Talent Acquisition

Offender Recidivism Is HR’s Problem

Hire an ex-con? Absolutely. “A record is only one data point,” says Rustin Tonn, exhorting his DisruptHR audience in Denver to, “Hire now. And quite pretending we don’t have responsibility.” Tonn, regional HR manager in Denver with Newgistics, doesn’t so much…

You Treat Employees Like Family? Uh-Oh

When I hear the word family, beyond the mental images of my own, I can’t help but think of the Cleavers, the Bradys, the Cunninghams, and the Huxtables. Growing up, I probably spent as much time hanging out with those families as I…

Is Your ATS Learning to Be Biased?

Sexism in the workplace has been an important topic this past year. The headlines abound —“Study: Women Valued for Physical Attractiveness” or “We Need More Women to Overcome the Sexist Tech Industry” — but this pervasive issue could soon be addressed, if…

How HR Will Be Different This Year

Two competing forces are impacting the world of HR this year. On the one hand, the rate of social and business changes is accelerating, resulting in an ever more complex business environment. On the other hand, employees are pushing for…

Hiring Wisdom: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work Here

Note: The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Employee experience Regular readers here will know I’m always touting employee stay conversations because they create high levels of employee engagement and are a powerful retention tool. If you haven’t bought…

4 Tips to Help You Recruit People With Disabilities

Every business seeks improvement, whether that’s through bottom-line improvement or finding the best candidates to fill certain positions. Sometimes the two objectives go hand-in-hand, and actively seeking diverse candidates can help businesses improve both of these objectives. Diversifying your staff…

Hiring Wisdom: Hard Questions Make For Better Hires

Although impolite, rude, and bullying social media behavior grab the headlines, ours is still a basically polite society. That’s why most of us rely on our pre-employment paperwork to ask job applicants the tough questions about drugs and honesty. Then we compound…

Should You Hire Someone Without a Degree?

Success in careers or business is determined by various factors. One common factor in question is how important a university degree is for success. It’s no secret that degree holders bring home a higher pay than those without one, but…

DOL Announces New Test For Paying Interns

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was changing its test for whether a company needs to pay its interns. Before we get to the new test, let’s take a step back. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that…