Tag: Employment Trends

Breaking Down the Good and the Bad in the April Jobs Report

As we’ve by now grown accustomed to, the April jobs report is another mixed bag of good news and bad news. The positive? Payroll growth accelerated by 428,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent (or 5.9 million Americans). The modest surge in employment was more than anticipated by economists, and wages […]

What’s Still Driving the Great Resignation — And What Do Employers Need to Know Now?

The February jobs report showed signs of life for the U.S. employment outlook — a surprisingly strong 678,000 positions were added, with widespread growth across industries, led by the leisure and hospitality, healthcare and construction sectors. The unemployment rate also decreased to 3.8 percent, down from 4 percent in January. Clearly things are headed in […]

New Year, Same Jobs Situation? A Revived Outlook for 2022

When we last took a look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “Employment Situation” survey (a.k.a. the monthly jobs reports we hear so much about), it was last fall. Omicron was just another letter in the Greek alphabet, the Great Resignation was all the rage and people were debating if they could gather safely […]

The State of Executive Search: The Year That Was and What’s Ahead

As 2021 comes to a close and we all adjust to a “new normal” (which, we’re realizing, is a very fluid situation), it’s a worthwhile exercise to look back at the milestones that marked the year, both for our company and in our industries. But, we believe, it’s just as important to futurecast — to […]

Making Sense of the Recent Employment Reports

Each month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the “Employment Situation,” a rather jazzy title for the monthly jobs report detailing such data as the nation’s employment rate, number of job openings and those seeking work, increase in earnings and other fun workforce facts. The September 2021 jobs report hit the Internet earlier this […]

How the Rise of Remote Work Is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

It’s on the minds of workers — not to mention commercial real estate owners and developers: Will workplaces make a post-pandemic comeback? It’s difficult to predict exactly what the future holds given the ongoing uncertainty of the global health crisis and the ensuing economic upheaval, but one thing is for certain: The workplace as we […]

What Hiring Professionals Can Learn from the Great Resignation of 2021

Much has been made of the never-before-seen employment shakeups of the past 18 months. The Great Resignation. The Great Reshuffle. Yes, recruitment, talent development and employee retention have all experienced a major realignment during this most unpredictable time period. But that doesn’t mean hiring professionals won’t be able to re-establish steady ground. In fact, with […]

How Remote Work Is Creating More Engaged Employees and Equitable Workplaces

The much touted Hiring Surge of 2021 has been tempered due to the ongoing uncertainty of the global pandemic and the unpredictability of our workplace practices as we once knew them.  However, while many professionals (rightfully) view this continuing upheaval as unsettling, others are identifying opportunities for meaningful change. As Andy Grove, the famed founder […]

A Fresh Start: The 2021 Outlook for the Executive Search Industry

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been unlike any other year, but one thing is for certain: We’ve all learned a lot over the last 12 months. It’s an interesting exercise to look back at the top 10 industry trends lists from the beginning of the year knowing what we know now, but […]