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.

Is Q1 Still the Best Time for Hiring in an Uncertain Economy?

Even with the looming danger of a full-scale recession, as seen by record high mortgage rates and falling consumer spending, the job market’s strength has continued to act as a buffer. Despite massive layoffs in the tech sector, according to experts, there are employers planning to hire in the coming months as opposed to reductions […]

Why Post-Hire Screening Could Reduce Talent Headaches

Employers often cite their employees, team members, or people as their greatest asset. And while this may be true, it is sometimes an uncomfortable truth that they can also be an organization’s greatest weakness. Businesses, and by extension their brands, have become increasingly visible online through social media, online news channels, and even review websites, […]

Employees First, Last, and Always: How to Win in a Tight Labor Market

We’re still in a tight labor market, and many employees still feel overworked and dissatisfied. According to Gallup, three out of four employees feel burnt out on the job at least sometimes. Low unemployment along with rising wages are making it even harder to find good workers. The solution to this problem is an intelligent […]

4 Tips for Closing Job Candidates

Although the hiring market is beginning to tiptoe back from the edge of chaos, depending on your industry, it’s still an applicant’s market. Closing job candidates becomes a priority when a position has been open for a while. It takes time and money to find great candidates and get them in for an interview, but […]

Remote Hiring: Labor Laws to Consider Across the U.S.

Remote work has skyrocketed in popularity since the beginning of the pandemic. Of course, there are many advantages to this practice, including access to a broader candidate pool and fewer real estate expenses. However, an important consideration is employees’ physical location. This compels HR professionals to familiarize themselves with employment laws of multiple states because […]

Preventing Competitors from Tapping Your Secrets

Many companies accumulate trade secrets, such as pricing schemes, business plans, and production shortcuts, but they don’t want competitors to tap into this private reserve of knowledge. The easiest way  for a competitor to obtain these secrets is by hiring one of your key employees. A recent case from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of […]

Case Study: Could Subjective Criteria in Workforce Decisions Be Problematic?

Mergers and acquisitions bring lots of financial opportunity, but they can sometimes result in upheaval in the workforce as the new entity determines whether it will operate the business differently from its predecessor. If the new business decides to change the workforce, how should it make those decisions? A recent appeals court opinion sheds some […]

3 Misconceptions About Tech Apprenticeships 

The U.S. economy has grown rich in job opportunities but poor in skills. Since COVID-19, surveys by Gartner, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and others have consistently shown that employers can’t find people qualified to fill their open roles. The zero-sum competition for scarce workers like […]

HR Query: Skills Gap or Waning Interest? Why Tech Leaders Can’t Find Talent (Part 2)

Welcome back to HR Query! In Part 2 of this two-part series on attracting and retaining top-talent with the technology sector, we dive deeper into how HR leaders and organizations can combat the difficulties of the tech talent shortage. If you missed Part 1 of our coverage, featuring John W. Mitchell, President and CEO of […]

HRDA shorts

HRDA Shorts: What Are Recruiters Missing Out On If They Aren’t Utilizing Social Media?

Social media has become a key part of relationships, culture, and even the working world. In fact, 92% of companies use social media to attract and hire top talent So, what are hiring managers missing out on if it’s not part of their strategy? In this week’s HRDA Shorts, Mark Hager (Senior Recruiter of Financial […]