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Common Misconceptions HR Has About Independent Contractors
The “gig economy," which refers to the large group of individuals who choose to work as independent agents, has been growing rapidly since the mid-2000s. Actually, it’s exploding. According to a 2023 Fiverr survey of 2,000 US workers, “73% said they will either start freelancing or continue freelancing in 2023”. Here are some more amazing statistics to note:
Hiring College Graduates for 2023 | What Employers Need to Know
Recruitment professionals are eagerly gearing up for graduation season, a time when companies can hire some of the top college graduates who will be heading into new careers. Employers must act fast if they want to reel in the freshest talent. With current labor shortages in a holding pattern so far this year, it’s beneficial for organizations to understand what 2023 college graduates want. That way, recruitment efforts can be fruitful.
Why is it so Hard to Get a Job After College
For many, it was easy finding a job while in college. But after job hunting for weeks, you may wonder why it is so hard to get a job after college. After all, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into getting your degree. But don’t get discouraged. The University of Washington found that 53% of graduates are either unemployed or working a job that doesn’t require a degree. Other studies also show that landing your first job can take between 3 and 6 months. So, getting your first job takes time.
Why Leadership Is So Important in Your Career
There are plenty of baseball players worldwide, but only a select few will master the sport enough to play in the World Series. Similarly, you’ll meet hundreds of “managers” throughout your professional career. Still, only a few will cement themselves as true leaders in your mind. This is why leadership is important—the most influential leaders leave a mark. They inspire.
Making the Move to Salary Transparency
The salary transparency trend continues. Last year, Colorado passed its Equal Pay Transparency Rules, which required employers to include compensation in job postings, notify employees about promotional opportunities, and record job descriptions and wage records. Soon after, states like Washington, Nevada, Maryland, and Rhode Island followed suit.
Brand Reputation 101
People's initial perception of your organization is also known as your brand reputation. Your brand rep either encourages or discourages people from engaging with your company. This means the way people view your company will affect sales and even recruiting efforts.