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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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Are there Career Opportunities in EDI Consulting?

Posted by Charley Hughes on Jul 5, 2023 5:08 PM

For at least a decade now, many integration industry analysts and integration solution vendors have been predicting the demise of EDI. Yet thanks to EDI’s reliability, security, and flexibility, global EDI adoption is expected to grow by 13% annually1 through 2030.

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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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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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Two Quick Thoughts:  Evaluating Partners and Providers

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 10, 2020 4:19 PM

When working with an external EDI and integration partner you may have several different goals you want to achieve. In addition to the criterion below a quick pivot response in the midst of the COVID-19 environment is now among them.

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