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Recruiting

Job openings requiring vaccine up sharply since July

09/02/2021
More employers are requiring applicants to prove they have been vaccinated against covid-19 before they will consider extending a job offer.

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.

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.

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.

Consider new perk: Student-loan repayment

05/27/2021
A little-known provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed last December, lets employers offer student-loan repayment as a benefit. This may help attract job applicants who see the value of paying down their student debt.

Labor crunch: Lure applicants with higher pay

05/27/2021
The post-pandemic economy is showing signs of a solid recovery. Businesses that sell goods and services are gearing up to satisfy pent-up demand. But first they need to hire staff, and that is proving to be a challenge, even as the unemployment rate continued to hover around 6.1% in April.

Beware ‘no-poach’ pacts with competitors

05/20/2021
Recruiting new employees is difficult these days, making it more important than ever to retain the staff you already have. Just make sure your retention efforts don’t cross the line into collusion with other employers.