In a world where the labor participation shortage is not going away, employers are looking for real ways to drive productivity, performance, retention of talent, and new strategies for attracting incoming generations. Just paying employees more is not driving major improvements and may not be financially sustainable over time. What else can be done?
Have you seen the commercial of the car that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) that keeps running over a 3-4-foot crash dummy sitting in the middle of the street? That AI system is in production and on cars right now and it shows how far AI needs to go to drive your car safely.
Artificial Intelligence or AI is becoming more common in a variety of HR practices, especially on the recruitment side of HR. At the same time, it is being bandied about by a variety of government organizations as being a hinderance to applicants and employees.
Have you ever looked at a job posting online and wondered why there is a never-ending laundry list of job duties, required experience, and a plethora of other skill requirements attached to the position? Well, the answer is the job posting is serving to screen out candidates rather than screening them in because the job posting is only looking for experience rather than ability.
Many companies think talent acquisition is something new – a term that corporate America devised in order to replace recruiting with something more sophisticated sounding. But, in fact, it is not new at all. When properly put into practice, talent acquisition and recruiting are completely different.
Finding talent is a lot like fishing. You may look around at people fishing near you and wonder why they are being successful, and you are not. Well, the reason is simple. You need to be in the right place at the right time, and you need to be using the right bait.
An organization’s onboarding process is one of the most significant factors in determining not only the effectiveness of new employees in their role, but also their overall engagement and satisfaction with the company.
With three out of four hiring managers saying they have made a bad hire, coupled with 40% of the workforce seeking new opportunities, the current scenario of finding replacements for your company’s attrition is the perfect set-up for a tidal wave of potential bad hires.
When a company assesses new talent, they look at hard skills, soft skills, work experience, reasons for making particular career moves, cultural fit, and a plethora of other criteria before making a hiring decision.
Not long ago, job titles were relatively generic. If you sold something, you were a sales representative or an account representative. If you answered phones, you were a receptionist. Everyone knew what the title implied regarding job duties and the type of experience required to perform the position at a high level. However, in today’s business community things are changing – especially how it applies to title use in the talent acquisition process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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