S. added far more jobs than expected last month, according to data released by the Labor Department, as the economy walks the tightrope of maintaining a strong labor market while simultaneously bringing down inflation to a palatable level. January's job report showcased a robust job market with 353,000 new positions, starkly contrasting with the tech sector's layoffs, including significant reductions at companies like Microsoft and eBay. This period of [...]

3101, 2024

5 Reasons Why January And February Are The Best Months To Look For A New Job

While festivities and holiday cheers often steal the spotlight early in the new year, it is worth recognizing the unique opportunities for career growth that January and February offer. Some believe that this season may slow down hiring activities, but employment data reveals a significant rise in companies seeking new talents within the early months of the year. In January specifically, there is an average 15% increase in job postings [...]

2401, 2024

A Psychologist Discusses The Merits Of A “Personality Hire”

Social media users are conflicted over an emerging trend related to the workplace: “personality hires.” Characterized by their congeniality and ability to bring “vibes” to the office, personality hires are understood to be employees hired for their attitude, “culture-fit” at the workplace and their impeccable interpersonal skills. With hundreds of hilarious TikToks emerging of what the personality hire’s day to day looks like, many are left wondering, “Am I the personality hire?” [...]

1701, 2024

Tech Industry Sees ‘Cautious Optimism’ For Hiring And Recruiting In 2024

The tech industry is undergoing significant shifts, with a growing emphasis on outsourcing talent, skills-based hiring and an increasing demand for artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists. Research reveals a growing desire for remote work, conflicting attitudes toward AI in the workplace and a shift in hiring from senior workers to junior and mid-level programmers. Workforce Sentiment According to a survey, employers expect to invest in technical hiring in the [...]

1001, 2024

How To Lose A New Hire In Three Easy Steps

After a 12-step interview process, and countless hours spent reviewing resumes, screening candidates, and sitting through dozens of interviews, you’ve finally found your perfect hire. Several months later they give their notice. How on earth did that just happen? Here are three easy steps to lose a new hire. 1. Bait and switch. The way you described the job to your new hire vaguely resembles the job they're in. Perhaps you stretched the [...]

301, 2024

Human Resources And Recruitment Trends For 2024

In 2023, layoffs disproportionately impacted recruiters and human resources professionals as companies in various sectors conducted widespread workforce reductions and enacted hiring freezes. The need for HR, talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) professionals dropped as hiring activity stalled, especially in the tech sector. While other areas within tech organizations saw headcount reduced by 10% to 20%, companies downsized 50% of tech recruiters, the Wall Street Journal reported. The demand for [...]

2712, 2023

3 Strategies to Optimize Your Hiring Process and Find the Best Employees

 The most important decision for business leaders is deciding on who will come aboard to help build the corporate house.   Here are three strategies I now use to make sure I am choosing the right candidate for the job. These tips should help you simplify the hiring process in 2024 and beyond. 1. Avoid hiring under pressure Executives are particularly vulnerable when the work is piling up and weeks go [...]

2012, 2023

3 Hiring Trends For 2024: AI, Optimism And Online Recruiting

In 2024, hiring trends will shift as organizations adapt to a changing global workforce and several key themes emerge, offering employers and job seekers a positive outlook. While 2023 started with massive layoffs and continued with that trend throughout the year to cut costs, the panorama seems quite different for 2024. Now with costs more under control and an interest rate moving in the right direction, the potential of AI [...]

1312, 2023

Emerging Trends in IT Recruitment: What to Watch in 2024

Are you ready to ride the wave of change in IT recruitment? Brace yourself, because in 2024, the tech hiring landscape is about to go through a major transformation. This article is your key to unlocking the emerging trends that you absolutely need to keep an eye on. Say goodbye to the old ways as the hybrid work model takes a backseat and proactive candidate engagement takes center stage. Automation [...]

212, 2023

Essential Skills for IT Professionals in the Digital Age: A Recruiter’s Guide

Are you ready to navigate the vast digital landscape and unlock the doors to success as an IT professional? In this IT recruiter's guide, we will explore the essential skills you need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of technology. Think of yourself as a skilled pilot, maneuvering through the clouds of data and innovation with ease and confidence. From technical expertise and problem-solving abilities to adaptability and communication skills, [...]

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