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.

The Disconnect in Employee Qualifications

We’ve written extensively on the challenges employers are facing in filling open positions. Whether one attributes those challenges to the Great Resignation, COVID stimulus money, or a skills gap, the fact is that many companies are struggling to find workers they feel can perform the essential functions of their open positions. They just can’t seem […]

The Future of Work: Continuous Learning

With the lingering effects of the pandemic exposing organizations to an urgency to upskill and reskill employees, the big questions HR leaders and executives are facing are what the future of work looks like and how to retain productive employees. The fact is, more than half of the workers who left their job in 2021 […]

Recruiting the Right Way: Being Intentional Will Lead to Success

In times of urgent hiring need, companies turn to outside recruiters who can find employees to fill necessary roles. Traditionally, recruiters can quickly find a good candidate for the position, but this sometimes comes at the expense of finding a candidate who is actually a better overall fit for the company. However, recruiting firms need […]

Hypotheticals Can Render Restrictive Covenants Unenforceable

On July 14, 2022, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a former employee in a dispute over whether two uniquely worded restrictive covenants against him violated Wisconsin law. The case presents new considerations regarding what employers can and cannot include in noncompete clauses with severed employees.

The 10-Minute Job Interview

Companies around the globe are struggling to fill their ranks with workers. As workers, sensing their newfound bargaining power, leave lower-paying jobs to find more lucrative positions, it’s often retailers that feel the pinch of the labor shortage most acutely. Tight Labor Market Leads to New Approaches Some retail employers have seen the writing on […]

Software, Algorithms, and AI: New EEOC Guidance for Employers

It’s the year 3022, and you’ve just applied for a new job as an engineer on a starship traveling to Mars. You submit your resume, and an algorithm selects you for an interview. You record video answers to the employer’s interview questions and upload them for a robot to review. Using software to review applicant […]

Employers Cutting Back on Hiring Despite Tough Labor Market

For well over a year now, the big story in the labor market has been the Great Resignation and the tremendous difficulty so many employers have been having finding qualified and engaged workers. Restaurants have had to cut back on hours and days of operation, airlines have had to cancel routes, and job openings in […]

6 Ways to Hire Skilled Professionals

Recruiting and hiring professionals combine diligence with creativity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the most significant employment shortages are in skilled labor industries, mining, warehousing, etc. According to a recent Indeed survey, 48% of job applicants admitted that they stopped communicating with hiring managers during the recruitment process. The reasons for this include […]

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Determining Independent Contractors: Sometimes the Government Loses

There’s been an ongoing battle between employers and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) over when someone is considered an independent contractor versus an employee. A recent decision from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse summary judgment (dismissal without trial) in favor of the DOL gives employers some guidance and reason for […]

Leading Organizations Are Designing PFML Programs to Attract and Retain Employees

The workforce continues to face enormous challenges. Despite strong support, the United States does not yet have a federal standard of paid family medical leave (PFML) or paid family leave. Disruptions like the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the Great Resignation, increasing mental health and caregiving needs among workers, and the migration to remote work […]