Articles tagged 'recruiting & staffing'

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Whether Employers Realize It Or Not, It’s Now a Candidate-Driven Market

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The candidate-driven market is here to stay and the pace at which candidates are rejecting offers is quickening.

MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study says that  83 percent of the 333 responding recruiters describe the current employment market as candidate-driven. In three years, the percentage of recruiters who say candidates are in the driver’s seat has risen 29 points.

“It is definitely and without a doubt a candidate-driven market, however many employers are still laboring under the same processes as they did when it was an employer-driven market,” the twice yearly survey report notes, quoting one of the participating recruiters. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For You to Hire a Hustler

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Hustle (via Merriam-Webster): “To sell or promote energetically and aggressively.”

Hustle (via Urban Dictionary): “Anything you need to do to make money.”

Hustle (via Sackett): “Getting sh*t done with a smile.”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately on what really makes someone successful. I know folks who are completely brilliant, in a way most of us can’t even comprehend, both intellectually and creatively. I know why they’re successful. Read more…

Culture, Talent Management

How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Brand

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The “Employer Brand” is, to put it simply, an organization’s reputation as an employer.

This brand is what people (employees, applicants, candidates, and the public) associate with the organization whether that be good, bad, or indifferent.

It encompasses culture, history, traditions and all the various touch-points of the employment experience. It includes employee onboarding practices and the office environment. It contains collaborative work efforts, employee benefit package, workplace flexibility practices, and the external reputation of organizational leaders.

For better or for worse, your brand includes it all. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

The Top Screening and Employment Issues We Faced in 2014

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I almost can’t believe it myself, but it’s already December. And this point in the year means it’s almost time to close the books on 2014.

As the year comes to an end, I’ve spent some time looking back at the legal trends in hiring and employment screening throughout 2014.

Here is a list of the Top 5 background screening and employment issues from 2014 that are worth reflecting on as we get ready to raise a glass to ring in the New Year. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

Are We Just Getting Too Smart For Our Own Good?

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I read a quote the other day that reminded me that being dumb has never been so unpopular.

The quote was attributed to Diana Galbadon, the author of the Outlander book series, who said: “People ask me why I write strong women, and I say, ‘Well, I don’t like stupid ones.’”

Galbadon’s quip caused me to recollect how I once foolishly chided a manager for including “intelligent” in her job posting, because what’s the point of requesting a smart candidate? Who the hell doesn’t think he’s intelligent? Read more…

Classic TLNT

The Ultimate Holiday Temp Job? It Must be Santa

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic past holiday posts. Look for them until Christmas Eve.

What may very well be the ultimate temp job on the planet is pretty much for men only. (Oh look, see the HR compliance managers keeling over.)

Sure, there are a few Mrs. Clauses out there, but every kid knows Santa is a chubby guy with a white beard, ruddy cheeks, and a deep Ho, Ho, Ho. Read more…

HR News & Trends, HR Technology

Looking Back at 3 Big HR Technology Trends We Saw This Year

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As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top.

1. Affordable Care Act

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compliance was and remains a hot topic.

Key employer mandates will hit in 2015, and avoidance is no longer an option. Companies are looking for help to understand the challenges of ACA and for vendors to help them. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

November Job Growth Surges and Hits Highest Rate in 3 Years

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Economists were expecting November’s job growth to be about average, right around 220,000. Instead, the U.S. Department of Labor said employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the most in almost three years.

To add to the robust report, the government adjusted upward its initial numbers for September and October by 44,000 jobs.

Together with November, the U.S. economy has averaged 241,000 new jobs each month this year. In 2013 the average for the 11 months was 204,000 and in 2012 it was 184,000.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent. A year ago the rate was 7 percent. Read more…

Culture, Recruiting and Staffing

Want Top Talent? It’s Why You Must Tout Culture on Your Careers Page

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As little as a decade ago company culture wasn’t even an aspect of candidate attraction.

Heck, it was hardly a term anybody was familiar with.

Today, company culture can be the make it or break it of your talent attraction initiatives. We now have cultural interviews, culture-centric job descriptions, cultural assessment tools, and your first line of defense, the culture career page. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

The Five Reasons That Your Job Postings Just Aren’t Working

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Although this articles about the handful of reasons why your job posts just aren’t working, there is really one real reason: The best candidates always come through referrals.

As a matter of fact, referrals are where we get roughly 80 percent of our candidates from.

That being said, sometimes you’ve simply tapped out your networks and you find you need to advertise your job opening across the Internet. Read more…