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Two decades ago, recruiting looked a lot different. When a position needed to be filled, most employers placed advertisements in (print!) newspapers. A few “online” ads were placed, but the platforms were limited. A few big corporations used computer programs to catalog information (on floppy disks!), but for the most part, the internet had not…Read More
Employers had one heck of a year in 2017. So many things happened! It was a year of “keeping” measures: Keeping up with legislation Keeping away from litigation Keeping an edge on the competition Keeping talent happy in the company fold Keeping a steady flow of quality applicants coming in Keeping your sanity with all…Read More
MODERN EMPLOYER: Employee burnout, exit retaliation, emergency leadership absences and more in this month’s roundup
The last four weeks or so have been filled with employer-focused news and events, as tax and employment law changes became Congress’s prime focus, the start of holiday season reminded us about the effects of employee burnout and Twitter dealt with a very public exit retaliation issue focused on the president of the United States.…Read More
Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.
Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…Read More
Business news outlets are all abuzz this week about a new Google service called Hire that is designed to help businesses manage their internal recruiting process. This service is integrated with Google’s G Suite product with the purpose of helping organizations communicate with job candidates and track their progress through the interview process. This type…Read More
Slow down! Just two words, that’s our hiring tip this month. This simple advice can be easy to forget in the heat of the moment, when you need that empty position filled yesterday and you’re stressed out about how your workforce is going to get things done in the meantime. But foregoing sound decision-making for…Read More
Hey, 2007 called. It just took a look at your website and wants it’s careers page back. Yes. We went there, but only because employer brand is so much more important than most companies realize, Boring, outdated, bland or phony-sounding career pages are often a missed opportunity to impress top talent. We have seen spectacular…Read More
Clickbait strikes again! We were recently shocked by a headline in The New York Times that read: “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” WHAT!?!?!?!? This one we had to read. As it turns out, the main thrust of the article was that poorly conducted interviews are useless…and they are rampant, too. Now that’s something we…Read More
$44,000: You’d probably be pretty careful how you spent that much money, wouldn’t you? We thought so. Here’s another question: How often do you allow unqualified staff members to make decision that could cost your business tens of thousands of dollars? Not often, we suspect. Yet companies do this every day when they allow untrained…Read More
Hiring a new employee is a critical and expensive endeavor for any company, and in the last decade or so it has gotten more and more convoluted and risky. Sadly, 2017 will most likely not end this trend. Once upon a time, hiring meant that we placed employment ads, collected resumes and then screened to…Read More