New apps, social media, nudges … we’re always trying to catch the latest trends to stay ahead of the curve and impress our clients, vendors, prospects, and more. But as I look at trends in recruiting over the last year or so, I am reminded of that saying that is so popular in both public relations and song lyrics: “everything ...

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You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions because you and your employees are not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage — are changing too.

Rising costs, a looming tax on rich benefit packages and the idea that people should buy medical treatment the way ...

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The war for talent is real. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, there are currently around 5.8 million job openings — a series high.

Couple that with a declining unemployment rate, which currently hovers at 5.1%, and you get the perfect recipe for a candidate's job market.

Employers are finding the recipe more ...

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It can be tempting to dismiss the glowing praise of those who work at great employers in technology and other fields flush with cash. After all, what’s not to like about free smoothie stations, unlimited time off, Cadillac health plans, and other accoutrements of organizations that seem to spare no expense in attracting talent?

But dig deeper, and you’ll find ...

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References aren't just barometers of one particular candidate. Chances are if a reference knows one high-quality applicant, they know others. When talking to a reference, pop some variation of a simple question: “Do you happen to know anyone else who is at least as good?” These “reference referrals” are easy and straightforward in both concept and execution. Furthermore, reference referrals ...

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What’s the cost of a poor corporate reputation? Quite a bit, at least in terms of talent acquisition.

Companies like Toyota Motor Co. and energy giant BP may still be able to hire talented workers, but they’ll have to pay them significantly more than others that have never been the subject of criminal investigations.

A survey sponsored by global recruitment ...

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There were 8.3 million unemployed people at the end of last summer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though that number is down from 2014, the skills needed to fill positions don’t align with what job seekers have to offer — or if they do, employers aren’t finding the right matches fast enough to let the unemployment rate settle ...

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