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Committed to Building Diverse Communities, Cultures, and Companies.
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For the last several months we have shared some thoughts about hiring and diversity. Our goal is to build a community of human resource professionals that share our passion for how understanding human capital trends and data can lead to innovation and improvement across every area of an organization. While COVID and remote work have […]

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What Outmatch is Doing to Support Our Communities
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While racial injustice and systemic racism are not new, the harsh reality of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, most recently, Rayshard Brooks have made us realize we must do a better job of driving real change. At Outmatch, our mission is Matching People with Purpose. If we are serious […]

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HR’s Digital Transformation is Happening: How to Lean In
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Transformation is a funny thing. Leading up to crisis, business leaders across the world were talking about transformation. Planning for transformation. Ready to invest trillions in transformation. Until transformation was thrust upon us. It’s unfortunate that we lost control of the timeline, but the upside is, transformation – namely, digital transformation – is happening. Right […]

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How to Make Remote Work a Strategy, Not a Crisis Response
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Remember life before COVID-19? Sometimes it feels like a decade ago. If the amount of change over the past few months seems, for lack of a better term, unprecedented, that’s because it is, particularly with regard to the impact on the workplace. Seemingly overnight, office closures forced employers to piece together impromptu work from home […]

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How to Use Video for Hiring, Training, and More: 5 Best Practices
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During social distancing, you likely discovered a new appreciation for video. If they weren’t already, virtual happy hours, video chats, and meetings on webcam quickly became the norm. Now that we’ve seen how easy it is stay connected on a human level – no matter the distance – video technology will continue to power our […]

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Get Ready to Hire in a High Unemployment Market
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It’s hard to believe, but way back in the early days of 2020, one of the biggest challenges that companies faced was sourcing candidates. They simply couldn’t get enough people to apply for jobs. Fast forward to today, and everything has changed. As the COVID-19 pandemic crept across countries and around the world, unemployment rates […]

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Outmatch Moving to “Summer Hours” Through Labor Day
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Every business is asking a lot of their employees today. We are asking them to reduce hours and pay, take furloughs, and even share their home as they turn bedrooms and dining rooms into makeshift offices. We are also asking them to share their time between us as their employer and their roles as parents, […]

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Unemployment Is Up. So Is Hiring Activity…
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Is the curve up? Flattening? What is the impact to lives? And what is this doing to the economy? As you watch the news and read the papers, headlines have been grim over the last 8 weeks. The April jobs report was just released, and the news is not any better. Here is what we […]

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How Crisis Has Shifted Hiring in 4 Big Industries
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Digital hiring has become a necessity and a strategy. Here’s a look at 4 industries leading the way.

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