As COVID-19 forces companies to adjust, people analytics teams can use data to navigate the crisis in a strategic, empathetic, and people-focused way. Whether it’s our job posting dashboard, Talent Analyst, Emsi Skills, or Location Economics modeling, Emsi has complete labor market data for people analytics teams of all sizes.
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy, millions of workers have been displaced and will be forced to seek either temporary work outside their current field or entirely new types of work. And each one is wondering, what can I do now? To answer this, they need to be able to describe the skills they have that will transfer well to other jobs and how to add that critical information to their resumes and profiles. That’s why we created Resume Optimizer.
We’re pleased to announce Emsi’s Resume Optimizer: a new skills-based prototype that will help people improve their resumes as they apply for new jobs. Now you can write clear, compelling resumes that feature the skills and competencies that employers value. What skills do you have? What skills are employers looking for? And which skills should you feature on your resume? Resume Optimizer answers all these.
The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing economic shutdown are like a tsunami. Right now, we’re all trapped in our houses, but sooner or later the water will recede and we’ll be cleaning up a huge mess. How can you be ready? Let’s give people hope and prepare ourselves to make smart decisions for that time!
COVID-19 is creating ups and downs in job posting trends. Overall, job postings dropped considerably in March, accelerating to -32%. Yet while many employers are being forced to let people go and even more are in a hiring freeze, others are scrambling to fill thousands of critical new positions. We see many correlating increases and decreases in March’s job postings trends…plus a few curveballs we didn’t anticipate.
Economic and workforce development professionals are on the front lines of their community’s response to COVID-19. To support their community and provide impactful assistance to local businesses, they need to be armed with the right data. We recently hosted a webinar to discuss the real-time and traditional labor market data that can help identify, prioritize, and support local businesses impacted by restrictions and closures.
As employees seek the advantages of flexibility and lower commuting costs, working remotely has become a more and more popular option over the years. The COVID-19 crisis will result in multiple labor market shifts, but one could argue that the most immediate and massive swing has been to the prevalence of working from home. So, let’s explore the five things you should know about remote work, and talk a little bit about where it might be headed.