The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?
It is now the season for famous speakers to give advice to recent graduates. Apart from wearing graduation gowns, students will hear many inspirational commencement speakers. Some are alumni of the institution, others are respected for their accomplishments. What is the best advice for graduates and job seekers offered during the graduation season?
We recently sat down with La Tonya Walker, TAD PGS’s Director of Recruiting for Alexandria and California, to get some golden nugget insights into how this high-performer balances her family and career.
“For some people looking into my life, it may seem that I handle it effortlessly, but I’m the first to admit that life can be overwhelming at times. To handle life’s roller coaster I have systems in place that help me turn the negatives into positives and to live life purposely every day.”
Have you ever wanted a career in sports? You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make this dream come true.
Behind every individual athlete or team victory, there are STEM professionals at work. Sports and technology are overwhelmingly intertwined in today’s world. From designing Paralympic equipment to biochemical engineers working on faster recovery of athletes’ damaged tissues, they all have one unifying denominator: sports.
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Retail is big business and the field has a lot of great positions for job seekers. If you’re wondering who the happiest retail employers are CareerBliss has you covered with it’s annual list of happiest retailers to work for.
Pre-screening candidates is a growing trend during the interview process. It saves time on both ends and is a simple way to see whether the candidate is worth pursuing. There are a few different reasons for conducting phone interviews and we have some tips to help prepare!
What makes the best leaders? Think back on your past jobs and dig into what made you like your bosses? Who were your favorite and why? What made them a good person to work for? After doing some soul searching, you might have a better idea of what qualities make good leaders.
Here are a few qualities that every good leader should possess.
As veterans transition into the civilian workforce, many companies are recognizing that veterans bring a huge asset to the workplace – talent.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of company you are or what industry you are in, veterans have the skills that you are looking for.” said Lisa Rosser, CEO and founder of The Value of a Veteran, a human resource consulting and training firm.
Over 80% of military specialties translate directly into civilian positions. This is a tremendous benefit for employers because they do not have to train or reeducate veterans as they may heave to do with college graduates or career changers.
Transitioning veterans must educate themselves about the civilian marketplace and how they can transition smoothly into the corporate climate. Corporations must learn to assist the veteran by making the corporate climate welcoming and provide some special programs to assist the veteran with the transition.
Pairing a veteran with another veteran can be an example of creating a welcoming environment. When the new hire has a question about company procedures or benefits that they may not understand, they can reach out to someone who has “been there” and can explain the situation.
Even veterans with specialties not easily transferable to the civilian marketplace, bring skill sets that are highly valued by corporations. Organization, teamwork, focus, and adaptability are examples of skills that all veterans have.
Veterans are a great addition to any corporate environment and more and more companies are making the effort to recruit and retain veterans.
For more details see Lisa Wirthman at Forbes
Go to www.TADPGS.com, click on the “Looking for People” tab, then view “Veterans Solutions” to see more for information on our Veterans Solutions for Employers. Please join our LinkedIn group, Veterans Hiring Solutions for Veterans at http://linkd.in/Sg346w. If you have specific questions about hiring veterans or the incentives for doing so, contact me at Ben.Marich@Adeccona.com.
Talent management and recruiting are at a turning point and there are 2015 recruiting trends that are changing the way things are done.
The Millennial generation is becoming the workforce of today as more and more are entering the workpalce. According to Pew Research, the Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation so trends will change as they enter the real world. Here are a few key factors that are changing the way recruiting is done.