02.01.2019

Alaant Advisor

Workplace MVT, In-demand Jobs, Mind the Skills Gap, Snag a Job & AI Job Loss

Mind the Gap
+ About the Alaant Advisor
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:

MVT

The 3Cs You Need to be a Most Valuable Workplace Team (MVT)

By: Amy Stringer via Alaant Blogs

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and while we definitely have snacks on the mind and eagerly anticipate the commercials and halftime show, this day is really about showcasing two great teams. Teams that have done the hard work, know how to work together to reach a goal and succeed at the highest levels of their sport. So, what’s the secret to tackling team dynamics? Here’s our take…

Charity

Client Charity of Choice Recipients! - Holiday 2018

via Alaant Blogs

We love our clients and we love giving back to our community! That's why several years ago we decided to create our Annual Holiday Donation Campaign as a way of saying Thank You to all our clients for their business throughout the year. We surveyed our clients asking for their nomination of their favorite charities/non-profit community organization…

Job Hunting

21 of the Most In-demand Jobs in the US - and How Much They'll Pay

By: Emma Newburger via CNBC

If you're job hunting in certain high-growth fields, you're not just in luck — you're in demand. A shortage of skilled workers in some fields is leading to stiff competition as companies hunt for talent. To help workers understand what they're worth, staffing firm Randstad US recently compiled a special salary guide highlighting what some of the most in-demand jobs pay across a range of industries…

Tidiness in the workplace

Mind the Gap: Employers and Tech Professionals Divided on How to Satisfy Top Tech Talent

via PR Newswire

Dice's annual salary survey reveals non-salary options to improve recruitment efforts, increase retention and mitigate burnout. Salaries for technology professionals in the United States were flat in 2018 with average annual salary of $93,244, a slight 0.6% increase from 2017. The Dice 2019 Tech Salary Report, released annually by Dice, the leading career platform for technology professionals, mirrors static wages in technology across…

Rise Above the Competition

12 Hard-To-Beat Ways To Rise Above The Competition And Snag Your Dream Job

By: Forbes Human Resources Council via Forbes

As any recent college graduate knows, finding a job in a competitive market is a test of endurance and patience. That compounds when you talk about landing a dream job. It seems like there are both endless possibilities just a few clicks away and also no jobs to be found anywhere. Yet, for those with the necessary skills and gumption to get through the application process, finding a dream job in 2019 is possible…

AI

Over 30 million U.S. Workers will Lose their Jobs Because of AI

By: Bartek Sadowski via MarketWatch

Experts say it could happen in two years or 20, but it’s happening. Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published Thursday, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation — meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks could soon be performed by machines using...

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Hartford, CT
  • Preparing new employee files
  • Overseeing the completion of compensation and benefit documentation
  • Conducting benefit enrollment process
  • Administering new employment assessments
  • Scheduling job interviews and assisting in interview process
  • Collecting employment and tax information
  • Manage web content management system (CMS)
  • Extensively use excel skills to select data meeting business requirements
  • Responsible for purchase orders and invoice tracking
  • Manage import/export
  • Interact with wholesale customers via phone/email, book appointments, manage payments
  • Monitor inventory, office stock and order supplies as necessary

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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