While government workers across the nation regain some footing after the longest government shutdown in history, small business are reporting positive numbers in light of this tough employment situation.
Human resources shouldn’t even be called human resources. It’s an outdated term, and there are so many things wrong with it. First off, humans are not resources. They are team members and people who work hard. Second, managing people is not all “HR” does. It also helps build and promote the culture, creates employer branding, […]
Over the summer of 2018, a hashtag on Twitter went viral after conspiracy theorist Alex Jones announced that “liberals were planning a second Civil War.” Needless to say, this was false, and the Twitterverse turned this nontruth into the most hilarious trending hashtag: #lettersfromthesecondcivilwar. What does this have to do with recruiting you ask? Three […]
We continue to hear about the major hiring challenges employers across the country continue to face. If your company is faced with similar challenges, you may be turning to talent retention as a way to keep current workers happy and sticking around. But how do you keep your current workers happy? By offering robust benefits […]
Fluid talent is an approach to career planning that allows—and even encourages—employees to take control of their careers and move between different positions and departments. Companies can increase employee retention and appeal to prospective employees by employing fluid talent in their career pathways. Here’s how HR can facilitate fluid talent in their organizations.
Recent research suggests the human resources (HR) department’s increasing impact on an organization’s bottom line and its ultimate success. Basically, your organization’s success or failure will depend on how it manages its people and job candidates during the stages of their life cycles with your organization.
In a recent post, we discussed an economic letter written for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) in which it argued that the gap between U.S. and Canadian policies and structures around support for women working while raising children is the primary contributor to a large gap between the labor participation rate for prime-age women, costing […]
While the candidate experience is important in the recruiting process, how you treat your workers once the “honeymoon phase” wears off is of vital importance. Many companies are focusing on the employee experience to help retain top talent, but what does this entail?
Every company struggles with budget issues. One year you project too high of a budget; the next year your projection is too low. With the current hiring market, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict what your hiring costs should be … or is it?
We hear a lot in the news these days about the historically low unemployment rate, but one figure we don’t hear about nearly as much is the labor force participation rate—the ratio between the size of the labor force and the size of the overall population for that age group, often grouped by cohort (i.e., […]