Category: Talent

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.

How to Narrow Down Your Candidate Pool and Make the Right Hire

Finding the right candidate can be tricky. The vacancies of top managers and their assistants; rare specialists, especially in IT; and highly qualified workers are considered problematic. The difficulty lies in the fact that employers set very high requirements for applicants for such vacancies, and the applicants themselves have high expectations. Plus, there may be […]

Neurodiversity is an Untapped Pool of Immense Potential

Neurodiverse individuals have perspectives, skills, and talents that can provide organizations with a competitive edge. Hiring and supporting neurodiverse employees creates a more equitable, inclusive, productive, and innovative workplace. What Exactly Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is the range of differences in brain function and behavioral traits. Neurocognitive variation and differences can include individuals with autism, attention […]

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Why Recruiters Need to Embrace Content Marketing

You may not think recruitment and marketing go hand in hand. But a huge piece of making sure your talent pool is stocked with the best and brightest is making sure your company is an attractive place to work. Therefore, recruitment and marketing need to play off one another. The job of a recruiter isn’t […]

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How to Get Ahead of Pandemic ‘Rage Quitting’

Compared with a year ago, the labor market is in much better shape. True, many employers are struggling to fill openings, but the latest Adzuna data shows jobseekers flooding back into the market this September to meet this unprecedented demand. The somewhat unexpected downside of growing job opportunities is that we’re also seeing much higher-than-usual […]

4 Hacks to Reduce Your Hiring Time

Hiring is both an exciting and a laborious process. It can be great to add some fresh blood to your lineup of employees who can bring a welcome burst of fresh air and hope in the new employee’s potential. Whether you’re replacing an employee who left or creating a new position, finding just the right […]

HR Works Podcast: Strong Candidates Among the Disabled

Guest: Carolyn Cannistraro, Account Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate for persons with a disability is 12.6% compared with the total unemployment rate of 5.4%. False myths about people with disabilities often lead to their termination before other employees, as evidenced by the 1 million […]

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A Closer Look at How Serious the Employee Recruitment and Retention Challenge Is

Many readers are likely aware of the challenges businesses across the country are having finding and keeping qualified workers. Maybe it’s the long wait and less-than-stellar service at a favorite restaurant, the local small business owner lamenting his or her inability to fill an open position, or one’s experience carrying an additional workload because a […]

How Internal Mobility Can Improve Retention, Experience, and Leadership

Companies talk a big game about diversity and inclusion, often with an intense focus on increasing diversity representation at the highest levels of leadership. Yet many of these same companies struggle to hire, retain, and promote diverse employees. In light of the “Great Resignation” taking place, in which employees who weren’t happy in their jobs […]

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Why Are Employees Leaving During a Pandemic?

The global pandemic has created many situations that have been labeled “unprecedented,” and a lot of those have been related to employment. Right now, employers are scratching their heads trying to reconcile a world where millions have been without work, yet it’s still difficult to fill roles and employees are quitting in seemingly record numbers.

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Pros and Cons of Micro-Credentials

Traditionally, the education-to-labor-force pipeline has followed a fairly consistent, one-directional path: Children and young adults work through K–12 education, and then some pursue undergraduate, vocational, professional, and/or graduate-level degrees before entering the workforce.