The pandemic prompted massive layoffs that sent millions of people back into the job market. In just under a month, U.S. unemployment claims reached 26 million, effectively erasing all job gains since the 2008 Great Recession and likely signaling the start of a new historic recession.
The need for staff flexibility has always been prevalent, as demand is rarely static year-round. But the pandemic has brought this idea to the forefront. How can organizations cope when demand suddenly falls off a cliff and then surges again a few months later?
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the workplace upside down. Onboarding has largely gone virtual, work has mostly gone remote, and benefits enrollment season is undergoing a radical change, too.
Remember the “good ole days” of the candidate-driven market, where jobseekers made all the choices in who they worked for and it was up to employers to offer the best perks and benefits to lure these candidates in? It’s hard to imagine that this was only a few months ago and we’re now living in […]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July jobs report, unemployment fell to 10.2%, while employment rose by 1.8 million. Yet, despite the high unemployment rate, employers say they’re actively hiring during the pandemic. So, where are all the jobs?
Like those unfortunate enough to have graduated during the Great Recession, recent college grads in the COVID era are finding it hard to start their careers due to the pandemic.
In times of uncertainty—like now, during a global pandemic—it’s natural to be fearful and anxious about what’s happening around us. There are plenty of concrete, specific things that may be making employees fearful or anxious right now, such as:
The recent PwC survey Future of Recruiting found that candidates today want more than just a job. They seek an employee experience that provides them with a sense of purpose and pride in their work and the organization they work for.
Among the many legacies of COVID-19 will be the test of our endurance for spending time in front of screens. Remote workers are spending 29% more time in team meetings and 24% more time in one-on-one meetings than they were before the pandemic, according to a study from the calendar-assistant company Clockwise.
Were you one of the many employers that brought workers back in late spring, only to furlough or lay them off in early summer due to rising rates of the coronavirus? If so, you’re not alone, but now that your workers have been furloughed again the next question becomes: when can we really bring them […]