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16 July, 2019

Why Not Having an OFCCP Compliance Solution Could Be Devastating

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have a government contract, you’re likely already familiar with it. Its role is to ensure that employers who work with the government are compliant with laws against discrimination; its purpose is to protect employees, or potential employees, from being excluded from being hired or receiving raises based on things like race, color, religion, gender, and age.

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11 July, 2019

When Should Recruiters Not Bother with Employment Applications?

For many applicants, today’s online application process is the black hole of the job search. Candidates wade through a bureaucratic employment portal that requires a login, a resume upload, and redundant manual entry of the same data already found on the CV. Often, these portals have technical problems that cause hiccups in the application process. If you do make it through, the automated system may discard you immediately because you don’t have enough keywords to fit the job.

This is exactly why 60% of applicants abandon their applications. The modern labor market is impatient with the time and energy it takes to apply online, and most often – or never – hear anything back at all.

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9 July, 2019

How to Ensure OFCCP Compliance When Job Posting

As an employer, you’re probably more than familiar with the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You may be a bit less familiar with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which governs employers with government contracts. Being compliant with the OFCCP means that your hiring practices are up to established standards from the very beginning, which means starting with the correct job postings.

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16 April, 2019

Top Recruitment Best Practices for 2019

Employees are the lifeblood of any company, which means finding the best talent is critical to your organization’s continued success. As we wrap up Q1 of 2019, it’s wise to ensure your organization is following the latest top trends in recruitment best practices. This expert guide will help revolutionize your recruiting practices through 2019 and beyond so that your competitors don’t leave you behind.

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9 April, 2019

What Are the Best Job Posting Sites for Employers?

When it comes to job boards, you have many options. If you’re like many HR professionals, you use a variety of them as a way of casting a wide net. Unfortunately, some job boards can end up cluttering your inbox, or even disrupting your hiring workflow, with confusing metrics or redundant add-ons. 

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24 January, 2019

How to Improve Your Interview Process with ATS Technology

As many people have embraced applicant tracking software (ATS) technology as a day-to-day necessity, certain aspects and expectations around human behavior have begun to change. HR professionals can take advantage of these changing behaviors in the recruitment process, specifically when it comes to conducting interviews. 

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22 January, 2019

9 Ways to Recruit Talented Employees

Because of today's candidate-centric job market, organizations now face steeper challenges when it comes to recruiting. One of the biggest obstacles recruiters face when it comes to reaching top talent? Breaking through all of the online noise to grab job seekers' attention.

In this post you'll find nine processes, tools, and technologies that will help recruitment professionals like you understand how to recruit talented employees despite the increased competition for applicants and attention.

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21 January, 2019

How Much Does it Cost to Recruit an Employee?

Have you ever taken time to quantify the costs involved with recruiting a new employee? If you’ve never actually tracked the time, dollars, and resources required for finding a single, new employee, you likely only have a very vague, incomplete idea of the actual costs.

Ignorance is bliss, right? Maybe. However, knowledge is power. Instead of continuing to cruise along looking at your recruitment process through rose-colored glasses, let’s dig into the direct and indirect costs of this vital function.

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