How do we tie recruiting to fill new positions to development of a comprehensive succession strategy? People tend to talk about succession as a separate event from recruiting, but isn't there a connection between the two? We aren't far enough along on succession and the question has arisen in the context of our ongoing internal discussions.
—We Have Needs, services/software, Amherst, Massachusetts
Research reports suggest companies are finding it hard to hire externally. Has this led to an increased rate of internal promotions on average? How are companies filling jobs that become available if there truly is a skills shortage? Our small firm wants to figure out the best strategy to fill jobs that may become vacant in the near future.
— Sizing Up the Future, manager, services, Amherst, Massachusetts
Is a transfer to the very same position, for which, just nine months earlier, an employee had applied, an 'adverse employment action' sufficient to support a claim of discrimination? Amazingly, the 6th Circuit answered, 'Yes.'Read More
Social media sites have become such a prevalent part of the recruiting process that most recruiting software providers are integrating them into their applicant tracking and assessments process.Read More
To shift from retail to online sales, the game-maker used LinkedIn, other tools to hire creatively as part of a global talent overhaul.
In four years, the 187 million member business network has amassed 13,700 corporate customers for its recruiting software and related services.
Our human resources department attracts and selects top-notch candidates, sells the company very well and arranges a solid orientation program for newcomers. Yet other departments seem to cause a high rate of turnover soon after the probation period and during the first year.
How do we improve our recruitment process and avoid these setbacks?
—It Hurts When They Leave, human resources manager, services, Alexandria, Egypt
Auto Dealer Joel Higley advertised for a service technician 10 years ago. He didn't get one application. The stinging memory of that experience prompted Higley to get involved in a nearby vocational technology school to recruit a homegrown work force.
Some 27 percent of firms reported they 'often' find it hard to fill key positions, compared to 23 percent a year ago. Read More