Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
Most people wouldn’t immediately associate humility with leadership. To them, an ideal leader looks more like a superhero – strong and brimming with confidence. But humility holds a silent power. Scientists have just started researching the benefits of humility in leadership, and they’ve found that, often, humble leaders make the best leaders.
Learning is a big part of the staffing industry; we encounter it every day. Candidates are always learning new skills to add to their resumes, and recruiters must race to keep up with the changing job market by learning new recruitment technology and techniques. Even our clients are always learning, constantly on the lookout for the best ways to innovate, scale, and hire. At Crowdstaffing, we have to learn a lot of new things too, so we’ve gotten pretty good at it.
If you follow my posts, you’ve probably noticed I like to talk about technology, its implications, and how we can apply them in the workplace. The tech world resonates with me not just because I think gadgets are cool and AI is fascinating, but because I believe that technology is a reflection of where are we as a society. The tech industry is a microcosm of the human condition. The innovations, the problems, the ethical quandaries – they echo the things we face on a larger scale, as a collective mind. And judging by the mounting demands for better behavior last year, I’d say accountability will be the name of the game in 2018.