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Applications: Did you miss out on the January jump?

02/27/2020
The first three months of the year all have higher-than-average levels of job searching, with January (by far) being the most popular month for people to apply for new jobs, according to a new Glassdoor study. But many employers miss out on the January surge.

The culture checklist: 8 steps to recruit & retain the best

02/27/2020
Deb Boelkes, author of The WOW Factor Workplace, suggests managers look at these eight factors to measure their role in creating a great workplace.

‘Future proof’ your workforce: Hire for today, upskill for tomorrow

02/27/2020
In this vice-tight labor market, employers cannot afford to simply hire workers based on skill and then hope they grow based on the experience they gain.

Blue-collar labor shortage to continue for 10 years

02/25/2020
According to “U.S. Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions,” a new report by The Conference Board research group, the supply of blue-collar workers is shrinking rapidly because of several factors.

Women filling more jobs requiring in-demand skills

02/04/2020
As employers pursue workers who are adept at skills like negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and writing, they are hiring more and more women. It’s a trend that has fueled much faster wage growth for women than men since 1980.

Track job applications every step of the way

01/28/2020
Make sure you have a system to track applications throughout the hiring process. Be especially careful to note any applicant calls and emails.

Hiring outlook positive, although doubt creeps in

01/28/2020
Almost half of employers say hiring will be robust in 2020. However, 43% anticipate slow, reduced or no hiring, a significantly higher percentage than a year ago.

U-Haul’s new rule: Nicotine users need not apply

01/07/2020
In a move designed to promote employee wellness and cut health insurance costs, truck rental company U-Haul said it will no longer hire nicotine users in 21 states that allow such policies, effective Feb. 1.

You must consider internal applicants

01/02/2020
Before you open a job listing to outside applicants, make sure you consider current employees. Ignoring them—especially those who possess the required experience and qualifications—can be a risky proposition.

Résumé oddities: 8 unusual ‘accomplishments’

12/19/2019
Whether it’s to highlight an applicable skill or just to draw attention, people list all sorts of unusual things under “Accomplishments.”