RECRUITING

Job descriptions done right: Start with a clean sheet of paper

08/21/2014
Properly done, the task of writing a job description gets the hiring process off to a good start. Here’s some advice that can help.

Allstate offers paid training to vets seeking insurance jobs

08/11/2014
They’re not guaranteed jobs and they don’t have to promise to work for Allstate Insurance Co., but military veterans get a small salary, free meals and a place to live during a month-long training program designed by the company to prepare them for careers in insurance and financial services.

Can we limit our applicant pool to U.S. citizens?

07/29/2014
Q. Is it legal to hire only U.S. citizens and, when advertising, say that people must be citizens to apply?

10 hardest jobs to fill in 2014

07/22/2014
According to the Manpower Group’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey, these are the 10 jobs U.S. employers currently have the hardest time filling.

Wisconsin manufacturers eye next generation of employees

07/18/2014
A group of Wisconsin businesses has created a series of videos for grade school and high school teachers to use for teaching practical applications for math on a manufacturer’s production line.

Financial services firm recruits military veterans

07/11/2014
Financial services firm Edward Jones is aggressively recruiting military veterans as financial advisors.

Hiring salespeople? Go for the really snooty ones

07/03/2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that “rude sales associates can actually drive sales” in luxury retail settings.

Seasonal staff: Keep on payroll or rehire each time?

06/27/2014
Q. Our restaurant chain employs college students part time during winter and summer breaks. We don’t provide benefits to part-timers. What are the pros and cons of leaving them active in the system vs. rehiring them as seasonal workers each summer and winter?

Are 'no poaching' agreements legal?

06/24/2014
Q. May two separate companies enter into an agreement to prevent each other from recruiting the best talent of each?

How do organizations prefer to receive résumés?

06/20/2014
Here’s another reason why the U.S. Postal Service is struggling: No one wants anyone to mail in a résumé anymore.

Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

06/19/2014
Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.

Career 'bootcamp' guarantees each student a job interview

06/16/2014
PayScale will soon welcome college seniors and recent graduates for a month-long career “bootcamp,” designed to teach them the ropes of the business world.

Keep watch for managers who seem to favor certain age, race or gender in hiring

06/10/2014

A good HR department tries to keep tabs on managers and supervisors to make sure they aren’t establishing little fiefdoms that potentially discriminate against one or more protected classes. Remem­­ber, preferences that ex­­clude others based on their membership in a protected class are discriminatory, no matter which group is favored.

For young workers, what's the new American Dream?

06/09/2014
Job-seekers age 18 – 24 say passion, not paychecks, will define career choices that help them achieve their version of the “American Dream.”

Employers hiring new grads, and keeping fingers crossed

06/04/2014
A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates. That’s up from 53% last year and significantly higher than the 44% of employers that said they planned to hire from the class of 2010.
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