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.

The Pros and Cons of Using a Recruiter

For the HR team, recruiting and hiring can take up a significant amount of time, and it’s easy to wonder, would the company be better off hiring a recruiter to handle the most arduous aspects of finding new hires? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of taking this route.

Many Businesses Overlook Onboarding for Freelancers

We’ve been hearing about the tight labor market for some time now. With unemployment at historic lows, we’ve talked a lot about how hard it can be for companies to attract and retain top talent—it’s a seller’s market when it comes to labor.

Will Cultural Fit Land a Job Over Skill Set?

In any tight labor market, talent spotting and the hunt for the perfect employee are always challenging. Companies must go above and beyond to not only find the right fit from a cultural and skills standpoint, but they must also ensure that the checks and balances are in place to retain top-performing employees. We must […]

The Misplaced Fear of Training a Replacement

In organizations in any country across all industries, there has been a fear of teaching a subordinate or a junior staff member the ins and outs of one’s job. This apprehension is based predominantly on a fear that the person being trained will take the job of the person doing the training.

The Role of the Workplace Strategist

From physical work space design to technology inside and outside a company’s walls, savvy employers are doing everything they can to create a modern, employee-centric workplace to recruit and retain top talent. Attracting talent is about much more than just the money—it is about providing the environment and amenities that modern workers demand, and as […]

Are You Still Waiting to Fill That Vacancy?

In part 1 of this article, we noted that employers are often struggling to fill vacancies. Either there are too few applicants or too few that are truly qualified. We started listing some of the various reasons why job vacancies may go unfilled or take a long time to fill. In today’s Advisor, we’ll continue […]

Why Can’t You Fill that Vacancy?

Employers today are finding that some roles remain stubbornly hard to fill or difficult to keep filled. Sometimes it’s a lack of applicants. Sometimes the applicants aren’t qualified. Sometimes the applicant makes it through the process, only to turn down the offer or ghost the employer. Such frustrations are commonplace, and they’re driving up the […]

Why a Bad Hire Is Bad for Your Bottom Line

Anyone tasked with making hiring decisions for a company knows that it’s a tedious and often difficult process. Whenever a bad decision is made in the hiring process, it’s not only a challenge and time-consuming issue, but it quickly becomes an expensive mistake.