7 November 2023
In the competitive landscape of the modern job market, companies are constantly looking for innovative ways to attract and retain top talent. While traditional benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off remain essential, forward-thinking companies are now exploring unique and creative perks to stand out.
29 August 2023
A recent study conducted by ResumeBuilder.com sheds light on the prevalent issue of dishonesty in the hiring process. The survey, which gathered responses from over a thousand hiring managers, revealed that 36% of these professionals acknowledge engaging in deceptive practices when recruiting candidates.
30 June 2023
A new survey conducted by Fountain in partnership with Morning Consult, found that more than 70% of respondents use the same process for hiring both hourly and white-collar workers. This is despite the fundamental differences in these jobs and the particular challenges that persist in these roles (no shows, etc.). This mismatch can be the difference between a company filling these frontline positions, or seeing their business suffer — a dynamic made even worse in a hot job market.
13 June 2023
About half of workers are not fully engaged in their jobs, according to a study conducted by Gallup. This means they are only doing the minimum required to get by – not good for employers. This drop in employee engagement has happened two years in a row. But why?
16 May 2023
iHire has published a new research report uncovering job seekers’ preferences when searching for work. The What Candidates Want: 2023 Job Seeker Report details the results of iHire’s survey of a Qualtrics panel comprising 600 working professionals in all industries across the United States.
9 May 2023
With unemployment still at the lowest levels and demand high, employers have to think outside the box to fill open jobs at their organizations. For many, competing for talent is simply opening up the wallet, and if pay is involved, salary compression generally follows. If health benefits are expanded, the question of share could become a sticking point, as various reports have found employees having to decide whether to pay for medical treatment or something else. It will...
11 April 2023
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have become increasingly popular among recruiters as a means of streamlining the hiring process. An ATS is a software application that enables employers to manage their recruitment activities, including posting job openings, screening resumes, and communicating with candidates.
14 March 2023
As part of the recruiting process, most organizations understand the need to create job descriptions and post them to various job boards and social media platforms with the intent to get in front of a large and relevant talent pool. However, all this effort to catch the attention of top talent can easily go to waste when the organization is not equipped to handle incoming applicant interest in an organized way with a good applicant tracking system.
21 February 2023
In a world where the labor participation shortage is not going away, employers are looking for real ways to drive productivity, performance, retention of talent, and new strategies for attracting incoming generations. Just paying employees more is not driving major improvements and may not be financially sustainable over time. What else can be done?
14 February 2023
Have you seen the commercial of the car that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) that keeps running over a 3-4-foot crash dummy sitting in the middle of the street? That AI system is in production and on cars right now and it shows how far AI needs to go to drive your car safely.
7 February 2023
Ban-the-box seems like old news by now as so many states, cities, and counties have enacted some sort of ban-the-box legislation. Most ban-the-box laws address asking about criminal history on job applications. However, some locations are taking it further with Fair Chance Hiring legislation. The Fair Chance Hiring laws address not only when, but how an employer can use criminal history in employment decisions and what obligations they have in making those decisions.
7 February 2023
Artificial Intelligence or AI is becoming more common in a variety of HR practices, especially on the recruitment side of HR. At the same time, it is being bandied about by a variety of government organizations as being a hinderance to applicants and employees.
8 November 2022
Have you ever looked at a job posting online and wondered why there is a never-ending laundry list of job duties, required experience, and a plethora of other skill requirements attached to the position? Well, the answer is the job posting is serving to screen out candidates rather than screening them in because the job posting is only looking for experience rather than ability.
18 October 2022
Many companies think talent acquisition is something new – a term that corporate America devised in order to replace recruiting with something more sophisticated sounding. But, in fact, it is not new at all. When properly put into practice, talent acquisition and recruiting are completely different.
27 September 2022
Finding talent is a lot like fishing. You may look around at people fishing near you and wonder why they are being successful, and you are not. Well, the reason is simple. You need to be in the right place at the right time, and you need to be using the right bait.