Tag: hiring

skills

Talent Skills Gap Remains a Challenge for Middle Market Firms, Says Report

Nearly four out of 10 middle market executives say a lack of talent constrains their companies’ ability to grow, according to “Help Wanted,” a report released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), in conjunction with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

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picking talent

Pick Me! Pick Me! I Stand Out Above the Rest

As an HR professional, you probably encounter hundreds of résumés at any given time—and let’s face it, sometimes it’s a mundane chore to sift through the candidates trying to find the perfect fit. You’ve probably encountered résumés filled with typos and some that seem to stretch the truth a little too far, but once you’ve […]

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‘Ur’ Hired: Why You Should Be Texting Job Candidates

The job interview process is getting longer. Although there are many reasons for this increase—including more thorough “screening methods” such as group panel interviews, background checks, and skills tests—one of the biggest delays for recruiters comes at the very onset of the interview process, where screening a high volume of candidates is bogged down by waiting for qualified applicants to call back.

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What’s Stopping Your Company from Finding Top Tech Workers?

The tech sector has long been called a job-seekers market, and while it bodes well for IT workers, the odds are often stacked against employers. In a new survey from Robert Half Technology, chief information officers (CIOs) offered insights on today’s hiring difficulties.

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labor

Have It Your Way: 8th Circuit Court Sides with Labor Organizer

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently enforced a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) order that found a Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by declining to hire an employee for having engaged in protected labor activity.

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People with Disabilities: An Underutilized and Growing Talent Pool

I am often asked about the types of jobs a person with a disability can do and my answer is always the same—“What do you have?” The reality is that the talent pool of people with disabilities remains underutilized, even though it includes job seekers with a wide and diverse range of education, degrees, professional certifications, work experience and skills.

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3 Elements of Great Job Postings that Attract Talent

“The truth is that as much as a company is only glancing at a job applicant’s resume for 6 seconds, candidates are doing just about the same thing with job descriptions. If you are not attracting them at that first or second sentence, you’ve lost them,” explains Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout Inc., and […]

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Someone Overqualified

When positions are tough to fill, it can be tempting to just hire any candidate simply to have someone doing the job. But we all know that hiring the wrong person can end up being more costly in the long run—especially if the new hire causes any problems.

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