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
Graduates earning math and science degree received a median salary of $40,939, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Computer sciences grads' starting salaries rose to $56,383, up 2.4 percent.Read More
Some 27 percent of firms reported they 'often' find it hard to fill key positions, compared to 23 percent a year ago. Read More
Not only can dealers get one-time tax credits ranging from $2,400 to $9,600 for hiring veterans, but recruiters and dealers say many veterans have attributes that make them strong job candidates.Read More
What screening and assessment process does Southwest Airlines use? We are trying to screen for people who fit into that type of culture and are having a difficult time.
—Hope to Take Flight, recruiter, wholesale trade, Houston
Across the country, dealers face a similar challenge, especially in attracting young people who embrace technology. Dealers want experienced or educated people who want a career in the auto industry.Read More