The pandemic prompted massive layoffs that sent millions of people back into the job market. In just under a month, U.S. unemployment claims reached 26 million, effectively erasing all job gains since the 2008 Great Recession and likely signaling the start of a new historic recession.
Although racial and gender disparities exist in a variety of industries, the tech world has shown persistent gaps within its ranks. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), white men make up a larger majority of the tech industry than they do in the rest of the private sector, making it harder for people of […]
Finding great employees is a fundamental challenge for you and your HR team. A new employee must combine traits like honesty, reliability, and integrity with the right skills and experience. And during COVID-19, many employees are hired and work remotely, so you do not have the chance for in-person interactions. Companies struggle to find the […]
While we’re clearly not post-coronavirus yet, employers are currently trying to figure out how to create a recruiting pipeline during these times of uncertainty. For any employer currently hiring, there have been a lot of ups and downs recently, and recruiting—despite high levels of unemployment, which typically bring more interest in any job post—has been […]
The Black Lives Matter movement has swept the nation once again in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and this time, change will occur and it starts with your workplace.
Ban the box laws and Second Chance programs that help ex-offenders in the United States are spreading fast across the country. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that approximately 70 million people in America—or nearly one in three U.S. adults—have some type of criminal record that may hinder employment opportunities.
If you want to succeed in the post-COVID-19 world, you must be prepared to overcome the mounting pressure brought on by hiring demands, finds a new report.
As soon as our teams are ready to transition back to a closer-to-normal routine, many organizations will be considering how to start recruiting again. The primary method of recruiting is posting a job on various online locations. But this isn’t the only option. Let’s take a look at other methods and review some pros and […]
The ripple effects of the COVID-19 crisis continue to increase as the unemployment rate rises to levels we haven’t seen since the Great Depression.
For both job candidates and recruiting professionals, the hiring process can be an exercise in extreme patience and coordination. This is especially true in the early stages of the hiring process, when an often large volume of candidates must be initially prescreened and assessed through a preliminary interview.