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.

Seasonal and Temporary Employees: What Are the Risks?

Contingent employees can pick up the slack when business get busy, but structure the relationship carefully or their liabilities may linger long after they’re gone. Mid-summer traditionally means beach parties, picnics … and seasonal and temporary employees. It’s easy to see why. The jobs of vacationing employees have to be covered. Seasonal businesses are going […]

Employment Ads: What Are the Best Days to Post Them?

An Internet job-posting company survey finds wide daily variances in when job seekers are looking at ads In 2005, U.S. companies were estimated to have spent nearly $300 billion on advertising, with much of that allocated to employment advertising … the familiar “help wanted” ads in classified and display formats, and in media from the […]

Improve Your Reference Checking and Break Through the “Stone Wall of Silence”

Reference checking an applicant’s past can make today’s hiring decision easier … but to get past a former employer’s rendition of “name, rank, and serial number,” you need some “breakthrough” strategies. Here they are: It’s been said that “the answers to all questions of today reside in the past.” While not true about everything, this […]

When writing job descriptions, don’t forget the excitement

With today’s top job candidates besieged with offers, how you go about writing job descriptions may determine your chances of winning the talent you need. Here are two ways an HR manager might go about writing job descriptions for the same position. See which way of writing a job description you think would attract more […]

Before job descriptions, job analysis

You can’t really write a job description until you’ve explored all phases of the position you seek to fill. Job analysis is the process that does it. In today’s business, before there is a job, there is a job description. But, say occupational specialists from Ohio State University, before there can be a job description, […]

How to improve your reference checking

Reference checking an applicant’s past can make today’s hiring decision easier … but only if you do it right! It’s been said that “the answers to all questions of the present reside in the past.” While not true for everything, there’s a lot of validity in this statement when hiring new employees. It’s likely your […]

Improving hiring and retention in entry-level jobs

To fill those entry-level jobs, offer an atmosphere of respect and opportunity, and get to know the communities from which you want to hire. It’s natural that an organization be nervous about the loss of a key executive. But what really terrifies many these days is having their entry-level people leave. In today’s service economy, […]