Tag: Technology

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Addressing the Skills Gap from Within

The “skills gap” has received a great deal of attention recently, particularly in the years following the Great Recession. In a nutshell, the skills gap refers to the difference between the skills employers want or need and those that the available workforce has to offer.

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4 Technology Opportunities Most Businesses Don’t Take Advantage Of

One feature of business technology is that it cuts both ways: It’s almost certain there will be some gains and some losses with investment. But gauging the net result is key in deciding whether to invest and adopt or wait and see. For management, this could include analyzing whether the time and financial cost of […]

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5 Traits of Highly Successful Recruiters

Today’s candidate-driven employment market requires innovative, creative, and efficient work. Are you holding yourself back by using outdated recruiting habits?

5 Ways AI Can Help HR Better Recruit

Human Resources (HR) professionals are increasingly turning to technology to help them hire the right people quicker and easier. Tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are helping HR administrators in a multitude of ways and transforming talent acquisition in the process.

Blockchain: Three Powerful Applications for HR

Blockchain has already disrupted the payments and insurance industry, but its effects on other business areas, such as HR, have the potential to be profound. Blockchain works as a secure, digital transaction technology that can be programmed to keep a record of virtually everything of value, making tampering with the records almost impossible. Blockchain removes […]

Don’t Think of AI Advancement as an Arms Race

In the Dr. Seuss tale The Butter Battle Book, a farcical tale is told of two antagonistic neighbors—the Yooks and the Zooks—who enter into an arms race and go to war over a disagreement about whether to eat bread with the butter side up or down.

Recruiting Next-Gen Mobile Talent: A Q&A with Peggy Smith

As the war for talent rages on, employers are building their workforces with many kinds of talent that they source locally, regionally, and globally. As technology continues to advance, so does the types of workers that are available. Gone are the days of 9-5, in-house talent, today’s workforce is going mobile.

How to Make Smart Hiring Decisions in a Tight Labor Market

A tight labor market typically means that unemployment numbers are low and that employers will be fighting over a smaller pool of candidates to fill open positions. While those conditions are currently present in the “Gig Economy,” the shifting nature of employment and the pressure on workers to remain upwardly mobile have changed the way […]