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Our top articles for February explore CEO priorities for 2024, the biggest challenges hiring managers anticipate this year, and why job seekers are gaining confidence.

#1. CEOs Make Employee Retention and Engagement Their Top Focus of 2024

More than half of CEOs said that engaging and retaining employees is their top priority for 2024, with highest priority in construction/engineering/mining, health care, and government and non-profit industries. 

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#2. Thomas Kosnik, Dawn Meyers, and Mark Holland on Leadership in the Staffing Industry

This episode of The Staffing Show featured a group interview with Thomas Kosnik, the president of Visus Group, Dawn Meyers, CEO of Malone Workforce Solutions, and Mark Holland, the CEO of Ascend Staffing. They discussed some of the best practices they’ve learned from their years in the staffing industry and also talked about business growth.

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#3. Challenging Year Ahead for Hiring Managers: Express Employment Professionals

A large majority (92%) of managers see challenges ahead in 2024, marking the highest percentage since this survey was created in 2020. Top challenges include finding qualified candidates (53%) and increased competition in the job market (29%).

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#4. Hire Smart, Grow Fast: Mastering I-9 Efficiency

An upcoming webinar on March 6 will help participants streamline their I-9 process and benefit from increased hiring capacity, reduced time-to-hire, and enhanced audit readiness.

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#5. Job Seekers Start the Year With More Confidence: Vaco Talent Pulse Report

More than four in 10 job seekers (43%) said they feel “extremely confident” about their ability to find and keep a job. This is up from 39% at the end of 2023. The report also found that respondents feel positively about improving their finances and advancing their careers. 

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