Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- The Affordable Health Care act is increasing the number of medical jobs available. One study predicts a growth of 4.6 million jobs in this industry over the next ten years. [ERE]
- New service YesGraph is helping employees tap into their network and refer more talent to fill your job openings. Are you using it yet? [Fast Company]
- Good news for recruiters! According to a recent survey, 50% of Americans plan on looking for #work in 2014 and 75% of those surveyed are open to temporary positions. [Staffing Industry]
- How to determine the value of a top performer vs. an average one comes down to these 7 steps. [ERE]
- The 3 most important trends from the Consumer Electronics Show likely to affect Human Resources and Talent Management include wearable technology, robotics and the “internet of everything.” [Fistful of Talent]
- While it’s becoming common practice for an employer to screen a candidate’s social media profiles, this new screening method has risks associated with discrimination. [Scientific American]
- #Millennials will soon make up the largest part of our workforce and employers need to be aware of how to attract and retain them. [Forbes]
Around the Government:
- Federal contracting shrunk 11% in 2013 due to “smarter, strategic buying techniques.” [Gov Exec]
- New federal rules that affect the hiring and recruitment of people with disabilities require new tracking requirements and a 7% hiring goal. [PR Newswire]
Around the IT Industry:
- While Oxford University researchers predict that 45% of American workers’ jobs will be replaced by robots in the next 20 years, we will also see an upsurge in jobs relating to robotics. [ERE]
- A candidates G.P.A. and/or alma mater is quickly becoming irrelevant as recruiters see real skills displayed at #hackathon events. [Huffington Post]
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