Inside Recruiting Nov 30, 2020
3 Ways to Optimize Your Talent ROI

Talent expenses account for an average of 25-40 percent of a company's operating budget, but what you do with this budget determines your ROI across every single business department. It's no wonder, then, that solving recruitment and talent challenges is becoming increasingly important for companies. In a 2019 survey conducted by The Predictive Index, CEOs agreed that four out of their...

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The Innovators Nov 27, 2020
How's Your Team Really Doing? 5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Health

For many people, the pandemic is not only a threat to physical health, but also a mental health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three times more people are struggling with anxiety disorders this year than last year; when it comes to depression, the numbers this year are four times greater than they were in 2019. Earlier this summer, we at CHG Healthcare...

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The Innovators Nov 27, 2020
Remote Work Is Here to Stay. This Is How You Can Protect Your Company Culture.

When remote workplace technology came on the scene, some predicted it would quickly catch on and make the daily commute obsolete. It didn't. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, only about 7 percent of the US workforce had the option to work remotely in 2019. The pandemic changed that overnight. In an interview published in July 2020, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom said 42...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 25, 2020
How to Hire Exceptional Candidates for Your Startup in Just 5 Steps

Most established companies have elaborate recruitment strategies with tried and tested methods. Recruitment is a well-oiled machine that can often work on its own for these mature organizations. But what about startups and companies that are fairly new to hiring? How do they approach hiring? Where can they post their job openings? What questions should they ask candidates? Luckily for you,...

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The Innovators Nov 25, 2020
Open Enrollment 2020: A Complicated Shot at Reinvention

Open enrollment is a complex process under even the best of circumstances. In a pandemic year, it's causing employees and employers alike massive headaches — but it's also offering us a shot at reinvention. Employees were already big on their benefits before COVID-19 arrived on the scene. A February 2020 survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 37 percent of employees would prefer an...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 25, 2020
Hiring and Being Hired During the Pandemic: Clarity and Resilience Are Key

With so many people having lost their jobs or been furloughed this year, it's no surprise we have seen an increase in job hunting in impacted industries, with the spherical range of these industries gradually increasing as the pandemic wears on. Many recruiters have also found themselves adjusting to a new talent landscape as the pandemic's disruptions resulted in an increased need to find...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 24, 2020
Diversity in Contract Hires: An Overlooked Opportunity for Lasting Change?

Like many professional recruiters, we at Corps Team have seen a dramatic rise in hiring in recent months. Yet, as the economic impact of the pandemic lingers, we're also observing a trend of employers hedging risk by hiring contractors rather than direct-hire placements. The latest job numbers confirm what we're seeing. "Professional and business services added 208,000 jobs in October,...

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The Innovators Nov 24, 2020
4 Ways to Tackle Absenteeism in a Flexible PTO Framework

Employee absenteeism can severely damage productivity and culture in organizations with flexible paid time off (PTO) if not tackled at the right time. The good news is there are ways to protect the spirit of your PTO policy without having to stand by and watch your employees abuse it. The first step is to invest in a system that helps you create a time-off policy, enforce it, and track it...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 23, 2020
14 Traits That Could Get You Hired on the Spot

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we ask experts and entrepreneurs to share their insights on pressing topics in HR and recruiting! Today's Question: What's one trait or skill that would make you hire someone on the spot, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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Inside Recruiting Nov 23, 2020
Randstad Sourceright Survey: Digital Tools Will Be Key to Post-Pandemic Hiring

If businesses had any doubts about the need to embrace digital transformation, COVID-19 has made clear the importance that technology and digital competencies will play in the newly remote working world. Organizations that have not yet adopted the right technologies risk falling behind and must rethink their digital talent strategies if they want to respond quickly to changing business needs....

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Inside Recruiting Nov 20, 2020
ADA Compliance Can Be Tough in the Age of COVID. Here's What You Need to Know.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) presents challenges for employers under any circumstances. In part, this stems from one critical difference between the ADA and other anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, most of the federal anti-discrimination laws, including the ADA, require employers not to discriminate against individuals based on protected classifications. The ADA, however,...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 20, 2020
HR Professionals Are Doing a Pretty Good Job of Managing the Remote Workforce — but Challenges Still Abound

After more than eight months of adjusting to remote work, employees across the country have settled into their home offices. When it comes to bringing workers back in person, some large companies, such as Netflix, say they won't return to the office until there's a vaccine. As the "new normal" slowly becomes "normal," HR professionals are working to create a seamless remote work experience...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 19, 2020
Your COVID-19 Recruiting Strategy Needs to Be Skills-Based and Data-Driven

The unpredictable circumstances we've found ourselves in this year have had a significant impact on all areas of business operations. When we consider how COVID-19 has affected the HR vertical, it is evident that traditional hiring and recruiting processes took a serious hit over the last few months. Many believed the high unemployment rate resulting from the pandemic would make hiring talent...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 19, 2020
It's Time to Rethink the Resume. There Are Much Better Ways to Evaluate Candidates.

It almost goes without saying: When you are reviewing candidates, you want to see their resumes. The resume is probably the most consistent component in the recruiting process, the only truly universal ingredient across companies and roles of all kinds. Yet despite its ubiquity, the resume is a deeply flawed method of evaluating candidates. At best, it is only a very small piece of the...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 18, 2020
Diversity and Virtual Recruiting: Is Anything Really Changing?

Most senior leaders at US companies are white men. It's a simple fact. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 8 percent of managers and 4 percent of CEOs are Black. In addition, 10 percent of managers and 6 percent of CEOs are Hispanic or Latinx. Similarly, a 2020 report from Mercer confirmed that the higher up the corporate ladder you go, the less representation of women...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 18, 2020
5 Simple Steps to Ace Your Tech Hiring With Pre-Assessments

Hiring good tech talent has always been a challenge because skilled tech professionals are always in high demand. Even if you find one, they might be lured away by another recruiter for a competing company before you can make an offer. However, the biggest challenge faced by recruiters on the hunt for tech talent is filtering the initial round of resumes. Unlike non-tech roles, where a...

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Success Nov 17, 2020
4 Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Promotion

Article by David Gellar Asking for a raise can be challenging. How should you approach the conversation? What amount should you ask for? Should you go to HR or your manager? Because of how daunting the task can be, it can seem like a dream come true when management presents you with a promotion of their own volition. Sometimes, however, it's worth doing some soul-searching before you...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 17, 2020
Stay Positive: 5 Questions to Gauge Candidates' Attitudes During Interviews

Just about a year ago, the job market looked very different. With unemployment numbers at record lows, qualified candidates were difficult to come by. Now, employers and hiring managers are facing a unique situation that no one could have anticipated. We're about 11 months into a global pandemic, and the pool of active job seekers is overflowing. The country's unemployment rate has doubled,...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 16, 2020
Is Russia the Next Hot Spot for Tech Talent?

While it has certainly had many negative consequences, the coronavirus pandemic has also had done some good for the IT industry. One of its most positive side effects is the creation of new opportunities for IT employers around the world. The massive shift to remote work has removed many of the barriers to international talent that employers used to face, greatly simplifying the process...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 16, 2020
Why You Must Focus on the Candidate Experience: Lessons From Airbnb

"If you had 10 years left to live, would you take this job?" Brian Chesky, founder and CEO of Airbnb, was physically present when the company's first 300 hires were interviewed, and he made sure he asked this question of every one. The idea was to bring to his company people who believed in Airbnb's mission, people who felt a role at Airbnb was more of a calling than a job — so much so...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 13, 2020
Hiring Remotely Doesn't Have to Mean Transforming the Entire Hiring Process: 7 Tips to Help You Adjust

The ability to hire remote employees gives your organization a major competitive advantage. You have access to top talent all over the world (or at least in specific time zones where it makes sense) instead of being limited to, say, a 20-mile radius around your office. During the pandemic, hiring remote employees has also become a necessity if you want to grow your business. However,...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 13, 2020
Has Recruiting Changed Forever? Lessons From Jobvite's 'Recruiter Nation 2020'

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, much has been said about our "new normal" — and about our collective excitement to, one day, return to the old normal. But for recruiters and talent acquisition experts, the old normal may be gone for good. The large-scale transformation of recruiting in response to the pandemic may be more than a temporary adaptation. It may be the...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 12, 2020
Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Recruiters Are Focusing on Human Connection

As recruitment processes have gone completely digital since the pandemic began, hiring professionals have been placing greater emphasis on certain job-search tools over others, according to new data from TopResume. In a survey of more than 300 hiring managers, recruiters, and HR professionals, TopResume asked participants how their hiring preferences have changed since the COVID-19...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 12, 2020
In the Post-COVID Economy, Employers and Job Seekers Alike Are Tweaking Their Value Propositions

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, many job seekers are not where they wanted to be at this moment in time. While we've unmistakably entered an employer's market, opportunities are definitely out there. Seizing those opportunities, however, may require stepping outside of one's comfort zone. Back in May, the career experts at LiveCareer surveyed 1,500+ job seekers who had lost...

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The Innovators Nov 10, 2020
Feedback Avoidance Makes Us Mediocre: Steve Herz on Why You Shouldn't Take 'Yes' for an Answer

Most of us are pretty good at our jobs, according to Steve Herz, president of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. The problem, however, is that we probably don't hear about the ways in which we're not so good. "The world will pepper you with these false yeses, and you'll get stuck in this vortex of mediocrity, because you're not getting enough...

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Success Nov 10, 2020
Do You Have the Competitive Edge of Fortitude?

Article by Simon T. Bailey If you look up definitions of the word "fortitude," you'll find entries like "courage through adversity" or "resolute endurance." While I think those definitions are accurate, I don't believe they fully encapsulate what the term truly means. Fortitude, as I define it, is the strength of mind that enables a person to experience adversity with courage. The...

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Confessions of a Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader: Agency Versus In-House Recruitment? In 2021and Beyond, It's a Partnership.

It's the question of the century: Is it better to partner with an agency or rely on an in-house recruitment function? Having played in both worlds, I wanted to share my perspective. I got into the recruitment industry back when it was considered an arm of consulting and in-house recruitment didn't really exist. We partnered with business leaders, assisted them with the ups and downs of...

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Do Hiring Managers Really Care About Professional Certificates? 

From working as an EMT to driving an 18-wheeler to teaching a kindergarten class, some jobs simply cannot be done without the right certifications. Other careers don't have core certifications, but they do have a lot of supplemental learning opportunities designed to make you a more qualified professional. While these credentials may not be required by employers, many job seekers use them...

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The Innovators Nov 6, 2020
Create an Apprenticeship Program for Your Company From Scratch With These 9 Steps

Jobs without people. People without jobs. There's a mismatch between the skills people have and the skills companies need. Back in February of this year, ManpowerGroup reported US talent shortages were at a 10-year high, with more than two-thirds of employers struggling to fill positions. That situation is unlikely to have eased during the pandemic. Meanwhile, from the employee's...

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The Innovators Nov 6, 2020
Companies Settle Into New Normal With Focus on Working Parents

What do you do when you're on a Zoom meeting and someone's child suddenly pops up on the screen? It's bound to happen in this new reality, where parents are forced to run day cares and remote classrooms while keeping up with professional duties. And these aren't the only employees with caregiving responsibilities; many are also caring for parents or spouses. This new normal is something...

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Success Nov 5, 2020
The Landscape Might Look Different, but Virtual Work Experiences Will Benefit Students, Job Seekers

For students and recent graduates, the summer season has long been a time for gaining work experience between semesters or bridging the gap between completing a degree and securing that first job. Similarly, the fall semester is often a time for students to gain valuable work experience in addition to their studies. This year, however, lockdowns and the deployment of a remote workforce...

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The Innovators Nov 5, 2020
Overwhelmed? Overstretched? Over It? Take Back Control With These 4 Strategies

"I'm currently trying to hold plank during a conference call so I can 'work out' today." "I'm going to be a few minutes late joining our meeting. I have to finish the lesson on the five senses with my kindergartner." "I just yelled REPEATEDLY 'Just carry the one! Just carry the one!' to my daughter while I was teaching math. And clearly 'teaching' is a stretch. Do you think this...

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Is Candidate Experience Affecting Your Hiring?

Does a great candidate experience bring in better candidates? Or more hires from a given set? Does it bring in referrals through the roof? There is no profound evidence to answer these questions. Even the most common key performance indicators (KPIs) for recruiters do not measure how they handle candidate experience. Instead, recruiter KPIs are mainly focused on time and money spent or the...

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Smart Tech Nov 4, 2020
In AI-Powered Recruiting, Algorithm Design Matters — a Lot

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all the rage in recruiting and hiring circles today. Unfortunately, much of what is on offer is overhyped, of shoddy construction, or otherwise falls short. Even the big guys don't always get it right: By now, the story of Amazon's abandoned algorithm that systematically selected male candidates over women is a well-known cautionary...

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11 Things to Consider Before Offering an Employee a Raise

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: An employee has asked for a raise — is it time to grant one? What factors should you consider when making the decision? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful...

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Success Nov 3, 2020
Happiness Is ... Now a Career Path

Article by Tyler Hicks Amber Slone was on a mission. It was early May, a couple of months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and she and her coworkers had been working from home for 10 weeks. They were bored. She was bored. The last thing anyone wanted was another Zoom call. Nevertheless, Slone wanted to engage her colleagues, so the 33-year-old found herself driving around Dallas, darting...

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The Innovators Nov 3, 2020
Social Distancing Doesn't Have to Lead to Distanced Employee Relationships

Before March 2020, no one had even heard of "social distancing." Fast forward seven months, and it's all anyone can talk about. According to Statista, Google searches for "social distancing" increased 100-fold by mid-March, and I imagine searches will spike again now that many locales are reinstating COVID-19 restrictions due to significant rises in cases. Over the summer, there was a...

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The Innovators Nov 2, 2020
What Side of History Will You Be On? 5 Remote Work Predictions to Help You Get Ahead in 2021

In every segment of the economy, from schools and nonprofit organizations to professional services and tech companies, the understanding of where people can and should work has shifted dramatically. Unless Elon Musk invents a time machine, workers will never go back to the office at the same levels as before COVID-19. Before the pandemic, only 5 percent of the American workforce worked...

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The Innovators Nov 2, 2020
Doing More With Less: How to Grow Your Business With the Staff You Already Have

As a leader, you're a visionary. You may use terms like "cat-herder," "jack-of-all-trades," and "superstar" to describe yourself. However, just because you can accomplish practically any and every function necessary for the continued operation of your emerging enterprise, that doesn't mean you should. Ideally, leaders should spend the bulk of their time and energy doing that which only...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 30, 2020
Hiring for Mission and Value Alignment: It All Starts With a Defined Purpose

Mission and value alignment are essential for successfully recruiting and retaining talent. When employees feel connected to your mission and your values, they feel inspired to contribute their best efforts. Conversely, without mission and value alignment, employee engagement wanes, negatively impacting overall team performance and morale. Your employees can only be aligned with your...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 29, 2020
Hiring During a Recession: 3 Ways to Adapt to the Current Labor Market

Hiring during a recession can certainly be challenging. While companies may find there is no shortage of candidates, the real difficulty comes in trying to find the right candidate amid all the options. Recruiters need to strike a balance between attracting a large number of quality candidates and discouraging those with a lower likelihood of fit from applying. Without such a strategy, many...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 29, 2020
LinkedIn Looks at the Future of Recruiting: Predictions for Hiring Post-COVID

It's uncontroversial — perhaps downright banal — to say that COVID-19 has transformed the world of recruiting. But while we all agree that things have changed, many of us would be hard-pressed to put our fingers on the specific transformations that have taken place. For a lot of us, we know that radical shifts have occurred — but the reality of those shifts, and the ways in which...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 29, 2020
Why Employee Referrals Are the Best Way to Source Candidates

Finding ideal candidates is always difficult for recruiters, especially when the sheer volume of candidates in the job market makes it tough to filter the quality candidates from the rest. Remote work has made it harder to justify the time, effort, and resources that go into hiring great candidates. Employee referrals are the most reliable, available, and underutilized source of...

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The Innovators Oct 28, 2020
Dealing With Employee Feedback: 13 Steps to Take

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: So you've solicited employee feedback — now what? What steps should an organization take once employees have spoken up? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful...

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The Innovators Oct 28, 2020
3 Reopening Lessons HR Leaders Can Learn From College COVID Outbreaks

College campuses are becoming the newest hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks. While some argue about who gets the blame — students, administrators, or conflicting public health guidelines — there are valuable lessons any organization can learn from the experiences of American schools when it comes to reopening and avoiding heavy liabilities. (This article is not meant to serve as legal...

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The Innovators Oct 27, 2020
Diverse Hiring Isn't Enough: The 4 Pillars of Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

This year has been challenging — to say the least — in many, many ways, from a global pandemic exposing inequities in healthcare, education, and working conditions to renewed attention on police brutality leading to calls for an end to systemic racism. There is barely an area of life that has not been touched by these events, and that includes the workplace. There has been a lot of...

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Success Oct 27, 2020
How to Create Job Security for Life

Article by Michael Pietrzak A lifetime ago, I worked with a woman we'll call Martha, who flew into a minor rage when she learned that a coworker from another department had been promoted over her. Martha's reaction surprised me — not because we were in the middle of a full staff meeting, but because she was the opposite of a model employee. Martha did the bare minimum, argued with the...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 26, 2020
Have You Tried These 5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Source Candidates?

When you think of candidate sourcing, you probably immediately think of publishing ads on job boards, looking for fresh college graduates, or scouting for talent on LinkedIn. Although these techniques may bring in some numbers, they do not ensure quality. When attracting and sourcing candidates, it is important to be active in the places where your ideal candidates are likely to be. You...

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