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Temporary workers play a more and more important role in many organizations. The last years have seen a significant rise in the use of temporary workers and not just in the traditional roles for temporary workers but across the entire value chain of an organization. Do you think your company can benefit from temporary staffing?… Read more »

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Many companies seem to think using external recruitment agencies is a declining trend and that it´s better to do recruitment in-house again. Job boards, internal recruitment specialists and social media are seen as important competitors for recruitment agencies, and many companies prefer to take that route. However, although recruiter and candidate experiences might be changing… Read more »

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The large majority of Americans have used some type of on-demand service, like Uber for rides, Airbnb for accommodation, Instacart for grocery deliveries or TaskRabbit for any kind of task. In addition, one-third of American employees are engaged in some kind of project-based, freelancing gig. And according to studies, this number will grow rapidly where… Read more »

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Freelance and contractor work are nothing new, however, in today´s digital environment, a new trend is showing: the so-called on-demand workforce. Instead of hiring employees on a permanent base, employers and clients can now just hire workers when and how they need them. Whereas previously hiring contractors might be typical for specific places, the on-demand… Read more »

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The short answer is “yes, you should”. Although employer branding is still a relatively new concept, it is important for your recruitment strategy. Due to the newness of the concept, many employers poorly execute employer branding or don´t have a strategy at all, and if you want to be successful hiring your next superstars, this… Read more »

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If you have been managing people for a while, this is probably nothing new to you. The reality is, people come and go. This can be because you decided it´s not a good (enough) fit or they are not performing or because the employee wants to pursue other challenges elsewhere. At some point, people might… Read more »

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You might think that when your job interview is nearing its end, the hard part is over. You have done your job and answered all the questions the interviewer has been firing at you. But, believe it or not, the hard part is actually still to come. You know, the infamous last question in an… Read more »

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We all know the benefits of boosting our staff´s career prospects with providing them with the right development opportunities. That is, we all know the benefits for them. However, what is in it for you, as the employer the boost your employees´ career prospects? Aren´t you just investing in skills that the employee will later… Read more »

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The hospitality sector is known for pretty high turnover and therefore hiring wait staff is usually a very frequent process. Working in restaurants, hotels or bars, is for many young people a great job during their studies to earn some extra money but something that they will do for a couple of years. Of course,… Read more »