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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How to Find and Retain the Talent You Need in a Help-Wanted World

The historically high worker shortfall is creating unprecedented challenges for companies. To effectively find the talent you need, it’s important to first understand the social factors creating the labor shortage and, from there, adopt a nuanced approach to recruitment that reflects what prospects really want from a job. According to September 2021 data from the […]

Don’t Disregard Soft Skills

Job postings often contain a list of desired qualifications and abilities the employer deems necessary to fulfill the basic functions of the job, such as “proficiency with Microsoft® Office,” “a commercial driver’s license (CDL),” or “X years of corporate accounting experience.” “We need a truck driver. They’d better be licensed to drive for us.” But […]

What Current Contingent Workforce Trends Mean for Business Leaders in 2022

Growth in the contingent workforce has continued to outpace expectations in 2021 due to a variety of factors. Chief among them is the desire for flexibility, an attribute that is now seen as a key ingredient of resilient organizations. Accordingly, HR leaders discovered that highly skilled contingent workers could help them address urgent needs. Of […]

Shifting Focus From Remote Work to Training and Development in 2022

While remote and hybrid work have certainly been helping to improve work-life balance for many workers, the Great Resignation is still in full swing. Why?  According to research, over a third of full-time respondents across a variety of industries said they want remote work options from their existing employers. However, this notably trailed other areas including […]

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Why Recruiters Need to Lean into Flexibility and Wellness

There’s never been a time when a greater number of people collectively quit their jobs in search of something else. In September 2021 alone, over 4.4 million people left their jobs, according to the latest numbers shared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in a survey of freelancers we worked on with Opinium […]

Fast Food and Future-Proofed Careers

Unlike most countries, where employers have to provide reasons and just cause for termination of employment, in the United States, at-will employment, which dictates that you can be fired for any reason at all, is the norm. But that came to an end this past summer as New York City implemented new laws prohibiting fast-food […]

Think of Talent Retention Like You Think of Customer Retention

The expression, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone is all too true in employee retention. Far too often businesses don’t pay enough attention to individual employee satisfaction until a prized employee puts in their notice. Companies might scramble to offer the departing worker more money or change up their responsibilities, but by […]

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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 […]