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4 Things Every Business Should Consider Before Hiring Contingent Workers
The contingent workforce – or the “gig economy” – usually conjures images of ride-sharing or food-delivery services. While technically that’s accurate, the contingent workforce also is much broader in scope, and potentially can help your business work more efficiently and effectively. However, reaping those rewards requires a strategy. Without one, you could end up complicating […]
8 Ways Veterans Improve Your Workforce
Is your recruiting team actively seeking veterans to fill your open positions? If not, you could be missing out on an unbeatable combination of skills and experience. Not only are military personnel often cross-trained in a variety of useful skills, but they also have invaluable experience that can benefit your organization. The available Work Opportunity […]
How to Create Effective Job Postings (And Where to Post Them)
In today’s labor market securing top talent is becoming more and more challenging, because job seekers often have their pick of employment options, so in order to nab the best, employers must stand out long before the interview process starts. Because your job posting might be a potential hire’s first impression of your business, getting […]
Why It’s So Difficult to Fill Your Open Positions
If you feel like it’s getting more and more challenging to find qualified employees to fill your positions, you’re right. New evidence from the Deutsche Bank indicates that the length of time a vacancy lays open has increased overall since 2010. Open positions are increasingly difficult to fill due to several trends within the current […]
Orientation or Onboarding: Does It Matter?
“Onboarding” and “orientation” are buzzwords you’ll see thrown around a lot in discussions on human capital management (HCM), and with good reason: It’s a costly investment to hire the right person for a valuable position, and it’s important to ensure that your new hires feel valued and engaged so that they can remain a contributing […]
U.S. Job Market Reports Foreshadow a Résumé Tsunami
As costly quitting rates rise and the employment-to-population ratio reaches new heights, employers should expect to receive more and more applications than in years past. This impending “résumé tsunami” will make finding and retaining top talent even harder. That’s why now is a good time for HR pros to consider developing labor trends and their […]
5 Ways to Pre-Board Hires and Improve Employee Experience
In today’s world of instant gratification, today’s workforce expects a good experience fast and are willing to walk if their expectations aren’t met. According to the Harvard Business Review, almost 33 percent of new hires start searching for a different job within the first six months of employment. Tackling that ambivalence early is crucial. One […]
3 Standout Solutions for Companies Seeking Top Talent
Attracting the right talent is more than posting online job openings and hoping candidates see your amazing workplace and open positions. Top-talent candidates typically have more than one option to choose. As an employer, this means putting extra thought into recruiting efforts and company branding. 1. Proclaim the Positives Do you have a positive workplace […]
How to Avoid This Big Interview Mistake
When it comes to finding new talent, making sure they fit in with a company’s culture and core values has become an important part of the interview process. Why? Because your culture is a reflection of the character, personality, strengths and weaknesses of your people. Finding people who are fully committed and engaged with your […]
5 Reasons Your Job Postings are Broken … and How to Fix Them
Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to fill mission-critical positions, due to lack of available applicants and candidates not having the necessary experience or skills. A 2016 survey by Manpower revealed that United States talent shortages are getting worse. But, is the labor market completely to blame? Or, could part of the problem be that […]
LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding
Learning Management Systems 101 is a weekly blog series exploring how employers can rethink traditional employee training and move toward e-learning solutions, which are faster, easier to access, and more cost effective. “LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding” is the third post of the series. A staggering one third of new hires leave their position […]
How to Interview a Really Nervous Job Candidate
At some point in your career, you will encounter that job candidate: the person who simply cannot overcome how nervous he or she is, despite their best efforts. How you handle that situation can make all the difference. To be a skilled interviewer, you need to help applicants relax right from the beginning. The early […]