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80,000 Fake Resumes Sent to 97 Large Organizations – What Happened?

7 May 2024

80,000 Fake Resumes Sent to 97 Large Organizations – What Happened?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

To test whether employers discriminate against job applicants based on perceived race based on names, economists with the University of California Berkeley and University of Chicago sent out about 80,000 fabricated resumes to 97 large employers using equivalent qualifications but different personal characteristics during the period of 2019-2021. They changed applicants’ names to suggest that they were white or Black, and male or female — Latisha or Amy, Lamar or Adam.
Leveraging Resources for Neurodiverse and Disabled Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

7 May 2024

Leveraging Resources for Neurodiverse and Disabled Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

Author: Lauren Cromie

In an era where diversity is celebrated, the contributions of neurodiverse and disabled individuals often remain overlooked. Yet, their unique perspectives offer untapped potential for businesses. The unemployment rate for these workers is around 30-40% leaving many looking for meaningful work. In this article, we explore the benefits, strategies, and resources for inclusive hiring practices of this incredible talent pool.
Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

19 March 2024

Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

Author: Dana Weidinger

Whether you're an avid sports fan or someone indifferent to the world of athletics, there's an undeniable power in witnessing a group of individuals collaborate toward a shared objective. Each team member, whether in the spotlight or on the sidelines, plays a crucial role, propelling each other towards their collective vision of success.

Are You Prepared for “New-Collar” Workers?

12 March 2024

Are You Prepared for “New-Collar” Workers?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With employers dropping degree requirements, a new set of potential employees has emerged in the workplace: “New-Collar” workers.  According to the Harvard Business Review, many workers are unable to advance because they don’t have a bachelor’s degree and conversely cannot obtain the higher level, higher paying jobs.  Since the labor shortage is becoming acute, with an official unemployment rate of 3.9% nationally, and even lower in Michigan in many places,...
9 Best Practices for Maximizing Internal Mobility

5 March 2024

9 Best Practices for Maximizing Internal Mobility

Author: Heather Nezich

Internal mobility benefits both your company and your employees.  It helps boost retention by providing career growth within your organization and as a result drastically reduces recruiting costs. Younger generations seek a steady pace of career growth, and unlike older generations who stayed many years with one employer, will hop jobs to achieve that growth.  This can be prevented by providing those opportunities internally.

Gen Z Getting a Bad Reputation With Employers

5 March 2024

Gen Z Getting a Bad Reputation With Employers

Author: Michael Burns

If you have not heard, Gen Z (also referred to as Zoomers), those people born between 1997 and 2013 have been using their “ghosting” powers to not show up for interviews with employers or even going through the interview process, getting the job, and then not showing up for their new job without the courtesy of even a phone call – not cool. This behavior is predominantly attributed to Gen Z but has also been picked up by their next generation elders too – the...
Making Everyone a Recruiter

20 February 2024

Making Everyone a Recruiter

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In the quest for talent, organizations are rethinking their recruitment strategies. Gone are the days when hiring was solely the responsibility of HR departments or hiring teams. Now, organizations are realizing the potential of tapping into the collective network and awareness of their entire staff to find candidates who not only excel in their roles but also align with the organization's culture. By fostering a culture where everyone participates in recruiting, employers can unlock new...
Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

20 February 2024

Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a lie detector on all job candidates? Well, we live in the real world, where that's not acceptable or viable. So how do you tell when a job candidate is lying?

The Decline of Vertical Career Paths: A Shift Towards Horizontal Growth

20 February 2024

The Decline of Vertical Career Paths: A Shift Towards Horizontal Growth

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In the past, a vertical progression was the ideal career path for many, especially when it came to salary increases and standards of expected living.  Today, the tides have changed.  Many employees don’t want to become managers.  In fact, often, organizations don’t particularly support their managers.  If bad times occur, managers are often the first to be blamed and could be the first out the door. 

Interviewing? Tell Your Gen Z Candidates to Leave Mom or Dad at Home

16 January 2024

Interviewing? Tell Your Gen Z Candidates to Leave Mom or Dad at Home

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent survey conducted by Intelligent, an online magazine focusing on student life, revealed that some employers are open to offering older professionals enhanced benefits and higher salaries as an alternative to hiring recent college graduates. In what you’d think is satire, but is unbelievably true, is that according to the survey, 20% of recent college graduates brought a parent to an interview!

Are Bachelor’s Degrees Losing Their Value in the Workplace?

19 December 2023

Are Bachelor’s Degrees Losing Their Value in the Workplace?

Author: Heather Nezich

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, published a survey report that examines how companies have handled and plan to handle college degree requirements in 2024. The report also shares insight into the tools that are used to evaluate job candidates. In total, Intelligent.com surveyed 800 employers in the United States.    

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

5 December 2023

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

Author: Heather Nezich

AON, a leading global professional services firm, announced the results of its 2023 Global Risk Management Survey which gathered input from almost 3,000 risk managers, C-suite leaders, and other executives from 61 countries and territories to identify their most-pressing business challenges. The 2023 edition of Aon's biennial survey found that human capital issues are no longer simply a "people problem," but a key business risk that is fueled by rising health care costs,...
Pet Insurance: A Tool for Recruitment and Retention

7 November 2023

Pet Insurance: A Tool for Recruitment and Retention

Author: Emily Price

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.

Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

29 August 2023

Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

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.

Recruitment Strategy Must Shift in Order to Compete

30 June 2023

Recruitment Strategy Must Shift in Order to Compete

Author: Heather Nezich

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.
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