There’s no question that résumés remain critical pieces of the recruiting process. It’s arguable that they’ve become even more relevant in recent years, thanks to applicant tracking systems that parse their text to accelerate candidate screening. But what about cover letters? In the age of online recruiting, “text speak,” and short attention spans, do these […]
The pandemic is causing leaders to navigate a broad range of interconnected issues that span from keeping their employees and customer safe, shoring up cash and liquidity, reorienting operations, and navigating complicated government support programs. Add to this the effects of fluctuating global financial markets, increased competition across multiple sectors, and recent unrest caused by […]
I often tell clients one of the most important documents they need to have is an employee handbook, and it needs to be up to date and legally compliant. Why? An out-of-date, an inaccurate, or a poorly written handbook really can do more harm than good. If you don’t have a handbook, put one in […]
2020 was a remarkable year in so many ways, ranging from public health crises, economic turmoil, and business and workplace disruptions to racial and social justice movements and political fireworks. Amid all the chaos, a few themes stand out particularly strongly: the importance of inclusiveness, the need for adaptability, and the power of change. Each […]
In an advanced economy, it’s typically a company’s workforce that sets it apart from its competition, meaning companies need to work hard to ensure they recruit and retain the top talent in the market. And just as companies compete for market share when selling their products or services, they also compete with other employers for […]
If you’re looking to hire this year, get ready to dive deep into that wallet because talent doesn’t come cheap these days.
COVID-19 and all it brought in 2020 took a toll on the economy worldwide. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its expected world economic growth in 2021 from 5.4% to 5.2%, we still see hiring being a key area of focus for companies in the new year.
As we turn the corner from 2020 into 2021, there is widespread hope that the new year will be far better than the last. 2020 saw the emergence of a worldwide pandemic and an associated economic disaster, racial and social unrest, and a divisive presidential election.
While watching college football over the holidays, I was treated to a humorous Match.com commercial titled “A Match Made in Hell.” The short plot went like this: Satan (a highly costumed actor portraying the lord of the damned) had gone on the site and filtered out “joy, happiness, toilet paper, and reason and met his […]
Even though the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across the nation, mass inoculation may not occur until mid-2021, which means the same hiring practices you’ve been using throughout the pandemic will still be in play in the new year.