• High Tech Sector Changing The Hiring Mindset

    As the debate about automation, technology and the future of work rages on ― and with 5.8 million jobs open in the United States, including 700,000 in Information Technology professions alone, the reality is the majority of qualified workers are being overlooked, prompting companies to create multiple pathways to training...

  • Millennials Challenge Traditional Leadership

    Millennial workers are more motivated by and respond better to leaders who engage, challenge and inspire them. Too often employers who believe they have successfully recruited millennials find, shortly down the road, that they have “lost” their employees who have either quit or simply disengaged. Research shows that millennials, age...

  • The Human Touch

    Why Traditional Recruiting Methods Still Matter There was a time when companies devoted energy and resources utilizing traditional methods to recruit their workforce. Classified ads, one to one networking and employee referrals were the prime methods used to deliver the best candidates. Resources were expended to advertise for positions, interview...

  • The Best Approaches to Mentoring and Coaching Millennials

    Millennials have moved into the workplace in force; according to Pew Research, they've already surpassed Gen Xers as the single largest demographic cohort in the modern day labor force. Given their outsize numbers and increasing importance, organizations that can effectively reach Millennials and offer them the kind of career development they're seeking are best positioned to compete for young talent.

  • The Amazon/Whole Foods Merger: What it Means for Supermarkets, Goods Producers and Shoppers

    The recent announcement of Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods was met with shock in many quarters. The implications of this blockbuster deal are far reaching: While supermarkets must contend with an innovative, wealthy and aggressive new competitor, consumer goods producers will also need to re-evaluate their Amazon strategies -- and customers in the years ahead may find the grocery shopping experience they have grown accustomed to has been re-imagined.

  • How HR Personalization Affects Businesses

    Today, we live in a world where things are tailored to our specifications. Smart companies use data analysis to know not only what we're looking for, but when and how we want it. When we're online, we're presented with custom ads designed to meet our specific needs and desires at that moment. Amazon seems to know what we want to buy before we do; Netflix, meanwhile, offers us a personalized selection of films based on our viewing habits.

  • How Incorporating Sustainable Energy Impacts Employment Strategies

    Deciding to incorporate sustainable energy into a business is an admirable goal. It's also a strategy that's becoming more prevalent. Google, for example, is on the record saying it aims to power 100-percent of its operations with renewable energy sources. While the technology giant is still quite far from that goal, the overall pace of sustainable energy adoption continues to increase.