Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

The Overqualified Job Candidate

It is a fairly common lament among job seekers – they were not considered for a job because the employer felt they were overqualified. They had too much experience and education. Employers distrust these candidates because they believe the person will not stay in the position very long, or won’t be challenged enough by the… Read More »

Looking Beyond the Resume when Hiring

When looking at job candidates, there are many factors to consider in making a decision as to whether the person will be successful or not in the job. Naturally, education and training play a key role in making a hiring decision. But there are other factors as well. Personality and character traits  are also very… Read More »

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the workforce has become more and more diverse, companies have had to put more emphasis on tolerance, on the ability of employees to work together with respect toward coworkers. The ability to work together is necessary for the smooth functioning of the organization and also because of legal guidelines. Companies need to take diversity… Read More »

Getting the Whole Story

 A new report by the consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that most of the people hired by companies in 2012 are already dissatisfied with their jobs. What they were told about the job hasn’t matched what they are doing. How can your company avoid this situation? There are several steps it can take. One… Read More »

What to do About Medical Leave

Medical leave is a legal issue that has led to many questions among companies about its guidelines and procedures. More specifically, the issue arises as to how long companies have to give people for extended medical leave. If an employee has been on medical leave for a few weeks or months, and says he or… Read More »

How Does Your Company Handle Contingent Staffing?

The American workforce is constantly changing, as companies reassess their needs and resources, as different generations enter and leave the workforce, and different economic conditions change employment patterns. More recently, temporary workers have become a much more significant and integral part of the workforce, as companies attempt to control their expenses. In many places, human… Read More »

Are You Watching Your Email Etiquette?

Modern technology has given us an array of new ways to communicate electronically. But communication is a social activity, and so there is more to electronic communication than just the technological aspect. There is the social aspect as well. Just because we can communicate, should we? What is the best way to communicate, and when… Read More »

Interviews to REALLY Find the Right Candidate

Having a lot of good candidates to choose from for a job opening is an enviable position for any business to be in. But the flip side is that it becomes much more difficult to weed out the best. In this case, the traditional interview may not be as helpful as you would like. But… Read More »

Growth of Online Recruiting

Recent studies show that Americans spend more time on social networking sites than on all other sites combined. There are more than one billion people now on Facebook. We have online profiles at many different places on the Internet, from where we socialize, where we shop, to where we go for information. And what we… Read More »

Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

There are various kinds of interview techniques that companies now use, techniques that have developed over the years as jobs and job candidates change. Business consultants Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney offer some advice about the fundamentals of interviewing that, they say, should always be kept in mind. The first piece of advice is to… Read More »