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Rise of the Machines: Which Roles Will Be Replaced in 10 Years?

In the Johnny Depp movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s father works in a toothpaste factory but is quickly replaced by robots that can do his job—screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste—at a fraction of the speed. Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, Bucket’s father lands a job repairing the […]

BLS Data: Experts Weigh in on the May Jobs Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has spoken and unemployment for the month of May remains unchanged at 3.6%. However, the most recent report has experts saying the numbers are “below expectations.” Could this be the beginning of the end for the candidate-driven market?

Can You Predict Which Employee Is Going to Quit?

Now more than ever, companies are struggling with attrition on a massive scale. U.S. job turnover reached more than 19% towards the end of 2018. And, additional reports are showing more than half of U.S. employees plan to look for new jobs before the end of this year.

Should You Hold a Candidate’s Former Employer Against Them?

We hear a lot about negative online employer reviews, especially from an employer-brand standpoint, and how these reviews can hurt your chances at attracting top talent. But what about the jobseekers who come from employers recovering from a prominent scandal? Should recruiters discount them because of where they previously worked?

Rise in Teen Employment Anticipated for 2019

As schools across the nation begin preparing students for final exams, employers are preparing for their entry into the workforce. According to one outlook, job opportunities could increase around 5% this year and the teen participation rate could rise as well.

Could Gamification Help Recruit and Retain Talent?

Using artificial intelligence (AI) on day-to-day, mundane tasks frees up recruiters and allows them to spend their time where it matters the most: with prospective candidates. As we know, the candidate experience is vital to attracting and retaining talent, but could AI be used to lure jobseekers in, as well?

Legal Cannabis Spurs Demand for Certain Skill Sets

Just a few years ago, it would have been almost unheard of for someone to list the ability to grow, identify, or recommend different strains of cannabis as a job qualification, but the times are a changin’!

Corporate Leaders Fear Talent Shortage

In an increasingly service- and skill-driven economy, talent acquisition, development, and retention are immensely important for companies that want to stay competitive in the long run.

Employers Report Upbeat Hiring Intentions for Q2 2019

As we head into the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, one thing that remains the same is the positive hiring trend employers continue to report, with the leisure and hospitality industry continuing to lead the way in positive hiring intentions.

Experts Predict Job Growth May Start Slowing Down

What goes up, must come down, right? At least that’s what some experts think when it comes to private-sector employment in 2019. While job growth has remained consistent in the first part of the year, some experts are predicting that we’ve reached our peak.