Tag: Challenging Business Climate

Mixing Diversity, Inclusion, and Business Objectives for a Better Bottom Line

New research shows that 70 percent of organizations surveyed are missing out on benefits associated with leading talent activities. It turns out that if you combine diversity and inclusion practices with your company goals, you stand to make a lot more money. Organizations that align diversity and inclusion practices to business objectives are more likely […]

Stop Thinking of HR as Customer Service

In yesterday’s Advisor, recruiting expert Jeremy Eskenazi, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMC, offered his “Recruiting Rocks” tips. Today we’ll discuss why he thinks recruiting should not be a customer service function. Some think HR should think of itself as a customer service organization, but Eskenazi says this is not the case. Recruiting professionals should not consider themselves […]

Finding a Better Metric than Time to Fill

Expert Jeremy Eskenazi, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMC, says that because HR doesn’t usually control every aspect of recruiting, HR professionals should be considered facilitators rather than managers. Since “Time to Fill” is a metric determined by how much time hiring managers (HMs) take to fill a position, it’s a terrible measure of recruiter productivity. Here’s a […]

DOL Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Classification

A recent effort by the Department of Labor (DOL) to revisit how employees versus independent contractors are classified makes it clear that they mean business. Perhaps the most startling feature of their new effort involves how the DOL will likely consider all workers to be employees rather than independent contractors. Only those who fit strict […]

Practical Tips for Hard-to-Fill Requirements

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, helped us understand the hiring shortages in the new economy. Today, we present her techniques for filling those hard-to-fill positions. Practical Solutions for Hard-to-Fills Regardless of the impact of the skills gap, the bottom line is that there is a lot employers can do proactively to […]

How to Fill Those Hard-to-Fill Positions

Good news—the economy is stronger than it’s been in years—and getting better. Bad news—you’re going to have even more trouble than usual finding suitable candidates for certain vacant positions. And the longer those vacancies go unfilled, the more disruption they cause. BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, sorts out what’s happening and what to do […]

Transgender Discrimination—When Does ‘He’ Become ‘She’

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, took “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star “Caitlyn” (formerly Bruce) Jenner’s recent introduction of herself as a transwoman as a starting point for a discussion of transgender discrimination. In today’s Advisor, Rojas offers practical tips for employers. What’s in a Name? Remember, names and pronouns are […]

HI, I’m ‘Caitlyn’ (Yesterday, I Was Bruce)

Online recruiting sounds easy, but it’s also easy to spin your wheels. In today’s Advisor, expert Chris Peterson offers practical tips for defying the odds and getting great results. With all the things recruiters have to worry about, here’s another: how to treat transgender applicants. The situation is suddenly front and center after the star […]