Popular opinion is that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in a corporate environment. I believe that to be true. But are employee referrals the #1 source of quality hires? I doubt it! Following are some thoughts from my own experience. Your mileage may vary.
Companies often pay a referral bonus to encourage employees to refer their friends and former colleagues to open positions. Bonuses range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. I wonder… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on March 13, 2010 at 8:27pm —
I'll be honest here, I don't know much about recruiting. What I do know more than my fair share about is job hunting. Although, now that I think about it, I could sum up all that knowledge pretty easily with two little words...
In today's world of Craigslist
the 21 million Americans that faced unemployment last year… Continue
Added by Brett Rounsaville on March 8, 2010 at 1:51am —
I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. … Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am —
The life cycle of a background check is often in conflict with a recruiter’s time constraints to fill a position. This blog explores how recruiters can help speed up the process.
Part of the on boarding process for most in-house recruiters is the completion of the pre-employment background check.On the other hand, it is mission critical that employers exercise due diligence in their hiring. If an employer hires someone who turns out to be dangerous, unfit or… Continue
Added by Les Rosen on February 5, 2010 at 12:50am —
In the changing world of work, the virtues of yesteryear can seem quite the opposite in the contexts and complexities of the 2010 workforce environment.
Take the reasons underlying employee absenteeism. Overall, every successful organisation wants the highest possible productivity on the corporate as well as individual levels, but in order to achieve that the work ethic must be cultivated in context.
In other words, you want people to come to work instead of finding… Continue
Added by Sam Lawson on February 1, 2010 at 8:25pm —
The era of the two-job employee (let us call him “Sam”) has emerged as a result of the global recession. Sam is a new breed who developed entrepreneurial survival skills to battle the recession, and learned how find and keep a second job.
You, the employer, do not need to be too alarmed if Sam takes on a second job as a baker, or a mechanic, because this would require Sam to be physically present at that location. However the situation is more complicated if Sam takes on a second job… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 24, 2010 at 3:12am —
This is late but these are some thoughts :)
By now everyone has heard about the rollercoaster changes to NBC’s Late night lineup and the flack they are getting. I think that companies, HR and employees can learn a little something from this situation. We all have been faced with decisions that leadership makes. There are times we agree and other times where we disagree wholeheartedly. Sometimes the disagreements are a little more hush, hush then we would like them to be. In… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Can you succeed in "the great recession" without engaged employees? Maybe, but only if your competitors' employees aren't engaged either. Engaged employees' willingness to give their all is what unlocks the greatest potential for competitive advantage. It's their attitudes and actions that make the critical difference, especially to your customers. The small percentage of companies that consistently delivers an exceptional customer experience will create a wide gap with competitors-those whose… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on January 6, 2010 at 9:37pm —
2010 Trends in Screening–Trend One:
Employment Screening Resources
(ESR), is releasing it “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening ” for 2010. ESR had identified new trends that are starting to make a difference, as well as old trends that have evolved as the screening industry matures and as plaintiff’s attorneys, including class action lawyers, have started to focus on background checks. These… Continue
Added by Les Rosen on January 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
For some reason, there are individuals and groups bent on scaring job applicants about credit reports by spreading miss-information that is just plain wrong. Whether these people are just not well informed, or have their own agenda to push, the fact remains that job applicants are under enough stress without having to worry about things that are simply not true.
In previous blogs, ESR debunked two commonly held myths.… Continue
Added by Les Rosen on December 21, 2009 at 4:54am —
In a recent issue of SIReview I read an article by Amy Bingham titled “Are your employees engaged? OR Just really good actors?”
The article hits on a specific topic of heavy interest and debate regarding employment as the rate of unemployment across the country still sits in the “double digits”.
Even in September 2009 at a state SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) conference with over 500 Iowa human resource professionals present, we were exposed to this topic… Continue
Added by Lisa K. Smith on December 15, 2009 at 1:51pm —
There is an ongoing debate in the background screening industry whether a background screening firm should ever contact an applicant directly if an a issue arises where information is needed from the applicant to conclude the background report. The question is whose professional obligation it should be to obtain or clarify additional information from an applicant, the recruiter or the background firm
This issue can come up in a number of ways.
First, if a recruiter is… Continue
Added by Les Rosen on November 30, 2009 at 1:19am —
by Nanci Lamborn at BrightMove Recruiting Software
Two of the worst interviews I can recall in my recent history were both referred from one of my most successful, highest producing employees. Both candidates were abrasive, arrogant, and unfriendly, and neither interview lasted very long. At first the disparity between the unpleasant applicants and the accomplished referring employee left me somewhat perplexed. But later as I… Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on November 12, 2009 at 12:49pm —
Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:
Writing a blog is free (we recommend using WordPress.com
), and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.
With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these… Continue
Added by Julia on October 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
I'm talking about motivation. Do you know what motivates your employees to get out of bed in the morning? With Millennials in the workforce, employers are scrambling to "figure them out." What do they like and dislike? What are their goals? What motivates them? But when you attempt to answer these questions, generalization isn't effective. Each person is unique and it is the understanding of what makes them an individual will will make or break your… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 22, 2009 at 1:27pm —
Ezine Article by Denise R. McCoy
Employers have it tough these days. In the everchanging world of employee relations, how can you be sure that your employees are truly happy with you as an employer? Are you gauging their happiness by using the traditioanl checks and balances?
Do they show up everyday?--check! Are they well groomed?--check! Do they report to work on time?--check! Have they told you how much they appreciate their job? During the last employee review, was it… Continue
Added by Denise R. McCoy on September 9, 2009 at 4:46pm —
Incorporate the following steps as part of your talent management strategy
and you're sure to have employee retention.
1. Set Expectations; have a clear, concise description of the job and the expectations of the person in that job.
2. Move your talented people around the organization, let them experience other jobs in the… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 6, 2009 at 3:58pm —
We have all heard the hype on the baby boomers and the void they will leave in the workforce. In addition, the growing skills gap and talent shortage leave many organizations concerned about the future. This very concern has fueled a talent war as companies compete for highly skilled executives and superior performers to fill the void.
You don't have to take shelter yet. Succession planning
is your best… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 26, 2009 at 5:53pm —
Health care leaders need to employ patience and persistence if they're going to create a beneficial, shared culture in a growing system.
Health care systems with a strong culture ensure that their environment is represented in all of its offices or operations. To achieve this, the organization must apply and measure the same processes, policies and rules throughout the field. If there is a significant variance, then the culture will not be seen as important or a… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 9, 2009 at 4:37pm —
The changing demographics of our country have been making headlines. As the population ages and baby boomers begin to retire, labor shortages seem imminent and in some cases, potentially catastrophic. Most of the forecasts focus on a dwindling pool of applicants for entry level positions. However, leading edge health care organizations also have to be able to replace key leaders with little interruption to the business.
A number of hospitals and health networks are turning to… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on July 29, 2009 at 10:41am —