Category: HR Professionals

Featured Image: Upskilling: What Does it Mean for Employers Filling Open Positions?

Upskilling: What Does it Mean for Employers Filling Open Positions?

You may have heard of upskilling in the context of training your current workforce in new technology and evolving digital skills, but this practice can also help widen the field of candidates as you fill new positions.   How many times have you interviewed a candidate who doesn’t check every box as far as technical […]

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Featured Image: Breaking Free from Title Bias on Resumes

Breaking Free from Title Bias on Resumes

We live in an era of job title creativity. Who wouldn’t want to be known as a “happiness engineer,” an “innovation alchemist,” or a “time ninja?” It’s all just a part of quirky company culture…until you start to look for your next job. Both recruiters and candidates are experiencing a new set of challenges as […]

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Featured Image: The Biases Behind Candidate Selection and How to Avoid Them

The Biases Behind Candidate Selection and How to Avoid Them

The way employers choose employees has changed over time and continues to evolve. Over the past century we’ve seen great improvement in the shift from hiring decisions inadvertently being made on unconscious biases to more objective factors like IQ test results. More recently, competencies listed on a well-formatted resume and the untapped potential interviewers see […]

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Featured Image: Three Things You Need to Know When Recruiting Gen Z Employees

Three Things You Need to Know When Recruiting Gen Z Employees

For the past several years employers have been focused on the needs of Millennial employees, and rightfully so–since the early 2010s, Millennials have been the largest generation in the workforce. But they are not the youngest generation in the workforce anymore. The oldest members of Generation Z are in their early twenties and they make […]

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Featured Image: The Importance of Employee Onboarding

The Importance of Employee Onboarding

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April employment report, the rate of unemployment is at a 50-year low (3.6 percent). As a result, companies have to work harder than ever to attract and retain qualified employees. One way to improve retention rates is through the onboarding process. In order for new employees to be […]

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Featured Image: What the Latest U.S. Jobs Report Means for Hiring

What the Latest U.S. Jobs Report Means for Hiring

In a huge contrast to January’s gain of 304,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics’ (BLS) monthly jobs report for February showed the U.S. labor market added only 20,000 total nonfarm jobs last month. Unemployment sits at a very low 3.8 percent (it hit a 50-year low in November at 3.7 percent) which means that […]

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Featured Image: Three Trends in Recruiting Technology that Are Here to Stay

Three Trends in Recruiting Technology that Are Here to Stay

Just like in every other industry, technology is changing the recruiting game. Here are three changes we’ve seen that we expect to stick around for a while: Video resumes and video interviews Due to the increasing importance of soft skills in the recruiting process, hiring managers are leaning away from the traditional paper resume and […]

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Featured Image: Adapting Performance Reviews for Today’s Workforce

Adapting Performance Reviews for Today’s Workforce

A 2014 study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 72 percent of organizations conduct performance reviews annually. But recently we’ve seen a shift away from the structured, once-a-year feedback model, in large part because of the Millennial workforce. Here are three ways you can adapt your approach to performance reviews to meet […]

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Featured Image: The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, we shared some perspectives about the importance of job performance assessments and three primary benefits. This article looks at two more reasons we recommend assessments, as well as what to look for in an assessment tool. Reason #4: Assessment can be used to Inform Training and Development Many organizations continue […]

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Featured Image: The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent

The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent

(First in a Two -Part Series) Finding great candidates has never been easy. Today’s incredibly tight labor market makes the task even more difficult. So, employers need to make sure that the right recruiting and hiring process is in place that will produce the very best person for every position, every time. And the best […]

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