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Employers Ghosted by Workers, Lifelong Learning, the Implications of the Worker Shortage, and more

Ghosted by Workers, Lifelong Learning, Worker Shortage
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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

What to do the night before a job interview

'Twas the Night Before the Job Interview

By: Jaime Toolan via Alaant Blogs

As the holiday bustle gets into full swing, we’re putting an Alaant spin on a classic. ‘Twas the night before the job interview, when all through my house. They could tell I was nervous, just ask my spouse! My best dress clothes were hung in my closet with care…

workers are ghosting employers

Workers are ghosting their employers like bad dates

By: Danielle Paquette via Washington Post

Economists report that workers are starting to act like millennials on Tinder: They’re ditching jobs with nary a text. “A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact,” the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago noted in December’s Beige Book, which tracks employment trends.

US Tech sector expansion

U.S. Tech Sector Employment Expands by 13,500 Jobs in November

via CompTIA

The U.S technology sector recorded another strong month for employment growth in November, adding an estimated 13,500 new jobs, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association. As has been the case throughout the year, job growth was led by new hiring in IT services, custom software development and computer system design. An estimated 7,600 jobs were added in the category last month.

high school dropouts jobs

Even high school dropouts are finding jobs these days

By: CBS News

Workers without high school degrees haven't had the easiest time finding a job. But now, the strong labor market is lifting workers who never earned their high school or GED diploma, providing them with the best chances of scoring a job in at least a decade. In October, the unemployment rate for workers without high school degrees stood at 6 percent, compared with a decade-long high of almost 16 percent in February 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job creation was supposed to slow, but a funny thing happened: Hiring has sped up

Why we need to make lifelong learning a national imperative

By: Sen. Mark R. Warner and Penny Pritzker via Fast Company

The work landscape our children are entering today looks nothing like what our parents experienced. The notion of working for the same firm for your whole career is a distant memory, and anyone whose career trajectory looks that way is considered an outlier. Today, workers are expected to hold many different jobs throughout their careers, and technology will change what it takes to succeed in each role…

Worker shortage on the rise

U.S. job openings data points to growing worker shortage

By: Lucia Mutikani via Reuters

U.S. job openings rebounded in October, but hiring continued to lag, suggesting a recent slowdown in job growth was most likely because employers could not find qualified workers. The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released by the Labor Department on Monday underscored tightening labor market conditions, which economists say will encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week despite volatility in financial markets.

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

Data Warehouse/BI Consultant

Hartford, CT
  • Local candidate with more than 20 years of IT experience as Data Warehouse/BI Consultant
  • Experience in design, development and implementation of online transaction processing (OLTP) systems, data warehouse (DW) applications under various hardware and software platforms
  • Extensive experience and background in data modeling, using Erwin/ER-Studio, both in OLTP and DSS (data warehouses/data marts) environments
  • Extensive cross-platform data integration experience using Informatica Power-Center as primary ETL tool, also Cognos (Impromptu, Power-Play) as business reporting tool
  • Familiar with data governance, master data management (MDM) process
  • Has driven professional resources with exceptional leadership skills
  • Provided data solutions to Fortune 100/500 companies
  • Great personality with excellent references

Executive Assistant/Criminal Justice

Albany, NY
  • Polished and professional with great conversational skills
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Science and Criminal Justice
    • Related Coursework: Criminal Procedure, Law and the Legal System, US Courts and the Criminal Justice System
  • Administrative support for executive level, the board of directors and legal staff
  • Expense reporting, invoicing and tracking online orders
  • Comfortable with MS Excel and database management
  • Customer service – assisted with invoicing, online orders
  • Detail oriented; experience reviewing legal documents for accuracy
  • Skilled in calendar management
  • Seeking a long-term role that will utilize her degree. Ideally something within investigations, criminal justice, document management or executive assistance

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

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.

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