How Technology Has Helped The Low-Touch Economy

Many industries have had to quickly adapt to new operational guidelines due to the coronavirus outbreak completely changing the economy and the way we live our lives. Many professions that the public took for granted were prevented from operating under their normal circumstances. 

However, innovation is at the forefront of our economy and technological and operational advancements have allowed for these goals to continue and strengthen the base of their sector. The low-touch economy has become the prominent form of professional service.

When will life return to normal? Professor Julian Hiscox, from the University of Liverpool, suggests that while there may be a hint of normality in summer of 2021, he predicts: “we won’t be ‘back to 2019’ for five years.”

The need for continued distancing and regulation mean that businesses must adapt to the limited contact world of work. Here, we look at how businesses and workers are … Read more

4 Active Job Options That Give You a Chance to Help People Every Day

For some people, sitting behind a desk is a boring and dull way to make a living. If you crave a more active job that also allows you to take pride from helping others, there are several career paths that may be a good fit for you. Here are four of the top job options that will allow you to help others while keeping active.

Paramedic

Paramedics are often the first trained medical responders a person sees when he or she has suffered an acute injury or sudden health crisis. In this job, you’ll literally be able to save peoples’ lives every single day. Being a paramedic also ensures that you’ll work primarily outside of an office setting. Though the job can be demanding, it’s also an extremely rewarding way to make a living.

Tow Truck Driver

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Different Types of Pre-Employment Tests to Boost Remote Hiring

Job interviews have gone completely virtual because of the pandemic. As a result, it’s become difficult to see how well a candidate fits with your company.

While video interviewing software has stepped up its game to make the hiring process easier for both hiring managers and talent, you might still miss a few key predictors about potential employees that aren’t always noticeable on video.

Pre-employment assessments are designed to measure off-the-resume intangibles and pre-evaluate job performance. How well does this person’s values really align with your company culture? Do they have the right competencies to excel quickly? Are they actually proficient in the hard skills you require, or are they fluffing their resume?

Software solutions have popped up to answer these questions, from coding interview platforms to cognitive ability tests. We thought we’d break down the different common types of pre-employment screening out there so you can decide what … Read more

CRM: What a Modern Recruiter Must Know to Win Over Candidates

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy, unemployment in the U.S. has shot up to 8.4% as of August 2020. Recruiters are put in a tricky dilemma, as they have to be extra picky. When many people are unemployed, the number of job seekers skyrockets, and so the conversion rate automatically drops. When choosing from such a wide variety of candidates, you have to be careful, especially when dealing with the tight budget that Covid-19 allows your company.

So how can you deal with the overwhelming number of candidates? A proper Candidate Relationship Management solution! And if you’re optimistic, think of when the pandemic subsides, and you have plenty of positions to fill. Good candidate management can help you achieve great results in times like this and in the future.

So What Exactly Is a Candidate Relationship Management Solution?

Candidate relationship management, or CRM for short, is the process

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Debunking the Overtime Myth

Throughout my corporate life experience, I have found myself staying late in the office often. I have started assuming that I am working hard for the organization. But one day, a senior vice president noticed my regular late hours and said, “Why are you staying late so often? This means that you are not prioritizing and managing your work effectively.” And that was a hard hit. At that time, for me, I could not see myself as a problem. But now I can figure it out that it was because of me, I couldn’t balance my priorities with the number of hours I had to work.

Overtime comes at a high price for organizations. Sometimes we feel as if it is the only option. Here, I am sharing a few easy ways of how employers can help their employees to reduce overtime and start working smartly.

 

1. Offer overtime as Read more