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8 New Year's recruiting resolutions

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, finding a new job is usually a big one. Monster Intelligence, which tracks job seekers and other behavior on, has the data to back that up. According to Monster data, 90% of people who say they want a new job in the new year plan to look […]

Helping employees cope with work-related anxiety

The coronavirus pandemic is upending work routines and sparking anxiety and uncertainty among workers across every sector. Mental health is being battered. Monster’s new Future of Work 2021 Outlook shows that globally, feelings of  job-related anxiety are overwhelming employees, followed by headaches, depression and loneliness. Our data reveals that anxiety affects 33% of Canadian workers, […]

The Future of Work 2021: A summary of this year's survey

Let’s all take a collective sigh that 2020 is over. Last year – which included record-breaking job losses and skyrocketing unemployment– was a challenge. We saw staffing shortages in health care, warehousing, and logistics and prolonged declines in hospitality, travel, and foodservice. Those are reason enough to say goodbye to 2020 and look to the […]

2021 Hiring Trends: Monster's Predictions for the New Year

Forecasting 2021 hiring trends is a bit of a challenge given all of the unknowns in the economy and with the pandemic. That said, with vaccines being rolled out and the potential return to normal on the horizon, 2021 is poised to be a big comeback year for some hard-hit industries. Based on Monster job […]

How to show candidates you're committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring

Companies are spending a lot of time focusing on diversity and inclusion in hiring right now, and for a variety of reasons. According to Monster research, 86% of candidates globally say diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is important to them, so that’s definitely one motivating factor. This is an issue that’s important […]

The gig economy in 2021: New strategies for recruiting temporary workers

The gig economy has been buzzed about for some time, and after a year with a pandemic and economic unrest, more employers and workers have seemed to embrace temporary and contract workers than ever before – giving new life, and perhaps a new definition to the meaning of “gig work.” But how do you go […]

10 tips for salary negotiation with a candidate

With a market full of talented candidates, interviews—and making good offers—is the key to making sure you’ve got the best people at your company. The right compensation package can help you recruit (and keep!) talent for the long haul, but there are a lot of moving parts. Here are 10 tips for salary negotiation with […]

Monster's Inclusive Hiring Guide: Diversity & Inclusion in Recruiting

Inclusive hiring efforts are nothing new at most large organizations, but the social justice events of this past year have put initiatives into hyperdrive. Underlying the key cultural moments is that fact that today’s candidates are also demanding a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Consider this research from Monster: More than four in five (86%) […]

Remote onboarding: welcoming new hires virtually

As companies around the globe transition to a more remote workforce, many businesses are having to adapt their hiring policies as a result. One of the biggest changes is the need to use remote onboarding to get new hires up to speed. This is a big challenge. How do you bring employees into your organization and […]

Artificial intelligence in HR: the key to efficient recruiting

There’s no doubt about it—adoption of artificial intelligence in HR is growing, and innovative ways to use AI continues to shape and improve talent acquisition. Companies need to take stock of their workforce aspirations and the role that AI in talent acquisition can play if they want to take the lead in the competitive recruitment […]