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Recruiting

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.

Snapshot: Environmental record a factor for most job seekers

05/04/2021
Most Americans say a company’s environmental record would affect their decision whether or not to accept a job.

Post-pandemic, onboarding must build company culture

04/27/2021
The pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings of traditional new-hire onboarding practices, according to researchers at the Gartner business advisory firm.

Hiring mistakes can cost up to 4 months these days

03/30/2021
Employers today have more at stake if they make a hiring mistake, new research from staffing firm Robert Half shows.

The ‘niceness factor’ in recruiting: Top 5 qualities

02/26/2021
With unemployment running high, applicants are high­lighting relevant experience and skills on their résumés. But there remains a human side to the recruit­ment process as hiring managers look at the so-called “niceness factor.”