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Entry-level candidates entering a hot job market

New entrants to the professional workforce can expect an active hiring market, according to a recent survey by outplacement firm Robert Half. Sixty-five percent of companies said they plan to hire entry-level professionals, generally defined as those with two years or less of experience in the first half of 2024.

Get a head start on preparing to handle summer-hire paperwork

Seasonal staff may only be part of your organization for a couple of months, but they generate almost all the same paperwork regular employees do. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare for the annual onslaught of summer hires and interns. Start collaborating now with your colleagues in payroll to set up processes for these following tasks.

Part-time workforce requires full HR effort

Around 28.1 million Americans work part-time jobs, according to a January report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If your organization employs lots of part-timers—or is considering shifting work formerly done by full-time employees to part-timers—consider these factors.

Tight labor market could get tighter: Fewer workers planning to change jobs

While job openings remain elevated and talent shortages persist, there is less attrition in the labor force, as fewer workers say they plan to change jobs this year. According to new research from employment and outplacement firm Robert Half, only 36% of workers plan to look for a new job in the next six months, down from 49% in July 2023.

6 ways to cut legal risk of employee-referral programs

Employee-referral programs can be a reliable, inexpensive way to find great talent. But you probably don’t realize that they carry a hidden legal risk, too.

Recruiting Gen Z: 5 ways to align your culture with their values

With January’s unemployment rate holding steady at a low 3.7% for the third straight month, employers continue to struggle to attract the workers they need. Could Generation Z—the cohort of young people born in 1997 or later—be the staffing solution today’s employers need?

Recruiting: Offer work-from-home option, tout opportunities to advance

It’s tough to attract the best new hires if you can’t pay as much as larger employers can. However, you may have a couple competitive advantages big companies can’t offer: the option for employees to work remotely full-time and the promise of promotion opportunities.

Consider achieving diversity goals by dropping college-degree hiring criteria

Of 800 U.S. employers surveyed that had degree requirements for select jobs in 2023, 45% plan to eliminate some bachelor’s degree requirements. What’s more, of the companies surveyed last year that eliminated some degree requirements, 73% plan to scrap the requirement for additional positions.

Report: Apply 3 key strategies to improve talent acquisition in 2024

Three strategies should guide employers’ talent-acquisition efforts in 2024 and beyond, according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group and the nonprofit World Federation of People Management Associations.

Use blind résumé screening process to reduce liability for discrimination in hiring

Every applicant you ever rejected could decide to sue for some form of discrimination. Make that less likely by using a blind screening process to sort through applications and résumés.