Earlier this year, we surveyed subscribers to get a pulse on their recruiting strategies in this tight labor market. One question we asked was: Is your organization open to negotiating salary for initial job offers?
In a tight labor market, we see many examples of companies going the extra mile to entice new employees to join their ranks and to keep their existing employees happy. But what about former employees? It turns out some companies are finding out the hard way they need to keep them happy as well.
Unfortunately, businesses have ups and downs, and when going through those downs—or even simply to improve the bottom line—they sometimes go through restructuring and lay people off.
There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home.
All employees need to take a day off here and there or maybe go on a vacation for a week or two. It’s typically a basic part of the compensation package, at least for salaried employees. But taking time off is generally not as simple as letting your manager know you won’t be in tomorrow […]
In yesterday’s post, we noted the fact that trying to assess whether a candidate will be a good cultural fit for the organization is both difficult and important. Sometimes finding the right fit is even more important than finding the right skill set. We also noted that this assessment goes both ways—while the employer is assessing […]
Human resources (HR) leaders are shifting from a transactional to a strategic approach to support state and local governments in adapting to changing workforce demographics and the increased competition for talent finds a new report released by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE).
In the 12 months through July, the U.S. economy created 66.7 million hires only to be nearly matched by 64.2 million separations. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has noted the high quit rates indicate a near full employment of the U.S. workforce.
With the competition for talent being so fierce, employers need to show potential candidates that they value their employees’ hard work and talent retention is becoming a huge issue in the world of talent management. While this issue doesn’t directly impact recruiters, showcasing a company’s benefits package not only attracts potential candidates, it helps retain […]
Starbucks announced that pumpkin spice lattes will be back, starting on August 28, Walmart and other retail stores have started their Halloween displays, and kids are back at school, which means: the holiday hiring season is upon us! With U.S. businesses facing talent shortages, as the holiday peak season approaches, companies must turn to unique […]