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Corporate job sites becoming more interactive

When someone lands on the “Careers” page at your organization’s web site, what can he or she do? Most employers’ sites give two options: (1) Fill out an application or (2) leave the site. But that is starting to change …

Is your corporate career site actually hurting recruiting?

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HR Specialist Editors Bring You the Best from SHRM Chicago

For a week each year, the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference becomes the center of the HR world. HR Specialist editors have joined 13,000 of our peers in Chicago this week for four days of professional development covering HR’s hottest topics and presented by the profession’s  leading experts. Here’s some of the best from the world’s biggest HR conference.

Employers Feeling More Resistance Than Ever to Relocation Offers

Employee transfers have always somewhat of a hard sell for employers. But making a move in the current housing market is fraught with peril for all parties.

Updating job descriptions

Q. Several of our job descriptions have not been revised in decades. What type of information should we include in the updated descriptions? …

Attract new college grads with signing bonuses

If you’re planning to offer jobs to new college graduates this summer, you’ll be competing with a growing number of organizations that pay signing bonuses. Nearly 54% of the employers responding to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2008 survey said they will use signing bonuses to sweeten the deal for potential hires …

USI defers decision on offering same-Sex partner benefits

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) board of trustees opted not to vote on a resolution to grant employment benefits to same-sex domestic partners. The trustees decided to take more time to review the issue …

Rival unions come to blows over recruiting nurses

Officials of the California Nurses Association (CNA) have sought a restraining order against members of rival union Service Employees International Union (SEIU), accusing them of stalking and harassing them. The two unions are engaged in competing efforts to represent Ohio nurses …

4 ways to recruit and retain a diverse work force

DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” is a list of employers that recruit and retain women and minority employees with perks just for them. Here are four best practices your organization might be able to adopt …

Dollars attract summer interns, but experience keeps them

If your organization hires summer interns, be prepared to offer them more than a lunch and a souvenir coffee cup. If you hope to cultivate those interns as future permanent employees, it is important to pay them … But beyond the big bucks, try these tactics to recruit capable interns who will consider signing on permanently after graduation.