Tag: Great Recession


Why Now Is the Time to Invest in People

You could say that many companies failed to focus on the right things during the Great Recession of 2008–09, as the unemployment rolls swelled and the jobs market seemed to favor employers, not jobseekers. Employers mistakenly took for granted their position of strength during the economic downturn and struggled to deploy strategies to retain certain […]

Hot Jobs from 2018 and Predictions for 2019

2018 was a year of robust growth, based on various economic indicators. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth was strong. Corporate profits reached impressive heights, especially in the technology sector. Americans last enjoyed a prolonged period of low unemployment in the 1950s, with current unemployment reaching a level not seen since 1968.

The Perfect Candidate Has a Résumé Gap, Now What?

One of the most difficult tasks for a job applicant coming off a period of unemployment is to explain that gap in dates on their résumé. This was a common challenge for many jobseekers following the Great Recession.

Candidates Fear Another Recession, Reluctant to Look for New Jobs

2018 has been a rough year for recruiters, as ManpowerGroup points out that 46% of employers say they cannot find the skills they need to fill open jobs. It may be a jobseekers’ market, but memories of past recessions are keeping jobseekers from being optimistic about seeking out new opportunities.