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17

Sep

2019

We’re Rehiring - Recruiting Former Employees

Author: Keisha Ward

Leaving a position for more pay or a better opportunity should not equate to exile. If fact, maintaining positive relationships with former employees can open the door for mutually beneficial future opportunities. The rate of rehiring employees increased from 48% to 76% in 2015, according to YOH.com.

27

Aug

2019

The Effects of More Female College Graduates in the Workforce

Author: Keisha Ward

More women are graduating from college than ever before.  Women make up only 46.6% of the overall labor force, but they first reached 45% of the college-educated labor force in 2000.  Since 2013, women constituted 49% of all college graduates in the workforce, and they are the majority of college graduates in the workforce today.  57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women.

6

Aug

2019

Preparing for the Generation Z Workforce

Author: Keisha Ward

We now understand and have embraced the vast workplace changes experienced by the millennial generation, arguably the most workforce altering generation yet. We will have an opportunity to offer a fair analysis as we prepare for the entrance of a new generation of tech savvy, independent, free spirited individuals. It is now time for organizations to shift gears and focus attention on a rapidly approaching game changer called Generation Z (Gen Z).

16

Jul

2019

Hiring Within the Spectrum: Understanding Autism in the Workplace

Author: Keisha Ward

In an article published in November 2018, we discussed Go-With-Your-Gut Hiring. To take this idea a step further ask yourself: Do you make hiring decisions based on a firm handshake? Have you ever changed your mind on a candidate due to noticeable “nervousness” or discomfort in the interview? Has lack of eye contact or stumbling over words ever raised a red flag? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you have made a first impression, biased hiring decision...

25

Jun

2019

Hiring Career Changers: The Latest Workforce Trend

Author: Keisha Ward

In today’s challenging job market, many organizations are trying innovative ways to fill their jobs. Companies are implementing referral programs and trying new software to improve their hiring practices. We’ve all heard that hiring non-traditional candidates is a proven way to hire more quickly and maintain happy employees. But, have you considered career changers? Career changers are among a growing workforce population. These are individuals who have evaluated their skills,...

4

Jun

2019

Bridging the Skills Gap to Improve Hiring

Author: Keisha Ward

Last year SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. launched a national conversation surrounding the need to close the skills gap – a critical issue that affects all employers and employees.

14

May

2019

Super salary expectations: Recruiting the Class of 2019

Author: Keisha Ward

When it comes to hiring new graduates, recruiters hold the esteemed responsibility of ushering them into their career – their first “real” job! Welcoming these vessels of potential into the world of employment often means welcoming them to the “real world”. The world of salary bands and minimum ranges.

2

Apr

2019

From Colleagues to Best Friends – Workplace BFFs

Author: Keisha Ward

When it comes to evaluating employee engagement it has been shown that employers need to ask their staff one simple question, do you have a best friend at work? It may seem a bit silly or trivial at best; but it is true. This question happens to be one of the most important ways to assess whether your team members are happy, at work.

19

Feb

2019

Utilization of Staffing Firms Projected to be on the Rise

Author: Keisha Ward

Due to many factors that are changing the landscape of recruiting, hiring managers are seeking the assistance of staffing firms to support their hiring efforts. In fact, after surveying over 850 hiring managers and over 650 internal staffing employees CareerBuilder recently released a study reporting an anticipated increase in the use of staffing firms within the next five years.

8

Jan

2019

Create A Seamless Hiring Process in 2019

Author: Keisha Ward

Set yourself up for hiring success in 2019 by ensuring that your hiring process is well structured and organized. Below are a few tips that are trending in Talent Acquisition and are proven to optimize your hiring process in the new year.

13

Nov

2018

Go-With-Your-Gut Hiring: Is This a Practice You Should Keep?

Author: Keisha Ward

Hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals have all heard the term, go with your gut, but when it comes to making solid hiring decisions, using your head is the best choice.

2

Oct

2018

Recruit New Grads with Unique Benefit Options

Author: Keisha Ward

In the past, companies were able to offer college graduates a decent job consisting of a few weeks of vacation, healthcare benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Today, the needs of new college graduates are unique and to attract them, companies must consider evolving their plans.

21

Aug

2018

Hiring with No Resume?

Author: Keisha Ward

Resumes are merely an attention-getter – a tool used to attract the eye of a potential employer. They are proven to quickly target and identify skills, experience, longevity, and location.  But, what do they actually tell us about the person?

10

Jul

2018

Employers Can’t Afford Burnout - Learn How to Prevent It

Author: Keisha Ward

Voluntary resignations are at a 17-year high. The Wall Street Journal states that in the third quarter of 2009, 2.1% of workers changed jobs, according to Census Bureau data. That climbed to roughly 4% by the first quarter of 2017, matching the highest rate since 2001.

22

May

2018

Smartphones Require BYOD Policies

Author: Keisha Ward

Bring your own Device (BYOD) is an area that all organizations are having to address more today then ever before.  According to SHRM, in 2017 86% of employees used their personal smartphones for work. As we grow more and more reliant on technology and more accustomed to having information readily available, the desire to use one’s own personal device increases. 

10

Apr

2018

Salary Speaks Louder Than Gender

Author: Keisha Ward

We’ve discussed impending changes in the way salaries are approached in today’s market.  It is understood that many states are banning and have banned the practice of using salary history as a factor during salary negotiations. On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled that salary history cannot be considered as a factor to justify wage inequalities between men and women.  To put it plainly, employers can no longer justify paying a man more than a woman based on what she...

27

Feb

2018

Can We Predict Future Performance Based on Past Behavior?

Author: Keisha Ward

We have all heard the phrase “past performance determines future behavior.” This theory has been used throughout many industries. HR professionals have depended on this rule of thumb for more than 20 years as a tool to make decisions on hiring employees. In fact, one of the most highly regarded interviewing methods was designed with it in mind. 

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....

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.

17

Oct

2017

Salary History Bans – How to Handle Them

Author: Keisha Ward

As an experienced recruiter, I have talked to thousands of candidates throughout the years.  Candidates from all levels within numerous industries from manufacturing and healthcare to finance, IT, and engineering.  No matter the level of the positions that I have supported, it has always been considered the norm to request a candidate’s salary history.  However, in recent months recruiters are being cautioned on this approach.

5

Sep

2017

Networking Remains King

Author: Keisha Ward

Networking is an essential activity for both job seekers and talent acquisition professionals. These groups network to expand their contacts and pipelines with the hope that it will lead to a filled position or new job opportunity down the road. 

6

Jun

2017

Obstacle Course Hiring is a Thing of the Past

Author: Keisha Ward

Studies show that 89% of Glassdoor users are actively looking for or would be willing to consider a new opportunity.  Yet many organizations say they have experienced a decrease in the number of responses received from their job postings resulting in trouble finding strong candidates to fill their openings.  Maybe it is time to take a step back and evaluate the issues that are preventing applicant flow and successful job offers.  

25

Apr

2017

Employee Engagement Starts with Onboarding

Author: Keisha Ward

The term onboarding means different things to different companies.  Some describe onboarding as the time it takes to complete paperwork and conduct a background screening after a new hire accepts an offer. Others consider onboarding to be the first-day orientation, consisting of one day (or one hour in some cases) packed with paperwork and everything you need to know about the organization.  But in actuality, orientation is merely the first step in the onboarding process....

14

Mar

2017

Recruiting KPIs: Tracking What Matters

Author: Keisha Ward

There are several Key Performance Indicators (KPI) used to analyze organizational recruitment processes.  Metrics such as Time to Present, Interview to Offer, Offer Acceptance and Time-to-Fill are areas that are often tracked to evaluate the success of your recruitment strategy.  Combined, these tools are all aimed at providing a clear understanding of your talent acquisition team’s success and challenges in various areas. Of the many methods and tools used to measure...

24

Jan

2017

Recruiters are Watching

Author: Keisha Ward

If you ever feel like you are being watched, you are probably right! A recent survey conducted by Jobvite revealed that recruiters spend a great deal of time reviewing social media accounts.  Careerbuilder.com says using social media to screen candidates has increased by 500% over the last decade and will continue to grow.

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