In our latest eBook, How Will AI Transform Recruiting, we provide brief overviews of how AI-enabled tools and platforms can assist in writing job descriptions, sourcing and screening candidates, engaging candidates throughout the hiring process, facilitating interviews and improving onboarding experiences. Our objective is to provide HR and recruitment leaders who have yet to deploy these technologies with a guide to getting started with their journey. The question isn’t whether AI will transform recruiting or even when it will happen; it’s already underway.Read More
The labor market still looks strong and not recessionary but continues to cool. The unemployment rate increased as hundreds of thousands of new and previously discouraged workers joined the labor market seeking new employment opportunities. The pressure to raise wages diminished in August due to increased job seekers and decreased open jobs. Supply and demand appear more balanced as the pandemic’s hardest-hit sectors continue to make gains and we approach full employment.
The U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in July, below expectations but a slight gain from the downwardly revised June number of +185,000. The labor market continues to cool but remains strong, with more job opportunities than candidates looking for work. With a strong labor market, stable unemployment, and wage gains outpacing inflation, many economists now think the U.S. may see a soft landing and avoid the recession that has been looming for more than a year. The market remains resilient against challenges, including 11 Federal Reserve interest rate hikes to reduce inflation.
We are back with the latest jobs data! Employment growth eased in June and came in below expectations. While historically, +209K new jobs added is a strong gain, it’s the slowest month for job creation since December 2020. Overall, the job market remains strong, but it is cooling and getting back to balanced.