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5 WAYS RECRUITERS SOURCE BETTER WITH FEWER IN THE CANDIDATE POOL

5 Ways Recruiters Source Better with Fewer in the Candidate Pool

The U.S. Department of Labor’s July 2017 jobs report showed unemployment at a steady 4.3 percent. With over 200,000 new jobs created and nearly everyone who wants one already working, pickings are awfully slim. What’s in your talent acquisition bag of tricks when times are tough? With so few applicants on the market and more hard-to-reach passive candidates, you need to stand out. Here are 5 ways you Read More →

Can Better HR Technology Really Improve the Company's Bottom Line?

Can Better HR Technology Really Improve the Company’s Bottom Line?

HR professionals everywhere are hoping for (and hopefully planning for) a healthier budget in the coming year. Just think of what more funding could do. You could update the company hiring site, develop more brand-building strategies, and maybe offer a more attractive benefits package. That’s just the beginning. Related: Compelling HR Budget Facts that Get the CFOs Attention You could also invest in new HR technology. Read More →

HR Budget Season is Coming: Get More or Get Left in the Dust

HR Budget Season is Coming: Get More or Get Left in the Dust

How do you view HR? Are you the department that fills open positions and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations? Or are you one of the critical driving forces behind the success of every team, every department and the company as a whole? Related: Can Better HR Technology Really Improve the Company’s Bottom Line? That’s not as overdramatic as it might seem. HR talent Read More →

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6 Things HR Needs to Know About Generation Z

It might be difficult to believe, but Millennials aren’t incoming freshmen anymore. Welcome, Generation Z. Born after 1995, they’re the youngest segment of the workforce and they’re not as similar to their predecessors as you might imagine. This is their first act and they’re ready for their close-up. RELATED: Employee Skills Shortage Could be a Bigger Problem in 2018 This generation wants involvement, they want to Read More →

October Jobs Report: The US Economy Added 261,000 Jobs

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. The economy also added 261,000 jobs. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and food services. Here are some of the highlights for the month of October. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment dropped to 4.1% Wages decreased by $0.01 Workweek hours remained Read More →

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3 Ways HR Talent Management Can Shape the Future Workforce

You’re not the only one bemoaning the lack of qualified job candidates. It’s happening in every industry and keeps getting worse. But what would you give for one great idea that could shape the future for the better? RELATED: Employee Skills Shortage Could be a Bigger Problem in 2018 HR talent management professionals have an opportunity to drive the kind of change necessary for a better Read More →

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Employee Skills Shortage Could be a Bigger Problem in 2018

It’s no secret that great job candidates are few and far between these days. Employment is up, unemployment is down, and just like two days before prom, most people are already accounted for. But HR and many employers share another growing concern besides a thinning talent pool. There’s a skills shortage, they say, even among people who hold a degree. RELATED: 3 Ways HR Talent Read More →

September Jobs Report: 4.2% Unemployment Rate; 33,000 Jobs Lost

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in September dipped to 4.2 percent. This is 0.2 percent lower than the unemployment rate in August and 0.1 percent lower than the unemployment rate in July. The number of jobs created fell by 33,000 after adding an average of 172,000 jobs per month over the last 12 months. Employment increased in health care, Read More →

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What the Talent Acquisition Pipeline of the Future Might Look Like

With the rise of the gig economy and unemployment progressively lower, casting a line into the same pool of candidates can yield disappointing talent acquisition results. Diversifying where you source, how you retain and who you hire are becoming requirements for recruiters and human resources, especially as the market continues adding more new jobs. RELATED: Develop a Mentoring Talent Strategy that Brings Seasoned Pros and New Read More →

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Develop a Mentoring Talent Strategy that Brings Seasoned Pros and New Stars Together

As more of the Baby Boomer generation moves toward retirement, carefully honed skill sets become an increasingly rare commodity for employers. Fresh, new job candidates enter the workforce every day, but what they have in enthusiasm, they lack in experience. There’s a skills gap that’s widening as more people retire, but a mentoring program might help. RELATED: What the Talent Acquisition Pipeline of the Future Read More →

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