Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Recruiting

  • Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

    Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

    It is a standard practice for employers to run background checks on potential new hires. Such checks help employers protect their company by learning about the trustworthiness of the candidate through their financial, criminal, and driving records and education and employment verifications. But the pandemic has affected the operations of …

  • Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

    As the United States rapidly grows more diverse, it’s only logical that our workplaces follow suit. To make more representative businesses a reality, two-thirds of companies have implemented strategies to create more diversity among their employees. Although these initiatives attempt to remove bias from the hiring process, they’ve actually introduced a different kind …

  • The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

    The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

    Gone are the days of long work hours isolated in cubicles, creating reports for distant managers. Instead, with the unemployment rate at 3.7%, employees have the power to demand more fulfilling conditions. With employees in power, many businesses are now catering to their workers with the same attention that they …

  • Techniques to Find The Right Candidate, And How The Techniques Are Changing

    Techniques to Find The Right Candidate, And How The Techniques Are Changing

    The hiring landscape is changing.  The tools and techniques to recruit successful candidates need close and frequent examination.   With the unemployment rate at 4.0% in May 2018, employers need to be more competitive in their processes and procedures to recruit and maintain great hires.  As software and social media provide an …

  • Guide to Proactive Hiring

    Guide to Proactive Hiring

    Did you know that 67% of large firms encounter challenges while hiring? With a growing labor shortage and massive disruption affecting almost every industry, this statistic is likely to increase in the coming months, causing recruiters to continue scrambling to attract talent to their organizations. In the face of these challenges, if companies hope to come …

  • US Department of Labor News

    US Department of Labor

    Rapidly changing events during COVID-19 are driving equally rapid updates from the Department of Labor (DOL). Here we’ll keep you informed of new DOL mandates and policy clarifications affecting your workforce and workplace. August 27, 2020 School Reopening Guidance  New FAQs answer questions workers and employers may have about qualifying for …

  • Hiring temps – how to keep it legal

    Hiring temps – how to keep it legal

    Temporary employees. For some companies, they are a great option. Temps can provide needed help during a busy season, fill a short-term gap for an employee on an extended leave or provide expertise for a specific project. But there are several considerations to keep in mind when hiring temporary workers. …

  • How to Write A Job Description

    How to Write A Job Description

    I know you probably have more pressing issues on your mind like what you’re having for dinner tonight or how you’re going to manage to give your cat a bath this weekend, but this is important stuff for sure! Before we go over how to write position descriptions, we need …

  • 2018 Year-End Recap of State and Local Laws on Background Screening

    State and Local Laws

    2018 was a big year with the hottest legislative trends for private employers: laws limiting background checks in the form of “ban-the-box” measures, credit check restrictions and prohibitions on inquiries into salary history. With many new laws requiring compliance over the last year – and two that took effect January …

  • Are you hiring? Do you have a Recruiting Checklist?

    Are you hiring? Do you have a Recruiting Checklist?

    Job descriptions. Make sure you have a job description for each position in your company. Job descriptions should reflect careful thought as to the roles the individual will fill, the required skill sets, and other attributes that are important to completing their tasks. Compile a “success profile.” In addition to creating job …