The EEOC may ban the question of criminal records on job applications while some states and municipalities already have ‘ban-the-box' legislation in place. One company executive insists the initiative isn't a bleeding-heart issue but a sound business decision.
Success is the bottom line, but before the first call, experts say look at a candidate's appearance and pay attention to your initial reaction. Once they're on the team, train, train and train some more.
One recruiter says that since incorporating online interviews she has cut spending from about $10,000 per search to roughly $500. Yet an employment lawyer advises clients to proceed with caution when using it.
Personality assessments have been gaining popularity in the past decade, with a May 2011 study finding that more than 80 percent of the companies it surveyed employ some type of assessment either during the hiring process or when making talent management decisions internally.
Google, like thousands of companies both large and small, is finding their ‘great people’ on college campuses nationwide in bigger numbers than in the past two years, career counselors say. Certainly the recession hit hard across all campuses but the uptick in hiring has been noticeable, they add.
Overseas corporate volunteer projects are proving to benefit both the employer and employee. Several companies are sending bands of highly skilled employees to foreign countries on a variety of volunteer projects.
As the snow melts and days get longer, the home improvement bug hits homeowners every spring, which in turn spurs retailers such as the Home Depot and Lowe’s to go on a seasonal hiring binge as customers mend broken fences, and spruce up their lawns and gardens.
New players are shaking things up in the human resource management software world by challenging traditional ‘core HR’ powerhouses with systems that some say add functionality and, in many cases, cost less.