Employment Trends and Insights

How to Job Search During the Pandemic

The hiring environment for job seekers has been favorable over the past couple of years — candidates know it, employers know it. But the past several weeks have brought life as we know it to a halt. Still, that doesn't mean your job search has to. From working remotely and hiring freezes to industries experiencing new...
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2020 Q1 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

The decade closed on a high note for the U.S. economy — capping off 11 years of consecutive job growth with the creation of more than 2.1 million jobs in 2019. In fact, employers added a solid 145,000 workers in December, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at a record-low of 3.5%. Economists expect the...
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Q4 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

Q4 comes on the heels of record unemployment for September: 3.5% — the lowest it's been since December 1969. Job growth continued to trend downwards, however, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that employers added 136,000 jobs last month. This remains in-line with 2019's average pick-up of 160,000...
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Why Your Company Should Invest in Professional Development

Competitive compensation is key to attracting and retaining top talent, right? Yes, but it's not always enough — especially with this new generation of workers. In a tight labor market, companies must appeal to the candidate on multiple levels. And when it comes to giving millennial employees what they want, a focus...
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Top Industries Hiring in 2019

Sure, June's solid job creation helped ease some concerns of a slowing economy — but it's always in your best interest to take advantage of the tight labor market while you can. One method: know where the jobs are. WHERE THE JOBS ARE High-earning jobs like registered nurses, accountants and auditors are expected to...
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Q3 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

May's lackluster 72,000 added jobs indicated what many had feared — the economic slowdown is here. But if June's encouraging bounce-back showed anything, we've staved off that reality for a bit longer. The Labor Department reported 224,000 jobs were created last month and helped to close Q2 on a strong note. The...
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The Epidemic of Tempnapping

BY: Ron Proul, CEO In the last installment of CG Recruitment Trends, we took a look at tactics for maximizing the ROI of your company's recruitment strategy. This week, we'll examine a troubling trend I've seen emerge in the recruitment industry over the past several years: an epidemic of companies and individual hiring...
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Maximize ROI from Your Recruitment Strategy

BY: Ron Proul, CEO Stellar recruiting strategies are key to company growth, but some tactics designed to save on recruitment costs end up undermining your goal of attracting the very best talent. According to LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends report, 35% of businesses cite "limited budget" as one of the biggest...
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Are You Taking Too Long to Hire?

Hiring is a fickle process. For one, companies must consider many factors when filling a position — expectations for the role, core skills required and culture fit to list a few. And finding a candidate that meets all of these requirements, understandably, takes time.  A new employee is a serious investment you want to...
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The Value of Investing in a Recruiting Agency

BY: Ron Proul, CEO This hot, candidate-driven market reminds me of the bubbles of 1989, 2001 and 2007. And just like with those markets, many companies are understandably employing strategies that reduce outside fees. However, many of these strategies end up backfiring, rather than accomplishing the goal of attracting the...
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