In a job market with high unemployment, employers may find themselves with hiring needs but few available applicants who meet their requirements. What often ends up happening is employers have too many applicants but not enough who are qualified. In today’s unique situation, we’re faced with high unemployment levels but difficulty hiring.
Most thought COVID-19 would be a short-term crisis. Remember that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) early slogan was “15 days to slow the spread”? The consensus solution was to wash our hands, keep socially distant, and shut down the country for a couple of months.
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 […]
As stay-at-home restrictions ease in the coming months across the United States, businesses will begin to reopen, and many employees will return to their workplaces. While the health and safety of employees and customers will be the top priority, how employees are transitioned back will also be vital to successfully resume operations.
As a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, resilience has become a topic of intense interest for organizations around the world. When the crisis hit in spring, many leaders saw firsthand that their employees’ responses to adversity varied dramatically. Some faced challenge after challenge with energy and resolve, while others nearly shut down from the […]
Every role in every vertical in every industry is facing massive changes to the way it typically operates. As the need for contactless and rapid transactions becomes more urgent, essential businesses (and those that have become essential during the pandemic) have to ramp up their processes and change their reliance on manual processes.
As more states move to legalize marijuana, both recreational and medical, one state and one major city are taking legalization to the next level: by banning preemployment drug testing for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.
Even in a favorable job climate for applicants, it’s still important to be able to stand out from the competition. Applicants and recruiters always place a lot of focus on the skills, experience, and other qualifications that show up well on paper—i.e., résumés and cover letters.
One of the most common questions I hear from HR professionals is: What is conversational artificial intelligence (CAI), and how is it different from recruiting chatbots?
With recent advances in technology, it’s becoming apparent that coding skills are in high demand across every industry and sector worldwide. And many experts are dubbing coding languages the “language[s] of our modern world,” as coding schools and online learning platforms continue to pop up everywhere.