As the U.S. struggles to fill STEM jobs, some companies such as ZipRecruiter, have experimented with alternative options — and they believe their hypothesis is correct.Read More
Is hiring for cultural fit a reality or a fable? Depends on your definition.Read More
At the Heroes Work Here conference in Chicago, I spoke with J.R. Martinez, who was badly wounded in Iraq, about his career and why employers should consider hiring veterans.Read More
How do we develop profiles of "ideal" employees for each job? Not the usual job descriptions, which don't give us the precision we're looking for?
—Only the Best Please, manufacturing, Buffalo
For initiating a comprehensive program to keep its workers, NCR Corp. is the gold 2015 Optimas winner for Vision.Read More
For its university recruiting efforts, Inflection is the silver 2015 Optimas Awards winner for Recruiting.Read More
For its efforts to find and hire more lifeguards to meet its water park safety needs, Zoombezi Bay is the gold 2015 Optimas Award winner for Recruiting.Read More
About one-third of our 650 employees work remotely from home offices. As a result, hiring people who are self-starters is important. What is the best way to assess whether a candidate has the initiative to work with minimal supervision? Are there any tools that could help us?
—Unmotivated Need Not Apply, quality control specialist, software/services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
In Chicago on Nov. 3 for the Heroes Work Here conference, I spoke with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald about veteran employment issues.Read More
How do we use big data to inform our hiring decisions?
—Analyze This, talent management consultant, software/services/technology, San Jose, California