While some folks are hooked on using social media for getting top recruits to bite, others say the concept is overhyped and old-fashioned methods still reel in the best candidates.Read More
The decision to honor hiring commitments made to thousands of new college graduates and to avoid layoffs of existing staff stems largely from the company’s goal to be an employer of choice over the long haul.Read More
The philosophy of corporate culture as a source of competitive advantage—along with a defined mission and adherence to values—has existed for several decades. Yet many companies have struggled to implement these concepts and create mission statements or value propositions to just hang on a wall.Read More
Many organizations are asking for HR professionals with talent management expertise. Practically speaking, when someone is engaged in talent management, what is he or she doing?
The shop moved the application process onto Twitter to demonstrate that it’s thinking about the marketing world through a digital and social media lens, the agency said.Read More
B&W Pantex recruiters had to convince candidates that there is a bright future in the rather unglamorous field of nuclear weapons storage, and that living in the dusty, remote panhandle of Texas is a destination rather than a career stopover.Read More
Companies continue the push to make current employees their top source of new talent.Read More
Our experience seems to run counter to national trends. Our company has posted several jobs internally, but the candidates who applied really didn’t wow us. These jobs require at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Although they are lower-level jobs, we provide competitive pay and solid benefits. Given the high unemployment situation, we expected to have more top-notch candidates than available openings—especially since we recruited externally and used our employee-referral program. Instead, the jobs remain vacant and we are frustrated by the inferior candidates. Are we alone in this experience? Are we being too choosy? And what can we do to recruit better applicants?Read More
Here's the Catch-22 about checking credit: An applicant who has been unemployed for months may have no choice but to rack up debt and fall behind in paying bills.Read More
During the days of the 'war for talent' a few years back, many stressed-out companies boosted pay and bonuses to try to retain top talent. But that strategy is less appealing amid the global recession. We're in the same boat, and wonder: Which retention tools/methods could help us keep our best and brightest employees?