Five strategies to overcome the US’s labor shortage of the 2020s

The US economy is in an unusual position, and so are employers. Demand is strong. Consumers are flush with cash and spending more. Vaccinations rates are rising, and Covid19 cases have fallen by a third across the country. Normally, we…

Generation Z is highly practical. Five tips for recruiting our first digitally native generation.

The labor shortage in the US will be long-lasting because of low birth rates, retiring baby boomers, immigration that is not up to the demand for skilled and unskilled labor, and the difficulties of automating professional services. To overcome these…

Seven solutions to overcome the double tsunami of labor shortages and rocking wages.

The turnover tsunami of 9.3 million US open jobs is now being joined by a new storm: labor wage increases. Total private sector US wages are now up 7.9 percent from February 2020, and the wages for low-wage earners in…

Improve employee productivity and retention with in-person onboarding in 2021

The pandemic had us all rushing to implement digital technology for the survival of our businesses. We made these investments in order to keep employees aligned to the organization’s mission, changes, and goals. Take a bow, everyone, as your success…

The good, the bad, and the ugly of recruiting — and five components of success.

I have been involved with recruiting for more than 30 years and have never before seen a disruption in recruiting (and HR and leadership practices) as serious as the one in the past tumultuous year. I led recruiting and human…

Innovation in 2021 requires three talent strategies

The virus COVID-19 proved Plato was right: crisis is the mother of invention. McKinsey's new report on the Trends that Will Drive 2021 and Beyond identifies a wave of innovation and a new generation of entrepreneurs sparked by the pandemic as one…

Structured interviews significantly improve your hiring success

Many companies are ramping up their recruiting efforts as the pandemic abates in many areas of the country. At a time when face-to-face meetings in an office are still considered risky, virtual recruiting and interviewing techniques such as the pre-recorded…

Recent Acquisitions Signal the New Era for Recruiting!

The announcement last week that Monster Worldwide will be acquired (pending approval) by Netherlands based Randstad Holdings heralds the new age of recruiting. “Post and prey” is out. What's in is direct recruiting, creating communities of interest, specialized job boards,…