Category: Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people. Download this free summary report to see how your recruiting practices compare against other companies.

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4 Tips for Understanding and Attracting an Evolving Workforce

Companies have always been tasked with attracting and retaining talent, but recruiters today are facing an entirely new set of challenges. There’s a different workforce evolving – driven by a new set of values than the candidates who came before them – and their approach to job hunting is different from anything we’ve seen in […]

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Pros and Cons to Using Text Messages in Your Recruiting Process

The hiring and recruiting process can often seem to drag on for employers and potential employees. Businesses often look for ways to speed up the process, both to improve time-to-hire and also to create a favorable impression among candidates, which will increase the chances of the offer being accepted.

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Why You Should Avoid Overstating Applicant Qualifications

When hiring new employees, you want to hire the best, right? It seems like it would be a good thing for new hires to be extremely well qualified. After all, isn’t it good for the organization if the new hires have skill sets that go beyond what they need for their current role?

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Special from RecruitCon Road Trip East: Is Your Recruiting Suffering Because of Your Company Website?

At BLR’s recent RecruitCon Road Trip conference in Boston, we heard from Chris Russell, known as the “mad scientist” of online recruiting. Russel started his first job board in 1999 and since has launched more job sites than anyone in history. Let’s look at what Russell says makes recruiting and career websites really effective.

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New Mexico Onion Farm Pays Fines for Favoring Foreign Hires

Making good on promises from earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun cracking down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. The DOJ recently announced a settlement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC, a New Mexico onion farm.

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Job Candidates in Retail Industry Expect Flexibility

A new survey from ManpowerGroup Solutions and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) found that retail job candidates are twice as likely to want a part-time work schedule than job candidates in other industries. Moreover, 31% say they want to choose their own shifts, compared with 18% of workers in other industries. The findings are […]

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Workers Willing to Compromise on Salary for the Right Benefits, Culture, and Growth Opportunities

Base salary isn’t the sole driving force for most workers when considering a job offer, according to a new report from Hays, the world’s largest specialist recruitment agency. While salary remains the biggest consideration, it is outweighed by the combination of benefits, company culture, and career growth when deciding whether to accept a job offer […]

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4 Ways Companies Can Attract Millennial Job Seekers

In 2015, Millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest demographic in the United States workforce. Typically considered as anyone born between 1984 and 1997 (give or take a few years depending on your definition), the current Millennial ranges from anyone in their early 20s to their mid 30s. In terms of the work force, that […]

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