Category: Hiring & Recruiting

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Rise in Teen Employment Anticipated for 2019

As schools across the nation begin preparing students for final exams, employers are preparing for their entry into the workforce. According to one outlook, job opportunities could increase around 5% this year and the teen participation rate could rise as well.

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Making a Slam Dunk in Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Here in O’Town, we are thrilled that the Magic made it to the NBA playoffs—and at the time of this post, have won their first game against the Toronto Raptors. In basketball, of course, it’s easy to determine who’s the best of the best—just look at the scoreboard. At your business, however, making hiring and […]

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Why You Should Offer Postsecondary Education Benefits

Contributing to employees’ postsecondary education costs can significantly help an organization succeed and remain competitive, which is why 71% of U.S. organizations currently offer some sort of postsecondary education reimbursement benefit, among other postsecondary education benefits like accredited certificate programs and training.

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Is Hiring Declining or Increasing? We Have the Final Answer

As we previously reported, various research is predicting a hiring decline for the second quarter of 2019, while a totally separate set of data is showing an increase. Yesterday, we looked at ADP data, which showed an increase in hiring. We also looked at data from Paychex and The Conference board, which both reported a decline […]

STEM

Should All New Hires Have a STEM Education or Work Background?

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is becoming vital to workplaces powered by automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced mobile and technology platforms. But should all new hires come pre-equipped with such STEM education or work experiences?

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Lessons Learned from Amazon HQ2: Don’t Overlook America’s Heartland

In a surprising change of events, Amazon is no longer contemplating bringing its $2.5 billion campus to Long Island City, New York, after receiving public and political backlash. Just because a city has a long history as a hub for new and expanding companies doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for everyone. You don’t have […]

talent

What Efforts Are You Taking to Win the War for Talent?

Some recruiters feel the term “war for talent” has been grossly overused—implying that we’re literally at war with other companies to attract talent, while this may be true in some cases, we’re actually at war with ourselves trying to figure out what attracts workers to our companies, and what keeps them sticking around.

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How to Get Candidate Feedback

Whether they were hired or rejected, talking to your job candidates about the entire recruiting process can help you to gain valuable insights into how the process looks from the candidate perspective. It can allow you to see trends and perhaps shed light on things the organization could be doing differently to improve the candidate […]