Cathleen Urdi

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Posted by Cathleen Urdi on Tue, May 7, 2024

April Jobs Market: Hiring Remains Firm with Signs of Slowing.

The increase in average hourly earnings is below estimates and is a promising sign for inflation. A softer than expected U.S. jobs report fueled hopes that the Federal Reserve could start cutting rates soon. Some economists predict a decrease as early as July or September.

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Posted by Cathleen Urdi on Mon, April 15, 2024

The labor market continues to impress with the 40th straight month of job growth and an unemployment rate that ticked lower. Job gains in Q1 2024 averaged 276,000 per month, compared to the Q4 2023 average of 212,000 jobs added each month. The jobless rate fell as more people entered the workforce. Gains were broad-based. Wages, an important inflation metric, increased slightly, up 0.3% to 4.1% year-over-year (YOY). It was the lowest annual gain since June 2021.

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Posted by Cathleen Urdi on Tue, April 9, 2024

Now in its fifth edition, the 2024 Job Seeker Survey Report is based on responses from 1,500 job seekers surveyed in February 2024. This report analyzes the perceptions and preferences of active and passive candidates across all major industries and provides important insights into what candidates want and can influence your organization’s talent acquisition and retention strategies to optimize success.

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Posted by Cathleen Urdi on Wed, March 20, 2024

Do you know the differences between Recognition, Reward and Award?

Recognition is an intangible acknowledgment of people’s behaviors, personal efforts or contributions. Reward is something tangible given in return for service or effort, and an Award is a symbol of recognition for an achievement or milestone.

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