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Survey: Labor crisis requires focus on hiring and retention

A growing number of North American employers believe meeting current labor market challenges will require identifying new sources of talent and upgrading current employees’ skills. That’s according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

How recruiting is changing

Competition to attract new employees has employers trying new tactics.

The disconnect between recruiters & managers is hurting your hiring process

Today’s labor shortage makes it critical that recruiters and hiring managers work seamlessly (and quickly) to identify top talent. But too often, a disconnect between these two groups is slowing the hiring process and swerving it off course, according to a new survey by the Talent Board.

Make it easier to hire by disclosing up front what you will pay

The Great Resignation remains in full swing, and that’s putting pressure on employers struggling to hire new workers, forcing them to revisit their compensation policies. Many employers are jumping aboard 2022’s hottest HR trend, stating at the very outset of the hiring process how much they will pay.

Purge these tired terms from your help wanted ads

Having a hard time attracting applicants? The problem might be the words you use in your job ads. According to a survey by Preply.com, a site that connects language learners with online tutors, 20% of job-seekers have decided not to apply because the jargon in an advertisement turned them off.

I-9 document bias: Lessons from the Gap case

When completing I-9 forms, HR professionals often focus too much on being “form enforcers” without realizing they could face discrimination charges for demanding that new hires produce certain documents.

Should you take that worker back?

2022 may be the year of the boomerang employee.

Employers try new tactics to attract job candidates

When unemployment stood at 14.8% in April 2020, nobody imagined hiring would be HR’s greatest challenge just 20 months later. The sudden shift has employers seeking new ways to attract new employees. According to a recent analysis of 40,000 online job sources by the Conference Board, two tactics are gaining favor.

EEOC cracks down on pre-hire strength tests

The EEOC is filing—and winning—lawsuits on behalf of female applicants who complained they lost out on jobs for which they were otherwise qualified because they failed a post-offer, pre-employment strength test.

Marketing ninja? Vibe coordinator? Applicants reject hipster job titles

The past decade has seen employers use more creativity in job titles to help their job ads stand out: data wrangler … marketing magician … happiness ambassador. But unconventional titles can create confusion about the duties, salary or required skills.