Recruiters are feeling the effects of the pandemic and the current market for recruiting quality employees to your organization. The constantly changing trends make it harder to recruit top talent, and right now it is definitely a candidate’s market. In addition, there are trends all recruiters should be aware of as you are working harder than ever to source good candidates.
Human Resources conducts many surveys each year that may include compensation, benefits, interest in activities, wellness, employee engagement, etc. These surveys give employers insight into the employee experience and provide an opportunity to improve and become more competitive.
The answer to this question can vary from time to time, era to era, etc. There are always jobs that are “hard to fill” and professions or skill sets that aren’t as popular as others.
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?
The number of job openings, as well as people voluntarily leaving employers, hit all-time highs in recent months. New data finds an astounding 95% of workers say they are considering changing jobs. The U.S. has 9.2 million jobs open, with 92% of workers saying they are willing to switch industries for a new job.
Throughout my career in HR there have been various techniques that promised to identify the best candidate for a particular job. The focus always seemed to be on technical skills, education, and experience. Competency-based interviewing techniques are still a go to in today’s world in order to ensure you choose the best applicant.
Talent acquisition and talent management have traditionally been separate functions within human resources, but now some companies are starting to combine them under the umbrella of one leadership position.
We've all been there – the awkward small talk. The fluorescent lights illuminating the sweat on your brow. The feeling like you're a used-car salesman — but the used car is yourself. Job interviews are the worst. And according to a new book, they're often pretty much useless for selecting the best candidate for a position.
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