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Articles by Fay Hansen

Avoid Getting Sued Risks and Rewards in Recruitment Record Keeping

February 21, 2007
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Employers received a harsh reminder of the importance of consistent recruitment practices and record-keeping policies when an administrative law judge approved a consent decree requiring Goodyear Tire & Rubber to pay $925,000 in back wages to 800 female job applicants who alleged hiring discrimination. Solid data collection practices during the hiring process can ensure compliance with federal regulations and help track recruiting results.
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PEOs Look to Reel In Bigger Fish

February 8, 2007
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There is some talk about PEOs moving up into the comprehensive HRO midmarket, but little evidence that it’s happening.
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Vendors Buying Up Capabilities

February 8, 2007
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Companies looking for a comprehensive HRO provider are often confronted with vendors that have rich offerings from their legacy business but a much lower ability to deliver other services.
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High-Performance Recruiting in Tough Markets

February 6, 2007
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High job growth, an acute lack of candidates and the inability to find similar skill sets in sister industries create near-impossible conditions for filling critical positions in certain highly competitive businesses. Extensive sourcing and a consultative approach can land top passive candidates.
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Green Card Recruiting

January 23, 2007
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With recruiters unable to promise permanent-resident status for top foreign-born job candidates, U.S. employers cannot compete in the global talent markets. The most talented employees worldwide are increasingly unwilling to tolerate the long waits and uncertainty entailed in immigrating to the United States. Instead, they are going to Europe, Canada, Australia and other countries where knowledge workers face fewer immigration difficulties.
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Lowe's Builds Its Employment Brand

January 10, 2007
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Lowe's, the second-largest home improvement retailer worldwide, opens a new store every three days and recruits more than 60,000 employees a year. New tools and analytics maximize effectiveness in large-scale recruiting and branding improvement programs.
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Extreme Recruiting in South Africa

December 21, 2006
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Employers are building new recruiting processes and training programs to manage through uneven labor markets.
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Using Social Networking to Fill the Talent Acquisition Pipeline

December 13, 2006
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The real power of social networking technology is its ability to reach passive candidates for jobs requiring specialized skills and experience. With U.S. unemployment rates for workers with college degrees at less than 2 percent, recruiters are using networking technology for hard-to-fill positions
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Going Beyond H-1B Visas to Import Top Overseas Talent

December 13, 2006
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Recruiters thwarted by the H-1B visa cap can explore alternatives for importing top candidates.
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International Recruiting Applicant Screening in Developing Markets

November 29, 2006
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Screening techniques honed in developing markets provide valuable lessons for talent management everywhere. Originally, the push for screening in the developing markets was driven by the multinationals, but now local employers are increasingly recognizing the need for background screening.
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