Despite the current backdrop of economic certainty, organizations both large and small are dealing with an acute and prolonged level of job vacancies across their IT teams. Exacerbating the problem is the fact that every sector of business competes for skilled tech workers these days. Technology has become such an integral part of the way […]
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.
Recent headlines have proclaimed massive layoffs in multiple sectors. Amazon, Meta, and Twitter have made significant cuts to their workforces, as well as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Layoffs can strike fear into the hearts of all workers, not just those who have received word their positions have been eliminated. As a result, they may […]
Despite talk of a looming 2023 recession, the U.S. labor market remains extremely tight. In fact, whenever older workers decide to begin their retirement, many employers faces a small crisis. Not only is it difficult to recruit any replacement workers, but finding one who can match the institutional knowledge and industry experience of a retiring […]
Unemployment rates are steadily dropping as more of the employees who previously changed jobs settle into their new roles. Many global economists predict the market will begin to enter a soft recession in 2023, which means the job market will begin to loosen. The balance of power between employers and jobseekers will begin to even […]
An often-overlooked aspect of the HR and recruitment functions is the sales/marketing element inherent in recruiting employees. Of course employers want to hire the best, brightest, and most diligent workers, but jobseekers also want to work for the best employers and do the most prestigious, lucrative, and rewarding job they can find. Expectation Gaps Some […]
If you’re a hiring manager, you know hiring can be difficult. It’s not just about finding someone who meets the qualifications and can do the job; it’s about finding someone who will fit into your culture and your team. Your hiring strategy must account for the personalities and expectations of different generations. And if you’re […]
It’s no longer news that companies worldwide continue to grapple with unprecedented labor shortages. Under such challenging economic conditions, it might seem wise to reduce or eliminate employee benefits as a cost-saving measure. However, that’s merely a short-term “fix” that will lead to a long-term talent shortage as top candidates seek employment elsewhere. Unfortunately, the […]
As the calendar opens to 2023, employees and employers alike have their minds set on budgeting and goals for a new year. The past few years have shown us that recruitment and retention in an increasingly remote world require vastly different strategies than in times past. The state of the economy and new regulations around […]
In this post-COVID-19 era of the Great Resignation and “quiet quitting,” one of the newest ideas for attracting and retaining employees is one that was usually limited to professors in higher education: the sabbatical.
Technology continues to transform the HR space, but companies must not lose sight of the human element of hiring and recruiting. Hiring managers must step back to mold processes, tools, and culture around candidate needs. After all, the current number of job openings in the United States exceeds 11 million. And with more open positions […]