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Articles by Fay Hansen

The Foley Factor The Risks of Negligent Hiring

November 8, 2006
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Superficial screening and sloppy hiring leave employers open to lawsuits when an employee assaults a customer, harasses a co-worker or steals confidential information.
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Compensation Survey & Salary Report Money Transfer

November 3, 2006
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Loath to increase fixed costs, companies are keeping overall salary budgets static and funneling more dollars into distinct segments of the workforce to hold on to critical talent.
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Many Countries, One Compensation System

November 3, 2006
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For top employees, multinationals shift toward using the same pay structure across borders regardless of local practices.
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Companies Pull Back From Performance Pay

November 3, 2006
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Some employers are shifting incentives to mission-critical jobs after programs for the broader workforce fail to deliver results
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Speed Recruiting in China

October 25, 2006
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Résumé flow is strong and time-to-hire is fast in Asia’s largest labor pool. Broad statements in the U.S. media about an impending talent shortage in China are not borne out by more granular data on the labor supply and direct reports from companies engaged in heavy recruiting.
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Growing Into Applicant Tracking Systems

October 10, 2006
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An applicant tracking system only works when all parties—applicants, hiring managers, recruiters and executives—use the system. Ease of use remains an issue for smaller firms while midsize companies are adding functions to existing systems, and large companies are moving toward full integration of applicant tracking and talent management systems.
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Smoothing Business-Cycle Surges With RPO

September 26, 2006
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Providers can leverage their scale and expertise to revamp the recruiting process for businesses like pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline that need to deal with sudden hiring surges and workforce deployment changes.
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Going for Global RPO

September 12, 2006
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Global end-to-end recruitment process outsourcing, captured in multi-year contracts, allows employers to align their recruiting needs with the worldwide labor market. End-to-end or full-service RPO is still in the early stages of development.
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A Crazy Quilt of Wage Laws

August 31, 2006
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As Congress made another attempt to raise the federal minimum wage, Chicago passed a new “big box” ordinance setting minimum wages and benefit spending for the city’s largest retailers. The ordinance is now one of hundreds of state and local laws that form a nationwide crazy quilt of minimum wage regulations.
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Regulating the Recruitment Mix in Global Markets

August 18, 2006
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Labor markets and business needs determine the balance of expatriates and local nationals for global companies until they venture into locations where hiring is highly regulated.
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