Sexual Harassment is the Hiring Scarlet Letter

If I’m advising my client, I’m telling them not to make the hire unless they are convinced the allegations are false.

Dear Jon, I resigned from my last job amid allegations of sexually inappropriate misconduct. The allegations became public. Even though the women are all liars, no one will hire me. What can I do? Sincerely, Steve W. This example has played out (sort of) at my alma mater, Case Western Reserve School of Law. In 2014 its dean, Lawrence Mitchell,…

Sector Report: Tech Gaining Foothold in RPO Space

As the struggle to find good talent continues, companies are starting to realize they may not have the skills and technology to address all of their recruiting challenges. 

Fully 79 percent of companies report that they have skills gaps that are difficult to close and most say they don’t understand how to solve this problem, according to 2017 research from Aberdeen. “More than half of companies lack the insights needed to improve the quality of their talent pipeline,” said Aberdeen analyst Zach Chertok. And they are turning to…

Recruiting Tech Is Expanding, Unlike Recruiters’ Willingness to Use It

Studies show companies are struggling with implementing and enhancing hiring practices.

After years of advances in recruiting technology, it appears that progress has stagnated. “Not much has changed in the last year,” said Holger Mueller, an analyst with Constellation Research. While the technology itself continues to evolve, recruiters and talent managers aren’t adapting their hiring processes to take advantage, he said. “Best practices have not caught up to innovation.” Predictive analytics,…

Bend in the Road Could Lead to Top Tech Talent

Your next best hire probably isn’t in Silicon Valley. Or in the U.S., for that matter.

When Gray Skinner tried to recruit developers for Droplr, his growing software start-up company in Bend, Oregon, he was disappointed by his options. Bend is known more as an outdoor sports mecca than a tech hub, but even when he expanded his search to Portland and San Francisco he struggled to find qualified candidates. “Good talent is so expensive, and…

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…