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...

12

Dec

2017

Are You Prepared for Drug Testing?

Author: Susan Chance

Drug testing is an important step in the hiring process, and in many cases, in continuing employment. The more you know about the testing process and requirements, the better prepared you are to administer the process for your company. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” So what should you be prepared for? 

12

Dec

2017

The Cost of a Bad Hire

Author: Heather Nezich

A bad hire can be very costly for employers.  According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire in 2017.  Nearly three in four employers (74%) say they've hired the wrong person for a position.

28

Nov

2017

Tis the Season: Overcoming Holiday Recruiting Challenges

Author: Keisha Ward

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the office is merry, parties are approaching, and there are goodies for everyone to share.  For recruiters, getting through the holiday season can feel like sprinting a marathon. Without the right mindset and strategy in place, it can easily get away.

7

Nov

2017

We’re in This Together! How Recruiters Can Build Better Partnerships with Hiring Managers

Author: Dan Van Slambrook

The recruiter-hiring manager relationship has been known, at times, to be a contentious one.  Recruiters may feel that they’re asked to work with unrealistic job requirements and find information and candidate feedback from supervisors illusive.  Hiring managers may express feeling starved for qualified candidates and become frustrated when strong applicants get hired away by competitors before the selection process is complete.  Yet, in a talent acquisition environment...

31

Oct

2017

Expanding the Talent Pipeline Through European Style Apprenticeship Programs

Author: Anthony Kaylin

A change is coming to talent pipeline development.  Can’t find an engineer or computer analyst, for example?  Why worry about college graduates when employers can develop their own through apprenticeship programs.  Long associated with skilled trade workers, electricians, etc., the European model is coming to America.

31

Oct

2017

An Ounce of Prevention

Author: Susan Chance

Why should I run background checks on my applicants? What do other employers check on backgrounds? These are questions that I get quite often from our customers. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin.

24

Oct

2017

Study Uses Sensors to See if Men and Women are Treated Differently at Work

Author: Heather Nezich

It has been proven that women are promoted less, underrepresented in the C-suite, and receive lower wages then men.  A recent study set out to discover why and see if women’s behavior is responsible.  The study, published by Harvard Business Review, revealed that biological differences between men and women do not affect the way they act at work and are not responsible for gender bias.  

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