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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.
Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

13 June 2023

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

Author: Heather Nezich

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?

Job Seekers Want Honesty, Transparency, and Flexibility

16 May 2023

Job Seekers Want Honesty, Transparency, and Flexibility

Author: Heather Nezich

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.

How to Build External Recruitment Pipelines

9 May 2023

How to Build External Recruitment Pipelines

Author: Anthony Kaylin

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...
Quality and Ease of Communication with an Integrated Applicant Tracking System

11 April 2023

Quality and Ease of Communication with an Integrated Applicant Tracking System

Author: Tom Jackson

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.

What You Should Consider When Selecting an Applicant Tracking System

14 March 2023

What You Should Consider When Selecting an Applicant Tracking System

Author: Tom Jackson

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.
How to Attract and Retain Employees When Pay Isn’t Enough

21 February 2023

How to Attract and Retain Employees When Pay Isn’t Enough

Author: Heather Nezich

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?

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