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Many companies are struggling to find good employees. In fact, a survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Manufacturers reported that 73 percent of manufacturers said attracting and retaining a quality workforce was a chief business challenge. Seventy-three percent! Let’s look at some reasons why: Our population is aging out. By 2025,…Read More
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
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
Figuring out what to ask a job candidate in an interview isn’t the easiest task in the world, which might be why some business owners and hiring managers rely on the typical questions. The problem with too many of these standard-issue questions, however, is that you get standard issue answers—sound bites, if you will. Aside…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
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
Do you hire employees that are just like you? Why not—you’re amazing, aren’t you? Emotional responses, such as feeling excitement about your compatibility to the applicant’s personality or even the tremendous warmth and sincerity of a candidate, are hard to resist. While we would never disregard these attributes, they are not a sole justification to…Read More
Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…Read More
We know the hiring process can be time-consuming, draining and emotional for hiring managers. With the financial impact of having an important role sit vacant, it’s no wonder that the hiring process is often mired in urgency and stress. All the ever-changing employment laws and regulations to keep on top of can add confusion to…Read More