Report: Rural’s Rise: Shifting Trends in Rural and Urban Job Postings | Emsi Burning Glass

Workforce Trends

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been reports on how remote work is one reason people continue to move from cities to less dense, rural areas. One benefit for a segment of those making these moves is that they can move to less expensive housing markets while retaining their higher incomes earned in …

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The New Post-60 Career Paths | The Wall Street Journal

Workforce Trends

Organizations continue to report challenges in attracting and retaining talent. However, a growing proportion of older workers within the labor force presents an opportunity for firms to tap into this talent segment increasingly. According to this The Wall Street Journal article, workers 65 and over in the US will account for more than 60% of projected labor-force …

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Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent | Harvard Business School and Accenture

Talent Management

This excellent 74-page report outlines several barriers that keep companies from considering hidden workers as candidates to meet their talent needs. Hidden workers “have a desire to work and are actively seeking work, but their regular efforts to seek employment consistently fail because of hiring processes that focus on what they don’t have (such as credentials) rather than …

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Webinar: Top 5 Post-COVID Workforce Planning Questions Answered With Analytics | Gartner

Podcast | Webinar Workforce Planning

This 60-minute webinar discusses how data and analytics can answer some of the most pressing strategic workforce planning (SWP) questions. And although the webinar incorporates some promotion of Gartner’s technology capability in this area (as do all platform-based webinars), the discussion provides useful ideas on data-driven SWP. A few of the topics covered include conducting …

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Covid Shrinks the Labor Market, Pushing Out Women and Baby Boomers | Wall Street Journal

Workforce Trends

While organizations understand the importance of accounting for the external labor market (ELM) in their workforce planning activities, understanding ELM dynamics and their impact have become increasingly complex due to the pandemic. For example, according to this article, while the U.S. unemployment rate may have fallen in recent months, some economists believe this is due …

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Fewer U.S. Mothers and Fathers are Working Due to COVID-19 | Pew Research Center

Workforce Trends

Throughout the pandemic, I have posted extensively about the impact that the crisis has had on women in the workplace. An example of these posts includes the Women in the Workplace study from LeanIn. Org that found that one in four women is considering downshifting (working in a reduced capacity) their careers or leaving the workforce due …

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Analytics-Driven Talent Strategy | Ebook | Gartner

People Analytics

The use of analytics within the HR function continues to grow as organizations increasingly recognize the value of analytics in uncovering insights that inform and enable talent strategy. Despite its appeal, the power analytics is often understood only by a select few- usually those who are either in an organizations’ Center of Excellence or consultants …

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Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool | Accenture

Talent Acquisition Workforce Trends

Although many organizations cite a paucity of talent and an inability to fill important roles as a key challenge, there is a vast overlooked talent pool of workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). These are workers who have a high school diploma or equivalent and do not have a four-year college degree but …

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Employment Gaps Cause Career Trouble, Especially for Former Stay-at-home Parents |Technical.ly

Workforce Trends

In the context of talent acquisition, workforce planning, and talent shortages, this is an interesting study that examines what happens to people’s careers after they take time out of work. The study found that gaps in employment can negatively affect future career prospects in multiple ways, particularly for those who left work for childcare responsibilities. …

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U.S. Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions | Conference Board

Workforce Trends

This Conference Board report details how, in the span of just 10 years, “the US economy moved from having the weakest labor market since the Great Depression to one of the tightest in history.“ This is especially true for blue-collar and manual services employers who are experiencing much tighter labor markets than employers of highly …

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