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CSO Tony Frey speaks at CAPA luncheon

In case you missed it, Chief Sales Officer, Tony Frey spoke to a room full of HR professionals earlier this month at the Carlisle Area Personnel Association (CAPA) luncheon run by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. In a presentation entitled, "Millennials: Can't we all just get along?" Tony discussed what defines a Millennial, plus how to attract & retain Millennials to and for your business. The presentation concluded with the following summary, pulled from the MRINetwork 2017 Millennial Hiring Trends Survey: Although most employers have a neutral focus on attracting millennial candidates, there are signs that in 2017, focus will heighten because generational differences are increasing

How Technology is Changing the Field of Human Resources

It should come as no surprise to anyone that we are living in an electronic world where most people are virtually accessible at the touch of a button all hours of the day. Over the last couple of decades, technology-focused industries have brought sweeping changes to almost every facet of business. With the use of technology in all forms increasing in popularity and frequency, that trend will only continue to flourish when the next generation of prospective employees hit the market. With Millennials making up nearly half of the current workforce and predicted to comprise up to 75% by 2025, the prevalence of modern technology in the workplace is inevitable. Now more than ever, many corpora

Global Talent Update -- September 2017

Europe, Middle East and Africa As preparation for Brexit trade negotiations gears up, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said that discussions will be delayed until after autumn, when the U.K. government had initially intended to begin the talks, Business Insider reported. Instead, U.K. negotiating teams will have to wait until October to see if they receive the go-ahead to develop new trade deals. As the source noted, Cerar is one of 27 EU leaders who will vote on whether U.K. representatives will be able to move forward with trade discussions. "I think that the process will definitely take more time than we expected at the start of the negotiations," Cerar said. "There are so many difficu

Employment Summary for August 2017

The August Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a slowdown from 209,000 jobs added during July, to 156,000 nonfarm payroll positions created. According to The Washington Post, August's number notably undercut federal economists' expectation that about 200,000 jobs would be added to employers' payrolls. However, some private-sector analysts, like Indeed.com Chief Economist Jed Kolko, noted that this reduction in growth may be somewhat deceptive. "Growth was slower in August, but that's because there were fewer gains in growing industries, not because we're seeing more losses in shrinking industries," Kolko told the Post in an interview. "We're actua

Employer attitudes on traditional degrees vs. online degrees

The working world has changed: No longer must job candidates have traditional four-year degrees to be considered for professional positions. Not only has online education become more popular, it has also become more sophisticated, with virtual learning experts developing immersive, dynamic online courses that are as valuable and informative as their on-campus counterparts. This shift has caused recruiters and hiring managers to take a new look at how they evaluate a job candidate's education and experience. While several years ago, an online degree may have been considered inferior to a traditional degree, that sentiment has significantly changed. The MRINetwork 2017 Recruiter Sentiment Stud

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