RECRUITING

New Labor Department program to spotlight veteran hiring

05/16/2017
The department is establishing the program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act—the HIRE Vets Act—which President Trump signed May 5.

68% of employers can't find qualified workers

05/09/2017
Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part-time because they can’t find a full-time job or have given up looking for work altogether?

Hiring mistakes hit small, midsized firms hardest

05/06/2017
Hiring the right people is hard for every organization, but the stakes are often higher for smaller employers.

How to stop lawsuits from failed candidates: Document why you hired the successful one

05/03/2017
Are you prepared to defend each decision not to hire someone? Be sure you can explain why the person you did pick was the most qualified applicant.

Courts won't hold it against you: Take a chance on hiring raw candidate

04/19/2017
Taking a chance—hiring the minimally qualified applicant—may mean having to turn around and terminate him a short time later. That’s usually fine.

Hot labor market could be hazardous for employers

04/18/2017
March payroll figures exceeded analysts’ expectations, as employers added 263,000 new jobs nationwide.

Artificial intelligence begins driving the employment process

04/12/2017
In theory, removing bias from the employment equation should enable employers to hire and manage the best employees based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Several HR-related artificial intelligence software packages attempt to do just that.

Poll: Recruiting roles automated within 10 years

02/28/2017
A new survey shows that 72% of employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next 10 years.

SHRM launches program to foster veteran hiring

02/15/2017
The Society for Human Resource Management Foundation is spearheading a nationwide project to kick-start research on best practices employers can use to hire more military veterans.

Carefully track exactly who applies for jobs

01/30/2017

If you advertise job openings and someone does not apply, they’re going to have a hard time proving that you discriminated against them.

40% of employers plan to add full-time staff this year

01/10/2017
The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade, with 40% of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months.

Benefits take center stage as recruiting, retention tool

01/10/2017
In today’s competitive war for talent, employers are turning to and bolstering their benefits packages to give them an edge over competitors.

Inside job: One quarter of positions filled internally

12/22/2016
More than one quarter (26%) of positions at U.S. employers were filled with internal candidates this year.

Simple steps to keep 'Bah! Humbug!' out of seasonal hiring

12/12/2016
What’s an HR department to do when faced with the challenge of recruiting, onboarding and training so many new hires?

Report praises European firms for supporting U.S. apprenticeships

12/06/2016
A Commerce Department study finds that European companies with operations in the United States are running some of the nation’s most innovative apprenticeship programs.
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