Tag: candidates

Benefit Expert Advocates an Important Part of Your Benefits Communications

Gianna was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, listen to that here. Communicating benefits to your employees is a critical component of any employee benefit strategy. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest discusses how she approaches these communications, including via benefits advocates—that is, people who use certain benefits who share their experiences as a model […]

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The Great Rehiring: Updating the Hiring Process to Reflect Our New Values

The overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2% in February—its lowest point since April of last year. While that number does not tell the whole story, it does indicate that some industries have begun massive hiring undertakings to get back to their pre-COVID levels. Hopefully, with the increasing vaccine rollout, others are soon to follow.

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Unable to Find Qualified Applicants?

Employers are facing an interesting recruiting conundrum: Despite high unemployment rates, there still aren’t enough applicants for a given job post.

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Rethinking Preemployment Drug Screenings

A job in the White House is a dream come true for many young Americans interested in a career in politics or simply interested in the networking and educational benefits such a position can offer. But for at least five White House staffers, that dream had a rude and an unexpected awakening.

Hiring Is a Cycle, Not a Funnel

I’ve been fortunate enough to manage talent in both large businesses and smaller scale-ups, and during this time, I’ve been able to hone the hiring process and pick up on common patterns.

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How Do I Hire the Right People When I’m Too Busy to Hire?

In the scale-up space, where finding the right talent is often the number one issue, there is a question that resonates like no other: How do I hire the right people when I am too busy to hire?

Artificial Intelligence in the Hiring Experience Stack Can Create Efficiency Without Bias

The past year has seen major disruption in nearly every aspect of our work lives, and that disruption was perhaps felt the most in HR departments. With complicated COVID-related reopening measures, furloughs and layoffs, facilitating communication, reevaluations of benefits, and the current rehiring process, HR professionals have needed to alter their strategies and adopt a […]

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Are Cover Letters Still Valuable to Hiring Managers in 2021?

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 […]

D&I Hiring: How Leaders Can Impact Organizational Change

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives are crucial to an organization’s operations and growth. From a melting pot of characteristics, abilities, and innovation comes the creation of an organization’s most important asset: its culture. Yet, without the proper leadership driving these initiatives, the dynamic of an organization can fall flat.

What Questions Will Candidates Ask?

A recent survey by Zety of 500 professionals yielded some interesting results. It sought to understand the most common questions interviewers expected candidates to ask, as well as the most common questions asked by interviewers. The results also explored some of the most bizarre questions asked by either candidates or interviewers and hiring managers’ worst […]