Trends & Research Articles

  • The Top Professional Skills in India’s Biggest Cities

    May 19, 2016

    India currently has around 300 million people between the ages of 20-34, and another 250 million people or so aged 10-19. To put that in perspective, the United States has about 60 million people aged 20-34, and approximately 43 million aged 10-19. That’s far too large of a number to ignore. It would be impossible for an organization to compete globally going forward, without having a strong talent pipeline in India (if they don’t already). But that’s pretty broad ­– where...

  • These are the Peak Times Candidates View and Apply to Jobs

    May 3, 2016

    Writing a great job post is a feat on its own, but it turns out so is getting people to apply to it. Don’t think so? Currently, unemployment in the U.S. is at a post-recession low, hovering around 5% (down from nearly 10% in 2009). The situation in Europe is similar with unemployment figures down to 10% from above 12% in 2013. While this has brought on a lot of exciting work for recruiting teams and staffing agencies, it also means that the competition for talent is increasing....

  • LinkedIn Data Shows That Job-Hopping is Accelerating (Particularly Among Women)

    April 12, 2016

    Next month millions of college students will graduate and enter the workforce. That’s great news because it provides recruiters like you and me with a new pool of talent to tap into. But recruiting them is merely half the battle, since they’re likely to change employers three times their first five years after graduating. Or so our Economist Guy Berger tells me. His team recently used the Economic Graph to find out whether or not job-hopping is increasing; which industries...

  • The Biggest Problem With Companies’ Parental Benefits: Employees Don’t Use Them

    March 23, 2016

    To keep new parents in the workforce, many companies are offering benefits like extended parental leave and the ability for new parents to work part-time...

  • Here Are the Best Social Recruiters Across Asia Pacific

    March 2, 2016

    APAC is the fastest developing region in the world and its demand for talent is huge. This means that perhaps recruiters are busier in APAC than just...

  • The Top Recruiting Priorities of Small and Medium Businesses in 2016

    February 16, 2016

    Sure, every company wants to hire smart and talent employees. But for small to mid-sized businesses, there is no margin for error – every hire counts, as...