While many of the new jobs created since the Great Recession are low-paying retail and restaurant positions with no benefits and little chance of advancement, the growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest ten-year projections for industry growth, dating from 2014 to 2024, it forecasts that the health care and social assistance industry will produce one in three of the net new jobs in the U.S. Extended longevity and an aging population, combined with expanding Continue reading
Particularly tough subjects to fill are in maths, English and IT, with physics teachers in London the hardest to find and secondary maths teachers in the East second
Schools in England are facing a teacher recruitment crisis as nearly half of headteachers have unfilled posts, a survey has revealed. Continue reading
Eddie Vivas is in an odd position. His job is to apply mathematical formulas to LinkedIn’s millions of personal profiles to match the right potential job candidate with the right job opening. Yet he also admits that no algorithm could have predicted that a high-school drop out from Florida such as himself would have become “head of talent solutions” at one of the behemoths of Silicon Valley. Continue reading
The Manpower 2015 talent shortage survey showed us that 38 percent of managers can’t find the talent they need, which is the highest percentage since 2007. Salespeople, engineers, technicians, skilled-trade workers, and IT professionals are proving to be the most difficult employees to find.
However, employers have known — or should have known — about these talent shortages Continue reading
There’s something really disheartening about reaching the end of a workday and feeling as if you didn’t accomplish much. What many people fail to realize is that it is the little things you do — or don’t do — each day that impact productivity more than any major crisis situation. If you would like to get more done on any given day, take a look out these ten productivity tips. Continue reading
After all, who in their right mind would risk giving you the name of a reference that might say bad things about them? Naturally, candidates only offer references whom they believe will compliment their work, honesty, and reliability.
Verification of employment dates and job titles can be obtained by contacting the human resources departments of previous employers – but don’t expect HR to provide much more information about a candidate. HR pros have been trained well not to offer much help here. Continue reading