Women’s Participation In the U.S. Workforce Stagnates

Geography: United States —Research Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: February 2017 —Findings:  The female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060, meaning that women will remain a minority of the labor force. By 2000, 59.9% of women were in the labor force, up from 37.7% […]

Latest Jobs Seeking Trends For 2017

Geography: Unites States —Research Source: Linkedin —Date: February 2017 —Findings:  90% of global professionals want to hear from a recruiter. The percentage of professionals actively searching for new opportunities has grown over the past 3 years from 25% in 2013 to 36% in 2016. 34% of global professionals are worried about no knowing what it’s really like work at […]

United States Pulls Talent With Unparalleled Agility

Geography: Global —Research Source: Indeed —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  29.6% of international job seekers using the Indeed site between April and August sought jobs in the U.S., more than double the total of second-place United Kingdom (12.7%), and triple that of third-place Canada (9.5%). 4.5% of job searches conducted during the surveyed period were for outside the job […]

Worker-friendly Business Are Great, But Not Overwhelmingly Supported

Geography: United States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  Around 50% of Americans say the question of working conditions is indeed important to them, though fewer are actually willing to pay more to support businesses that are seen as worker-friendly. 53% of U.S. adults say that when deciding whether to use a particular service or shop […]

2017 Is The Year Of The Agile Workforce

Geography: United States —Research Source: Randstad US —Date: January 2017 —Findings:  By the year 2025, most workers (70%) and employers (68%) agree a majority of the workforce will be employed in an agile capacity (i.e. contractor, consultant, temporary or freelance). 50% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of agile workers, as 39% of workers say […]

Top Fear For 2017: Retention

Geography: United States —Research Source: Globoforce —Date: December 2016 —Findings:  Retention tops the list of HR challenges—cited by nearly half of the organizations surveyed (46%). Keeping talent from leaving companies has nearly doubled as a concern over the years, with only 25% organizations listing it as a top challenge back in 2012. More than one third of the organizations […]

The Soldier CEO

Geography: United States —Research Source: LinkedIn —Date: December 2016 —Findings:   Out of that the 186,000 veterans on LinkedIn, 28% work at larger companies (those with more than 1,000 employees). Veterans who currently hold influential executive positions are 1.5X as likely to be working in the Financial Services and Insurance industry compared to all veterans. Recommendations: as the country’s latest […]

Baby Boomers Still Have Some Fight Left In Them

Geography: United States —Research Source: WSJ —Date: December 2016 —Findings:  Workers age 50 or older now comprise 33.4% of the U.S. labor force, up from 25% in 2002. And more than 60% of workers age 65 or older now hold full-time positions, up from 44% in 1995.  1.4% of job seekers in their early to mid 50s landed […]

Candidates Need To Stay Refined Even As More Job Openings Appear

Geography: United States —Research Source: Jobvite —Date: November 2016 —Findings: 95% of respondents expect recruiting to be as or more challenging in 2017, with 69% reporting that their company’s hiring has increased in the past year. Recruiters expect a host of soft skills, including enthusiasm (78%), conversational skills (73%), and, most importantly, cultural fit (83%). 33% of […]

Are You Fighting To Retain Your Top Talent?

Geography: United States —Research Source: ADP & EIU —Date: November 2016 —Findings:  76% of HR professionals, according to this survey, expect the market for skilled workers will continue to tighten and 75% anticipate turnover in the next three years. This new landscape stands to drive competition for talent. 28% of respondents cite recruiting highly-skilled employees as their top concern, […]