Anything that can be done can be done well or done poorly. Reference checking is no exception. When it comes to these all-important pre-hire processes, competence is especially key.Read more
Before 2020 comes and gives us a perfect insights, it is time to start looking ahead to what will be happening during the coming years. As the economy continues to recover, the hiring process is expected to become increasingly competitive. Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies that hiring managers can utilize to ensure that they continue to attract high performing job candidates. Read more
Bringing new talent into an organization is arguably the most important task there is. Whether this task is managed wholly or partly by HR, there is plenty HR can and should do to increase efficiency, especially during the all-important pre-hire process. Read more
Experts have long recognized that the economy is seasonal, and at least part of this seasonality is due to weather. Some industries peak in the summertime when warm weather and long days lead to increased work hours and greater demand. Other industries experience a strong winter peak, particularly as the holidays lead to an increased need for temporary employees. Read more
A successful reference check is one that garners accurate information about a job candidate and leads to a successful hire. While the manual reference checking process has traditionally been an onerous and often fruitless task, automated reference checking has opened up a new approach. This automated strategy can save HR time and money while leading to higher quality hires. Read more
While the hiring process has traditionally focused on the power of the resume, recent shifts suggest that employers may be ready to look beyond education and experience and focus more on talent and performance. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, some employers have begun implementing a process known as “blind hiring.” Resume information such as name and college education are redacted so that hiring managers can instead focus on what matters – talent. Read more
Many would agree that startups face unique hiring challenges. Established companies have capital, brands, and reputations to lure top talent. Startups typically struggle in these areas.
While the number of job openings continues to rise, companies are taking increasingly longer to extend offers to applicants. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. employers are taking an average of 25 days to fill vacant positions. Large companies with 5,000 or more employees report taking nearly 60 days to fill job vacancies.