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Culture Fit vs Culture Add

30 November 2021

Culture Fit vs Culture Add

Author: Sheila Hoover

Raise your hands…how many of you have said hiring for culture fit is as important, or more important, than hiring for skillset?  We can train people on the skills needed to perform a specific job, but we cannot change who a person is.  But, have you thought that hiring for culture “fit” could cause an unconscious bias and result in a culture that ends up being discriminatory?  

Study Shows 74% of U.S. Hiring Managers Require Vaccination Status on Resumes

30 November 2021

Study Shows 74% of U.S. Hiring Managers Require Vaccination Status on Resumes

Author: Heather Nezich

Hiring managers want to know if candidates have been vaccinated against COVID-19, even when their companies do not require vaccination as a condition of employment. That's the central takeaway from a major new survey of 1,379 hiring managers published by career-development experts ResumeOK.

Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

16 November 2021

Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

Author: Heather Nezich

More than half of the U.S. workforce is burnt out, with younger workers feeling the most strain, at 62%. As the workforce shortage continues and quit rates reach historic levels, more than one-third of the workforce plans to leave their job in the next 12 months. More than half of workers polled (51%) say the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of their personal priorities.  Is this what has led to the great resignation?
How to Help Parents Transition Back to the Workplace – Does Amazon Have the Answer?

9 November 2021

How to Help Parents Transition Back to the Workplace – Does Amazon Have the Answer?

Author: Heather Nezich

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon FamilyFlex, a program that provides new and current employees flexibility and expansive benefits for themselves and their families. Amazon FamilyFlex gives employees the resources to create the right balance between home life and work life, including pregnancy and parental leave, adoption assistance, and in select roles, the ability to swap shifts and create custom schedules. The program is a result of feedback from employees on the most...
Social Media Scanning

9 November 2021

Social Media Scanning

Author: Sheila Hoover

I recently received an inquiry asking if a company should use social media scanning during the recruiting process.  At first I thought, yes, companies utilize social media to source candidates and learn more about their skills and experience.  However, the inquiry was more focused on recruiters and HR personnel scanning public social media sources to review personal about a potential candidate looking for any red flags or posts that may not align with company values. 
The Great Resignation or the Great Disconnect?

2 November 2021

The Great Resignation or the Great Disconnect?

Author: Heather Nezich

While the “Great Resignation” implies a mass exodus of workers across demographics, a “Great Disconnect” signifies that only particular groups of workers – those who feel their employers are not meeting their needs – are considering leaving their job.  According to Mercer’s 2021 Inside Employee Minds survey, attraction and retention challenges are likely to continue in certain segments of the workforce where there is a disconnect between what...
The Ins and Outs of Hiring Remote Employees

26 October 2021

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Remote Employees

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The pandemic and tight job market might have your organization considering bringing on remote employees who live far away from your office location. But this can create lots of questions for hiring managers. Before jumping in, read these pros and cons.

The Holidays Are Coming

19 October 2021

The Holidays Are Coming

Author: Sheila Hoover

The holidays are coming, yet Americans are quitting jobs at a record rate according to a recent Labor Department report.  “Quits jumped to 4.3 million in August, the highest on records dating back to December 2000, and up from 4 million in July.  That’s equivalent to nearly 3% of the workforce.  Hiring also slowed in August, the report showed, and the number of jobs available fell to 10.4 million, from a record high of 11.1 million the previous month.”
Hiring Gig Workers in a High-Volume Recruiting Environment – Are You Prepared?

6 October 2021

Hiring Gig Workers in a High-Volume Recruiting Environment – Are You Prepared?

Author: Sheila Hoover

What are ‘Gig’ workers?  And what is a ‘Gig’ Economy?  New trends in the business world? Maybe; however, it has actually been a thing since 2009 when New Yorker editor Tina Brown, defined the “gig economy” as knowledge economy workers pursuing “a bunch of free-floating projects, consultancies, and part-time bits and pieces while they transacted in a digital marketplace.” With the holiday season approaching quickly, many...
New ASE Surveys Now Available – A Look at Salary Budgets and Employee Turnover

28 September 2021

New ASE Surveys Now Available – A Look at Salary Budgets and Employee Turnover

Author: Kevin Marrs

Access to timely information has always been a necessity.  This fact has been made more relevant given the ongoing pandemic and resulting labor dynamics.  ASE strives to bring its members timely benchmarking information, and we are pleased to release two key surveys this week to the membership.
The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

14 September 2021

The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report from Arizent, The Future of Work: Employers, Employees, and the Long Road to Compromise, reveals that employers and employees don’t agree on what the new normal looks like.  To move forward, each side will have to compromise.

The Value of Hiring Internal Candidates

7 September 2021

The Value of Hiring Internal Candidates

Author: Sheila Hoover

As a hiring manager, seeing the resume of an outstanding internal candidate land on your desk is the best-case scenario. Why? You can fill the job immediately, and because current employees know the organization and its quirks, they require less handholding in order to get up to speed quickly.
Limited Options for Unemployed Job Seekers Could Be Hindering Recruitment Efforts

31 August 2021

Limited Options for Unemployed Job Seekers Could Be Hindering Recruitment Efforts

Author: Heather Nezich

CareerBuilder recently shared findings from its latest survey about how the pandemic and its economic fallout continue to shape the workforce. The data shows that across worker groups, pay cuts are common and work from home is not a universal option.  This could be hindering recruitment efforts.

Want to Attract Talent? Build Your Employer Brand

24 August 2021

Want to Attract Talent? Build Your Employer Brand

Author: Heather Nezich

With the challenge in finding talent, how do you stand out to candidates? With a strong employer brand – a company’s identity and reputation as an employer. Organizations with strong employer brands reap multiple benefits. A strong employer brand brand engages and retains current employees and attracts new talent.

The Great Job Mismatch

17 August 2021

The Great Job Mismatch

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With all who are unemployed and those who are actively looking for a new job while working, jobs are not being filled.  There are a reported 9 million jobs available.  Economists are calling the new paradigm “The Great Job Mismatch.”  What is driving this trend?

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