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25

Feb

2020

A New Gig: New Laws Surrounding This Workforce

Author: Anonym

In the 2018 article, The Gig Economy-Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?, we discussed the details of a trending form of employment that was sweeping the U.S. workforce. The article described a study by Intuit predicting that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.

28

Jan

2020

Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate Survey Shows Despite Unhappiness, Employees May Stay

Author: Heather Nezich

Many Americans are worried about the economy, and a growing number see it as a potential threat to their job security. This economic anxiety has created a sense of complacency, forcing many workers to remain in their current position despite dissatisfaction and even mental health risks.

14

Jan

2020

Recruiting Trends for 2020

Author: Anonym

In 2019, many Talent Acquisition teams faced challenges and changes. And based on Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain’s predictions, there is more to come in 2020. Dr. Chamberlain has spent years gathering data and studying the labor market, and he has provided a summary of his findings in a new report, Glassdoor’s Job & Hiring Trends for 2020. In it, he provides recruitment professionals insight into key areas of focus to prepare for successful hiring in...

10

Dec

2019

SIA Honors Female Leadership in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry

Author: Anonym

This past November Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) announced its 2019 honorees for the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing.  This list honors female trail blazers within the global talent industry.

10

Dec

2019

EEOC Continues Its Punitive Policies on Employer Use of Pre-employment Criminal History Checks

Author: Michael Burns

Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded six years of litigation against a national retailer by settling for a $6 million dollar judgement and requiring the employer to change some of its pre-employment screening practices.

3

Dec

2019

Soft Skills Versus Technical Skills – Where is the Balance?

Author: Heather Nezich

While it’s fairly easy to evaluate a candidate’s hard skills, soft skills prove much more difficult to evaluate – but are often as or more important.

26

Nov

2019

Hiring During the Holidays

Author: Anonym

Many organizations set goals and plan to execute projects at the start of the year and in many cases additional staff is necessary to achieve said plans. However, recruiting can be difficult, especially during the holidays.  

12

Nov

2019

The 15 Most Exaggerated Job Titles of 2019

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we wrote about the importance of having clear job titles to reduce gender bias.  On a similar note, Fitsmallbusiness.com recently released a list of the 15 most inflated titles of 2019, which, if anything, is worth the laugh:

29

Oct

2019

Stand Out with a Strong Relocation Package

Author: Anonym

When it comes to company benefits, are you offering what matters most to potential employees? One benefit that tends to go unnoticed or overlooked is employee relocation. However, a recent study shows that offering relocation benefits could significantly improve recruitment efforts.

22

Oct

2019

Skill Gaps and Exaggeration Make Positions Hard to Fill

Author: Heather Nezich

Recruiters are confident, and candidates are high quality. And, yet, around the world, recruiters are struggling to fill positions, according to Monster's 2019 State of the Recruiter survey.

15

Oct

2019

If Only We Could Answer Interview Questions Like Children

Author: Heather Nezich

LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018 report shows how traditional interview questions can often fall flat.  Have you ever been asked some crazy question like “How many golf balls can you fit on a jet?” or “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?”  What exactly does an interviewer hope to achieve from asking questions like this?

8

Oct

2019

Hiring Hiccups: Hiring the Right Fit Depends on Your Process

Author: Anonym

On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that unemployment has now dropped to a 50-year low. If you have wondered why it has become more difficult to find the right hire, chances are it’s because many candidates are working and simply aren’t looking for new a job. However, the buck does not stop at low unemployment.

17

Sep

2019

We’re Rehiring - Recruiting Former Employees

Author: Anonym

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: Anonym

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.

20

Aug

2019

Second Chances

Author: Susan Chance

Companies must keep up with the ever changing “Ban the Box” legislation and other laws around background screening, and now there is the First Step Act that adds another layer of considerations for criminal histories on background checks. Employers have a lot to think about when using information from those records in employment decisions.

6

Aug

2019

Preparing for the Generation Z Workforce

Author: Anonym

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).

30

Jul

2019

Do Your Employees Consider Their Work a Job or Career?

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from CareerBuilder shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job.  In addition, 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year.  What is causing this lack of dedication?

16

Jul

2019

Hiring Within the Spectrum: Understanding Autism in the Workplace

Author: Anonym

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...

9

Jul

2019

Background Check 7-Year Reporting Limit

Author: Susan Chance

Section 605(a), of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) addresses limitations on information contained in consumer reports, more commonly referred to as background check reports or background check profiles. This provision is intended to prevent agencies from reporting outdated information.

25

Jun

2019

Hiring Career Changers: The Latest Workforce Trend

Author: Anonym

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,...

11

Jun

2019

Understanding Test/Assessment Validation

Author: Michael Burns

ASE receives many calls regarding assessment tools to evaluate employment candidates. There are many testing instruments in the market that test for job skills, intellectual acumen, and candidate-to-job personality fit.

4

Jun

2019

Bridging the Skills Gap to Improve Hiring

Author: Anonym

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.

4

Jun

2019

Why They Quit You

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study by Payscale entitled Why They Quit You shows the top reason employees leave their job is a bigger paycheck. However, when employees were asked what attracted them to a new position, ‘the opportunity to do more meaningful work’ was the most common response.

4

Jun

2019

Where are the Workers?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The April 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an unemployment rate of 3.6% with 263,000 new jobs. These job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance. However, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 1.2 million in April and accounted for 21.1% of the unemployed. The all-important labor force participation rate declined by 0.2% age point to 62.8% in April. The...

28

May

2019

Ghosting: The New Norm

Author: Heather Nezich

A new social norm appears to be highly prevalent in the employer arena: ghosting.  It may be that an applicant is scheduled for an interview but never shows up.  An offer is made and start date agreed, but the applicant/employee does not show up on the first day.  Or employees leave work to never return.   The only way to find out that the employee is no longer working is through numerous attempts to contact, but nothing is ever found out.
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