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Remove cold-calling from your recruitment toolkit

08/26/2021
In today’s tight labor market, employers are getting creative in their efforts to recruit new employees. But there’s one major recruiting no-no that can spell big trouble. Forget cold-calling cell phones. As a recent case shows, the fines for making unsolicited calls range from $500 to $1,500 per call.

Consider options to attract new employees

08/26/2021
Many companies are scrambling to become employers of choice. You can try higher pay, or more and better benefits. Or you can take a close look at the minimum requirements for open positions. Another option is to keep current requirements but offer in-house or employer-sponsored training.

Tout vaccine mandate to recruit employees

08/19/2021
Some may worry that a vaccine mandate will drive anti-vax employees to quit. However, numerous polls this summer show that most Americans favor employer vaccine mandates. That means many of your best potential job candidates may actually prefer working for an organization that requires employees to be fully vaxxed.

DACA overturned, current permit holders can remain

07/29/2021
A federal court has ruled that the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was established illegally. If you employ people who hold DACA work permits, the ruling could affect your staff members.

In tight market, should you lower the hiring bar?

07/22/2021
In the summer of 2021, the number of job openings is running at record levels as employers fish for talent in a limited pool of workers. That super-tight labor market is leading more employers to expand their view of who is qualified to work, accepting more non-traditional qualifications like certificates and digital badges.

51% of employers will create new jobs this year

07/20/2021
Another 48% said they would fill recently vacated positions or bring back furloughed employees. Those ambitious goals mean hard work for HR pros. Participants in Robert Half’s annual “State of U.S. Hiring” survey predicted these recruiting challenges for the remainder of the year.

Study: Best (and worst) applicant tracking systems

06/24/2021
Ladders, Inc. collected data from 50,000 employers and job seekers to analyze the top software used to accept and track job applications.

Warn interviewers not to ask loaded questions

06/24/2021
Train hiring managers to avoid asking intrusive, irrelevant and potentially illegal questions during job interviews. Loaded questions can spur a lawsuit if the candidate isn’t hired—and jurors may conclude the questions are smoking-gun evidence that proves discrimination.

Prepare for the end of virtual I-9 verification

06/17/2021
If your organization has been taking advantage of the relaxed COVID-era rule to verify new hires’ I-9 documents via electronic means, start planning now to perform an in-person review of all those documents.

Survey: Employers struggling to fill jobs, retain workers

06/08/2021
80% of organizations hiring mostly industry and manual-services workers report difficulty finding qualified workers, with 25% reporting it is very difficult. That compares to 74% before the pandemic, with 4% reporting it was very difficult.