Tag: recruiting

Millennials

4 Tips for Understanding and Attracting an Evolving Workforce

Companies have always been tasked with attracting and retaining talent, but recruiters today are facing an entirely new set of challenges. There’s a different workforce evolving – driven by a new set of values than the candidates who came before them – and their approach to job hunting is different from anything we’ve seen in […]

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Pros and Cons to Using Text Messages in Your Recruiting Process

The hiring and recruiting process can often seem to drag on for employers and potential employees. Businesses often look for ways to speed up the process, both to improve time-to-hire and also to create a favorable impression among candidates, which will increase the chances of the offer being accepted.

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inclusion

Seeking Diversity? Step 1 Means Attracting Diverse Candidates

As employers are increasingly striving to build diversity in their workplaces, recruiting for diversity is taking center stage. Having a diverse workforce as a goal requires making sure hiring managers and recruiters are committed to the organization’s objective.

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Special from RecruitCon Road Trip East: Is Your Recruiting Suffering Because of Your Company Website?

At BLR’s recent RecruitCon Road Trip conference in Boston, we heard from Chris Russell, known as the “mad scientist” of online recruiting. Russel started his first job board in 1999 and since has launched more job sites than anyone in history. Let’s look at what Russell says makes recruiting and career websites really effective.

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Developing a Strong Hiring Plan

What can you do to make sure your hiring plan is solid? How do you fill in the missing gaps? Today we’ll look at workforce analysis.

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Don’t Forget about Employer Branding

HR professionals consistently name recruiting top talent and retaining valued employees among their toughest challenges. Developing a strategy to meet those challenges may entail a number of elements, but establishing and communicating the employer’s “brand” should never be overlooked.

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productivity

How to Improve Internal Mobility

Internal mobility refers to employee movement through different roles within the same organization. It can be related to employee development—as an employee progresses along his or her development path, they move to new roles accordingly.

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skills

Talent Skills Gap Remains a Challenge for Middle Market Firms, Says Report

Nearly four out of 10 middle market executives say a lack of talent constrains their companies’ ability to grow, according to “Help Wanted,” a report released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), in conjunction with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

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Case Study: HR as a Vital Catalyst for Company Success

Organizations that deliver extraordinary results typically embrace an absolute clarity of purpose and then align essential internal systems, incentives, goals, activities, and functions to achieve it. Many notable businesses that exemplified such absolute clarity described their purpose with a short phrase such as Apple’s: “Insanely great products;” General Electric’s: “Number 1 or 2 in any […]

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Bass Pro to Pay $10.5M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices and Retaliation

Earlier today, Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged Bass Pro discriminated on the basis of race in its hiring and recruiting practices at its retail stores and then unlawfully retaliated against employees who opposed those practices.

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