Is This Normal? A Review of First Quarter Labor Trends

Are we back to normal yet? Do we remember what that even looks or feels like? Maybe we have just scrapped the old definition and are setting new benchmarks and standards now. And it almost feels like that. Some areas are showing a slow, almost cautious start to the year while others look to be making up for lost ground.

Quarterly job creation is up but so is the volume of

Essential Guidelines for Conducting a Social Media Background Check

Is a social media background check part of your verification process before hiring a new employee?

We seem to verify quite a bit in our everyday lives. We double-check that our alarms are set to wake us up at the appropriate time each morning. Airline flights, car rentals, and hotel reservations are confirmed, often repeatedly before we depart. Signatures are authenticated

A Look Back at 2021 Labor Trends

Details are important. They help us provide consistency and avoid mindless errors. Yet, when we become too focused in some areas, we can miss the bigger picture and perspective that is helpful to understand the full story. It’s the “missing the forest for the trees” analogy.

Earlier this year, we started reporting on some of the key labor market metrics relevant for our

Employment Trends to be Ready For in 2022 and Beyond

The biggest question that remained as last year drew to a close is what will 2022 and beyond look like for the labor market?

Despite another year of businesses managing and adjusting to the ongoing impacts of a pandemic, job growth continued to reflect more positive numbers than negative and unemployment rates continued to decline. Unfortunately, one metric no business leader

Third Quarter Labor Trends: Cloudy with a Chance of Optimism

The United States labor market continues to be a challenge to forecast. While most industries continue to report job gains, sectors of each category have seen wide fluctuations. Even more frustrating is how individual businesses continue to struggle to not just hire talent, but retain these individuals as well.

Monthly job gains cast a cloud over the rebounding efforts of

Two Steps Forward, One Back for Second Quarter Labor Trends

First Quarter Labor Trends Reveal Cautious Optimism

New job postings have done a near 180° turn from what happened last year. This should give all of us, regardless of industry, reason to be optimistic again. Organizations hire when they feel confident about the future and have growth plans in place.

The cautious side of us though knows that increased demand for talented individuals means candidates have greater choice in

Still, One of the Best & Brightest Places to Work

The 2021 results of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® have been announced. And for a third straight year, AEBetancourt made the West Michigan list!

If you’re keeping track, or maybe just a little confused by all our recent awards, here’s a brief recap. Each April, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) names the regional Best &

Simple Recruitment Marketing Techniques That Work

Successfully recruiting talent is more than just posting jobs and waiting for resumes to ping your inbox. To attract the right talented and skilled individuals, employers (and recruiters) must put the right messages in the right places. With that responsibility in perspective, you can see why effective recruitment marketing strategies to source and hire quality candidates can

AEBetancourt Makes List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. magazine revealed that AEBetancourt is No. 28 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look