The employment picture is bleak. But that doesn’t mean that business opportunities are dead. Historically, startups have created more jobs than established companies, in good times and bad. So perhaps more of us should embrace entrepreneurship?
Today’s workforce has been rocked with massive changes. Job security is nonexistent, contingent workforce has ballooned, and among remaining employees, engagement has tanked. Does the rise of a free agent nation mean stronger relationships with employers?
Talent management analysts say, “The contingent workforce is now a permanent fixture, so many elements of talent management, recruiting and engagement are being extended to these mobile ‘free agents.’” Really? So how’s it workin for us?
What’s the real value of a professional endorsement – for individuals and prospective employers? As career networking sites like LinkedIn make it easier to “endorse” others, are commendations losing their meaning? The TalentCulture community speaks up…
Online endorsements can carry a lot of weight. But LinkedIn’s recent “endorsements” feature has the #TChat crowd asking: “What is the point of diminishing returns?” Let’s discuss!
How can you stay ahead of the curve in today’s job environment? After a week of TalentCulture community discussion, I’m reminded that the key is not how fast or how elegantly your career moves forward – it’s how many others you bring along for the ride.