Employers

October 2017

How to start employing the next generation NOW

How to Start Employing the Next Generation NOW

Millennials currently make up the largest percentage of the population. According to a 2008 report written by Amy Lynch, by 2020 this demographic will comprise nearly half (46%) of the U.S. workforce. Despite all the advances in technology and new search tools available, this demographic is extremely hard to find right now. Regardless of the job board you visit, a search for entry-level candidates yields very slim results. These young adult candidates are not searching for jobs they way [...]

Is Your Resume Stuck in the 90's?

Abandon these 7 Things to Avoid a Stale Resume

Antiquated Email Accounts Our recruiters look at hundreds of resumes a day. When they see a resume that has an “AOL” or “Hotmail” email address, it prompts them to think that the candidate may not be versed in current technology. While that may not be the case, it is the perception. If you don’t have other evidence within your resume that indicates that you are well acquainted with current technology, it could take you out of the running for certain [...]

Are you paying your people enough and is that the most important thing to them?

Are You Paying Your People Enough? (And is that really the most important thing to them?)

October has arrived and business owners and managers are already thinking about the looming dread that comes with regulating office Halloween costumes. HR departments are facing a different kind of horror when it comes to issues like salary increases and pay equity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.2%. It is expected to reach 4.0% by early 2018, ahead of projections. In a tight labor market such as [...]

September 2017

A desert with a tumbleweed illustrates that there are no people left on LinkedIn.

Where Have All the LinkedIn People Gone?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest social network for professionals. It’s one of the largest social networks in general. A breakdown, of LinkedIn’s registered membership worldwide, reveals that the majority of members are based in the United States, with 128 million Americans registered on the site. Its fundamental mission is to connect working professionals. Some major changes have taken place in the last few months that will make recruiting through LinkedIn much more challenging. If LinkedIn has been a critical part [...]

6 Incredibly Important Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency

6 Incredibly Important Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency

Hiring employees to fill open positions is a delicate and extremely time consuming process. This is especially true in those businesses where there is not a dedicated HR department. The number of job openings increased to 6.2 million in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employing a staffing agency to fill open positions is becoming essential for many companies to keep pace with the market and grow their businesses. A partnership with a staffing firm can [...]

August 2017

Three Potential Business Pitfalls due to changing job market

Three Potential Business Pitfalls for Next Quarter

Elevated Quit Rate According to the latest release from The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 3.1 million people quit their jobs in June of 2017. In the staffing world and across other industries, a high quit rate is interpreted as sign of employee confidence in the job market. Employees will rarely voluntarily leave a position unless they are very confident in their ability to secure another job. Retention has been a major concern for employers, and a hot topic at [...]

Wage Increases are Essential in a Near Zero Unemployment Environment

Wage Increases are Essential in a Near Zero Unemployment Environment

Goldman Sachs economists underestimated just how low the unemployment rate would drop this year; so much so that they have actually adjusted their outlook for 2018 to 3.8% from the original 4.1% projection. Typically, wage increases occur when the job market is tight because employers have to pay more to attract and retain workers. Despite a current 4.3% unemployment rate, and a highly competitive job market, wages are rising barely faster than inflation. The most recent Bureau of Labor [...]

July 2017

Phone Screening Candidates

5 Reasons Phone Screening Must be Part of your Hiring Process

It can save you up to 45 minutes per candidate In our experience, the average phone interview takes around 15 minutes, versus the average in-person interview which is often at least an hour. Essentially, you can conduct three phone interviews in the time it takes to conduct one in-person interview. Statistic Brain published the results of an online survey by AOL jobs that revealed that 21% of resumes state fraudulent degrees, 29% show altered employment dates, 40% have inflated salary [...]

Five Ways to Keep Top Applicants from Walking Out the Door

Five Ways to Keep Top Applicants from Walking Out the Door

You’ve probably encountered quite a few articles lately about employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Both are major concerns of employers in today’s market. Many organizations are not placing sufficient value on the need to enhance the candidate experience during the application and hiring stages. There is a grave imbalance that is occurring between the talent shortage in the current market, and the hiring processes of many organizations. Both the American Staffing Association and the Society for Human Resource Management [...]

June 2017

Out of Office: Planning for Summer Vacations in the Workplace

Out of Office: Planning for Summer Vacations in the Workplace

Rarely is summer fever more prevalent in the U.S. than around the Fourth of July. In nearly every industry, employees are planning their summer getaways and family vacations. Even if a full blown summer vacation is not in the cards for everyone, most people will take a long weekend at least once throughout the summer, opting to take off on Friday, or extend their trip to include Monday. According to Statista, the July 4th weekend was the most popular [...]