Category: 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.

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Three Key Hiring Mistakes Recruiters Can No Longer Afford

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, recruiters had it pretty good. With widespread unemployment, millions of Americans were looking for work, often desperately. Recruiters not only had more applicants than they knew what to do with; they also had all the leverage in the recruitment and hiring process. My, how times have changed. […]

Four Ways Job-Hunters Can Stand Out in a Skill-Centric Job Market

The hiring landscape is experiencing a significant shift for not only hiring managers and recruiters but also for jobseekers. What used to be the traditional criteria for candidates to land interviews, like college degrees and years of experience, are increasingly no longer the norm. Skills are now the top priority, and the ways in which […]

To Solve the Retention Crisis, Proactive Mental Well-Being Needs to Be a Workplace Priority

The pandemic has led to employee retention struggles that require a serious reconsideration of how employers address mental well-being. McKinsey calls it “the Great Attrition.”  More than 15 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since April 2021, and 40% of employees say they are at least somewhat likely to quit in the next 3 […]

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Seasonal Hiring: How Background Screening Can Save Companies Money this Holiday Season

The short holiday shopping season (totaling 25 and 31 days each year) often creates a seasonal labor hiring crunch for retailers. This year, companies are already trying to speed seasonal hiring efforts by setting up recruiting events that offer faster than average hiring timelines – even offering applicants jobs the same day they apply. Facing […]

Recent Job Market Reversals Illustrate Dynamic Nature of Hiring

The recent challenges faced by many businesses across the country in finding qualified staff, particularly relative to the glut of available labor less than 15 years ago, highlights the dynamic nature of the American labor market and demonstrates the importance for an active and dynamic human resources approach to the hiring process. “Following the 2008/2009 […]

Navigating Employee Retention Amid the Great Resignation

It’s no secret that leaders are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to retaining employees. New data from PWC’s August 2021 US Pulse Survey found 65% of employees are looking for a new job. Consequently, 88% of executives have reported seeing higher turnover. Amid what the industry is calling The Great Resignation, it’s vital that […]

Jeopardy!’s Search for Permanent Host Continues: How Do You Choose Among Qualified Job Candidates?

Jeopardy! is moving past the drama of losing its first choice for Alex Trebek’s replacement for permanent host of the popular game show. Since former producer Mike Richards resigned over the summer after his past offensive comments resurfaced, Mayim Bialik filled in as guest host of weekday Jeopardy! episodes through last week. Presently, superstar Jeopardy! […]

Why Employers Should Evolve Hiring Practices to Focus on Skills

Today’s workers aren’t just looking for a job; they desire the feeling of belonging and support in the workplace. Unfortunately, many employees aren’t getting what they need from their employers. Just 36% of employees feel empowered and supported at work, and the proportion of employees who do not feel included in their organizations is 10 […]

4 Mistakes Recruiters Are Still Making

Struggling to see the fruits of your recruitment efforts? As we plan out 2022 and turn the corner into the new year, there’s no better time to take stock of where your HR department is with finding the best and brightest. In today’s job market, recruiting is different from before. It’s more competitive, more intense, […]

How to Create a Veteran-Friendly Workplace Year-Round

In honor of Veterans Day, companies across the United States are finding special opportunities to celebrate their veteran employees and show appreciation for their service to the country. While recognizing veterans with a day of celebration and reflection is necessary, it is also important for organizations to remember to provide support not just on November […]