The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the employment marketplace, and one area which it has definitely impacted is that of the interviewing of candidates. When states across the country first started implementing lockdowns in 2020, in-person interviewing was hard to...
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In today’s technology-driven world, you might think automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon overtake the field of recruiting and hiring.
But slow down! Technology plays its part, of course, but human-to-human interaction is still the most important piece of the puzzle. Recruiting best practices are difficult to learn and apply, which is why you should strive to become a good recruiter, if not a great recruiter.
In today’s job market, planning out your recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring top talent is an absolute must. With a clearly defined approach to your recruiting process, you’ll likely build a large pool of high-quality applicants from which you can choose.
Use the following recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring to help you make the correct hiring decision!
Recruiters, hiring managers, and anyone else in involved with recruiting – does this nightmare sound familiar?
Imagine an overflowing email inbox, a stack of resumes ten inches high sitting on your desk, calls to make and a long list of things to do. Where do you start? You spent last week manually posting ten different urgent job postings on the internet; now you have to sort, vet, screen, interview, and hire the applicants while you do everything else that you’re responsible for.
How are you realistically going to stay on top of all of this?
We hear about company culture quite a bit. Open concept offices, flexible hours, on-site gyms and a casual dress code. These influence a culture, but at the end of the day, how are we truly defining company culture?
A culture is the values and practices shared by the members that make up the culture. Company culture is the values and practices shared by the members, or employees, of a company. When we’re speaking about values, or as some organizations refer to them – core values, it’s important to remember that these values are the key to shaping the culture of a company. When a company knows exactly what their values are, their culture is defined, and the organization is in a position to clearly outline their goals.
The shortage of technology workers in the U.S. has been widely publicized. But they’re not the only industry struggling to find qualified workers. PCMA calls it the “perfect storm for the hospitality industry,” as regulators tighten immigration policies and unemployment hovers below 4%. Business Insider reports there are currently one million unfilled jobs in the hospitality industry today.
In early 2019, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) confirmed that America will face a critical shortage of clinical providers by 2032. The news forced a collective sigh from healthcare recruiters around the country, who were already facing historic unemployment levels for non-clinical teams.
The federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. However, movements for higher minimum wages are taking place in many states and localities. In 2017, and 18 states have raised their minimum wage with Oregon, Maryland, and Washington D.C. in place to increase in July. At the city level, cities such as San Francisco and L.A. are scheduled to achieve a $15 minimum wage in the next few years.
Social groups and politicians advocating for an increase in wage believe that it will help bring family incomes above the poverty line, remove the threat of homelessness for workers, and provide affordability of basic needs such as insurance, childcare, and healthcare.
As we look at what improved wages mean for hourly workers, it’s important to also understand what an increased minimum wage means for employers and how to adapt to these changes.
We don’t usually blog about HR news, but this was news that we had to share.
Less than two weeks after reporting that Yahoo! Chief Executive Officer, Marissa Mayer, had announced she would not be firing anyone “this week”, The New York Post reports that the head of the tech pioneer has proceeded to not only fire someone, but accidentally so, to the tune of approximately 30 employees.
While a Yahoo! Spokesperson claims this to be a rumor, and completely false, inside sources told the New York Post that Yahoo! had begun to compile lists of lower performing employees whom were never intended to be terminated.
How will the recently proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations affect your organization? On June 30, 2015 the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) released their proposal to change the FLSA standards for exempt employees. The new regulations will raise the minimum salary requirements for exempt employees, extending protection to millions of Americans that aren’t covered by overtime pay.