As the war for talent rages on, employers are building their workforces with many kinds of talent that they source locally, regionally, and globally. As technology continues to advance, so does the types of workers that are available. Gone are the days of 9-5, in-house talent, today’s workforce is going mobile.
Category: Candidate Pools & Proactive Recruiting
Recruiting in the past tended to be reactive—there’s an opening, let’s fill it. But many employers are becoming more proactive by building relationships with potential candidates, creating a pool of eager applicants whenever there is an opening.
The pressure to fill summer positions has mounted. Not only has the pool for talent shrunk in this economy, but seasonal talent’s motivations also have shifted. Many summer workers now view work as “a maybe” vs. “a must.” How can a talent acquisition professional like yourself cut through this ambivalence and inspire summer talent to take a serious look at the […]
As Millennials and Gen Z continue to infiltrate the workforce, much attention has been given to attracting and retaining these young workers. But what about Baby Boomers and Gen X? Have we completely overlooked the older generations when it comes to hiring top talent?
The Great Recession of 2008 may be a thing of the past, but it still has lasting repercussions to this day. While the unemployment rate continues to hover below 4%, some workers across the nation are still in fear that another recession is on the horizon. For recruiters and hiring managers, this fear can work […]
Hiring people with disabilities is the right thing to do, but is it really right for your business? Given the right circumstances, many employers are willing to give a helping hand to a person “in need,” right? What if I were to tell you that the right circumstances are in place and that instead of […]
The media has dubbed the Millennial generation lazy and entitled, but these stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth. Additionally, many forget that the oldest Millennial will be 37 this year, which means that the way you attract and retain this generation should be different from how you recruit and hire younger, Gen Z talent.
Freelancers have become a large part of the global workforce. According to one recent statistic, there are more than 56.7 million freelancers in the United States today. From a recruiter’s perspective, there are a few reasons why hiring freelancers makes sense. One study published by MRI found that a shortage of qualified candidates was the biggest recruitment […]
The emergence of the gig economy has been a boon for many workers. The gig economy is defined by temporary or freelance jobs, typically with the worker employed as a contractor instead of as a traditional employee, who’d be issued an IRS 1040 form at the end of the year.
Some may view Memorial Day as the official start to summer, but this holiday also happens to be part of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. While this occasion is meant to honor our […]
The gig economy has been heavily discussed in the media and in employment circles for several years now. Essentially, it involves the less-formal employment or contractor relationships between workers and companies, with workers typically working temporarily for one or multiple employers at a time with greater flexibility and independence.