We are evaluating the benefits of background checks. Do they really work as advertised?
—Call Me Skeptical, Director, Nonprofit, Scottsdale, Arizona
Twelve percent of U.S. employees approved of personal use of social media at work, but 51 percent say social media has a negative impact on workplace productivity.
Seventy-seven percent of job openings are shared on LinkedIn, followed by Twitter at 54 percent. Facebook came in third with 25 percent.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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
Some 27 percent of firms reported they 'often' find it hard to fill key positions, compared to 23 percent a year ago. Read More
Through the use of recruiting software, organizations help speed the process along. The tools can create a potential pool of talent to keep on hand, winnow down stacks of applicants to find those most qualified, or do pre-screening so recruiters can focus their attention on the most promising candidates.
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