Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

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 »

One-Third of Us Work for Someone Younger

If you work for someone who was born the year you graduated high school, you’re not alone: A recent CareerBuilder.com survey found that one-third of U.S. workers reported that their manager was younger than they are. The survey of 3,800 people who work full time and 2,200 hiring managers found that 34 percent of those… Read More »

Bottom-Line Impact of Recruiting/HR

What human resource function has the biggest effect on a company’s bottom line, it’s profit and revenue growth? A recent study has shown that recruiting has the greatest influence, and by a fairly wide margin. The study was made by the Boston Consulting Group, which attempted to quantify the different jobs human resource departments do… Read More »

Recent Employee Survey Results

Recent surveys are showing that money is not the main motivation behind job decisions. In fact, nine out of ten workers said they left a company for reasons other than money. What this means for employers is that you shouldn’t assume a talented job candidate is out of reach because of salary requirements. There may… Read More »

The Contingent Workforce: A Snapshot

A recent survey by Workforce Management showed that companies are hiring contingent workers mainly to get access to specialized skills and to be more flexible in the uncertain economy. More than one quarter of those surveyed also said they used contingent workers to save on labor costs. Another reason given was that using contingent workers… Read More »

Human Resources and Your Company’s Strategy

For a long time, many in business have been critical of human resources for, in a sense, not being a team player. That is, HR has been accused of not aligning its operations with the overall strategy of the company. According to HR executive J. Craig Mundy, now more than ever human resources need to… Read More »

The Little-Known Savers’ Tax Credit

There is a federal tax break for workers that could help them with their retirement savings, but companies are not doing enough to educate employees about it, according to Workforce Management. It is the Savers Credit, a tax credit of up to $2,000 for low and middle income workers who pay into any kind of… Read More »