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Q1 2016 Global Talent Market Quarterly
The outlook for the global economy in 2016 is uncertain, with financial market volatility, depressed commodity prices, and slowing in key emerging markets keeping growth prospects muted. Brazil and Russia face continued recessionary conditions, while China’s economic momentum continues to cool amid stock market instability and structural challenges—all leading to a significant amount of labor ... Read More
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Looking to recruit in London?Our infographic showcases the ever changing, competitive careers market of the 4.2 million workers in London. Find out why you can earn more than your regional counterparts and why your skills are in high demand. Click to enlargeTalk to our teams:London0203 040 1900londoncity@kellyservices.co.ukKingston0208 481 1222kingston@kellyservices.co.uk ... Read More
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The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you.Global Economic OutlookAMERICASStrength in the U.S. economy will drive regional growth in 2015. South American economies face steeper challenges, however, including stagnation in Brazil and recession in Venezuela and Argentina. ... Read More
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This will be the year you move beyond aimless social chatter. If you want your social networks to function as recruiting power tools, it's time to consider personalisation.Pre-2006 (the year Facebook opened to anyone over 13 with an email address), recruiters would post and pray—post a job on the company website and a few job boards, and then wait for applicants to respond.When professional social ... Read More
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Just ahead: using gaming tactics to attract top talent. It's not nearly as crazy as it sounds.Gamification in the recruiting industry isn’t really about building gaming apps (though it’s been done). Rather, more and more recruiters are interested in how they can borrow user experience tactics from gaming to create better incentives, entertainment and education.First a look at why gaming’s so red-h ... Read More
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In the future, paying for work by the outcome will be the norm. Get ready to hire a new breed of transient workers.TRU uncovered an idea so radical it will dramatically disrupt the field of recruiting over the next 18 months.And yet, the concept is still so new that most recruiters are not aware of it.But before we set out to change your mind, we must sketch in some context. In particular, to unde ... Read More
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In a world where professionals and hiring managers are just three degrees of separation from hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people, what exactly is the role of a recruiter? Here's a look at three new recruiting roles.In the 1970s the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar posited that as members of social groups, people are able to manage approximately 150 relationships.His groundbreak ... Read More
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How does 24-hour access change the way we engage job candidates? Will you change your message when you're reaching job candidate at home?Time to rethink how you reach candidates.In developed markets in the US, Europe and Asia, it’s become commonplace to talk about mobile as a segregated (or lesser) recruiting strategy. And in the years when smart phone adoption was less than 30 percent, such an ap ... Read More
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New technologies will banish inefficient (and awkward) first-round candidate interviews.Welcome to the new breed of on-demand virtual interviewing.The first-round interview is a critical way to assess whether an individual will fit into the culture and tempo of your organization. The problem: the time required to review 20+ candidates on the phone (or even worse, in person) delays the hiring proce ... Read More
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High-volume, low-cost assessments will herald a new age of candidate matchmaking. The new recruiting mantra: attract fewer applicants.Traditional assessments—used by HR executives to screen job candidates—are typically developed by academics who may spend years designing, testing and validating psychometric and skills-based evaluation tools.Given the high level of investment, assessment companies ... Read More
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The figures for the three months from July to September show employment levels have slowed but continued the positive trend that began in early 2012. This mirrors the Office for National Statistics’ reported GDP growth of 0.7% for the same period,which was down 0.2 percentage points on that recorded for April–June.Employment rose by 112,000 roles in July–September 2014, although this was a lower n ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK The global economy is forecast to accelerate modestly in the short term, with both strengths and risks present in all regions. Positive contributions include healthy economic activity in North America a ... Read More
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Professionals not actively looking for a job typically don’t want to be found too easily online.They won’t publish their contact information or work histories on public sites for fear of attracting spam. And in-demand talent, such as engineers or programmers, fear the attention even more as it opens a door to throngs of recruiter inquiries. And yet, the people you likely want to recruit are s ... Read More
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A World at Work
09 Sep 2014
To better understand how workers think—and how employers might respond—Kelly Services developed the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), an annual global survey with nearly 230,000 respondents across 31 countries, three generations, and a multitude of industries and occupations.The results of the survey provide valuable insight into key areas of the talent equation:The Mood of the Global Labou ... Read More
TMU_UK
There were 167,000 more people in work in April–June 2014 than in January–March 2014 and unemployment decreased by 132,000 from quarter to quarter. The number of economically inactive people aged between 16 and 64 increased by 15,000 from January–March to April–June 2014. Overall, pay including bonuses was 0.2% lower in April–June 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.The job market fig ... Read More
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The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. The global economy looks set to expand modestly over the short term. However, the healthy outlook is overshadowed by several geopolitical risks, including the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. Emerging markets, once the p ... Read More
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2014 is expected to be a modestly stronger year for the global economy, with GDP growth projected to reach 3.1%. The expansion will led by better performances in North America and Western Europe, while growth in some emerging economies is forecast to weaken. Developed countries are expected to drive economic growth in 2014, as North America sees solid acceleration and Western European economies co ... Read More
TMU_UK
Figures for January–March 2014 show employment has continued to rise. Unemployment numbers have continued to fall, decreasing by 133,000 from last quarter, and by 309,000 for the same period last year. There were 85,000 fewer economically inactive people aged between 16 and 64 in January–March 2014 than the preceding three months. The average weekly pay including bonuses was 1.7% higher for the sa ... Read More
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Invariably when pundits talk about brand culture, companies like Google and Apple come up. There’s chatter about oddball perks employees enjoy (e.g. foosball, sleeping pods) and the quirky things these companies do to identify prospective employees who will fit in.Most of us can’t relate to Apple and Google. And that’s just fine.Every other company in aggressive pursuit of top talent must find way ... Read More
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Let’s be real here. Most companies really don’t give a shrug about candidate experience. Yes, it’s a topic that’s been making the rounds of HR and recruiting conferences for five-plus years, but only the most sophisticated consumer brands (e.g. Starbucks, Kraft) and companies with persistent talent shortages (e.g. companies in tech, accounting, engineering) manage to do it well. And even many of t ... Read More
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2014 looks to be a modestly better year for the global economy, with growth projected to reach 3.3%. Stronger business and consumer sentiment, particularly in developed countries including the U.S., U.K., and Germany, will help drive the expansion. Growth in emerging markets was well below historical levels in 2013, but is expected to accelerate slightly in 2014.The healthier economic climate ... Read More
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The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brought together work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.One of the largest global surveys of its kind, the KGWI sheds light on employee attitudes and behaviours surrounding some of the most pressing modern workplace challenges.Throughout the year, Kelly Serv ... Read More
KGWI 2013 TOPIC 4
This fourth installment, on the topic of Social Media and Technology examines the way that social media is impacting on job selection, career choice and recruitment in general. Just as social media has changed the nature of communications across communities, it is breaking down barriers in the workplace. Employees are more social and more connected, and want access to the technologies and pla ... Read More
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The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you.Global economic growth has been subdued in 2013, limited by U.S. policy battles, weakness in Europe, and a cooldown in large emerging markets. The global economy is expected to modestly accelerate in 2014, driven by streng ... Read More
KGWI 3 - 2013
This third instalment of the 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index, on the topic of Employee Engagement and Retention, looks in some depth at the employee-employer relationship, including issues such as employee loyalty, happiness and commitment to the job. It also examines views about the employer’s reputation as a preferred place to work, and the circumstances under which employees explore alternati ... Read More
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The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. This report contains a global economic briefing and outlook, a global labour market update and a workforce solutions industry update. The global economy remains sluggish in mid-2013, as the underlying growth patterns have sh ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. This report contains a global economic briefing and outlook, a global labour market update and a workforce solutions industry update. The global economy remains stuck in low gear, with ongoing uncertainties in the Eurozone a ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labour market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. This report contains a global economic briefing and outlook, a global labour market update and a workforce solutions industry update. The global economy slowed in 2012, as ongoing fiscal tensions in Europe and the U.S. and ... Read More
The Highly Virtual Workplace
The 2012 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings together the findings from almost 170,000 respondents from 30 countries, including over 4,400 in the UK and Ireland. It shows the results of diverse forces impacting the contemporary workplace, including generational and geographic diversity, technology, employee empowerment, and the widespread use of social media. This fifth instalment of the 2 ... Read More
the Rise of social media
Findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index reveal a nervousness amongst both employees and employers relating to the use of social media in the workplace. 44% of UK employees feel that social media, such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn, is impacting negatively on workplace productivity. However, only 6% of the British workforce has been told to stop using social media at work. Employers are ... Read More