Most businesses that plunged headfirst into remote work due to the pandemic have found that it’s actually quite straightforward and doesn’t reduce productivity as they had feared.
The idea of training employees before you hire them might seem a bit nonsensical at first. For one, there is seemingly no need to train people who aren’t actually going to work for you. Theoretically, they could even end up taking a job with a competitor. But some argue that pretraining may be a valuable […]
Forbes magazine publisher Malcom Forbes once called diversity “the art of thinking independently together.” When it comes to having a diverse board of directors, Forbes’ words have never been truer. Boards thrive on diverse thinking, but this thinking only comes with diverse members. So how can you improve the diversity of your board? Here’s a […]
It seems like eons ago, but it was only January. That’s when hiring managers and external recruiters were lamenting the lack of qualified talent to fill the large number of open positions.
In recent weeks, many organizations have made radical changes to the way they operate, implementing new ideas and processes with amazing speed and success. Long-standing approaches to how teams work have been modified to keep the commercial wheels turning.
These are exceptional times. According to a Gartner online poll of Asian HR leaders in March 2020, “among 805 organizations responding, 88% now encourage or require employees to work from home.” As COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the world, governments have turned to measures such as social distancing to disrupt the contagion. Doing so has […]
Raise your hands if you’re working from home! We’re going to assume most of you raised your hands. Now, raise your hands if you were prepared to implement an entirely virtual recruiting process at your company or organization in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Businesses expand internationally for a range of reasons, from building revenue and launching new partnerships to increasing their talent pool. One of the best ways to beat the competition is to stop looking in the same markets for the same candidates. Instead, find new geographic areas where you can identify emerging and untapped talent to […]
Throughout human history, age patterns have followed a predicable trend: Parents would give birth to large numbers of children, not all of whom would reach adulthood; and as a generation moved from childhood to adolescence and through adulthood, more and more would succumb to death from illness, accidents, or conflict. The result was a pyramid-shaped […]
In today’s highly competitive work environment, the recruitment industry has decided to shift to a more candidate-driven approach. Nowadays, companies no longer unilaterally select qualified candidates. Instead, jobseekers use their impression of a company and its recruitment experience to find which one best fits them.