RSS icon

Top Stories

Candidate Sourcing

Dear Workforce How Could We Better Publicize Our Jobs to Would-be Recruits

September 7, 2011
We have several entry-level job openings for administrative and medical assistants. The problem we face is getting qualified candidates to apply. We have tried posting on a local online job bank, as well as our own Web site, and even interviewed people referred to us by local community colleges and associate-degree programs. In six months, we’ve had fewer than 25 applicants, only five of whom were qualified enough to grant an interview. It doesn’t seem that such positions should warrant the expense of a recruiter. How can we publicize our job openings or recruit candidates in a cost-effective way?
Read More

Dear Workforce How Do We Develop an Employment Brand?

September 7, 2011
My employer wants to embark on an employer branding exercise to attract potential employees. How do I go about doing this and what does it entail? —In the Dark, senior manager, human resources, manufacturing, Pahang, Malaysia
Read More

Dear Workforce What's the Secret to Productive yet Cost-Effective Induction of New Employees for a Globally Dispersed Workforc

September 7, 2011
I have been asked to design an induction program for all new recruits across all our branches (in various states). What makes the most sense: to have all new employees go through induction at our corporate office, or to dispatch someone from our corporate office to travel to the various locations to conduct inductions? New employees frequently join our company, and on varying dates—so how could we devise a cost-effective program?
Read More