net-“WORK”-ing The Essentials

Early on in life I developed an affinity for networking. For those reading this that know me, it is because I genuinely love meeting new people and learning about their life experiences. I often find myself as the first to arrive and the last to depart. I make an effort to remember everything a person says…Read More

Employers are facing the most severe global shortage of talent since the recession.

The 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup surveyed more than 42,000 employers globally, and reports that 40% of them have difficulties hiring the right people due to a global shortage of talent. The survey indicates that nearly half (46%) of employers in the US are finding it difficult to fill jobs. Why is it increasingly hard for employers…Read More

Traditional working arrangements are being challenged today

John Boudreau, who writes frequently on the topic, observes that the decision between hiring and outsourcing talent depends not only on how unique the talent is but the type of unique talent you need. Talent networks, professional service organizations and outsourcing platforms today are no longer just simple job matching services but sophisticated work ecosystems. Outsourced relationships…Read More