Section 605(a), of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) addresses limitations on information contained in consumer reports, more commonly referred to as background check reports or background check profiles. This provision is intended to prevent agencies from reporting outdated information.
In today’s challenging job market, many organizations are trying innovative ways to fill their jobs. Companies are implementing referral programs and trying new software to improve their hiring practices. We’ve all heard that hiring non-traditional candidates is a proven way to hire more quickly and maintain happy employees. But, have you considered career changers? Career changers are among a growing workforce population. These are individuals who have evaluated their skills,...
ASE receives many calls regarding assessment tools to evaluate employment candidates. There are many testing instruments in the market that test for job skills, intellectual acumen, and candidate-to-job personality fit.
Last year SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. launched a national conversation surrounding the need to close the skills gap – a critical issue that affects all employers and employees.
A recent study by Payscale entitled Why They Quit You shows the top reason employees leave their job is a bigger paycheck. However, when employees were asked what attracted them to a new position, ‘the opportunity to do more meaningful work’ was the most common response.
The April 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an unemployment rate of 3.6% with 263,000 new jobs. These job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance. However, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 1.2 million in April and accounted for 21.1% of the unemployed. The all-important labor force participation rate declined by 0.2% age point to 62.8% in April. The...
A new social norm appears to be highly prevalent in the employer arena: ghosting. It may be that an applicant is scheduled for an interview but never shows up. An offer is made and start date agreed, but the applicant/employee does not show up on the first day. Or employees leave work to never return. The only way to find out that the employee is no longer working is through numerous attempts to contact, but nothing is ever found out.
When it comes to hiring new graduates, recruiters hold the esteemed responsibility of ushering them into their career – their first “real” job! Welcoming these vessels of potential into the world of employment often means welcoming them to the “real world”. The world of salary bands and minimum ranges.
In a study done by Leadership IQ, CEO, Mark Murphy and his team followed 20,000 new hires during their first three years of employment. The results were startling: 46% of the participants failed in their job during the first 18 months due to ATTITUDE.
ASE recently released the results to the 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey. The annual survey provides a comprehensive look at the current state of wages and benefits provided to co-op students and recent college graduates. The survey also presents employers a snapshot of the recruitment trends associated with these new entrants to the workforce. The outlook for 2019 graduates is good.
When many HR Professionals think of social media tools and platforms that can be used for recruiting, the app Snapchat is probably one that doesn’t come to mind. For those that are not familiar with Snapchat, it is a mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos of up to 10 seconds, and drawings that are called “snaps”.
It’s hard to tell by the weather we had last week, but it is spring. Spring is that time of year when we start to see that change from everything being gray and dirty, to becoming green and colorful with the flowers that start to grow. It is also time for spring cleaning. Most people think of giving their home a thorough cleaning, putting the winter accoutrements away, and generally getting things in order for the new season. But when is the last time you gave your background process a...
The North American Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Benchmark Research, or CandE Program, found that there was improvement on the candidate experience from 2018. The research included 200 participating companies and over 30,000 job seekers. 70% of the employer participants were from the technology, services, financial, and healthcare industries, with financial employers increasing 34% from 2017.
CareerBuilder released the findings of its annual hiring study, which revealed that 40% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2019, and 47% plan to recruit part-time workers. The war for talent continues on.
Due to many factors that are changing the landscape of recruiting, hiring managers are seeking the assistance of staffing firms to support their hiring efforts. In fact, after surveying over 850 hiring managers and over 650 internal staffing employees CareerBuilder recently released a study reporting an anticipated increase in the use of staffing firms within the next five years.