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Tips To Stay Ahead Of HR Changes
By: CareerCast.com
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 old is new again.” Indeed, there are three trends to be on the look-out for in both recruiting and sales: Personalization, Actionable Insights, and Relevance (PAR for short). All three are proof that, really, everything old is new again. It’s ... more
Maintaining Company Reputation Is Key
By: CareerCast.com
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 firm Alexander Mann found that a damaged corporate reputation won’t keep workers from hiring on — 70 percent said they’d take a job — but the salary bump would have to be better than 53 percent. Contrast that with the ... more
Reasons Your Company Isn't Attracting The Right Talent
By: CareerCast.com
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 down. Companies are suffering, too. The longer positions sit open, productivity loss increases and more burdens lie with the rest of the team. In order to piece the hiring puzzle together more efficiently and stop wondering why your company is ... more
Employees Make The Brand
By: CareerCast.com
North Americans tend to be a results-oriented bunch. We applaud an endeavor’s result, but are sometimes myopic about how that result was achieved. The same can be said about some business leaders. They revel in high net promoter scores and loyal brand consumers, but fail to appreciate the efforts of those who are nurturing customer relationships on a daily basis to attain those results. The Hay Group publishes the World’s Most Admired Companies (WMAC) list. A study of the organizations on the WMAC list analyzed the connection between employee engagement and a company’s business development and customer relationships. CONTINUE READING ... more
Scariest HR Issues To Know In 2015
By: CareerCast.com
Technological advancements and major legislation pose frightening recruitment challenges to employers in 2015. Understanding the nuances and possible consequences of new hiring laws enacted this year is critical for any employer, as a failure to do so could result in lawsuits or penalties. Chief among the popular new laws are requirements at the state level mandating employers cover employees with paid sick leave, according to an XpertHR report . The topic, broached in Pres. Barack Obama’s state of the union address, is covered in-depth by the Harvard Business Review . “The more you earn, the more likely you are to ... more
Data Analysis Becoming Increasingly Vital To HR
By: CareerCast.com
The geeks have arrived in HR, declares Josh Bersin. “Statisticians, mathematicians, and engineers have entered the people analytics space.” Writing in Forbes, the noted industry analyst and consultant outlines the development of the use of “big data” or, as he calls it, “people analytics” in the hiring and management of talent. “Human resources departments are getting serious about analytics. And I mean serious.” Just how serious? READ MORE AT ERE.NETmore
Avoiding The Most Common Employee Lawsuits
By: CareerCast.com
Most employers think they follow laws to a tee. However, many business owners and their employees are unknowingly breaking federal employment laws, which can lead to time-consuming and costly legal lawsuits. Below, we address the most common forms of employee lawsuits and spell out tips to help you maintain a safe working environment and avoid becoming embroiled in the court system. Discrimination Discrimination claims are the most common form of employee lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal organization tasked with enforcing these laws, received 93,727 of these charges in 2013 alone 93,727 of these charges in ... more
Exercise Your Agility To Meet Worker Supply-And-Demand
By: CareerCast.com
When you think of the word agility, you might conjure images of an elite athlete sprinting to the finish line, or a Cheetah pursuing prey on the African plains, or a lawyer in cross examination in a court room. But have you considered what agility looks like in talent acquisition? The foundation of talent acquisition is to align resources to business needs to fill positions. Sounds simple enough, right? Most talent acquisition leaders would agree that on paper this statement does appear simple, but many variables come into play that can complicate even the simplest of tasks. READ MORE AT ... more
Are Employer Brand And Talent Brand Aligned?
By: CareerCast.com
Up until now, employer branding referred to a company’s positioning and messaging as the employer of choice to a desired audience. Social media, however, has since changed the face of employer branding. Instead of being a one-way message for positioning your company as a great place to work, it’s now a marketplace of thoughts and opinions. Branding is now in the hands of the very talent you seek — otherwise known as your talent brand. This is how talent views and socially brands a company, incorporating what talent thinks, feels, and shares about a company as a place to work. ... more
Tips To Meet New HR Demands
By: CareerCast.com
The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, with employment trending upward in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade. Congrats recruiters, you just got busier. While the continued growth of the job pool stands as a positive sign for U.S. business, more jobs means more work for recruiters. Every HR professional I’ve talked to is feeling the pressure. New jobs are posted every day, leaving teams sifting through hundreds, and maybe even thousands, of applicants. Everyone is feeling the strain, as previously successful process slowly begin to falter, leaving teams without the tools necessary to keep their ... more