Whether you view the world of work through the lens of optimism or pessimism, the future of work is uncertain. And this year, change in the world of work was accelerated by the repercussions of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life indefinitely. While the immediate changes are apparent, less is known about the lasting effects as we embark on the new normal. One of the biggest changes for Americans is the way we work.
In recent years, the front-facing camera has become the iconic symbol of social media and the global “selfie culture.” In the new world of social distancing and remote work, that same cultural icon has rapidly transformed into the cornerstone and foundation for the new world of remote work.
In the early 2000s, a fast-growing e-commerce company created a centralized compute and storage capability so its new business units would not have to build their own. It was designed for internal use, but the company realized that the extra capacity could be sold to outsiders. The result was a $10 billion business called Amazon […]
Is the jobseeker ready for technology in the hiring process? Innovative recruiting technologies have gained fast technological advancement in recent years, with recruiting automation playing a pivotal role. Their ability to complete daily administrative duties fast and efficiently have made them a definite desirable for hiring teams dealing with high-volume recruitment.
There have always been gatekeepers in the job application process. Applicants might be afraid that a résumé screener sitting at a desk will discard their application because of an errant typo. Or, jobseekers in the first round of an interview with a company may feel like the HR recruiter just doesn’t seem to like them.
In a crisis, our attention tends to shift from the most common, everyday concern of needing approval to the more basic needs of security and control (water, food, shelter, etc.).
It often feels like a mad dash to hire good people to meet seasonal demand, but forecasts aren’t always right, and needs shift daily. The hiring process for seasonal work has not come close to maximizing its potential.
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.
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 […]