The Alaant Hiring Index Survey is Underway, A Talent Shortage Perfect Storm, and More!
Our bi-annual assessment of the Capital Region’s job market is underway. Please take a moment to share the hiring trends you’re seeing, the challenges you’re facing, and your forecast for the rest of 2022.
Click here to take our confidential online survey before it closes on Friday, May 27, and we’ll report collective results next month.
We appreciate your participation!
Fewer babies, lower high school and college enrollment, rapid wage inflation, near-record unemployment, a skills shortage, the Great Resignation and the remnants of Covid-19 are all conspiring to hinder future business growth. Over the past few weeks, I attended one of the leading ed-tech conferences, ASU+GSV, followed shortly thereafter by the SHRM Talent conference. A couple of themes resonated with me at both events…
Alaant Managing Partner, Miriam Dushane talks employee burnout and what to do to ‘nip it in the bud’ and prevent a mass exodus….
Since the pandemic, many employers and employees have come to value greater flexibility in working arrangements. Flexibility is often framed as a women’s issue: when the insurance firm Zurich included the words “part-time”, “job-share” and “flexible working” in its job adverts, for example, the number of women applying for management roles increased by nearly 20%...
Hardly a day goes by where hiring managers don’t face the challenge – and feel the frustration – of trying to land top talent in today’s difficult job market. That’s understandable; with more job openings than candidates to fill them, the process of building top-performing teams has gotten more arduous than ever…
Save the Date: 518 Business Connect - Virtual Networking Event - Presented by Alaant & Groff Networks on Thursday, June 2nd, 11am-12pm. Register opens soon.
CRRN May Mixer & Program - Hosted by the Capital Region Recruiters’ Network (CRRN) on Tuesday, May 24th @ 5-7pm for networking and our May program at Hilton Garden Inn - Albany Airport. This program has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Register to attend the May program, HERE.
May Learning Café: New Americans, Your Neighbors, Your Community – Presented by the Early Care & Learning Council and the NYS Office for New Americans (ONA) on Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1-2pm via Zoom. Register, here.
14th Annual CDWERC First Impressions Second Chances Networking Event - Hosted by Capital District Women's Employment Resource Center on June 1st from 5 - 7pm at the Pruyn House in Latham. Don't miss this great event! For more information and to register, click here.
Career Jam Explore Spring 2022 Employer Registration - Hosted by Career Jam & Junior Achievement Virtual Experience is April - June 2022 and the 1-day In-Person Career Exploration Program is Thursday, June 9th. Register now, here!
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.