RECRUITING

Company recruits truckers by surveying former applicants

09/17/2014

Like many trucking companies, family-owned National Retail Systems is having trouble recruiting new drivers to take over for employees who retire. So it’s asking truck drivers where they are applying for jobs, how many jobs they’re trying for at a time and what entices them to fill out applications.

Not so fast: Time-to-hire is slowest in 13 years

09/15/2014
Employers are taking their time before saying, “You’re hired!” Despite declining unemployment rates, the average time to fill a vacant position—from job posting to offer accepted—is now 25 working days.

Employee never applied for promotion? That makes suing you much more difficult

09/05/2014
In most cases, employees seeking a promotion or applicants seeking a new job have to actually apply and then be rejected in order to sue over alleged discrimination. Except in very rare cases—when it is obvious that applying would be futile or when the application process is hidden or informal—an application is a prerequisite for a lawsuit.

Will AI and robotics create jobs, or destroy them?

09/02/2014
Tech and workforce experts are evenly divided about whether artificial intelligence and robotics will be net job creators or destroyers by 2025.

Résumé-on-beer tactic brews up job for Canadian man

08/29/2014
When Brennan Gleason graduated with a graphic design degree from a Canadian college, he really wanted his résumé to stand out. Solution: He created a four-pack of home-brewed beer to send to companies.

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.
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