Just 29 percent of veterans were confident about finding work that suited them, notes a May index released by Monster, down from 44 percent in November.Read More
Enticing newcomers into the field often means teaming up with community colleges to offer training programs while some manufacturers are turning to military veterans to fill the void.
One company has taken its guerrilla recruitment beyond mere social media with its popular Code Foo challenge—a 'no résumés allowed' recruitment program aimed at finding extraordinary coding talent regardless of educational background, college degree or experience.
The six-week program hires coders based on skill, passion and eagerness to learn rather than résumé and experience.Read More
Assault from niche boards and social sites are gobbling up bigger bites of the once-mighty job board industry. Read More
Is our financial-services company treading on dangerous ground if we rely too heavily on pre-employment personality tests? How much reliance is too much?
—Personality Flaws, finance/insurance/real estate, multinational
Despite spending most of their college years at the depths of the Great Recession, new graduates have high expectations of their earning power. About 40 percent said they expect a starting salary of $50,000 to $75,000 for their first job out of college.Read More
Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate. Read More
We want to fix our recruiting after some bad hires. How can we measure the effect, in dollars and other costs, of poor hiring decisions?
—Penny-Pinching Recruiter, government, New South Wales, Australia