Category: Recruiting

Training your hiring managers on the latest recruiting techniques and approaches can literally help you shape a better company. After all, a company is who they hire.

Mom

‘The Mom Project’ Raises Millions to Support Back-to-Work Efforts

In a recent post, we discussed an economic letter written for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) in which it argued that the gap between U.S. and Canadian policies and structures around support for women working while raising children is the primary contributor to a large gap between the labor participation rate for […]

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Would More Favorable Parental Leave Laws Help Boost Workforce Participation?

We hear a lot in the news these days about the historically low unemployment rate, but one figure we don’t hear about nearly as much is the labor force participation rate—the ratio between the size of the labor force and the size of the overall population for that age group, often grouped by cohort (i.e., […]

culture

Employees Care About Culture Fit Just Like Employers

A good “fit” has long been an important consideration for employers when evaluating job applicants. Even an employee with stellar work and academic credentials may not be a great hire if he or she doesn’t seem to have the personality and values that mesh with the organization’s culture.

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Bias Among Recruiters Based on Distance to Work

There has been much research about the effects—whether conscious or unconscious—of certain “indicators” on a job applicant’s résumé. For example, having certain “ethnically identifying” names can lower an applicant’s chances at a job.

strategies

Best Practices for Promoting Your L&D Programs in 2019

Per Deloitte research conducted by learning and development (L&D) experts, the real problem with L&D is that it isn’t marketed or promoted well enough across most organizations. In fact, 65% of L&D professionals reported that their prospective learners aren’t even aware of the learning opportunities available at their organizations.

talent

5 Industries Facing Talent Shortages

With the rise of artificial intelligence and automation, many industries are facing talent shortages right now and will continue to do so over the next decade or so. And current studies and research indicate that the skills gap is widening and that this will cost companies over $8.5 trillion in economic opportunity.

GM

GM Signals New Employment Objectives Amid Layoffs

General Motors (GM)—America’s largest automobile manufacturer—recently announced it would be offering buyouts to roughly 18,000 salaried workers. Unfortunately for the automotive giant, only about 2,250 employees went for that offer.

onboarding

Do You Measure Your Onboarding Results?

Onboarding is key to any HR unit. It’s a critical time in an employee’s early development and sets the stage for the rest of his or her time with your organization. Just as with meeting a new person, first impressions matter.