Category: Recruiting News

What’s happening in the world of recruiting, including new approaches, new technology, surveys, legal issues, and more.

A. Lincoln: Relax, Replenish, Go to the Field

By Catherine Moreton Gray, JD Senior Managing Editor President Abraham Lincoln appointed the best and brightest to his Cabinet, individuals who were also some of his greatest political rivals. He demonstrated his leadership by pulling this group together into a unique team that represented the greatest minds of his time, according to historian Doris Kearns […]

It’s Not a Moonlighter’s Market

Yesterday we saw how more than half of workers, if given an opportunity, would seek employment elsewhere-whether it’s for better pay, better positions, or better locations. But what about those who don’t have such an opportunity? Slow wage growth continues to impact many U.S. workers, with 89% of moonlighters planning to keep their part-time second […]

Survey Suggests It’s A Worker’s Market

Over 50% of workers surveyed in the United States may apply for a new job in 2016 as they look for higher salaries, better titles, and more ideal locations, according to a new report from job site Indeed. Of 1,052 workers in the U.S., 25% said seeking a new job is definitely on their list […]

Not All Millennials Are ‘Different’

Yesterday’s Advisor presented findings from a Millennial recruiting survey from FirstJob, an organization that specializes in early career hiring. Today, the other side of the coin—maybe there is no generational difference. Not long ago, the HR Daily Advisor® ran a story called “I Y My Millennials.” In it, Editor Steve Bruce extolled the work ethic […]

How to Get Millennials Excited About Working for You

It’s hard to open any HR-related materials without finding a reference to “how to manage Millennials,” as though they are a very different breed from those who came into the workplace before them. Others, of course, aren’t sure there’s such a big difference. How Should You Go About Recruiting Millennials? FirstJob, an organization that specializes […]

5 Hiring Trend Forecasts for 2016

In yesterday’s Advisor we explored a survey by CareerBuilder concerning employer confidence and hiring projections for 2016. Today, five trends to focus on for 2016. Five Trends to Watch in the New Year When looking at key trends that will help shape the employment landscape in 2016, it appears that several are tied to higher […]

Hiring Trends to Continue for 2016

U.S. employers remain confident in their hiring plans as they embark on a new year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Thirty-six percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2016, the same as in 2015. Nearly one-half of employers (47%) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. Workers can also expect to […]

Changes to State and Local Government Compensation

Yesterday’s Advisor began to explore a survey from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence involving the state and local government workforce. Today, more results from that survey. A recent survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence suggests that local and state governments are making lots of changes to their […]

State and Local Government Hiring on the Rise

According to the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, for the second year in a row, state and local governments have reported an increase in hiring. However, concerns over benefits have also continued, with employees taking on greater shares of healthcare costs and contributions to pensions. A recent survey conducted by the Center for […]

More from BLR’s Recruiting Survey

In Yesterday’s Advisor we looked at some of the results of our 2015 Recruiting Survey. Today, more results, plus basic demographic information. The Features of Your Job Website Page Nearly everyone’s job website has “Job descriptions” on it. 63.4% of the job of website boards features an application form, and (61.2%) includes résumé delivery. Which […]