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‘Future proof’ your workforce: Hire for today, upskill for tomorrow

02/27/2020
In this vice-tight labor market, employers cannot afford to simply hire workers based on skill and then hope they grow based on the experience they gain.

Blue-collar labor shortage to continue for 10 years

02/25/2020
According to “U.S. Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions,” a new report by The Conference Board research group, the supply of blue-collar workers is shrinking rapidly because of several factors.

Women filling more jobs requiring in-demand skills

02/04/2020
As employers pursue workers who are adept at skills like negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and writing, they are hiring more and more women. It’s a trend that has fueled much faster wage growth for women than men since 1980.

Track job applications every step of the way

01/28/2020
Make sure you have a system to track applications throughout the hiring process. Be especially careful to note any applicant calls and emails.

Hiring outlook positive, although doubt creeps in

01/28/2020
Almost half of employers say hiring will be robust in 2020. However, 43% anticipate slow, reduced or no hiring, a significantly higher percentage than a year ago.

U-Haul’s new rule: Nicotine users need not apply

01/07/2020
In a move designed to promote employee wellness and cut health insurance costs, truck rental company U-Haul said it will no longer hire nicotine users in 21 states that allow such policies, effective Feb. 1.

You must consider internal applicants

01/02/2020
Before you open a job listing to outside applicants, make sure you consider current employees. Ignoring them—especially those who possess the required experience and qualifications—can be a risky proposition.

Résumé oddities: 8 unusual ‘accomplishments’

12/19/2019
Whether it’s to highlight an applicable skill or just to draw attention, people list all sorts of unusual things under “Accomplishments.”

Do résumés really need an ‘objective’ at top?

12/19/2019
A good percentage of the résumés you review probably include that opening “Objective” paragraph that lays out the person’s career goals. Does that sway your opinion … and do you even read it?

How’s your hiring process? 5 key benchmarks

12/19/2019
What do candidates expect in the recruitment process? A new survey by Zety, a résumé-support website, asked 1,000 job seekers. Use these points to benchmark your own process.