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By the Numbers: April 3, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Healthcare Workers Being Shuffled to COVID-19 Hot Zones The Numbers: Demand is high for healthcare workers with experience working with critical care patients “Literally, what we’re doing right now is moving people from all around the country into hot zone areas,” said Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare, about the Covid-19 situation. U.S. Unemployment Could Reach Over 30% in Q2 The Numbers: In Q2 2020, the U.S. may reach more than 30% unemployment due to the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 This correlates to 52.81 million unemployed people in Q2 with about 47 million workers being laid off during that time period Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis Walmart Testing Employee Temperatures The Numbers: Temperature checks and basic health screening questions are being adopted before employee shifts begin Infrared thermometers will take about three weeks to distribute to all Walmart stores and facilities Source: Walmart BountyJobs Reports: Hiring During COVID-19 The Numbers: The [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:59:25+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 3, 2020

By the Numbers: March 27, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Soft Skills Training a Priority but Falls Behind The Numbers: Soft skills training is the number 1 priority for more than 25% of HR and L&D professionals Almost 50% rank it among their top three priorities Almost 70% state the lack of time and resources gets in the way of soft skills training Source: Talespin Walmart Planning to Hire 150K Hourly Employees The Numbers: Walmart will hire 150K associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution, and fulfillment centers The roles are temporary with a potential chance to become regular positions $365 million will be given in cash bonuses to hourly workers for their work during the pandemic Source: Walmart CVS to Hire 50K Employees with Virtual Process The Numbers: CVS Health plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time, and temporary roles nationwide Store associates, distribution center employees, customer service professionals, and home delivery driver positions are available The hiring [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:06:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 27, 2020

By the Numbers: March 20, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Upskilling a Priority But Many Don’t Have Option The Numbers: Upskilling employees is a must for most due to digitization and automation among other technological solutions More than two-thirds of employees agreed that their companies provide training and instruction for upskilling However, one-third of employees aren’t getting what they need in order to contribute to their place of work as the business quickly evolves Source: Peppercomm and Echo Research U.S. in Recession Driven by Covid-19 The Numbers: The U.S. is now in a recession ending the economic expansion that began in July 2009 Normal activity is forecasted to resume in Q4 with a growth rate of 4% The economy is expected to grow 1.5% in 2021 and a full recovery in 2022 Source: UCLA/Anderson Forecast Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Workers Due to Covid-19 The Numbers: Amazon says it is hiring 100,000 new full and part-time workers in the U.S. at its fulfillment centers [...]

By |2020-03-18T19:58:37+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 20, 2020

By the Numbers: March 13, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Tech Pay Increases, HR Pay Growth Lowest The Numbers: The annual wage growth range for tech workers is 3.2%, one of the few industries that enjoy an annual wage growth more than the average 3% The lowest annual wage growth is in HR (1.2%), Sales (1.2%) and Marketing and Advertising (1.7%) Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles continue to be hard to fill Source: Payscale DevOps Requires Upskilling The Numbers: Solid upskilling programs are needed to support the future of DevOps However, 38% of employers have no upskilling program in place 21% say they are working on one Source: DevOps Institute Strong Jobs Report for IT The Numbers: ·       The technology industry experienced a net jobs gain of 33,500 positions since the beginning of 2020 ·       This is now two consecutive months of employment growth ·       The IT unemployment rate was 2.4% in February which is up from 2.3% last [...]

By |2020-03-13T18:31:28+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 13, 2020

By the Numbers: March 6, 2020

BountyJobs Bites The Harder the Interview, the Higher the Acceptance Rate The Numbers: Per a recent study, candidates are rejecting job offers at their highest rate in five years Candidates in professional and technical industries have a higher rejection rate of 19.4% in comparison to the general rejection rate of 17.3% Millennial and Gen Z candidates tend to respond better to difficult interviews, having a higher acceptance rate Source: Glassdoor U.S. Talent Shortages Tripled in the Last Decade The Numbers: More than two-thirds of organizations find it challenging to find skilled workers, up from 14% in 2010 The three hardest positions to fill are in the skilled trades, IT, and Sales & Marketing Source: ManPowerGroup BountyJobs Reports - The New Dynamics of Recruiting: Critical Hiring in Talent Acquisition Survey Report The Numbers: Almost half (46%) of employers are hiring for Operations roles with Customer Service & Support and Engineering & IT following close behind at [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:12:20+00:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 6, 2020

By the Numbers February 28, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Competitive Pay Spurs on Innovation The Numbers: The ‘winner-takes-all’ mentality has proven to be most effective to encourage creativity that fuels economic growth A contest gave contestants the opportunity to compete for one prize of $15,000 or one in which the top 10 entries received $1K. Those who opted for the $15K prize submitted much more novel, creative, and innovative entries Source: University of California San Diego & Thermo Fisher Scientific Labor Market to Continue Going Strong The Numbers: The overall strength of the labor market is expected to continue, though not evenly distributed across regions and geographies Ongoing shortages of talent and changing client skill needs will continue Source: ManpowerGroup Majority of Professionals Have Asked for Higher Salary The Numbers: 54% of U.S. professionals said they ‘tried to negotiate a higher salary when they received their last employment offer’. Miami, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, Dallas, and San Diego had the most [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:10:01+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers February 28, 2020

By the Numbers: February 21, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Top Professionals Most Likely to Move On The Numbers: Recruiters, software engineers, and marketers are more likely to consider other job opportunities than other professionals Recruiters are 115% higher than the national average to be open to unsolicited recruiting messages Software engineers and marketers were second and third at 105% and 82% about the national average, respectively Source: Workforce Logiq CEO Turnover Sees Large Leap The Numbers: In January, CEO exits increased 37% over December This encompasses an estimated 219 exits Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. U.S. Labor Shortage Forecasted to Continue Through the Decade The Numbers: The U.S. labor shortage is expected to continue through 2030 85% of companies in ‘mostly blue-collar industries’ had recruiting difficulty 64% in ‘mostly white-collar industries’ reported the same Source: The Conference Board BountyJobs Reports - Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 and the 2020 Impact The Numbers: A whopping 43% of professionals plan to [...]

By |2020-02-21T19:05:53+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: February 21, 2020

By the Numbers: February 14, 2020

BountyJobs Bites U.S. Trending Toward Strong Job Growth in Q1 The Numbers: The U.S. employment trends index increased in January to 110.24, up from 108.84 in December “The improvement in the [Employment Trends Index], along with Friday’s job report and other indicators, suggest that employment growth has been accelerating after several weak quarters in 2019,” Gad Levanon, head of The Conference Board Labor Market Institute, said. Source: The Conference Board Tech Employment Sees Increase The Numbers: The U.S. tech sector saw employment increase by 15,800 new positions in January This signifies a rebound after many flat months in growth “This month’s employment data brings tech hiring activity back in line with expectations,” said Tim Hebert, executive VP for research and market intelligence at CompTIA. “Employers continue to signal the need to expand their base of tech talent to meet short and longer-term business objectives.” Source: CompTIA U.S. Private Sector Adds the Most Jobs Since 2015 [...]

By |2020-02-13T23:46:47+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: February 14, 2020

By the Numbers February 7, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Millennials and Gen Z Staying Put The Numbers: Millennials plan to stay in their jobs for 10 years while Gen Zers plan to stick around for 6 years 62% of millennials report having direct reports, 49% of Gen Zers report the same 65% of Gen Zers and 73% of millennials feel their job is a ‘major component of their personal identity’ Source: Zapier One in Six Staffers are Gig Workers at Enterprise Firms The Numbers: 4% of the workforce at enterprise firms in 2019 were gig workers – about one in six workers This is up from 14.2% in 2010 Source: ADP Research Institute Nurse Practitioner Workforce Sees Dramatic Increase The Numbers: Within a seven-year span, the nurse practitioner workforce has more than doubled The number of nurse care practitioners in 2010 was 91,000 and grew to 190,000 in 2017 Source: Modern Healthcare BountyJobs Reports - Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 [...]

By |2020-02-06T22:19:43+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers February 7, 2020

By the Numbers: January 31, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Over 50% of Gig Workers Increasing Jobs The Numbers: 52% of gig workers plan to increase their project volume this year 78% cited the need for more income Source: PeopleReady Recession has Employees Concerned, Staying Put in Current Roles The Numbers: 60% of full and part-time employees are concerned about the state of the economy More than one-third feel the recession may impact their job security 58% will most likely not look for a new job in 2020 Source: Monster Worldwide Initial Jobless Claims Increase Slightly The Numbers: Total jobless claims for week ending January 18 were 211,000, up 6,000 from the previous week’s level The four-week moving average of jobless claims fell by 3,250 to 224,000 from the previous week’s average Source: U.S. Department of Labor BountyJobs Reports - Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 and the 2020 Impact The Numbers: A whopping 43% of professionals plan to look for a [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:15:50+00:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: January 31, 2020