17

Apr

2018

Keys to Retaining Millennials

Author: Heather Nezich

Millennials are known for not spending too long at one company.  In fact, according to Gallup, 60% of Millennials are open to a new job opportunity right now.  By the time they reach age 32, most will have had four different jobs.  What can organizations do to encourage them to stay longer?

27

Mar

2018

2018 Graduates, Get Ready –They’re Coming

Author: Sara Pebbles

In the next few months college graduates will be walking across the commencement stage and into your organizations.   According to ASE’s 2018 Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, 73% of the respondents have hired a recent college graduate in the past year or plan to do so in 2018.  If you plan on hiring recent graduates this year, now is the time to take a look at your recruiting efforts as well as the criteria you use in making your...

20

Mar

2018

(Don’t) Mind the Gap

Author: Shannon Reed

The cadence of a person’s career is perhaps one of the easiest things to identify on a written resume.    Too many moves over a short amount of time has historically been viewed as a “red flag” for consideration along with the infamous “gap in employment” and the complicated reality of job regression.  Talent scouts often assume that hiring managers will point a wary finger at a resume with gaps, short tenures, or job regression and refuse an...

27

Feb

2018

Can We Predict Future Performance Based on Past Behavior?

Author: Keisha Ward

We have all heard the phrase “past performance determines future behavior.” This theory has been used throughout many industries. HR professionals have depended on this rule of thumb for more than 20 years as a tool to make decisions on hiring employees. In fact, one of the most highly regarded interviewing methods was designed with it in mind. 

27

Feb

2018

Is There Really a Talent Shortage?

Author: Heather Nezich

The war for talent is real, but is a broken recruiting process partially to blame?  Perhaps it isn’t talent shortages that are creating this war, but our recruiting practices.

20

Feb

2018

Recruiting is Changing from Candidate Driven to Employer Driven Searches

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The shortage of qualified applicants and baby boomers and their knowledge fund retiring at a rate of about 10,000 per day continues to present recruitment challenges.

20

Feb

2018

Reinventing the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2018, 56% of talent professionals say that they are utilizing new interview tools and methods to improve the hiring process.  With employers realizing that traditional interviews alone may not identify certain soft skills or accurately identify areas of competency (or the lack of), they are introducing new strategies into the existing process.

6

Feb

2018

Global Recruiting Trends to Watch for in 2018

Author: Dan Van Slambrook

Last month, LinkedIn released its 2018 Global Recruiting Trends Report. The report data is compiled through interviews with industry experts and a survey conducted with nearly 9,000 talent leaders and hiring managers internationally.  It identifies major trends that are expected to define and drive talent acquisition in the coming year.  

30

Jan

2018

44% of Employers Plan to Hire This Year

Author: Heather Nezich

CareerBuilder's annual forecast shows that 44% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2018 and half (51%) will hire temporary employees. But the most pressing question remains: how quickly can they fill those roles, if at all?

30

Jan

2018

Avoid Your Own HR Horror Story

Author: Susan Chance

While more and more companies are conducting background checks and drug screening, there are still many employers who don’t want to spend the money it takes to complete a thorough background check.  Penny wise, pound foolish is an old British saying that means to be extremely careful about small amounts of money and not careful enough about larger amounts of money.  Failing to complete a full background check on new employees may be a pound foolish decision especially when...

16

Jan

2018

Technology and Flexibility Remain Key to HR Effectiveness in 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

As technology continues to evolve, it affects the workplace and the workforce.  For organizations to remain competitive in a tight talent market, they must keep up with these changes.

16

Jan

2018

The Gig Economy: Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?

Author: Keisha Ward

The gig economy is an interesting shift occurring in today’s workforce. The term itself might be new to some, however the concept is not foreign at all.  Many Americans have considered themselves independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, or temps at one time in their career. In years past, these titles were used to describe a smaller group of workers who have found themselves in a short-term position – often as a result of unemployment or career transition....

2

Jan

2018

Using Facebook Job Ads May Enable Age Discrimination

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Employers who use Facebook job ads to help with their recruiting practices need to be cautious in how they use this approach to reach applicants.  A recent federal court lawsuit filed in San Francisco charges 13 companies including Amazon, T-Mobile, and Cox Communications, Inc. with using Facebook’s ad targeting tools to exclude older Americans from job opportunities.  

19

Dec

2017

Too Much Drama in the Office? Focus on Emotional Intelligence.

Author: Heather Nezich

Emotional intelligence is a job skill that is quickly rising to the top of the list for top human resource officers when seeking talent.  It lands above “judgement and decision making” and “negotiation” and is expected to be near or at number one on the list by 2020.  

19

Dec

2017

Four Ways to Successfully Recruit Passive Candidates

Author: Dan Van Slambrook

A well-used maxim in hiring circles holds that “the best talent is already working.”  While the validity of this adage certainly depends on a number of factors, it speaks to the notion that people who are currently employed are somehow more desirable as job candidates than those who are not.  While they are more desirable candidates, they are also less attainable.  Candidates who are working are often in a position to be more selective about potential job...
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