Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- According to one economist, it will take 7 to 8 years for the U.S. to employ all workers that are willing and able. [Market Watch]
- Weak economic growth and a nation-wide “skills gap” are two of the biggest contributing factors to the large drop in people looking for work. This is could be a more important concern than the weekly analysis of unemployment claims. [NY Times]
- 95% of workers surveyed by Steelcase say that having a quiet work place is important, but only 41% of them say they have access to it. [Fast Company]
- Here are 7 steps to creating a more engaged and productive team. [INC]
Around the Government:
- Federal researchers says that ObamaCare is not the main force behind the surge of part-time jobs. [Market Watch]
- The U.S. Government now requires federal contractors and subcontractors to hire 7% of their staff from individuals with disabilities and 8% from veterans. This will ensure the workforce is comprised of a more diverse workgroup. [Government Executive]
- If the sequester is renewed in 2014, OSHA will see a 7.2% cut in budget, which will reduce their ability to address workplace safety hazards in a timely manner.
Around the IT Industry:
- Recent surveys reflect that the healthcare industry is likely to have IT staffing shortages. [Healthcare Informatics]
- Due to the large “skills gap”, employers are predicted to start recruiting more graduates. Here’s a 10-step approach to winning the “war for college talent.” [ERE}
- With the world going digital, IT departments will have to work harder to stay ahead of the curve. [Harvard Business Review]
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