Recruiting and Staffing

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

One Answer to One of America’s Toughest Recruiting Problems

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Hey Tech Recruiters — your job is really hard, isn’t it?

Do you want to know a recruiting job that is about a hundred times harder than yours? Try recruiting Truck Drivers!

The truck driving recruiting industry is insane. It’s reported that right now there are 36,000 truck driver open position in the U.S.! Read more…

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

What Do You Do When Job Candidates Ask About the Background Check?

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Most job candidates will have many questions for an employer throughout the hiring process — including questions about the employment background check.

Do you have the answers?

Ultimately, knowing these answers benefits you, your company, and the candidates. Being transparent throughout the hiring process as a whole, and especially during the background screening process greatly affects your candidate experience. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Survey: Hiring Managers Doing More Candidate Trolling on Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

I read different surveys about social media and hiring and the numbers vary greatly.

For every survey that indicates that employers are not using social media to vet candidates, you get the one I read last night from CareerBuilder.com, which reports that “52 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up significantly from 43 percent last year and 39 percent in 2013.” Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Good Look Into Referrals and Why You Must Treat Candidates Right

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There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about the “candidate experience,” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE).

There are lots of opinions about whether ensuring that candidates for hire have a high quality experience is meaningful. Some think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But I think most believe treating candidates like consumers is smart business. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

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Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded.

Here are eight (8) signs you and your organization may be stuck in a talent time warp: Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

With STEM Diversity, Do We Flood the Pipeline or Fix the Holes?

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Editor’s Note: Weekly Wrap has been pre-empted by spring conference travel season. It will return soon. 

It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes: if you are in one, stop digging.” Denis Healey

A great cry has risen up across the nation from technology companies large and small and an assortment of education and civic leaders. “The tech talent pipeline is BROKEN!”

Under mounting pressure last year, major players in the industry of the future released their “diversity” stats. The numbers from Google, Facebook, Apple and others ranged from grim to embarrassing. The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Diversity Scorecard” sums it up. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

It’s Hard to Get Off Easy When You Make a Really Bad Hire

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There’s a certain type of manager you only have to work with for, oh, five minutes, before concluding that they really suck.

Why? Mostly because said managers are extremely talented at making everything about them. As far as they’re concerned, you and your opinions are mostly garbage. (So if you’ve ever wondered why these managers always look like they smell something bad, well, that’s why.)

Depending on how long these managers have been in the workforce, they may have learned to solicit your opinion every now and again (having been told this is what good managers do), but you quickly discover they aren’t really listening, and they’ll never use the information or barely acknowledge you even offered it. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

10 Ways Your Mobile Experience Is Driving Talent Away

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1. You don’t have responsive web design

The main driver of most “bad” mobile apply experiences is that they do not utilize responsive web design. Responsive design is a modern approach to web design that optimizes the user experience on any device.

Without it, the resulting user experience is nothing more than an extension of your desktop experience on a mobile device. And although your desktop experience may be incredible, it won’t work without responsive web design that does not automatically translate to a small screen. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Temp to Perm Hiring: Good Idea, or Something You’ll Get Burned By?

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Have you ever wanted to have a person work for you on a temporary basis before making the commitment to hire full-time? Many of you probably shook your head, yes, especially when it comes to hiring non-management level positions.

And why not? It is common to get burned by hiring people who do not work out despite appearing like good hires from the interview process.

Being able to see how a person actually performs on the job and fits into your environment before hiring has great intuitive and practical appeal. Read more…