The 2016 Job Market is Looking Bright for Workers

By Anne Fisher

December 16, 2015
Fortune Magazine

It looks like the "jobless recovery" has finally breathed its last breath.

"The pace of change today is so great that we can’t reliably predict what the workplace will look like" beyond the next 12 months, says Michael Bergen, managing partner at executive recruiting firm Allegis [Partners]. Most managers he knows are struggling to deal with "a world that shifts the second they think they have a plan."

Consider, for instance, the entry-level workforce. Just when you were getting a handle on how to appeal to Millennials, their younger brothers and sisters (born since 1994) are set to start graduating in droves next spring. By 2019, this group will make up about 20% of the workforce — more if the current pace of Boomer retirements increases. That means tweaking your recruiting strategies yet again.

That’s why an Allegis survey found that more employers in 2016 plan to hire senior managers whose sole focus will be making work meaningful (and even, if possible, fun). Their titles: Director of Culture and Engagement, Vice President of Employee Engagement, and Minister of Culture.

Read the full feature article at Fortune Magazine.

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