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Articles by Charley Hughes

Charley Hughes

Charley Hughes has successfully placed a wide spectrum of job seekers into career-advancing positions during his eighteen years as an Information Technology Recruiter, and now works exclusively with EDI, EAI, and eCommerce professionals across North America. Charley makes his home in Ohio with his wife of 29 years. He and Amy are the proud parents of two grown sons.

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How the Remote Work Model is Expanding Consulting Opportunities for EDI Specialists

Posted by Charley Hughes on Sep 16, 2022 1:14 PM

Even if some managers wish it would, we can say with confidence that post-pandemic, remote work is not going away. At least, not for “knowledge workers.”

The pandemic forced companies of all sizes—including ours—to ask, can we work remotely as effectively?

The answer was yes—especially for IT and tech roles.

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How EDI Professionals Can Add Value in a Tight Labor Market

Posted by Charley Hughes on May 18, 2022 2:06 PM

Despite current labor shortages creating something of a tilted playing field for EDI professionals, even companies who urgently need a variety of roles are looking for more than warm bodies.

With backlogs to clear and trading partners to onboard, companies tell us they need specialists who can make an impact with minimal supervision.

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Are there Career Opportunities in EDI?

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 5, 2022 4:09 PM

For at least a decade now, many integration industry analysts and integration solution vendors have been predicting the demise of EDI. Questions about EDI’s role in the integration ecosystem have grown as more companies migrate their ERP systems to cloud-based alternatives.

Yet well into the third decade of the 21st Century, EDI remains resilient, secure, and highly compatible with other data exchange platforms. Despite technologies such as APIs, 78% of all electronic B2B sales are done via EDI. This equates to more than $7 trillion in annual sales.

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The Labor Market Dynamics Driving EDI Consulting

Posted by Charley Hughes on Mar 28, 2022 8:37 PM

So, here we are more than 24 months since COVID-19 shut down most of the world’s economies and hobbled supply chains in ways we’re still sorting out.

Despite supply chain snarls, lingering inflation, and volatile energy prices connected to the war in Ukraine, the U.S. economy is growing. With that expansion, the labor supply is contracting at all levels of the workforce.

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EDI and B2B Resume Tips to Make You Stand Out

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 14, 2020 8:15 AM

With the rapid emergence of Covid-19 and resulting uncertain times, some EDI and integration professionals across North America find themselves seeking work unexpectedly. Our hearts go out to you and we're here to help.

Here are some tips from Remedi to make your resume makeover easy and effective, and get you ready for the next chapter of your career.

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