A Hiring Manager’s Top Recruiting Metric

24 November 2020

A Hiring Manager’s Top Recruiting Metric

Author: Sheila Hoover

Time to fill, time to start, days open, response rate, time to conversion, cost per hire, candidate experience…which one is the most important metric to hiring managers? 

Future Hiring Projections

3 November 2020

Future Hiring Projections

Author: Sheila Hoover

We are all aware of how COVID-19 has impacted hiring within our business since March 2020.  A majority of businesses froze or slowed their hiring amid furloughs and layoffs.  Now that we are at the end of 2020, what trends are we expecting in 2021?

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

13 October 2020

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

Author: Sheila Hoover

According to research by Glassdoor, great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82% and boost productivity by more than 70%.  Employee performance improves and turnover is reduced, which gives organizations a key advantage over their competition.

The Advantages of Hiring Unemployed Workers

22 September 2020

The Advantages of Hiring Unemployed Workers

Author: Sheila Hoover

The United States’ unemployment rate in February 2020 was 3.8%, and in April 2020 it shot up to 14.7% due to the pandemic.  Thankfully, it has slowly been decreasing during the past few months, however some economists worry a weak economy, or spike in pandemic cases, could spur more layoffs. 

How to Avoid Illegal Interview Questions

1 September 2020

How to Avoid Illegal Interview Questions

Author: Sheila Hoover

Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.  It is also illegal and unethical to ask candidates about marital status, children, and health conditions.  However, during this challenging time of COVID-19, it seems some employers may be...
Hiring for Culture Fit – Good or Bad?

11 August 2020

Hiring for Culture Fit – Good or Bad?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Culture fit in a company is just as important, if not more important, as skills fit.  We can train on the skills, as long as the basics are there.  We cannot change how a new employee fits into our culture.

How to Build an Effective Pipeline

21 July 2020

How to Build an Effective Pipeline

Author: Sheila Hoover

Over the past few months, organizations have had to make difficult decisions in terms of headcount and budgets.  This is a great opportunity for talent acquisition teams to build their talent pipelines.

Step Up Against Hiring Discrimination

30 June 2020

Step Up Against Hiring Discrimination

Author: Sheila Hoover

As talent acquisition professionals, we are all trained to hire the candidate who best fits the position description and company culture, no matter what race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual preference the candidate is.  We know the consequences of not hiring the best skilled candidate because of bias in the workplace.  But do we really step up to ensure it does not happen?

Essential Interview Questions During COVID-19

9 June 2020

Essential Interview Questions During COVID-19

Author: Sheila Hoover

“Tell me about yourself.”  “Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a co-worker.”  “What accomplishment are you most proud of?”  “What are your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?”  “Why did you leave your previous employers?”  These questions all help employers gather information about candidates; however, are they the most effective as we rebuild our workforce? 
College Recruiting and Internships Halted Due to Coronavirus

21 April 2020

College Recruiting and Internships Halted Due to Coronavirus

Author: Heather Nezich

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is polling its members monthly to track changes taking place surrounding higher education and the employer community that recruits new college graduates.

Virtual Recruiting – The New Normal?

7 April 2020

Virtual Recruiting – The New Normal?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Virtually every organization has had to adjust business during the coronavirus pandemic.  Most have had to learn to work virtually to protect our communities, while minimally disrupting the business. 

A New Gig: New Laws Surrounding This Workforce

25 February 2020

A New Gig: New Laws Surrounding This Workforce

Author: Anonym

In the 2018 article, The Gig Economy-Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?, we discussed the details of a trending form of employment that was sweeping the U.S. workforce. The article described a study by Intuit predicting that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.

Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate Survey Shows Despite Unhappiness, Employees May Stay

28 January 2020

Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate Survey Shows Despite Unhappiness, Employees May Stay

Author: Heather Nezich

Many Americans are worried about the economy, and a growing number see it as a potential threat to their job security. This economic anxiety has created a sense of complacency, forcing many workers to remain in their current position despite dissatisfaction and even mental health risks.

Recruiting Trends for 2020

14 January 2020

Recruiting Trends for 2020

Author: Anonym

In 2019, many Talent Acquisition teams faced challenges and changes. And based on Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain’s predictions, there is more to come in 2020. Dr. Chamberlain has spent years gathering data and studying the labor market, and he has provided a summary of his findings in a new report, Glassdoor’s Job & Hiring Trends for 2020. In it, he provides recruitment professionals insight into key areas of focus to prepare for successful hiring in...

10 December 2019

SIA Honors Female Leadership in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry

Author: Anonym

This past November Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) announced its 2019 honorees for the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing.  This list honors female trail blazers within the global talent industry.

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