The Era of Climate Positivity

Sustainability is a term that’s gained an increasing amount of weight and significance in the past decade. But how will sustainability and eco-friendly measures come to define the first half of the 2020s?

With the recent advent of remote work and the ever-changing dynamics of the office, companies are becoming much more aware of the measures they can implement to reduce their environmental impact. Market demands also reflect this shift; consumers and employees are establishing sustainability-related requirements for the companies they purchase from and work for, respectively.

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The Reskilling Revolution

At the heart of employers’ efforts to reinvent the workplace is the refocusing of organizations’ attention toward talent’s skillsets. Employees are also upskilling to gain access to opportunities with more flexibility, better compensation, and better benefits. Between new online learning platforms and a now-digitized workplace, different types of ‘skilling’ have become more relevant and accessible. 

Employers are increasingly sourcing talent from a global pool, leading them to consider candidates’ skills just as much as their degrees. Specialization, digital knowledge, and soft and hard skills are key areas of focus for employers looking to optimize a hybrid or remote workforce. So, what details do you need to know to capitalize on the reskilling revolution?

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The Future of Finance: Fintech in 2021

One of the most talked-about sectors in 2021, financial technology, commonly known as fintech, is more than just a buzzword. This cutting-edge field is poised for explosive growth over the following decades. Financial organizations looking to keep up with the competition should hire STEM workers with the expertise to keep their company on the leading edge of fintech’s many applications.

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The Great Shift: The Perspective Change of Employees and Employers

The majority of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 saw notably low hiring rates due to the pandemic. Job postings and hirings were significantly down[1], and hiring managers, companies, and workers were all directly impacted. Employers and analysts alike were relatively unsure of what to expect in the second quarter of 2021, predicting that hiring numbers would steadily increase, but that the number of job postings would increase faster. And with these predictions having proven to be true – with job postings outnumbering hiring and the active labor workforce percentages stagnating – it’s clear that the pandemic has caused several priority and perspective shifts for both employees and employers.

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The Future of Staffing: Robotic Process Automation

The numbers don’t lie. Robotic process automation (RPA) is transforming recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and the entire staffing industry. According to Staffing Industry Analysts research, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of RPA to support remote work. 2020 represented the first year where RPO organizations adopted RPA at scale.1 So, what does this wide-scale adoption mean for staffing? These technologies have massive implications for recruitment processes. From automated candidate matching to programmatic advertising, RPA will continue to reshape staffing and organizations. Those that fail to adapt, run the risk of falling behind the competitive curve.

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Top 8 Tips to Master LinkedIn’s new profile enhancement feature called Cover Story

LinkedIn is pioneering the era of sharing our story with our professional ecosystems by releasing a set of cutting-edge new profile features. One of the standout features is called “Cover Story,” where you can record a “hello” video as part of your profile photo frame. According to LinkedIn’s Tomer Cohen “The most interesting part of every professional journey is the story behind it. No two professionals are the same: your career paths, skills, dreams, and aspirations are unique. Sharing your professional journey in an authentic and engaging way is the starting point for connecting with the communities that matter most to you.” 

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Cutting-Edge Jobs That Don’t Require A Four-Year Degree

As new technology revolutionizes the world around us, there is an increased need for skilled workers to build, maintain, and operate these cutting-edge products. While popular culture may associate these jobs with higher education, particularly advanced university degrees, a wide range of these careers are available for those without a traditional four-year education. For these jobs, training and certification can occur outside the classroom, with on-the-job training and apprenticeships helping to get workers quickly up to speed.

Here are four examples of cutting-edge new jobs that don’t require a four-year degree.

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Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview

Virtual interviews are the new normal, and it looks like they are here to stay. According to a Gartner survey, 86 percent of organizations have conducted video interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pair this with a LinkedIn study showing that 71 percent of companies will continue this practice post-COVID-19, and it becomes apparent that job seekers should expect a majority of their interviews to take place virtually.

While they aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, many job seekers don’t feel comfortable interviewing via webcam. Here are five tips that will help you master your virtual interview:

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The Reality of Automation and the Future of Work

The threat of automation is not a new thing, nor are the worries that come with it. In the early 19th century, textile artisans in the Luddite movement fought automation for fear of losing their jobs and livelihood. They worried that newly developed automation (think basic machinery) would leave them jobless. While it’s true that changes did occur, by the time the 20th century came along, employment-to-population ratios rose despite these technological advances. The workforce generally is good at adapting to new technology, and while automation will continue to take over new tasks as it evolves, humans don’t have as much to worry about as they may think. As a job seeker, here are three things to know about automation: 

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