Hiring decisions are typically made solely by the employer, with little to no input from employees. This is a mistake, Heather R. Huhman argues on Entrepreneur.com. She says that by staying fully in charge of the hiring process, employers may cause potential candidates to shy away from job offers.
by Molly DiBianca Delaware’s new law limiting employers’ ability to inquire about job candidates’ compensation history is set to take effect on December 14. The law is intended to address pay disparities between men and women. Because women often make less than their male counterparts, the pay gap is perpetuated if women’s wages are based […]
According to Kurt Anderson, director of Human Resources at Definitive Healthcare in Framingham, Massachusetts, recruiting is a long game. Eddie Cantor (or maybe Danny Thomas) famously said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success,” and it took us 7 years to become a “Best Company to Work For.”
Largely due to its tracking of which words were looked up the most, 2 years ago Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as its Word of the Year. Chosen at the end of each year, the word serves as a snapshot of what people have been thinking about and talking about for the past 12 months, and what […]
Glassdoor has released new data revealing greater resources are expected to be devoted towards improving a lack of diversity over the coming year. One in three (35%) hiring decision makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts and only 3% expect it to decrease; the remainder are continuing to invest at the […]
Note from Dan Oswald: This week’s Oswald Letter was written by Scott Peek, the customer service supervisor at Simplify Compliance. I think he makes a great point and that his thoughts are worth sharing. by Scott Peek When interviewing, it’s important to remember that you’re being interviewed, too. We all know that when interviewing potential […]
“Unconscious bias” is a workplace term we often hear discussed these days by HR professionals and legal experts. Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. Actually, it’s neither. […]
More and more employers are realizing the advantages of a diverse workforce and are putting considerable effort into attracting workers from varied backgrounds who bring varied strengths. Often, though, employers see diversity just as it relates to an organization’s looks or ethnic composition. But diversity is about much more.
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.
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?