Posts Tagged: Portland staffing services

Workplace Discrimination, the ADA and Caregivers of the Disabled

When it comes to discrimination, most human resources professonals know about discriminating against people based on certain characteristics they have, such as race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability. But there is one type of discrimination that often falls under the radar because the characteristic that is protected is unseen – a person who… Read More »

The “Taming” of the Interviewer

When you go for a job interview, you might often wish you had some background information about the person talking to you, some idea of what’s on his or her mind. Well, there are some general assumptions about the person interviewing you to keep in mind. They may not be true all of the time,… Read More »

Job Listings and the Job Search

Throughout the world today, many employers are having problems finding the workers they need, and one of the big reasons they cite for this is applicants’ lack of experience. The lack of experience problem crops up with first-time job seekers because they have no experience, and for those who have been in the workforce, it… Read More »

Spotting “Fraudulent” Job Candidates

They’re definitely out there: the job candidates who are “sheep in wolf’s clothing.” That is, they look good on paper, they’re great at interviewing, they claim to have the skills you need. But do they really? Here’s how to spot the job candidates who aren’t what they claim to be:  Google the person and see… Read More »

Staying Positive During a Job Search

If you are looking for a job right now, you should expect it to take longer than in the past. One major reason for this is the recession. While the employment picture has begun to improve, it is still very high. There are more people chasing fewer jobs. Technology is also making it harder as… Read More »

4 Ways a Staffing Service Saves You Money

Why should companies use a staffing service? Let us count the ways: Your cost per hire will decline. Many companies don’t have a dedicated human resources department, let alone experienced recruiters on staff. A staffing service has a laser focus on recruiting trends, is completely up to date on hiring laws, uses the latest in… Read More »

Growing Your Willpower Bit by Bit

It’s a struggle for all who work in human resources or anywhere else for that matter. Having willpower is more than just resisting the temptation to do the things we shouldn’t, it’s also about establishing good habits and getting a handle on our behavior so that we can be more effective at work and in… Read More »

Pregnancy and Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace against pregnant women is still a problem, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The bias persists even though there is a federal law prohibiting such discriminatory practices. The information is a red flag for human resource departments to take a look at their related policies and enforcement. The EEOC investigated… Read More »

How HR Can Be a Change Leader

In order to make a greater contribution to business, human resource departments need to focus more on speeding up improvements in the operations of business, and less on its usual administrative and compliance duties. That’s the message of Brad Power, a business consultant. To speed up process improvement, human resources can do several things, Power… Read More »

Crowdsourcing: The Way of the Future?

If you work in human resources, a trend to keep an eye on is something called crowdsourcing. It is part of a larger trend in business where having access to resources is more and more replacing the traditional model of ownership of resources, according to Rita McGrath, a business school professor. One example of this… Read More »