• The HR Specialist - Print Newsletter
  • HR Specialist: Employment Law
  • The HR Weekly


Survey: More CHROs say hiring is slowing

Chief human resources officers remain optimistic overall about hiring, but say they expect a slowdown. The Conference Board’s Q3 Index survey found that 38% of CHROs expect hiring to increase in the coming months, down from 51% in the group’s second-quarter survey.

50% of employees who accept job offers never start work

Among candidates who recently accepted an offer, 47% said they were still open to other job offers after accepting a position, while 42% believed they could find a better job if they continued looking.

Beware bias claims if you use AI to screen applicants

If you use AI to screen applicants, watch out! The EEOC is primed to spot evidence of AI-caused discrimination.

5 things to know about the tech that’s transforming recruiting

The recruiting profession is in the midst of a transformative shift, driven by the impact of technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation. That’s exciting news for recruiters and job-seekers alike, but a great deal of uncertainty remains. Here’s what’s important to know about the technology that is transforming recruiting.

Attract great candidates by posting jobs on LinkedIn

The LinkedIn professional networking site is one of the most popular job boards employers use to hire new employees. To capitalize on LinkedIn’s vast potential—it has more than 200 million members in the United States alone—it pays to understand a few features of the site, as well as tips for reaching the right candidates.

Never tell recruiter to screen by protected status

If you use a third-party recruiter to screen and refer candidates for open positions, remember this: You’re responsible for any discrimination that may occur. Telling the recruiter you don’t want to consider résumés from members of a particular protected status is a big no-no.

Ensure college recruiting materials don’t illegally exclude foreign applicants

If you recruit college students, make sure your recruiting materials don’t imply you won’t consider hiring noncitizens such as those holding temporary visas. Otherwise, you can expect an enterprising student to file a potentially costly claim with the U.S. Department of Justice.

4 strategies for strengthening internal mobility

In times of low unemployment—like now, when securing talent is so difficult—internal mobility can be a godsend. Utilizing current employees in new capacities instead of recruiting outsiders saves time and money. Plus, current workers—whether promoted or transferred to new roles—already understand your mission and culture, and management knows what to expect based on past performance.

Good hiring news but tempered expectations for the class of 2023

With college graduation season in full swing, members of the class of 2023 have reason for optimism—even as they lament the cooling of a job market many thought would stay red-hot just a few months ago.

Research: AI-boosted résumés generate more hiring offers

Job applicants who use artificial intelligence software to tweak their résumés are 8% more likely to be hired than those who do not, according to an experiment conducted by grad students and faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.