Employers

April 2018

Training is not just for new hires anymore.

Training is Not Just for New Hires Anymore

Employee retention and engagement weigh heavily on the minds of employers and HR professionals, in our local market and across the country. Having open positions in your organization can have an adverse effect on customer service, morale, turnover rate and revenue. Keeping your best performing employees is critical to the success and growth of your business. One emerging retention strategy among employers is to implement a Training and Development Program. If you’re skeptical about this strategy, you should know [...]

March 2018

A woman is being pulled in different directions by ropes to illustrate an increase in counteroffers in the current job market.

The Rise of the Counteroffer

A wise recruiter said it best when she said “the war for talent is over and talent won.” Finding and attracting top talent is harder than ever. The latest BLS numbers indicate that the unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.1% and projected to decline to 3.5% or lower by mid-year. With nearly 6 million open jobs in the U.S., it is clear that companies across many industries are experiencing growth and are in need of talent. Counteroffers are [...]

February 2018

Business person running away from a bad hiring process

6 Ways You’re Repelling Candidates with Your Hiring Process

The candidate interview is a vital part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers should be well versed on the appropriate way to conduct interviews to ensure they choose the best fit for the company and culture. The interview process also contributes greatly to the candidate experience, which has been topic of interest discussed at length by organizations like the American Staffing Association (ASA) Here are some of the ways good companies are creating bad experiences that could [...]

January 2018

Business person stretched between two cliff edges to illustrate the Skills Gap

Breaking Down the Skills Gap

If your organization is planning to grow your team this year, you’re not alone. A recent Employer Report by Indeed revealed that 61% of employers expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017. You may be expanding your staff due to business growth, a need for additional proficiencies, or turnover. In the course of your hiring process, you are likely to encounter what industry professionals refer to as the skills gap. In this article, we [...]

December 2017

Graphic illustrating technology in 1997 versus 2017

5 Areas where you should be Taking Advantage of Tech

We are living in a time that is characterized by almost daily advancements in technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data collection. In order for organizations to stay relevant and top of mind, it’s necessary to grow and adapt in this environment. According to Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans now own a smart phone, and they’re using it for everything from streaming media to banking. While, you may already recognize the need to engage your customer base in [...]

October 2017

Combating the Counteroffer

Combating the Counteroffer Your Candidate is Sure to Receive

Every organization hopes to hire the most skilled candidates with proven track records and excellent reputations. Given the 4.2% unemployment rate, you can bet that those candidates are probably not on job boards right now. You need to utilize some old school recruiting efforts to find them where they’re working and make them excited about a position with your company. That is just the beginning. Even after you’ve managed to engage that candidate, maneuvered through the interview process and [...]

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 [...]