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Information Technology Professionals: Workforce Loyalty and Contentment
25 Jul 2014
Did you know 41% of IT professionals feel less loyal to their employer than they did a year ago?  Get insight into IT professionals and their opinions on workforce loyalty and contentment.    ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - July 2014
07 Jul 2014
The U.S. labor market appears to be hitting its stride midway through 2014, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls during the month of June. Employment gains for May were revised from +217,000 to +224,000, and April was revised from +282,000 to +304,000, bringing average job growth for the first half of 2014 to just over 230,000 per month—the labor market’s strongest first half perfo ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - June 2014
06 Jun 2014
U.S. employers continued to show confidence in May, adding jobs at a steady pace that was a shade higher than expectations. Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 217,000 during the month, pushing total employment in the U.S. back above pre-recession levels for the first time. Average monthly job growth in the U.S. has seen a slow but steady acceleration as it has recovered from the downturn: 174K in ... Read More
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Engaging Active and Passive Job Seekers
02 May 2014
This report, on the topic, Engaging Active and Passive Job Seekers in Europe and APAC, examines the nature of the contemporary job search process from a candidate’s perspective.As well as those candidates that are openly looking for work, there are large numbers who are more covert in the way they approach the employment market. However, many employees have become disengaged from their work and th ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - May 2014
02 May 2014
Job creation surged in April, as employers added 288,000 new workers to their payrolls, the largest monthly employment gain in more than two years. Employment growth in March was revised upward by 11,000 workers, and an additional 25,000 workers were added to February’s payroll gains. With the revisions, employment growth has averaged more than 214,000 per month thus far in 2014. ... Read More
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Q2 2014 - Global Talent Market Quarterly
01 May 2014
2014 is expected to be a modestly stronger year for the global economy, with GDP growth projected to surpass 3%. The expansion will be led by a moderate strengthening in North America and the slow but steady recovery in Western Europe. On the other hand, many emerging markets continue to face challenges including structural issues and political turmoil that are limiting growth.The positive econom ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - April 2014
04 Apr 2014
Hiring in the U.S. continued on a steady pace in March, as the economy generated a respectable 192,000 jobs. Upward revisions to the prior two months’ employment gains totaled 37,000, bringing average monthly job creation to nearly 178,000 for the first three months of 2014. Private sector employment surpassed 116 million, topping the pre-recession peak employment level reached in January 2008. ... Read More
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How to Deliver Better, Leaner Field Service
27 Mar 2014
Do you deploy technical field service talent for repairs, upgrades, installations, remediation, break-fixes or calibration of medical devices? If you do, you are no doubt managing increasing administration, compliance and regulatory requirements, alongside the need to find talented engineers to do the work on time and on budget.As a supplier to one of the most heavily regulated industries in the w ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - March 2014
07 Mar 2014
Despite wintry weather conditions blanketing much of the country, the U.S. labor market managed to heat up very slightly in February. The economy generated a respectable 175,000 new jobs during the month—less than the average 194,000 per month added in 2013, but a healthy increase from the revised +84,000 jobs created in December and +129,000 in January. ... Read More
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Q1 2014 - Global Talent Market Quarterly
12 Feb 2014
2014 looks to be a modestly better year for the global economy, with growth projected to reach 3.3%. Stronger business and consumer sentiment, particularly in developed countries including the U.S., U.K., and Germany, will help drive the expansion. Growth in emerging markets was well below historical levels in 2013, but is expected to accelerate slightly in 2014.The healthier economic climate is ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - February 2014
07 Feb 2014
The pace of hiring remained sluggish to begin 2014, as January’s job gains totaled just 113,000, following an increase of 75,000 in December—again well below consensus expectations. The BLS’ annual revisions to the prior year’s employment data brought a little better news. Total payroll gains for 2013 were revised upwards by 136,000, raising last year’s average monthly job increase to 194,000—a sl ... Read More
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Trends shape job choice, recruitment, and performance
03 Feb 2014
The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brought together work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. One of the largest global surveys of its kind, the KGWI sheds light on employee attitudes and behaviors surrounding some of the most pressing modern workplace challenges. ... Read More
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Reinventing Health Insurance brings Challenges for Hospitals
15 Jan 2014
Insurance companies today are facing numerous challenges due to demographic shifts in the ages of populations, trends in transitioning toward virtual healthcare, and the effects that will be felt when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sends an influx of newly insured Americans to healthcare providers beginning in 2014. In addition to providing coverage for millions of low-income Americans, insurers ca ... Read More
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Reinventing the Healthcare Industry through Mobility
15 Jan 2014
America’s healthcare system is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Healthcare spending continues to rise rapidly in the United States, and the healthcare industry is caught struggling to meet regulatory requirements while juggling patients, cutting costs, and increasing efficiencies to improve quality of care. The new mandates driven by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will result in millions of ne ... Read More
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Reinventing the Technology of Healthcare
15 Jan 2014
The days of filling out forms at a doctor’s office, a nurse writing notes on a chart, and then a clerk storing that chart in a file cabinet are fading into the archives of history. The digital revolution that has transformed business, entertainment, and nearly every aspect of American life is also transforming the healthcare industry. Widespread use of technology within the healthcare industry is ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - January 2014
10 Jan 2014
After four consecutive months of strong employment gains, U.S. hiring trends plunged in December, possibly showing some effects of poor winter weather. Employers added just 74,000 workers to their payrolls, the lowest monthly job gain figure in nearly three years and well below consensus forecasts. With December’s figure, and despite a net 38,000 jobs added to prior months’ totals from revisions, ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - December 2013
09 Dec 2013
The healthy employment report for November suggests that U.S. employers took the recent partial government shutdown in stride, as they added more than 200,000 workers to their payrolls, and the unemployment rate dipped to its lowest point in five years. Including combined upward revisions to the prior two months’ employment figures, the U.S. economy has generated more than two million jobs thus fa ... Read More
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2014 Global Trends in RPO and Talent Recruitment
01 Dec 2013
Global Trends in RPO & Talent Recruitment 2014 was prepared by Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG®) in partnership with the Human Resource Outsourcing Association (HROA), HR.com, the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and insights from the global bu ... Read More
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Why Workers Are Leaving and What You Can Do About It
01 Dec 2013
The research in this paper suggests an employee’s workplace experience correlates with how engaged and satisfied they are… and how likely they’ll be to leave. In this paper, we endeavour to explain (with the help of a few statistics) what we see as the factors either contributing to engagement and retention or driving employees away.Please, have a read. And remember, “candidate experience” is vita ... Read More
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Social Media and Technology
17 Nov 2013
This fourth installment, on the topic of Social Media and Technology examines the way that social media is impacting on job selection, career choice and recruitment in general. Just as social media has changed the nature of communications across communities, it is breaking down barriers in the workplace. Employees are more social and more connected, and want access to the technologies and platform ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - November 2013
14 Nov 2013
Delayed for a week by the U.S. government shutdown, the headline job growth figures were much stronger than expected in October. Job creation totaled 204,000 for the month, and upward revisions added a combined 60,000 jobs to the previous two months’ figures. Average monthly job creation thus far in 2013 is nearing 190,000 a month, representing a very slight acceleration over the past two years, w ... Read More
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Life Sciences Talent Supply and Demand Map
13 Nov 2013
The Life Sciences industry is going through a talent supply and demand adjustment period.  Learn more about where to find the right talent and the top growth skill sets in life sciences. ... Read More
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The Talent Adjustment in Life Sciences
13 Nov 2013
The life sciences industry is experiencing a drastic workforce adjustment period.  There is a new demand for specialized skills and experience.  Learn more about current and future workforce trends in life sciences. ... Read More
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Q4 2013 - Global Talent Market Quarterly
08 Nov 2013
Global economic growth has been subdued in 2013, limited by U.S. policy battles, weakness in Europe, and a cooldown in large emerging markets. The global economy is expected to modestly accelerate in 2014, driven by strengthening in developed economies including Germany, the U.K., and North America. Emerging market economies have struggled over the past year, particularly compared to historical pe ... Read More
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Outcome Over Hours
01 Nov 2013
Forty-six percent of workers believe they would perform at a higher level if their pay was tied to their performance. With the opportunity to directly impact organizational performance, why not give employees what they want?"When you pay workers for their time, they’re willing to give you as much of it as you are willing to pay for. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re maximizing productivit ... Read More
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6 Key Trends in Outsourcing
20 Sep 2013
Outsourcing has never been the same as offshoring, yet it seems the two concepts have become increasingly interchangeable over the past decade.Despite the long history of outsourcers as leaders in innovation and in delivering practical workforce management solutions, offshoring has increasingly stolen the spotlight and thunder (and not always in positive ways).Offshoring continues to be seen by so ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - October 2013
22 Oct 2013
Job creation in the U.S. cooled slightly in September, according to the BLS employment figures, which were released more than two weeks later than normal due to the federal government shutdown. Employers added just 148,000 workers to their payrolls in September, lower than expected and under the year-to-date monthly average of around 180,000 new jobs per month. Revisions to the prior months’ emplo ... Read More
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2013 KGWI Employee Engagement and Retention
16 Sep 2013
This third installment of the 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), on the topic of Employee Engagement and Retention, looks in some depth at the employee-employer relationship, including issues such as employee loyalty, happiness and commitment to the job. It also examines views about the employer’s reputation as a preferred place to work, and the circumstances under which employees explore a ... Read More
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US Talent Market Monthly - September 2013
09 Sep 2013
Employers added 169,000 jobs in August, a figure that at first glance seems to be decent, if somewhat shy of most economists’ expectations. Revisions to employment figures for the previous two months were surprisingly negative, however, showing job gains that were a combined 74,000 less than previously reported. With the downward revisions, job creation since May has averaged just 155,000 per mont ... Read More
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Making Virtual Contact
20 Aug 2013
Virtual contact center agents - and the processes, management style and technology that support them - should not be seen as cost-cutting measures per se. Instead, they are a tool to improve business reaction times and access on-demand capabilities that can, and should, improve service quality.For some businesses, which are accustomed to the peaks and troughs of seasonal demand, the issue of scala ... Read More
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Make the Most of Your Project Workforce
01 Aug 2013
Today, project services staff with specialist skills in the IT, science, engineering, and healthcare industries are among our most in-demand recruitment segments world wide. Workforce analysts predict that this employee segment will be the source of the largest job growth over the next decade. Regardless of whether you’re seeking senior project management experts with critical niche vertical exper ... Read More
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Engineering Professionals: Attitudes and Motivators
07 Nov 2012
Take a look at insights from over 13,000 Engineering professionals across the globe. On par with other professionals (50%), only about half of engineers feel valued by their current employer, however significantly fewer female engineers report feeling valued.70% feel engaged/committed to their current employer 69% plan to look for a new job in the next year with considerable turnover expected in t ... Read More
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Finance and Accounting Professionals: Attitudes and Motivators
07 Nov 2012
Take a look at insights from over 12,000 finance and accounting professional across the globe.67% intent to look for another job in the next year (up from 62% in 2009)75% derive meaning from their work by their opportunity to excel/develop in their field; however only 51% say they experience this in their current job50% say their current manager inspires them to do their best work67% say they fell ... Read More
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IT Professionals: Attitudes and Motivators
07 Nov 2012
Take a look at insights from over 10,500 information technology professional across the globe. 65% intend to look for another job in the next year (up from 60% in 2009) 81% derive meaning form their work by their opportunity to excel/develop in their field; significantly more than other professionals (75%) 27% say that higher salary and benefits are important in terms of job engagement (a ... Read More
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Attraction and Retention Essentials
21 Oct 2012
For engineering professionals in the chemical industry tomorrow brings many unknowns. They enjoy the work but agree that they need to advance their skills to meet tomorrow's demands. Besides dealing with an uncertain economy, improving skills and keeping up-to-date with technology were the two top critical trends identified by engineers in the next 18 to 24 months. ... Read More
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The Future of Finance Lies in Cloud Computing
15 Oct 2012
Even though it is one of the most talked-about technologies today, there is no concrete definition of cloud computing.But clear definition or not, the idea of the cloud is clearly taking root and growing fast across all industries, including finance. Some large banks are testing the waters, others are cautiously playing wait-and see, and some aren’t quite sure what cloud computing is, but there ar ... Read More
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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Cloud Computing for Healthcare
15 Oct 2012
Cloud computing is rapidly changing the way the world communicates, collaborates, and interacts.Internet powerhouses such as Google and Microsoft have developed cloud-based solutions that make it easier for organizations to manage data effectively using a flexible, scalable, affordable platform. With these solutions, organizations can exchange data between disparate systems regardless of the infra ... Read More
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Medical Devices Begin to Drift Into Cloud
15 Oct 2012
Since the invention of the first medical device more than a century ago, the design, complexity, and sheer volume of medical devices has grown into a $250 billion industry.Today medical devices serve not only a diverse community of medical practitioners, but also a global marketplace of patients. Advances in technology have propelled the industry to the point where medical devices are integrated i ... Read More
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Petrochemicals Consider the Cloud
15 Oct 2012
The term cloud computing is familiar to many people; in fact, television is flooded with commercials about all the spectacular things being accomplished “in the cloud.”Those ads talk about the types of things consumers can do, such as storing files, sharing photos, and managing daily calendars and contacts. But businesses in all industries have also been discovering the benefits of cloud computing ... Read More
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Cloud Computing and Pharma: A Prescription for Success
15 Oct 2012
Pharmaceutical companies have long been considered late adopters of new technology, preferring not to stray too far from familiar territory.As the development of new clinical products has become more complex, government compliance regulations have become increasingly complex as well. To ensure patient safety, meeting compliance mandates takes precedence over integrating new technologies. As a resu ... Read More