All Blog Posts Tagged 'economy' (84)

#DidYouKnow: Smartphones have been helping to create jobs

App Economy in the United States

Life before smartphones seems like a distant memory. But in actuality, the mobile and app economy has been around less than a decade. Today, smartphones are used by over 2 billion people globally. The introduction of…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on March 7, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

What Contingent Workers Don’t Want in a Job Aside from Crummy Pay

What Contingent Workers Don’t Want in a Job Aside from Crummy Pay

Pay is an essential motivator in the contingent hiring process, but only up to a certain…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on November 22, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

History of Compensation: Employee Tenure - The New Normal

Compensation Data Facts - What's What in Compensation


History of compensation... In the days of the industrial revolution, jobs were held by most workers for a…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on September 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What's Undermining Your Engagement of Contingent Labor?

According to the U.S. Government and Accountability Office, approximately 40% of America's workforce now qualifies as contingent workers.  This change in the way people prefer to work is evidenced by the…


Added by Catherine Hess on August 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Retention: Keeping Great People on Gigs

Compensation Data Facts - What's What in Compensation…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on July 20, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Poverty & Jobs In America

While many of us have chosen to look forward toward to 2014 and beyond, I’ve chosen to briefly look backward to the recent 50th Anniversary…


Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Reaching the Decison Maker

Let us share ideas here for the New Year that would be great. Recruiting as we all know has changed and it is tied to the state of the economy the economy is very poor now. What are your ways of reaching more decision makers who don't know you and getting them to do business with you?

Here is the way I get new clients.I research the internet look on, and and firm's web site for current openings and then go to linkedin and get the name of…


Added by Jane Roth on January 25, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Canada Job Creation Crash - July 2012

Canadian Jobs Data July 2012

Statistics Canada reports that the Canadian economy lost 30,000 jobs during the month of July 2012. The unemployment rate rose to 7.3% compared to 7.2% in the month of June.…


Added by Steve Jones on August 10, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments


Expert advice from Dave Wood of .

People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…


Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments

Get Ready for the Double Dipper

When you say it like that, it sounds almost like it might be fun.  Perhaps a bit of an adrenaline ride at Alton Towers?  Afraid not – albeit it may provide a bumpy ride for a few of us.

Well it’s official.  As of 9:30 this morning we learned we have entered the joys of a double dip recession, and for us that means it’s time to work out how this will impact the world of flat fee online recruitment.  Before we all get too excited, what’s it all about?  Well, for those of you not…


Added by Jason Perry on April 25, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments

Making the Most of Life's Lemons: Life After My 3rd Layoff

Everyone has heard the cliché, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, there's one dangerous assumption within that statement - that I actually have access to water and a pitcher.

I experienced my first layoff at the tender age of 19. After having worked at Castle Rock Entertainment part-time for four years, about 100 of us were laid off when Ted Turner's company bought us out. I landed my next job at…


Added by Maisha Cannon on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Millennial Momentum: Required Reading for Corporate America...and the Rest of Us

Cross-posted to The Green Suits:


Aided by my wonderful but eye-straining Kindle for Android app I read Millennial Momentum, Morley Winograd’s and Mike Hais’ great new book about the U.S.’s Millennial Generation.


The Millennials (otherwise known as the “Gen Y” cohort) are Americans born between 1982 and 2001. Milllennials stand in stark contrast to the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers that preceded them; they…


Added by Dan Smolen on September 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How to Plan Your Staffing in a State of Uncertainty


Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now.  In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty.  But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are we the architects of our own employment downfall?

An interesting debate emerged recently when it was revealed that the UK actually has more jobless teenagers than Slovenia.

Straight away of course there were the usual "well what do you expect with all the foreigners coming over here" type comments and others blaming the generation before them for voting for this, that and the other, but it got me thinking (always a dangerous thing) - would it be silly to suggest that it's nothing to do with immigration, baby boomers, Generation X or…


Added by Alasdair Murray on September 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Groan…Still No Jobs Improvement

I’ll say it again: no amount of government spending or even great staffing software is going to turn this unemployment situation around in the next few months.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its data for the month of August last Friday,…


Added by Tim Giehll on September 8, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

We Owe Them Their Dreams

Cross-posted to The Green Suits: Happy after Labor Day.


Children across the U.S. returned to school and their parents went back to work--or went back to work looking for work (or additional work).


Today at breakfast I looked across the…


Added by Dan Smolen on September 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Is The Economic Rebound Slowing? How Will It Impact Your Business?

Unfortunately, just as the economy was showing signs of improving, a number of factors are causing it to weaken again. Rising food and oil prices, supply chain disruptions due to the Japanese nuclear disaster and a still-horrendous housing market are all to blame. How will it impact your business? Mostly by affecting consumers.

As oil prices have climbed more than 20% this year, high gas prices are slowing the momentum of the recent economic improvements. Gas and food inflation are…


Added by Tim Giehll on August 17, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

July Employment Data = No Improvement Again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its data for the month of July and the numbers were as flat as everybody expected. Oh, there was some giddiness in the press, but I read that as more a response to the poor economic (and governmental) news of late than as an honest assessment of the employment situation. Because, in fact, the employment situation has not really… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on August 10, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

It's About Jobs

I live in Washington, DC so it’s easy to make things political. This town manages to do that with nearly everything. But this is not really about politics even though it may require politicians to truly have an impact. This is about jobs and the crisis that confronts us. A few points to consider:


  • This might take a while. Typically in the past the US economy would return to a normal employment outlook six months after a recession, but the McKinsey Global Institute…

Added by Doug Munro on July 22, 2011 at 11:43am — 7 Comments

April Unemployment Confusion

I last wrote on unemployment in a March post, so when the latest numbers came out last Friday, I realized that it was time to address the topic again (and to once again forego writing about staffing software!).

The numbers, which reflect the U.S. job market in April, are rather confusing…


Added by Tim Giehll on May 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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