Imagine this: Two individuals start a job at the same time. Quickly, management recognizes one employee’s hard work and dedication and promotes her. In a short time, the employee ascending the corporate ladder becomes the superior of the employee with whom she had onboarded. The nonpromoted employee becomes jealous and resentful. To this employee, there […]
Are your severance agreements up to snuff? Here we will look at the answers to two questions about severance agreements. First, once an employee signs and takes the money, that’s the end of that, right? Second, should you always give severance pay to an employee that is getting fired or laid off? David B. Monks, […]
If I asked whether a manager can demand solid job performance from an employee who reported or witnessed alleged acts of harassment, we would all say yes. If I asked whether a manager could threaten or retaliate against that employee, we’d all reply with an emphatic no. We’ve all been presented with scenarios that lead […]
The financial case for workplace diversity continues to be made across the business landscape with many companies committing significant amounts of capital to building an inclusive culture, but few executives today actually know what it should look like. Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the national median and average 24% higher year-over-year […]
It goes without saying that every organization is on a mission to find its peak of efficiency and employee productivity. Turning to automation is undoubtedly a necessary step in reaching that point.
A college education is often seen as a path to future career success. Parents begin nurturing and encouraging their children down the college degree path at very young ages—having a degree has long been a “badge of honor” for many students in K–12 settings. But, is it really a requirement to land a good job?
Missourians went to the polls August 7 and soundly defeated Proposition A, the state’s right-to-work law that has been on hold for almost a year. Voters rejected the law by about a 2-to-1 margin.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about how frustrating it is to get all the way through the recruiting process and finally find a good candidate, only to have the job offer be rejected. We outlined a few options for improving offer acceptance rates, and today we’re continuing with that list.
In this job market, employers are finding it tough to fill vacancies. There are fewer candidates for each role, and candidates often have more than one job offer to weigh. Some employers are finding that they’re making offers only to have these offers rejected—meaning they’ve got to keep searching for candidates.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that hiring decisions are imperfect. Despite our diligent efforts, it is quite difficult to consistently get the best candidates who stick around long term. We started to look at some ways to go beyond the standard interview process to further screen candidates in the hopes of making better hiring decisions. […]