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Noisy Job Interviews

13 April 2021

Noisy Job Interviews

Author: Sheila Hoover

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.

Why HR Needs to be Judicial in Its Use of Artificial Intelligence

30 March 2021

Why HR Needs to be Judicial in Its Use of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The Biden administration is taking a hard look at the discriminatory aspects of artificial intelligence or AI.   In the past few years, AI bias has been in the news.  For example, Amazon dropped an AI recruitment program because it found that it was biased towards white males.  Other cases reported bias against African Americans in healthcare algorithms.  Facial recognition software has an underwhelming library of faces and has been identified as a leading cause of...
Retention Worries

23 March 2021

Retention Worries

Author: Sheila Hoover

Businesses closing, mass layoffs, and furloughs equal high unemployment rates – 7.5% in January 2021 in the state of Michigan.  Managers shouldn’t be worried about retaining their current employees, should they?  Who would leave a secure job during a time like this?

How Do You Find Four-Leaf Clover Employees?

16 March 2021

How Do You Find Four-Leaf Clover Employees?

Author: Heather Nezich

"A great employee is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have." We all want to have four-leaf clover employees, but how do we find them?  Are they found by luck or is there a technique?

HR’s Role in Succession Planning

16 March 2021

HR’s Role in Succession Planning

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Is your organization prepared for the worst-case talent scenarios? Do you have a plan to transfer knowledge of your leaders at all levels? Have you identified high performers who can move into these roles? If not, you need a succession plan. 

New Report Shows How Virtual Recruitment is Impacting New College Grads

9 March 2021

New Report Shows How Virtual Recruitment is Impacting New College Grads

Author: Kevin Marrs

A recent Forbes article pointed to the impact of the pandemic on talent acquisition.  The article, among other highlights, suggested that the digital transformation of talent acquisition is well underway and here to stay.  While this may not come as a surprise for some who are well into their journey, there is some evidence that employers need to do more for certain groups of applicants, namely college graduates.

New Survey Finds that Despite a Tumultuous 2020, 2021 Hiring Outlook Is Optimistic

9 February 2021

New Survey Finds that Despite a Tumultuous 2020, 2021 Hiring Outlook Is Optimistic

Author: Heather Nezich

The long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on hiring and career development is just coming to the surface and will likely affect the way employers hire and train candidates for the near future, but the outlook for 2021 is positive, according to the results from the annual Future of Work global survey conducted by Monster.

The Importance of Note Taking During Interviews

9 February 2021

The Importance of Note Taking During Interviews

Author: Sheila Hoover

Notes – it seems we write notes in almost every aspect of our lives.  Grocery shopping, honey do, chores, etc.  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t write it down, I will most likely forget it.  Studies have shown, the more we humans write, the more we are able to retain.

Is 2021 the Start of a New Recruiting Era?

19 January 2021

Is 2021 the Start of a New Recruiting Era?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021, I find myself thinking a lot about how recruiting changed in 2020, and what recruiters should prepare for in 2021.  Multiple recruitment experts expect the pace of change will remain about the same over the next several months.  This means another year of adjusting to a constantly evolving environment.

Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

15 December 2020

Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

Author: Sheila Hoover

2020 brought Human Resources a multitude of unprecedented issues to manage with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many HR leaders with a bit of trepidation as we look to 2021.  What will go back to normal, what will change, and what will stay the same?  In other words, what’s next?

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...
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