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Training for Basic Communication Skills

When considering the skills that are most important in the modern workplace, it might be tempting to think of complex, specific abilities like spreadsheet building, accounting, Six Sigma, or project planning. But managers and employers around the country will be quick to point out that there are major issues with some fundamental skills needed for […]

3 Strategies to Recruit and Retain Gen Z College Graduates

The first full class of Generation Z, the burgeoning cohort born between 1997 and 2012, graduated college this year, and these hardworking, independent individuals are looking for their first jobs. Having grown up in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, Gen Z looks at the world differently. As children of Gen X, a generation […]

Start EX Early: Humanize the Candidate Experience

It’s easy to forget that every employee hired into your organization was once a candidate applying for a new job opportunity. These applicants chose your company over hundreds of others in the hopes of starting a new career journey. And it’s a jobseeker’s market today.

Laid Off Workers: How to Recruit This Overlooked Talent Pool

The Great Recession of 2008 may be a thing of the past, but it still has lasting repercussions to this day. While the unemployment rate continues to hover below 4%, some workers across the nation are still in fear that another recession is on the horizon. For recruiters and hiring managers, this fear can work […]

National Military Appreciation Month: Are You Overlooking This Diverse Talent Pool?

Some may view Memorial Day as the official start to summer, but this holiday also happens to be part of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. While this occasion is meant to honor our […]

Infographic: What’s Causing Jobseekers to Get Cold Feet?

In a candidate-driven market, the last thing you want to hear from a potential new hire is that he or she is turning down your offer to go somewhere else, but sadly this is still the reality among many recruiters. Here’s why.

Are You Still Waiting to Fill That Vacancy?

In yesterday’s post, we noted that employers are often struggling to fill vacancies. Either there are too few applicants or too few that are truly qualified. We started listing some of the various reasons why job vacancies may go unfilled or take a long time to fill. Here, we’ll continue to expand that list.