If you’ve seen an influx of résumés over the last month, it should come as no surprise because CNBC is reporting that January is the most popular month for jobseekers to start the hunt for new employment. While February is well under way, this doesn’t mean people will stop applying for jobs. In fact, now […]
Every company struggles with budget issues. One year you project too high of a budget; the next year your projection is too low. With the current hiring market, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict what your hiring costs should be … or is it?
Online job boards, like Glassdoor, are a great way for companies to check out what employees have to say about the culture, pay, and overall experience of working at that specific company. However, a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) investigation showed that companies were manipulating employee reviews in the hopes of attracting top talent.
You know how important the candidate experience is to the overall recruiting process, so what are you doing to help improve that experience? One way to know whether you’re providing a favorable experience is to walk a mile in the candidate’s shoes.
It’s a candidate-driven market, which means jobseekers are in the driver’s seat and demanding more than just a higher salary. Jobseekers expect their employer to provide personal fulfillment and meaning. If your employees do not feel supported, aren’t learning new skills for the future, or are disengaged with their work, they will seek employment elsewhere.
Onboarding is key to any HR unit. It’s a critical time in an employee’s early development and sets the stage for the rest of his or her time with your organization. Just as with meeting a new person, first impressions matter.
In order to attract the talent you seek, you must first understand what drives and motivates today’s average jobseeker. In a candidate-driven market, savvy recruiters and hiring managers who understand their candidates’ wants, needs, and expectations will reign supreme in the war for talent.
In a tight labor market, employers are constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain top talent. Many companies offer generous benefits packages, flexible work hours, and other incentives. But data consistently show that financial compensation in the form of salaries and bonuses still represents the biggest draw for many employees.
Record low unemployment, technological advances, and a lack of skilled talent are making hiring extremely difficult for many employers. And because technology is evidently making our lives easier, this is enabling many employees to spend fewer hours at work and instead, spend more time doing things they enjoy. Which leaves many employers wondering: What will […]
2018 has been a rough year for recruiters, as ManpowerGroup points out that 46% of employers say they cannot find the skills they need to fill open jobs. It may be a jobseekers’ market, but memories of past recessions are keeping jobseekers from being optimistic about seeking out new opportunities.