That the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for people and organizations around the world is a gross understatement. Aside from the millions who perished because of the disease, businesses have found it difficult to maintain adequate staffing levels.
There are plenty of qualities that make employees a great fit for your company. You want employees who are hardworking, loyal, ethical, efficient … the list could go on and on.
There is tremendous competition for talent worldwide. If you walk down the street in any U.S. city, you will see multiple “Help Wanted” signs posted. Companies are having to shorten hours; move; or, worse yet, close because they can’t find the talent they need to operate.
Long gone are the days of basic job descriptions, ones in which the title of the position was essentially reworded and embellished, giving little effort to the process. Now, job descriptions serve as the initial impression companies make on jobseekers and reflect the brand. Therefore, appropriate time and careful thought should be dedicated to creating […]
When it comes time to fill an open job position, proactive companies don’t just wait for qualified applicants to come to them. They may already have a list of people they’d be interested in hiring. But how do you start a conversation with someone who’s already employed? Couldn’t that be seen as the dreaded “poaching”?
You may have an untapped powerhouse of hiring talent within your organization: your CEO. The pandemic upended how businesses recruit, attract, and retain talent. During a time where millions are unemployed, yet jobs remain unfilled, businesses must consider revamping strategies to grow the workforce. Although hiring is on the rise, the opening of a position […]
If you thought the candidate-driven market was a thing of the past, think again! As the vaccine slowly starts to lower COVID-19 rates and the economy begins to get back on track, hiring is also expected to pick back up, which means employers should start planning for the return of the candidate-driven market.
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 […]
When Millennials entered the workforce, employers had to break the mold to get this generation of workers into their organizations. Trendy perks like nap pods and happy hours were touted as a way to stand out among employers looking to compete for the same talent. Now that we’re living in the COVID era, the benefits […]
So far, “Faces of HR” has focused on HR generalists. Today, we have something a little different: a professional with 20 years of recruiting experience. She discusses the joys of recruiting, critical trends, and trusting her gut when sitting across from a candidate.