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7 Telltale Signs That You're in the Wrong Job

7 Telltale Signs That You're in the Wrong Job

Ever feel your job just isn’t right for you?

If you just can't shake that feeling, here are 7 signs that’ll help you know for sure that you should start looking for a new role…

1. You don't really connect with your colleagues
We know some people don't go to work just to make friends. But if you can’t find the motivation to engage with any of your colleagues in any way, that should be a red flag.

 
 
 

Using Predictive Talent Analytics to Retain and Source Top Talent

Using Predictive Talent Analytics to Retain and Source Top Talent

Employee turnover by any name—attrition, churn, outflow—is costly for business. Some attrition is unavoidable, but reducing turnover rates boosts the bottom line and enhances employee morale. To lower turnover levels, companies are increasingly harnessing the power of big HR data for insights into the employees most likely to leave, changes that could persuade them to stay and the best timing for sourcing new talent.

With predictive talent analytics, companies evaluate data from a wide variety of social media sources in order to spot emerging trends among individual employees and within whole departments.

 
 
 

5 Steps to Developing the Right Skills Training Plan

5 Steps to Developing the Right Skills Training Plan

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever,” Mahatma Gandhi.

Do you feel you need to improve your skills? Hone an existing strength? Train up in new areas? You’re not alone.

According to Hudson global research, nearly all employees believe that developing their skills is either important or extremely important, and nearly all state that they take personal responsibility for their skills development.

 
 
 

Talent Wars: Candidates Strike Back

Talent Wars: Candidates Strike Back

This was originally published on Recruiting Daily on August 17, 2016

A long time ago in a job market far, far away, there was a booming economy where practically everyone had a job. It was a time where 30% placement fees flowed like the force. We thought that this hot candidate market would last until the end of time.

It led to a lot of recruiting laziness, which became all too evident when we realized we were wrong about that market. The dark times, The Great Recession, swept way the old rules, signaling the end of the candidate market. As unemployment in certain areas climbed into the double digits, we thought the candidate market era was forever lost.

 
 
 

Start Building the Talent You Need for the Future—Right Now

Start Building the Talent You Need for the Future—Right Now

Hudson’s latest global research reveals that only one in two employers are confident their team has the capabilities to deliver what will be required in the future. But before we even think about tomorrow’s technical skills and blue-sky predictions, we need to address what we can fix—and change, and enhance, and radically improve—right now.

Our findings indicate that significant numbers of employers are concerned their people don’t have the skills required to perform in the workplace today let alone tomorrow.

 
 
 

Hiring in Seattle: It’s a Tech Candidate’s Market

Hiring in Seattle: It’s a Tech Candidate’s Market

Seattle had the fourth most competitive job market among major U.S. cities in 2015, just behind Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; and Dallas, TX. These cities all dramatically outpaced expected national job growth rates, according to research by CareerBuilder and Emsi.1

Long the home of established tech giants Microsoft and Amazon, in recent years Seattle has attracted satellite offices for major tech companies like Google, IBM and Snapchat. Seattle has also become a hub of innovation for cloud computing technology.2

 
 
 

Talent Wars: A New Hope with Aggregators

Talent Wars: A New Hope with Aggregators

This article originally appeared on Recruiting Daily.

Let’s talk Star Wars, specifically Star Wars IV – A New Hope. For those of you who have seen the movies which, based on previous reactions to Star Wars-themed posts is most of you, you can probably skip this contextual part. For those of you who don’t get the metaphor, I’ll get right to the good stuff. In this film, the plot is all about ending the Death Star’s plan by identifying its most vulnerable point to destroy the Death Star. As is typical of the Star Wars films, there’s a battle and the good guys – the Rebels – suffer heavy losses, leaving Luke one of the few surviving pilots. The bad guys, led by Vader, leads a squad of fighters and prepares to attack Luke’s X-wing fighter, but Han returns and fires on the Imperials, sending Vader spiraling away. Helped by guidance from Obi-Wan’s spirit, Luke uses the Force and successfully destroys the Death Star seconds before it can fire on the Rebel base.

 
 
 

Austin-Round Rock Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Austin-Round Rock Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the Austin-Round Rock, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Austin’s unemployment rate is 2.9%, the second lowest rate in the state behind the Amarillo area.1
  • In May, local employers in Austin added 5,000 jobs and job growth is expected to remain strong for the remainder of 2016, with 25% of area employers claiming they will be increasing their workforce in the coming months.2
 
 
 

Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • In May, the unemployment rate was 3.5% in Dallas and 3.8% in Fort Worth.1
  • Year-to-date job gains were strong in Dallas at 4.1%, but slow in Fort Worth at 0.6% where there is a greater dependency upon the energy and manufacturing industries than in in Dallas.2
 
 
 

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the Houston, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Houston’s unemployment was unchanged between April and May, remaining flat at 4.8%. It was the worst May job growth for the city since 1990.1
  • The Brexit decision in the UK has weakened the British Pound and strengthened the U.S. Dollar; however, a strong dollar puts downward pressure on oil, which is traded in dollars. The price per barrel had climbed to $50, but within days of the Brexit vote it had already slipped to $47 per barrel.2
 
 
 
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