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Tis the Season for Internships

17 May 2022

Tis the Season for Internships

Author: Linda Olejniczak

After a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, internship programs are back and present an opportunity to select and develop future talent.  According to ASE’s 2022 Salaries for Co-Op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, 88% of the 105 respondents maintain a formal internship program. 

Find Untapped Talent by Recognizing Alternative Credentials in Hiring

3 May 2022

Find Untapped Talent by Recognizing Alternative Credentials in Hiring

Author: Heather Nezich

U.S. workers are turning to alternative credentials to enhance and demonstrate skills and work-readiness, according to new research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The new report, The Rise of Alternative Credentials in Hiring, found that nearly half of U.S. workers (45%) say they have some form of an alternative credential. Among those who don't, about half (49%) have considered earning one. However, employers often lack the systems that can identify and validate...
The Great Reprioritization

19 April 2022

The Great Reprioritization

Author: Linda Olejniczak

We have all heard of The Great Resignation and now The Great Regret, but have you given thought to what those movements are really saying about our workforce?  Workers' values and expectations of their employers have changed. Period.  Whether they are still planning on leaving your organization or may boomerang back, workers are ultimately prioritizing what is important to them rather than accepting inflexible cultures.

ASE Releases Employee Turnover Survey Highlighting Great Resignation Woes

12 April 2022

ASE Releases Employee Turnover Survey Highlighting Great Resignation Woes

Author: Kevin Marrs

Employers of all types are facing unprecedented employee retention challenges.  With the recently released Employee Turnover Survey, we now have some concrete data to show just how significant these challenges were in 2021.

Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

8 March 2022

Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

Author: Linda Olejniczak

2.5 million people retired during the pandemic and experts estimate that of those,1.5 million would not have retired had it not been for the pandemic. Were you ready for these resignations?  To compete in today’s marketplace, you need to build your leadership bench, invest in attracting top talent, and develop a culture of succession.

Rethinking the Workplace to Improve Recruitment and Retention

15 February 2022

Rethinking the Workplace to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Author: Jason Rowe

New sources of talent and changes in skills required to get work done are needed to address ongoing labor market challenges, according to an increasing number of employers in WTW’s recently released Reimagining Work and Rewards Survey.

Today’s Candidate Market

8 February 2022

Today’s Candidate Market

Author: Sheila Hoover

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.

Second Chances

1 February 2022

Second Chances

Author: Susan Chance

Diversity and inclusion have been hot button issues for employers for several years now. Most employers look at things like sex, race, self-identification, etc. There is one group of people that is too often left out of the discussion and employment practices, and that is the group of people who need a second chance.

 

Do You Survey Your Candidates?

18 January 2022

Do You Survey Your Candidates?

Author: Sheila Hoover

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. 

What is the Hardest Job to Recruit For?

21 December 2021

What is the Hardest Job to Recruit For?

Author: Sheila Hoover

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. 

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. 
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