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Orientation or Onboarding: Does It Matter?
“Onboarding” and “orientation” are buzzwords you’ll see thrown around a lot in discussions on human capital management (HCM), and with good reason: It’s a costly investment to hire the right person for a valuable position, and it’s important to ensure that your new hires feel valued and engaged so that they can remain a contributing […]
U.S. Job Market Reports Foreshadow a Résumé Tsunami
As costly quitting rates rise and the employment-to-population ratio reaches new heights, employers should expect to receive more and more applications than in years past. This impending “résumé tsunami” will make finding and retaining top talent even harder. That’s why now is a good time for HR pros to consider developing labor trends and their […]
5 Ways to Pre-Board Hires and Improve Employee Experience
In today’s world of instant gratification, today’s workforce expects a good experience fast and are willing to walk if their expectations aren’t met. According to the Harvard Business Review, almost 33 percent of new hires start searching for a different job within the first six months of employment. Tackling that ambivalence early is crucial. One […]
3 Standout Solutions for Companies Seeking Top Talent
Attracting the right talent is more than posting online job openings and hoping candidates see your amazing workplace and open positions. Top-talent candidates typically have more than one option to choose. As an employer, this means putting extra thought into recruiting efforts and company branding. 1. Proclaim the Positives Do you have a positive workplace […]
How to Avoid This Big Interview Mistake
When it comes to finding new talent, making sure they fit in with a company’s culture and core values has become an important part of the interview process. Why? Because your culture is a reflection of the character, personality, strengths and weaknesses of your people. Finding people who are fully committed and engaged with your […]
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 labor market completely to blame? Or, could part of the problem be that […]
LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding
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. A staggering one third of new hires leave their position […]
How to Interview a Really Nervous Job Candidate
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
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 […]
Gender Discrimination: Achieving Equality in Job Interviews
Equal employment opportunity laws prohibit employers from discriminating against job candidates and employees based on their gender. But, gender discrimination has a tendency to surface during job interviews. As seen in the case of Joyce Dennis. (Dennis v. Columbia Colleton Medical Group, 290 F.3d 639 (4th Cir. 2002)), organizations can be found liable for gender-based […]
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 is more concerned with identifying future organizational needs and […]
How to Prepare for Talent in the 22nd Century
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.