If you have been in the recruiting industry for any length of time, you are probably familiar with what is known as the "unemployed mindset" - the tendency of employers to prefer currently employed candidates over those who are unemployed. This mindset has prevailed despite mass layoffs during the recession that put many on the unemployment lines through no fault of their own.
As the economy continues its sluggish recovery, some are still struggling to find work. Here…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
The American economy is teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff, but that doesn't mean your job orders have to go over with it.
If Congress can't come to an agreement by December 31, across the board tax increases and government funding cuts will automatically go into effect. Many experts are predicting that if something isn't done by December 31, the United States could go into another recession. With that threat looming, many employers are taking a wait-and-see-approach…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 10, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
The increased use of contractors over the past few years is more than just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, according to a recent survey by Randstad.
The Randstad Workforce360 Study found that companies are beginning to view blended workforces - those…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
What if, as some experts predict, half of American workers were engaged on a contingent basis? How would the needs of our country, cities, and states change if a significant amount of people worked from home or outside the traditional 9-5 schedule?
Those are some of the questions Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, tackles in his article…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 28, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments
In the 19th century, it was the Industrial Revolution. In the 1950's, it was the shift from blue collar to white collar work. And some are predicting that we are now at the beginning of another workforce revolution: a shift from permanent employment to contingent work.
In his book Labor Rising, The Past and Future of Working People in…Continue
Most people in recruitment expect that when the economy recovers from a recession, there will be a spike in the use of contractors. But is contract staffing's current growth just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, or is it something more?
Well, a recent Washington Post article suggests that it could actually…Continue
Those who were lucky enough to make it through the recession without losing their jobs have a different problem, according to Workforce. They are "Stressed & Pressed" . . . and are about ready to jump ship.
It's no secret that companies ran leaner during the recession and asked more of their employees. But even with the recession technically…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
A recent article from Staffing Industry Analysts confirms what we have been saying for a long time: the flexible workforce is here to stay.
The use of contract staffing has surged in this uncertain economy, a phenomenon that is not uncommon following a recession as employers use contractors to…Continue
While the recession has supposedly been over for quite some time, many people are still feeling its effects. And it is quite possible that Baby Boomers are having the hardest time bouncing back.
A recent U.S. News & World Report article examines "The Recession's Impact…Continue