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Shift recruiting, retention priorities to beat ‘talent paradox’

02/17/2011
The challenges facing HR pros who specialize in talent, compensation and benefits are dramatically different today than they were just a year ago. At Deloitte Consulting, we call it “the talent paradox”—the apparent contradiction that occurs when unemployment is still relatively high, yet companies still are seeing significant shortages in critical talent areas.

Are resumes going the way of the dinosaur?

02/16/2011
Job search tools are always changing, and according to HR managers surveyed recently, the traditional resume may be on its way out. Thirty-six percent of respondents believe resumes will eventually be replaced by profiles on networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook…

Food services firm serves up support for military employees

01/27/2011
The 3,000 military veterans, National Guard members and reservists who work for Gaithersburg, Md.-based Sodexo have their own club: the year-old HONOR group. The networking group within the giant food-services company offers support, guidance and resources to employees and families connected to the military.

Better benefits helping Verizon recruit 900 employees

01/20/2011

Verizon Wireless is using some sought-after benefits to help recruit new employees to fill 900 open positions. Recruiters for the 79,000-employee cell phone company entice applicants by touting these benefits:

Pennsylvania’s business climate rated largely favorable

12/21/2010

Pennsylvania has the third-best business climate north of the Mason-Dixon Line and the 12th best in the nation, according to Site Selection magazine. Only Ohio and Indiana ranked higher among Northern states.

Florida’s business climate a relatively sunny 14th best

12/13/2010
Florida has the nation’s 14th best business climate, according to Site Selection magazine. Florida finished sixth in the executive survey of overall business climate and 11th in 2010 new plant rankings. The state finished 31st in overall competitiveness, and 40th in new plants per million residents.

Ohio ranks 6th in business climate, best outside South

12/06/2010
Ohio has the top-ranked business climate outside the South and the sixth best nationwide, according to Site Selection magazine. Every year, the magazine surveys site selectors to get their take on how easy or hard it is to do business in each state. Then it rates the states by tallying up manufacturing plant openings and new expansions of other corporate facilities.

At hiring meetings, think like a consultant

11/16/2010

When new positions open up, HR professionals often meet with hiring managers to gather information about the job and develop hiring strategies. The problem: Too many HR pros take the wrong approach—a passive “order taking” approach—to these intake meetings. Here are ways to make the switch from order-taker to hiring consultant:

Received just one application for the job? You’re not required to hire that person

09/21/2010
If you’re hiring for a position with very specific requirements, you may get a limited number of applicants, maybe even just one. Are you obligated to offer the position to someone from such a limited applicant pool? A recent court decision clarifies this crucial recruiting strategy question.

Pittsburgh 4th on Forbes list of cities for working moms

08/27/2010

Buoyed by a good education system, low costs and a falling crime rate, Pittsburgh has placed fourth on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the nation’s best cities for working mothers. The rankings were based on a survey that weighed women’s income, cost of living, availability of pediatricians, safety, employment and spending on education.