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How to Read a Resume Like Sherlock Holmes

Resumés are such a standard part of the job application process that most hiring managers and recruiters intrinsically develop a sixth sense for resumés that are trying to mislead them or otherwise obscure weaknesses in the candidate. But resumés can also begin to run together over time, and resumé reviews can turn into a perfunctory[…]

Recruitment and Hiring in the Age of the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has upended business operations worldwide, with employers facing unprecedented changes in the workplace (e.g., widespread working from home initiatives). COVID-19 has also caused a host of questions and concerns for employers uncertain how the pandemic should change their behaviors. Staffing, for example, has become a complex question. How is COVID-19 affecting[…]

Title VII Compliance After the Recent Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a surprise decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. that federal law protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In essence, the court found that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be divorced from discrimination based on sex, which is[…]

3 Issues That Could Cause Your Background Checks to Backfire

Background checks are nearly universal, with 96% of employers conducting some form of background screening, according to a survey by HR.com and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). They’re a valuable way to mitigate the risk of bad hires. They’re also tricky territory. Employers must navigate host of obstacles and challenges when conducting[…]

Flex Schedules and Remote Working, Part 1: The Evidence-Based Advantages for Employers

Flexible work options, including flexible work schedules and remote working, have only grown more common over the past few years. The 2019 Global Talent Trends Report from LinkedIn, for example, notes a 78% increase in the mention of “workplace flexibility” in job posts since 2016. But while it’s easy to understand what makes flex working[…]

6 Facts to Shine Light on the Importance of Careful Job Screening

In a world in which many job candidates will do whatever it takes to get in the door – including lie, cheat, and steal – employers must exercise extreme caution and care during the recruitment process. Background screening is an important element of performing due diligence on potential hires, but many employers may not realize[…]

Top 5 HR Trends for 2020

1) Workplace flexibility continues to grow in importance. In the 2019 Global Talent Trends Report from LinkedIn, nearly three-quarters (72%) of talent professionals say that workplace flexibility – including flexible work schedules and remote working options – will be “extremely important in shaping the future of recruiting and talent.” Employers are certainly highlighting it more:[…]

The 3 Keys to Hiring Seasonal Workers When Unemployment Is Below 4%

It’s that most wonderful time of year: the race to staff up with seasonal holiday workers. Every year, hiring reaches new heights during the holiday season. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that employment surges during the holiday months: “Employment in the retail trade industry typically rises in the final months of the year,[…]

Is Your Business Guilty of These Top 4 Onboarding Mishaps?

Onboarding – the process of introducing new hires to the company and getting them started in their role – is crucial to success with new workers. A well-executed onboarding experience can have a tremendous impact on future employee success: Glassdoor found that a strong onboarding process boosts new hire retention by 82%. Unfortunately, most companies[…]

Five Easy-to-Overlook HR Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

1: Ignoring your brand as an employer. A “company brand” is its reputation and public image in the minds of its customers. A strong, positive brand can encourage customer loyalty and engagement as well as attract new customers. But many businesses, especially smaller ones, fail to think about their “employer brand,” or their reputation and[…]

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