Is there a formal drug testing policy at your organization? Most organizations do have one, often out of concern for safety of all workers. Most recruiters and hiring managers want to make sure they don’t have someone come to work under the influence who might create a dangerous situation.
Category: Screening, Assessment, Interviewing
Once candidates are found, a variety of measures may help employers choose the final candidate. This may involve interviews, tests, assessment centers, or other means of evaluation.
Bringing on contingent workers can be a good way to tackle staffing challenges brought on by a number of factors, such as the need to temporarily ramp up staffing numbers during an especially busy time and to take care of tasks outside an employer’s core business. But an important part of making the decision to […]
Both employers and employees are increasingly touting the benefits of remote work. Employers can save on equipment and real estate costs, and they’ve seen how workers are often more efficient off-site. Employees also benefit by reducing distractions and the costs and stress associated with commuting. Plus, personal satisfaction and quality of life add to the […]
If it seems like the interview process takes longer than it used to, it’s not your imagination. A new report from job site Glassdoor finds that worldwide, on average, it takes more than a day longer: 23.7 days thus far in 2017, compared to 22.5 days in 2016.
As employers struggle to fill open positions, one step in the screening process is causing them to turn away candidates who are otherwise qualified: the pre-employment drug test. At the same time, other job seekers, who learn that a company requires a drug test, are deciding not to apply.
Nearly every experienced manager has had a high-maintenance individual on staff at one time or another. High-maintenance employees may have different characteristics, but the bottom-line issue is the same: Working with these folks is downright difficult.
Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about the high costs associated with a bad hire and started listing some ways employers can try to avoid that scenario. Today, let’s look at some more of the ways we can try to avoid bringing a bad employee on board!
Now that the economy has turned around and unemployment is low, employers are finding themselves with fewer applicants for any given job opening. This can be problematic for several reasons, not the least of which is that it may mean the employer is less likely to find a candidate who is well-qualified for the role. […]
The term gets used frequently. Surveys find employees and job seekers want it, and companies are rated based on it.