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.
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?
ASE has received many questions regarding the salary history ban many states have enacted recently. A salary history ban prohibits employers from asking applicants about their current or past salaries, benefits, or other compensation.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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 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.
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