What is a Worker Desert?

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What is a worker desert and  how are companies adapting? By Lee Hurley It’s not a little ironic that a good economy has caused such a challenging issue: finding qualified employees to fill open jobs. The term “worker desert” is now being used to describe the problem. According to varying reports, there are more than… Read more »

How to Attract Talent in Today’s Economy

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By Rick Geiger It’s not 2011 anymore. Shocking, right? It seems like just yesterday it was easy to attract talent with skilled, educated, and motivated job hiding around every corner. Hiring was fun. The fish were jumping into the boat! Now? Not so much. So, what happened? Well, you know what happened. The economy improved,… Read more »

How will automation affect future hiring needs?

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By Lee Hurley We all know that automation will affect our jobs in the future. What we don’t know is how it will affect our future hiring needs. We can  offer educated guesses and we can look at the past as a way to predict the future but technology today moves faster than a Japanese… Read more »

Can A Job Reference Be Too Good?

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By Joe Crowe When hiring, a factor in determining an applicant’s quality is his or her job references. When you contact them, ideally you hear good things about the applicant. But what happens if the reference provides only great comments, maybe too great? Is it possible for a job reference to be too good? The… Read more »