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Perks persist in high-tech markets

09/27/2011
It’s 1999 all over again for at least some in-demand job candidates and employees: those with IT expertise. Companies looking to lure candidates are offering unusually generous inducements and perks. Who’s benefiting from the largesse? Cloud computing engineers, data security experts, mobile app developers and tech sales people.

In hot economy, onboarding takes on vital role

09/06/2011
Employees have options these days, and they’re more willing to leave a job that doesn’t seem like a perfect fit—even if it’s during the first few months. That means your onboarding process is more important than ever.

365-day virtual job fair aims to attract veterans

08/30/2011
Houston-based Waste Management drew 739 military personnel and spouses in two hours during a virtual career day this summer—and it’s not over. The firm is experi­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ment­ing with a “perpetual online career fair” that will stay “open” year-round in its effort to recruit active-duty personnel, veterans and military spouses.

Best practices: 3 ways to improve the job candidate experience

07/19/2011
How would you grade your organization’s application process? Tracking the candidate experience can improve it and enhance your organization’s HR brand among potential applicants. First step: Solicit feedback from candidates about their experiences with recruiting, application, interviewing and web site interaction.

Siemens preps students for future tech jobs

07/19/2011

Electronics and electrical engineering powerhouse Siemens USA will offer positions to 75 of its 170 interns this fall, placing 79% of them in engineering jobs. But the company doesn’t wait until its prospective employees take summer internships before it introduces them to the Siemens brand.

Green onboarding: Plant a tree for each new worker

07/18/2011
Whenever Las Vegas-based Global Sky fills a seat in one of its call centers, it plants a tree in Latin America or Africa. The practice helps to attract eco-friendly applicants.

Firm markets brands in effort to recruit

06/21/2011
The maker of Clearasil, Lysol and Woolite doesn’t market to young adults just so they will use its household, health and personal-care products. Its new multi-country, multibillion-dollar campaign is designed to create awareness of its corporate brand so young people will want to work there.

Top 7 reasons why the wrong people get hired

06/01/2011
Nobody ever sets out to make a bad hire. But it happens, even to the best hiring managers. From managers’ inadequate preparation to misguided hiring criteria to misreading applicants’ credentials, here are the seven biggest reasons for hiring decisions that bomb.

McDonald’s event sought 50,000 new hires in 1 day

05/24/2011
Fast-food mega-giant McDonald’s wanted to hire 50,000 employees in April—so it hosted a national, one-day “event” at which franchise managers all over the country met and interviewed candidates. The massive onboarding will increase employment by 7% at the company and its 14,000 restaurants nationwide.

What will you decide: keep or drop employee health benefits?

05/20/2011
Most employers are not considering canceling health benefits as a result of the year-old health care reform law, according to two recent surveys. The Affordable Care Act may be politically unpopular, but employers assume that it will be a business fact of life for the foreseeable future.