Millions of young Americans are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis.” They understand that the economy and the nature of work have changed forever. Talent today want more bang for their buck. They want to leave a mark, make a contribution, have a purpose. In short, they’re seeking a calling more than a career. They crave meaning, autonomy, and exploration. Managing one’s vocation successfully is no different than managing a business. And that’s why the contingent workforce has the power to[...]
I don’t have to tell you that Netflix is a revolutionary company. They changed the way we watch movies and TV. They set the bar for company culture. They transformed the hiring manager and recruiter relationship. And now, they may have unwittingly become the precursor to the next big thing in staffing: blockchain.
It’s mid-January, so naturally, influencers across dozens of industries are rolling out their predictions for the year. The recruiting industry is particularly sensitive to new trends. Each year brings new buzzwords, technologies, and best practices that continue to change how we recruit. And if you’re in the talent acquisition business, you’d best keep up.
Do you remember getting assigned to group projects in high school? If you were lucky, you’d get to work with a few of your favorite classmates and everything would go smoothly. Once in a while, though, you’d end up getting stuck on a team where either one person didn’t pull their weight, or the group as a whole just didn’t seem to mesh. By the end of it, everyone would be so exasperated that nobody cared about turning in subpar work and barely scraping by with a C-. Unfortunately, this situation occurs in adult working life, too, and in the staffing industry, it happens all the time. So today, we’ll be doing everyone’s favorite team-building exercise. That’s right; it’s time for some virtual trust falls.