Tagged: layoffs

Amazon Is Running Out Of Workers. You Can Avoid This Problem.

Despite the biting headlines about the stock market correction and possible economic slowdown, one thing is very clear. Jobs are being created.

This week’s BLS study shows that the US unemployment rate remains very low at 3.6% and is 2.2% lower than a year ago. In other words, companies are hiring.

EMSI believes there are ... Read more»

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion about the need to focus on recruiting? Well, contrary to what many may believe, even in times of job reductions recruiting must ... Read more»

Time to Reduce Costs in Corporate Learning & Development

Our soon to be published research on corporate L&D spending in 2008 shows a definite slowdown in spending on corporate training.  (An 11% drop!)  This is certainly not a surprise – in August our research panel shows that today’s corporate talent managers cite “a need to reduce costs” as their #1 business challenge (54% of ... Read more»