By the Numbers: A Salute to the Military

Workforce has compiled statistics on issues concerning veterans, including salary and unemployment rate. Also, how many veterans make up the federal workforce?

Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. Here’s the topic we’re keeping an eye on this month: veterans in the workplace. Comment below or email Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews.  

People Moves: November 2017

Rachel Platt to Ankura Consulting; John Gabrielli to Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Jennifer Cybul to Bennett Thrasher LLP.

Rachel Platt Ankura Consulting named Rachel Platt as a senior managing director and chief human resources officer. Platt joins the company’s leadership team with HR experience in diverse corporate situations including fast growth, turnarounds, private equity and professional services firms. She is based out of the company’s HQ in Washington, D.C.   John Gabrielli Abercrombie & Fitch Co. named John…

Busy Recruiters Call on Job-Seekers to Follow Up

A new study finds a large number of managers want candidates to contact them after applying for a position.

After a job candidate hits submit, send, upload or done with their résumé the “what do I do next” phase begins. Days or sometimes weeks go by and the employer still hasn’t reached out. In such instances, according to a survey by Accountemps, 81 percent of senior managers want candidates to follow up within two weeks of applying for a…

SDI Gas LLC: Optimas Gold Winner for Recruiting

Reaching potential hires isn't always the easiest but SDI Gas LLC succeeded when it came to recruiting new employees.

When hoping to grow the company’s workforce, SDI Gas LLC faced a unique challenge: Americans not seeking operations work. The company set out to share the benefits of working in construction. Roundtable discussions with longtime employees and new hires helped the human resources team to develop a talent attraction strategy without the help of outside consultants. They dubbed the initiative…

Rochester Regional Health: Optimas Silver Winner for Recruiting

Rochester Regional Health partnered with Singola Consulting to expand their recruitment strategy and improve pre-employment screening and tests.

There are a lot of appointments to schedule at Rochester Regional Health, which encompasses five hospitals and more than 150 patient care sites. Turnover among those who schedule appointments was around 34.5 percent in 2014, costing around half a million dollars in recruiting and lost productivity. Recruiting quality hires who would succeed in the role was crucial to the health…

WVU Medicine/University Health Associates: Optimas Gold Winner for Vision

WVU Medicine/Unversity Health Associates began an initiative to recruit at least 70 new physicians with their new recruitment strategies.

The poor and elderly often find themselves unable to access quality health care, a huge problem considering they’re among America’s most vulnerable people. In West Virginia they lack access to care, transportation and health professionals. WVU Medicine/University Health Associates sought to ease the suffering of those without the proper resources. In August 2015 it began an initiative to recruit a…

Talent10x: Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters and the Equifax Data Breach

Workforce editors Rick Bell and Frank Kalman talk workplace lessons from the Equifax data breach and Amazon's search for a second headquarters on this episode of Talent10x.

This week’s episode of Talent Economy podcast Talent10x features Workforce editorial director Rick Bell as he and Workforce editor Frank Kalman discuss Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, workplace lessons from the Equifax data breach, as well as how some firms are opening up offices in areas with a high percentage of underemployed employees. Listen here or subscribe to Talent10x on…

The New Sheriff in Town: Google Jobs

Work in Progress columnist Kris Dunn advises companies that find the recruitment marketing world has passed them by in the Google for Jobs era.

If you follow the recruiting space, you likely would agree that three trends have dominated the recruitment marketing landscape in the past five to 10 years. LinkedIn has become the candidate database of choice for recruiters, Glassdoor has forced HR and recruiting leaders to acknowledge the importance of company reputation via aggregation of anonymous ratings, and Indeed has parlayed the…

Baring It All on Social Media and Hiring

Use the internet to hire, but do not automatically assume that what you see is the be-all and end-all of every candidate.

I’ve never written about the time I stripped naked in front of my entire law school … until now. Well, here we go. It was 1997 and I was a 3L at Case Western Reserve School of Law, biding my time until graduation and the bar exam. Looking for ways to spice up my final year of schooling, I volunteered…

Recruiting in a Snap

To engage a youthful workforce, using Snapchat as a recruiting tool requires dedication and a consistent, ongoing message.

Big-name companies such as McDonald’s and Goldman Sachs have tested using Snapchat to recruit millennials. In April, McDonald’s Corp. showed surprising social media edge when it took its recruiting campaign to Snapchat, the mobile app that lets users exchange videos and images that self-destruct after a few seconds. The initial campaign began in Australia, where they encouraged candidates to use…