The overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2% in February—its lowest point since April of last year. While that number does not tell the whole story, it does indicate that some industries have begun massive hiring undertakings to get back to their pre-COVID levels. Hopefully, with the increasing vaccine rollout, others are soon to follow.
Having crossed the threshold into 2021, we’ve all been given an opportunity to better understand the impact COVID-19 had on our world. In some instances, we saw businesses that faced dire consequences and needed to shut down, while others pivoted models and thrived, like delivery services or remote work technologies. But one common theme rings […]
COVID-19 has quickly upended the way we work—while some have simply shifted work settings, others have been forced to find entirely new employment. Even 6 months into the pandemic, unemployment levels remain high and industries that rely on in-person interaction continue to struggle to stay afloat. In turn, numerous employers have had to adapt business […]
As protests erupted over decades of racial injustice sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, companies rushed to publish statements in support of Black Lives Matter. Many employees of those companies, however, have called out the fact that the words coming from nondiverse management teams do not reflect reality.
There have always been gatekeepers in the job application process. Applicants might be afraid that a résumé screener sitting at a desk will discard their application because of an errant typo. Or, jobseekers in the first round of an interview with a company may feel like the HR recruiter just doesn’t seem to like them.
The candidate-driven market put jobseekers in the drivers’ seat. They controlled who they wanted to work for, and in many cases, employers were fighting with their competition to land the right fit for the role. Even in a candidate-driven market, however, jobseekers were still lying on their résumés.
Whatever the current circumstances may be, recruiting will always have challenges. Those include making sure the person you are interviewing will work out; making room for nerves; and, of course, knowing when to hire for skills and when to hire someone you will help grow. I recently spoke with an HR professional who, like many, […]
The COVID-19 crisis may be new, but the way hiring leaders handle similar crisis situations is not. The events following 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession are proof of that. Such times taught companies that with systems and processes in place, they can keep moving their businesses forward.
When it comes to managing relationships, most businesses are already familiar with customer relationship management (CRM) software. In the dark days before the advent of CRM, customer management was a painstaking, manual process.
Human Resources managers have a tough task on their hands whenever there is a need to hire a new employee. The process of hiring new staff can be very frustrating and time-consuming for HR department personnel. But if you are trying to spot talent, it takes more time, resources, and scrutiny.