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Recruiting

Skills gap leaves jobs unfilled, budgets hurting

03/19/2014
Sixty percent of employers are concerned about the costs associated with delays in filling open positions, with one in four stating they have experienced losses in revenue as a result, according to a new CareeBuilder.com survey.

Scrap referrals in favor of ‘talent scouts’

03/13/2014
If you can’t name one great new hire in the past six months who came in via your employee referral program, it may be time to try a new approach. Instead of urging everyone to refer their friends, turn specific employees into “talent scouts” for your organization.

Recruiting/Screening Practices

02/26/2014

HR Law 101: In 2007, the EEOC introduced E-RACE, an initiative for “Eradicating Racism And Colorism from Employment.” The initiative’s goal: to eliminate recruiting and hiring practices that lead to discrimination by limiting an employer’s applicant pool. The EEOC noted that the makeup of an employer’s workforce is “highly dependent on how and where the employer looks for candidates.”

Denver school system recruits teachers for on-the-job training

02/18/2014

Denver Public Schools fills hard-to-staff teaching positions in high-needs elementary schools by hiring college grads who didn’t major in education and then training them on the job. The highly selective Denver Teacher Residency program offers would-be teachers an alternative route into a teaching.

Florida technology company hires mostly minorities

01/30/2014
With the hiring of two minority women in December, the employee population of Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Reagan Wireless is 90% minority.

Boss seems to be seeking young ‘dream team’? Be alert for possible age discrimination

01/24/2014
Does your organization have a supervisor who frequently interviews and wants to hire younger applicants at the expense of older ones? That supervisor’s “dream team” may end up as Exhibit A in an age discrimination lawsuit.

Who’s getting hired in 2014?

01/22/2014
According to CareerBuilder.com’s 2014 U.S. Job Forecast, hiring managers plan to recruit full-time, permanent employees for these positions: sales (30%), information technology (29%), customer service (25%), production (24%) …

10 steps to take now to manage veterans and disabled workers

01/08/2014
Federal contractors will soon have new rules for managing ­veterans and disabled workers. Now is the time to prepare for the many changes that become effective March 24.

Finance firm to applicants: ‘No workaholics’ please

12/06/2013
Recruiters at investment advisory firm Andrew Garrett are hoping to attract women financial advisors by telling would-be candidates that “no workaholics need apply.”

Where do you find great candidates?

11/22/2013
Here’s where HR pros say they attract the best job applicants, according to an HRSpecialist.com poll: