What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas, especially if it involves the future of hiring. Useful HR technology seems to be popping up daily, making it a sure bet to roll the dice on new technology. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Oops, you did it again. You hired someone you thought was going to be a great contribution to the team, only to find they’re anything but a great addition. Unfortunately, this happens a lot to hiring recruiters. After all, what’s to prevent a candidate from lying or giving a great interview? Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
A candidate search should be a team effort. You’re not just hiring a person, but hiring a critical member of your team. As such, it only makes sense to pool your company’s collective resources in order to find the best candidate for you. Involving everyone in the candidate search is one way to ensure access to a variety of top candidates, often previously vetted by your own employees. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
We throw around a lot of social media jargon on this blog. Social media is an invaluable (read: free!) tool to generate interest in open positions, and it’s a good way to keep in contact with a pool of top talent even when you’re not hiring. Social hiring strategies range from simple to complex, but they all begin by understanding the tools available to you. With this infographic “cheat sheet” from Flowtown (full size below) you can get on the fast track to discovering what social media tools might best suit your business. We’ve broken it down into a few Continue reading
Managers play a crucial role in the work lives of employees. A whopping 65% of Americans would prefer a better boss over a pay raise. Nearly as many say that they would work harder if their relationship with their manager improved, and 1 in 3 are so unhappy that they want to leave their jobs. This points to the importance of successful management techniques in employee-boss relationships. Moreover, these numbers suggest that a successful manager can help reduce employee turnover, which costs the U.S. $11 billion annually. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email Continue reading
Commencements have commenced, and vast numbers of recent grads are now on the hunt for their first job as degree holders. Of course, not all entry level positions require a college degree, but many of them do. Either way, entry level hiring can be tricky due to a dearth of concrete work experience. What is your entry level hiring strategy? Check out this infographic from Santosh Kumar (full size below) with some interesting facts and figures on the subject. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Thinking about hiring some summer help? It’s a good idea to understand that job market when it comes to student jobs. By student jobs, we mean summer jobs that college students hold while on break from their studies. Are students finding summer jobs? Let’s check out the infographic (full size below) to find out. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
In 1976, a poll of twenty-year-old job seekers showed that vacation time and a well-respected job position were very important when choosing a position. Thirty years later, Generation Y employees answered the same questions very differently. It appears that things like ample vacation time aren’t on the millennial’s list of important job aspects. But do the statistics from this infographic (full size below) from 2012 mean that our standards have lowered? Does it mean that we don’t like vacation time or value a job position that others would respect? Or is it that our priorities have just shifted somewhat? Like this article? Continue reading
As previously discussed on this blog, a passive employee is one that, while not currently seeking new employment, is open to a new opportunity. This pool of passive employees is considered to be large, with almost 80% of today’s working professionals falling under the broad term of “passive” job seekers. For recruiters, passive employees are both a great candidate pool and a difficult resource to tap. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
If you want your business to participate in today’s social media scene (and you should), you have two options for implementing a social media plan. You can hire new personnel or a consultant to design a strategy for you. Or, you can train your current employees to translate their business experience into social media content for you. The second option is cheaper, and many companies find that their own employees make more natural company brand ambassadors. Check out this infographic (full size below) explaining ways that you can train your current employees to use your business’s social media tools. Like Continue reading