7.13.2018

The Alaant Loop: Make Skilled Workers, MVP Workers & Quitting Rates

Make Skilled Workers, MVP Workers & Quitting Rates
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The Alaant Loop 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:

An Organization’s Superpower: Diverse and Inclusive Hiring

An Organization’s Superpower: Diverse and Inclusive Hiring

By: Miriam Dushane, Brittany Lawton & Sujata N. Chaudhry via Alaant Blog

This week we’re excited to team up with our friends from Tangible Development, global diversity and inclusion experts, to share insights about an extremely important topic—diverse and inclusive hiring. It’s no secret, we believe strongly in the need for this…

Want More Skilled Workers? Create Them

Want More Skilled Workers? Create Them

By: Jonathon Trugman via NY Post

The addition of 213,000 jobs in June along with May’s 223,000 number being revised to 244,000 underscore the effectiveness of President Trump’s tax cut. The data over the last six months have described a healthy employment trend we’ve not had...

The Most Valuable Person You Haven’t Hired yet

The Most Valuable Person You Haven’t Hired yet (People with Disabilities are the Original Hackers. You should Hire Them.)

By: Christina Mallon via Fast Company

When you think about disabled people, strength and independence probably do not come to mind. But those of us who live with disabilities must be doing something right. Thirty percent of the U.S. workforce has some kind of disability...

Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs at a Rate Not Seen Since Dotcom Bubble

Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs at a Rate Not Seen Since Dotcom Bubble

via CBS News

Americans are quitting their jobs at a record rate, with the proportion of workers leaving their jobs reaching the highest level in over 17 years, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Despite a tick down in the number of open jobs, there are...

How to Tell if a Potential Job Will Let You Have a Life

How to Tell if a Potential Job Will Let You Have a Life

By: Michelle Goodman via The Seattle Times

Nobody starts a job hunt hoping to land a position that regularly requires 60-hour workweeks. Unfortunately, most companies that disregard work-life balance don’t publicize this information. So, it’s up to job seekers...

 The First Step to Landing One of the 6.7 Million Jobs

The First Step to Landing One of the 6.7 Million Jobs Openings Across the US: Upskill Yourself

By: Art Bilger via CNBC.com

Americans shouldn’t allow the headline low number from last Friday's unemployment rate, 4 percent, to lull them into a false sense of security. There is fundamental underlying jobs crisis looming. Millions of people are looking for work. Millions of people...

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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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