Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day, which occurs annually on March 8, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Identifying the so-called “soft psychological skills” of high performers can be challenging, especially when considering that many personality tests are outdated and don’t capture the emotional intelligence attributes of current and new (Millennial/Gen Z) workers in 2019.
The candidate driven market is a reality many companies are facing in the wake of record low unemployment and a growing skills gap. If you’re a recruiter who works for a staffing firm or job placement company, you may be struggling to help qualified jobseekers land their dream job.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently revolutionizing human resources (HR). Although seemingly contradictory, AI automates repetitive tasks and allows managers to focus on what really matters—the people. AI’s emergence in HR is bringing the human element back to human resources, as workers can now spend more time on actually dealing with people (instead of tedious tasks that can be […]
A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]
A recent CNBC article, written by Ruth Umoh, got us thinking. The article discussed the three interview questions that General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra asks of every job candidate:
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?
This past year the United States unemployment rate sank to the lowest it’s been since 1969, holding at only 3.7%. This is also the eighth consecutive year that jobs have been added to the economy and wages have increased. Clearly, a rate of low unemployment is positive for the job market and U.S. economy as […]
Most employers are eager to tout the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and they also want to create a workplace where people are comfortable with the organization’s values and feel like they fit in with their coworkers. But sometimes the notion of hiring for culture fit means management looking for employees who look […]
The way we think about careers has changed greatly over the last decade. Our definition no longer describes job tenures with just a few employees. A worker might change career paths multiple times, take breaks to raise a family, try something new, or cobble together work suitable to his or her lifestyle or preferences.