5 Reasons Your Job Postings are Broken … and How to Fix Them
March 8, 2017
5 Reasons Your Job Postings are Broken … and How to Fix them Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to fill mission-critical positions, due to lack of available applicants and candidates not having the necessary experience or skills. A 2016 survey by Manpower revealed that United States talent shortages are getting worse. But, is the […]
How to Interview a Really Nervous Job Candidate
March 1, 2017
At some point in your career, you will encounter that job candidate: the person who simply cannot overcome how nervous he or she is, despite their best efforts. How you handle that situation can make all the difference. To be a skilled interviewer, you need to help applicants relax right from the beginning. The early […]
3 Hiring Roadblocks That Are Costing You Top Talent
September 14, 2016
In a perfect world, your hiring process would be simple. A position would open and attract the perfect candidate. He or she would apply, interview, be hired and onboard speedily and seamlessly. Sadly, this isn’t a perfect world. Perhaps that’s why Wasp Barcode Technologies’ State of Small Business Report ranks hiring among the top concerns […]
How to Prepare for Talent in the 22nd Century
October 19, 2015
Decades ago, it was easy to assume that a company’s talent needs wouldn’t change from year to year. Today, that’s no longer the case, with a growing number of companies reinventing themselves to leverage digital technologies to compete for the best talent. Even those that haven’t transformed are taking steps to review their processes of talent acquisition.
Pre-employment Testing: Good or Bad?
February 28, 2014
There is a lot of chatter about pre-employment testing, leaving many organizations asking themselves if there is a benefit to implementing them during the interview process. Should I invest in them? Do you find yourself at this juncture? Well I’m here to debunk any misleading information about them and discuss why, in fact, pre-employment testing can greatly benefit your company.
3 Finance-Technology Skills CFOs Should Seek
March 6, 2017
3 Finance-Technology Skills CFOs Should Seek Technology has changed every industry. From the technology in our hands to the software that revolutionizes how we do business, few areas remain untouched. In the case of finance and HR solutions, the proper technology can provide great insight into how organizations can lower debt, expand EBITDA margin and […]
How to Find Your (HR Tech) Soul Mate
February 9, 2017
How to Find Your (HR Tech) Soul Mate Shopping for the right HR software for your business is not unlike dating. But with no apps or online match sites for human capital management (HCM), how do you compare and sort through all those vendors vying to win your company’s heart? How do you sort through […]
5 Strategy-Building Tips to Help You Attract Top Talent
August 16, 2016
5 Strategy-Building Tips to Help You Attract Top Talent The terms “recruiting” and “talent acquisition” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a fundamental difference between them. Although recruiting is a part of talent acquisition, it takes a more reactive approach to filling positions – that is, the focus is on filling current openings. Talent acquisition […]
3 Best Practices to Avoid Making a Bad Hire
May 27, 2015
Some studies predict that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average, while others predict the cost is even more, especially when it’s a bad hire. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “The cost of a bad hire to an organization is five times the bad hire’s annual salary.” For an employee making $40,000 annually, that’s $200,000 in recruiting and training expenses down the proverbial drain.
Get Schooled in Social Recruiting Strategies
February 13, 2014
Every day when I pick my kids up from school, I ask the age-old mom question: “What did you learn today?” Of course, they roll their eyes, but it doesn’t matter. The best way to make sure that you retain interesting and valuable information is to talk it over with someone. That’s the theory behind so many industry conferences.The theory is the same post-conference: I always try to find the high note and the Social Recruiting Strategy Conference had many. Ready to get schooled in recruiting?
LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding
March 2, 2017
Learning Management Systems 101 is a weekly blog series exploring how employers can rethink traditional employee training and move toward e-learning solutions, which are faster, easier to access, and more cost effective. “LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding” is the third post of the series. LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding A staggering […]
An Open Letter to HR
February 8, 2017
Dear HR, We know you are juggling the challenges of managing benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding. The struggle is real, right? We understand these tasks are crucial to the success of the organization, but we need information. When do we need it? Typically, at 4:50 p.m. on a Friday, when all you want to do is […]
5 Worth-It Tools for Advanced HR Management
August 10, 2016
Remember when the human resource function within most companies was largely administrative? Josh Bersin paints the picture perfectly when he describes traditional HR as being “focused on service delivery, staying efficient and reducing cost and headcount.”[i] But, times are changing. HR’s realm of responsibility – and the impact it has on the business at large […]
Deck the Halls with Top Performers
November 21, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, now is the opportune time for employers to reflect on certain issues and trends while preparing for the New Year. One such point is the changing face of business as demographics reflect a more diverse workforce. Studies show that by 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce as they bring their own style and expectations to the table; meanwhile, baby boomers, with their own distinct values and expertise, are staying on the job longer.
Good ATS Creates Champions of their Industry
February 10, 2014
The great Michael Jordan said it best, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Employers nationwide spend countless hours and dollars to ensure their organization has the best chance of not only succeeding, but becoming champions of their industry.