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The 2021 labor market revealed that the pandemic has produced two labor shocks. One was felt when 22 million jobs were shed and the national unemployment jumped to nearly 15%. People of all sectors were given the opportunity to gain new skills, new relationships, and time to assess their lives. Hiring data from late summer and fall indicate that an increasing share of those newly hired were people switching jobs.This is an opportunity...
New research by Fiverr and HR platform HiBob offers new  insights  about freelancing. The survey asked HR professionals and hiring managers about the current state of their company’s workforce amid the “ Great Resignation .” Findings confirm that employees are leaving their jobs at rapid speed due to an increased desire for flexibility in their work-life, and because of this, both HR...
Upwork released the results of “ Freelance Forward: 2021, ” a comprehensive study of the independent workforce here in the U.S., which found that 59 million Americans performed freelance work in the past 12 months, representing 36% - or more than one-third - of the entire U.S. workforce. The study found American freelancers contributed $1.3 trillion in annual earnings to the U.S. economy, $100 million more than...
The “Great Resignation” trend, the movement where employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being driven in large part to workers who seek to gain greater flexibility of how and where they work, and as a result greatly enhancing one’s overall mental wellbeing, according to the new GrowTal “ The State of Freelancing ” report. GrowTal, the marketplace for hiring...
Upwork released a new research report, the “ Future Workforce Pulse Report ,” examining how businesses are approaching hiring. Utilizing survey data from over 1,000 U.S. hiring managers, the report finds that the use of remote freelancing has dramatically increased as a result of the pandemic, and will continue to rise in the future. The change to fully remote workforces has led to changes across organizations, far beyond...
Here's what's happening in HR. Justworks , one of the nation's fastest-growing HR technology companies, is going to require all employees to be vaccinated . Their mantra: If everyone is vaccinated, the virus loses its ability to spread and ultimately loses its power. The company, based in New York City, just announced a new policy that requires all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation,...
Misclassification of employees is the categorizing of workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  This illegal practice enables employers to cut costs and save money. Misclassified workers are often underpaid and left without benefits or legal protections.   Worker misclassification has a...
By Craig Wolfson, Esq. Once an employee gives you notice that they are leaving your company, this should not be the end of your communication with them.  There are many benefits of spending time with a departing employee and having an exit interview with them.     Departing employees are generally much more forthcoming than those still in their jobs.  They feel that they have nothing to lose and can speak...
New research from Stoke provides insight into how companies are leveraging freelance workers, the challenges faced, and their rising eagerness to harness the flexibility and value of freelancers – uncovering a major gap in preparedness when it comes to managing freelancers at scale. There has been a seismic shift in the way people work.   Nearly one in three Americans are freelancing today, and more than 90 million...
For HR professionals, the numbers are ominous. Turnover is on the rise as we come out of the pandemic. Is your organization (or client) prepared? In the US, the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals has reported that employee turnover is rising across many industries. 1 In the UK, 48% of office workers have said they have found a new role, are actively looking, or will be leaving their job this year, according to research by...
Congratulations to our very own Ellysa Smith . The HR Lancers Brand Ambassador recently completed her degree in Human Resources! She received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development with a concentration in HR Management from New York University. We asked her a few questions about her experience and what she expects for her future career in HR. What excites you most about getting a degree in HR? ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition away from traditional workforce models, and 56 percent of companies are expecting to shift more of their roles to contingent, project or contract work as a result, according to a new report released by Randstad Sourceright. Randstad Sourceright's 2021 Talent Trends research, based on responses from 850 C-suite and talent leaders across 17 markets globally, found that the pandemic...