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Although history contests the attribution of this quote to Albert Einstein, I think we can all agree there is no doubt in the essence of its truth: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Yet even with the lessons learned during the pandemic, many managers are applying the exact same hiring criteria that they did before: What technical skills does the external or internal candidate possess? How many years of experience do they have? Did they graduate from a prestigious university? It’s practically painful to watch the same tired tactics applied, knowing the outcomes will not be better. The pandemic redefined the workforce During the pandemic, over 20 million jobs were eliminated during a two-month period in 2020. […]

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Pandemic Fallout and the Future of Work

Even as parts of the world return to a state resembling normal, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. Referring to this global event as “unprecedented” has become so commonplace as to be clichéd, and yet, the term hits the nail on the head. The unprecedented nature of this worldwide disaster renders its effects unpredictable, and as we march into the future, those effects continue to develop in ways we could only have guessed. Pandemic lockdowns had an immediate and marked effect on work. Who could or should go to work, where that work took place, how it was done—these work life fundamentals changed overnight for the majority of the population. Had lockdowns lasted only two weeks, as first predicted in those optimistic […]

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Research Preview: COVID-19, WFH, and the Long View: Can HCM Protect the Employee Experience?

What happens when human capital management catches COVID-19? Late last year, we asked the question in our 2021 Research Agenda (3Sixty Insights BWSAG20101 Research Agenda 2021: Human Capital Management, October 2020). And, all last year and this, we saw the acute symptoms. Employers that didn’t have to shut down entirely transitioned by necessity to companywide work-from-home or hybrid arrangements. Organizations quickly learned they hadn’t properly anticipated or planned for the now well-documented, related challenges—of which there are many. Now, however, the aid of hindsight shows us that COVID-19 just may have provided a lasting boon to the employee experience—specifically to the idea that the employee experience matters and cannot be ignored. This may seem odd to contemplate. Never mind that it took a pandemic and […]

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Market Alert: Jobvite, JazzHR, NXTThing RPO Join to Form Talent Acquisition Trifecta in Private Equity-Funded Maneuver

What Happened With private equity backing from K1 Investment Management to fund the maneuver, Jobvite, JazzHR and NXTThing RPO have joined to form a new, combined organization. The Details The three vendors made their shared announcement in a press release dated April 26. Each brand will continue to operate independently, according to the announcement, as they combine efforts—Jobvite’s in end-to-end talent acquisition technology for the enterprise, JazzHR’s in its recruiting technology for small- and medium-size businesses, and NXTThing’s as a recruitment process outsourcer. JazzHR CEO Pete Lamson assumes this role now for the entire new organization as Aman Brar transitions from his corresponding role at Jobvite to join the new entity’s Board of Directors to provide strategic direction. Download the full 3Sixty Insights Market Alert: […]

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