Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

Energizing Employee Engagement

 Recent studies have shown that only about 30 percent of employees are really engaged with their work. That means the other 70 percent either don’t care about their work and are simply going through the motions or are downright mad about their work environment. Companies realize the importance of having an engaged workforce. Companies with… Read More »

Interview Styles

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 sort through them to find the best. In this case, the traditional interview may not be as helpful as you… Read More »

New Ways to Keep Talent

Now that the economy is picking up steam, more employees are looking at other job opportunities. Replacing a top performer can be difficult, so what can you do to keep your top talent?  You may be wondering if there are any innovative ways of keeping your talent, especially on a tight budget. It’s good to… Read More »

Don’t Post That Job Yet

You have a new job opening at your company and are looking to hire someone. But, before you post the job, you should do a little planning beforehand. One thing you need to ask is how quickly do you want to hire the new person? You need to get everyone on the same page. Many… Read More »

Going Beyond the Resume

For many jobs today, because unemployment is still high, employers are being inundated with resumes when they advertise for a job opening. As a result, employers are becoming very particular about the qualifications they will accept for a job. In other words, they want the perfect job candidate, the person whose credentials seamlessly match the… Read More »

Just How Effective Are Background Checks?

Background checks for job candidates have become routine. It is a common practice for companies to check on an applicant’s past to see if there is anything there that might show that the person is not the best individual for the job. But how effective are background checks really at finding out information and enabling… Read More »

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 »