Thanks to the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of previously uninsured Americans have been able to obtain health insurance - which has created quite a strain on the healthcare industry. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that healthcare staffing issues are only predicted to get worse under ACA. As more people seek medical care both from primary care services and emergency room visits, providers are predicted to face staffing shortages in terms of physicians, nurses, assistants, office help and more.Read more
No one wants to hire the wrong person for the job. Yet according to a 2015 research report commissioned by Glassdoor, 95% of companies report making at least one bad hire in the previous year. Just how much does a bad hire cost your organization? One CareerBuilder survey suggests that more than 40% of companies surveyed had spent at least $25,000 on a bad hire in the previous year, and 25% reported that such poor hires had cost them more than $50,000.Read more
Reference checking can be the single-most important part of the hiring process, but all too often it gets overlooked. The traditional reference checking can be arduous and time-consuming, yet obtaining feedback from former employers can help minimize potential risks in the hiring process. If a candidate has a red flag in their work history that you missed prior to hiring, it can open your company up to legal exposure. Read more
Reference checks are an essential part of the hiring process, but not all reference checks are the same. Whenever a job position has a high degree of visibility, the process becomes fraught with even greater difficulty. Solid reference checking can reveal potentially problematic information about the candidate’s past that might cause problems in the future. For this reason, reference checking should always be much more than a formality. Read more
When a potential employee hands over “references upon request” how do you know the references are reliable?
After all, most people will only supply names of those expected to give a positive reference. More to the point, people have been known to fabricate references altogether by making up positions they never held in companies that never existed and have now “gone out of business” or by having friends pose as previous employers.
The face of HR and the talent acquisition process is always evolving. In today’s competitive market, acquiring top talent has become much more of a challenge. If your company wants to stay on top, it is important to maintain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and hiring the most qualified candidates.Read more
The hiring process often seems to follow a pretty standard schedule. It seems like you've found the perfect candidate for the job. He has the right education and qualifications, a strong resume, and the hiring manager was impressed during the interview. Now it's time to check his references.Read more