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Financial Firms Looking to Hire, but Candidates Lack Key Skills

May 24, 2011
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There’s growing frustration over prospective hires’ professionalism, honesty and compensation demands; managers also see a ‘deficient passion for the industry.’
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Legal Experts Stress That Social Media Background Checks Create Risks

May 5, 2011
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Performing an Internet search on a job applicant is akin to interviewing them, according to a lawyer who spoke at a session on social media at the annual Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. conference in Vancouver.
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Is There a Bias Against Hiring the Jobless?

April 29, 2011
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Experts contend that employers increasingly discriminate against jobless Americans in hiring decisions, and such practices could violate equal opportunity laws.
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Firms Tally the Value in Values-Based Recruiting

January 25, 2011
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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.
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Stark Surroundings, Specialized Industry a Challenge to Texas Firm's Recruiters

January 11, 2011
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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.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Use Exit Interviews to Fix Flaws

December 28, 2010
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What are the key questions to ask in an exit interview? And once we gather this input, what should we do with it? Lastly, is there a way to use this information to track trends?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Can We Do to Make Our Managers Better at Hiring?

October 18, 2010
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How can our public-sector organization help its non-HR managers improve their hiring skills? They are often asked to handle personnel-related issues, such as determining whether candidates have the competencies necessary to perform the job. However, most have little (if any) formal training on how to do this. And our organization does not have a centralized approach or expertise in delivering this type of training.
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Using Exit Interviews to Protect Trade Secrets

April 8, 2010
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Exit interviews can and should be used to remind employees of their ongoing obligations related to the protection of the employer’s confidential information, and to attempt to determine whether the employee will abide by those obligations.
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Event Calender 2008

December 4, 2007
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Event Calender 2008
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Plug Skills Gaps of Our Recruiters?

September 9, 2005
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Recruiters at our company have a tough time closing deals. They gather specifications, source qualified candidates, screen and interview candidates and compile 'short lists'--and then they wait to hear back. Trouble is, I think our recruiters either a) have poor communication skills or b) aren't doing their jobs efficiently. How do I identify and plug the gap? What training modules might exist for enhancing their skills?
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