Trends & Research Articles

  • How British Companies Can Tackle the Talent Challenges Created by Brexit and a Tight Labor Market

    May 30, 2019

    When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union three years ago, no one knew what Brexit would look like, only that it was likely to be messy. We now know it will also be protracted — the March deadline for finishing terms of the exit has been extended to the end of October. Call it The Long Goodbye. And while we still can’t be sure exactly how Brexit...

  • How These 4 Companies Are Embracing Flexible Work — and Why You Should Too

    May 22, 2019

    A third (31%) of LinkedIn users say flexible work arrangements are a very important consideration when choosing a job. That’s a third of candidates who might turn down an offer if your company doesn’t offer flexibility. That’s according to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which surveyed 5,000 talent acquisition and HR professionals around the world....

  • The Fastest-Growing Jobs for Male and Female Grads

    May 9, 2019

    There was a (long) time when female college graduates had four career tracks open to them: teacher, nurse, secretary, and housewife. Male graduates? They had everything else. But the gender of jobs, like the gender of people, is much more fluid these days. And that creates larger and richer talent pools for recruiters and hiring managers who hope to tap into the...

  • Gallup Suggests That Employee Turnover in U.S. Businesses...

    April 25, 2019

    A recent report from Gallup estimates — conservatively, it says — that a trillion dollars is what U.S. businesses are losing every...

  • The Most Overlooked (and Effective) Step to Fighting...

    April 23, 2019

    If your company had a sexual harassment problem, your HR department probably wouldn’t know about it. That’s because less than...

  • Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s...

    April 8, 2019

    Royal Dutch Shell is a global energy company that has always valued soft skills, even as the particular skills it prizes have changed....