Tag: application

Are You Accidentally Discouraging Applicants?

In part 1 of this article, we noted that employers are having a difficult time getting enough qualified applicants for all of their open roles. We started to explore some of the reasons why there are fewer applicants. For example, we noted that a lot of people who are of working age are not participating […]

Immigration

Hiring Foreign Talent 101

Oftentimes HR professionals are prepared to handle payroll, recruiting, onboarding, and even internal company disputes, yet many are not trained to take the lead on foreign talent recruiting and management. But that’s becoming a part of the job description for HR professionals as more and more companies are looking to fill the skills gap by […]

interations

Three Cool Things You’re Not Doing with Your Current Org Chart

It pains me to see so many organizations nowadays create an org chart but then tuck it away in the dark recesses of an intranet that no one accesses or in the back of a filing cabinet, bringing it out only a few times a year during reorgs or hiring planning. I always think, “What’s […]

resume

What Are Some Common Résumé Alternatives?

Have you heard? Résumés may be on the way out—or at least that’s what many online articles might have you believe. While most employers are still very much expecting to use résumés to narrow down lists of candidates for the foreseeable future, it’s not too far of a leap to agree that there are a […]

What is Résumé Fraud?

Résumé fraud occurs anytime someone intentionally provides false information on his or her résumé, presumably with the hopes it will make him or her more likely to be considered for a job. This often also encompasses application fraud—which is the same idea, but it occurs anywhere in the application process.

How to Get More Applicants

As the job market tightens up, employers are looking for ways to attract more candidates to be sure they have a good group of applicants to choose from in any given vacancy. But more and more, employers are finding that jobs are attracting fewer applicants than before, simply because there are fewer jobseekers out there […]

interview

Recruiting Practices That Scare Away Candidates

Recruiting during a time of talent shortfalls can be daunting. During these times, it’s imperative to not be doing things that will scare off those who are interested; there are fewer applicants for any given job opening right now, so losing even a few can mean the difference between having a good pool to choose […]

Avoiding Age Discrimination in the Recruiting Process

Age discrimination often happens inadvertently. After all, most of us don’t set out to intentionally exclude older workers. We can rationally recognize that older workers are just as valuable as any other worker, and may often bring years (even decades) of experience and knowledge. Yet, age discrimination—both intentional and unintentional—still happens frequently during the recruiting […]