How The Election Is Effecting Job Growth

Geography: United States —Research Source: Gallup —Date: October 2016 —Findings:  More than four in 10 Americans (42%) believe now is a good time to find a quality job in this country. 56% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say it’s a good time to find a quality job, compared with 26% of Republicans and Republican leaners. 6% of Americans  name unemployment/jobs in October […]

Lack of Appealing Entry-level Jobs May be Encouraging Labor Force Gaps

Geography: United States —Research Source: Quartz —Date: October 2016 —Findings: About 50% of 22-year-olds were underemployed in 2009, falling to 42% by the time they turned 27. Only about 25% of young non-college graduates currently have white-collar jobs, like working as an office assistant. Around 40% of 18-to-24-year-olds in the US are now enrolled in college, up from 30% in […]

Unexpected Cited Leading Growing Industries

Geography: United States —Research Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: September 2016 —Findings: Nationally, the unemployment rate is holding at less than 5% — down from a 2009 high of around 10% — and the job market is seeing steady growth. Community and social service grew 14.61% and computer and mathematics grew by 14.49%. Health care practitioners and technicians at 9.89% growth, and construction and extraction at […]

Unemployment Is Inundating The Youth

Geography: Global —Research Source: International Labour Organisation —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 13.1% rise in unemployment among 15-24-year-olds in 2016 and is close to its historic peak of 2013. The rate is highest in Arab countries, at 30.6%, and lowest in East Asia, at 10.7%. In 2015, 25% of young workers in OECD countries were in temporary jobs and 26% were employed […]

Technology Is Making Job Seekers Lazy

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Harris Poll —Date: August 2016 —Findings: 54% of job seekers don’t customize their resume for each employer. 84% of job seekers don’t find out the hiring manager’s name and personalize the application. 45% of job seekers don’t include a cover letter with their resume. 37% of job seekers don’t follow up with an employer […]

Candidates Are Worried About Their Competition

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Career Builder —Date: August 2016 —Findings: 77% of workers who applied to a job through various sources in the last year said they never heard back from the employer. Recommendations:  Candidates are often left in the dark the second they press submit on their application, leaving many to feel as if they are […]

Paid Internships Are More Likely To Lead To A Job Offer

—Geography: United States —Research Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers —Date: July 2016 —Findings: Almost 75% of paid interns in the corporate world got a job after finishing an internship. 44%  of unpaid interns in the corporate world were hired after finishing an internship Recommendations:  Summer has hit and many interns are in the thick of it across […]

Wages Are Set To Increase As We Enter The Second Half Of 2016

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Harris Poll —Date: July 2016 —Findings: 23% of workers who plan to change jobs before the end of the year will see new job openings for full-time, part-time and temporary work. 50% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers, on par with 49% last year. 29% of employers plan to hire part-time […]

Employees Are Willing To Boost Wages To Acquire Top Talent

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Harris Poll —Date: July 2016 —Findings:  70% of Human Resource Managers feel their companies will have to start paying workers higher wages because the market has become increasingly competitive for the talent needed. 39% of all employers reported they plan to offer higher starting salaries for new employees over the next six months; 20% […]

Understand How To Acquire And Retain Top Talent

—Geography: United States —Research Source: The Execu Search Group —Date: July 2016 —Findings: 51% of respondents cited opportunity for professional development as the number one factor influencing their decision to accept their current or most recent job. 69% of residents considered company culture to be critical or very important. 56% of respondents said they were interviewing for tow or […]