Both mobile and social media skills are growing in demand for HR professionals. We thought it would be interesting to compare these 2 growing talents in the human resources space, their hiring trends, and which is more in-demand in the US. In April, there were just over 119,000 jobs for HR professionals in the US. Approximately, 4,000 jobs required social media skills, representing about 3.4% of HR hiring. In comparison, just over 2,100 HR ads required mobile skills – or about 1.8% of HR…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on May 15, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
In the beginning of the year, WANTED Analytics reported that the number of job ads for HR professionals in Canada had steeply declined at the end of 2012. This could be a seasonal trend, since historical hiring shows declines in the last quarter of the year for HR jobs. Now that we are one-third of the way through 2013, we looked at more recent rends to see if…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Over the past 90 days, more than 14,000 jobs ads for human resources professionals specified that candidates would need either a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. This is an 8.5% increase in the number of jobs that specify this certification in their ads. However, this only represents about 7% of…Continue
HR.com and The Institute of Human Resources have invited Emergent’s President Bill Inman, to host a …
Added by Jill on April 23, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only…Continue
The role of a company’s human resources department fluctuates enormously depending on the situation, new policy, and employee. From disseminating health care benefits and raising morale to hashing out touchy issues between co-workers, the stress level can be unbearable sometimes.
There are several books in the marketplace that offer ways to improve employees’ spirits, inspire others, and make the workplace a more positive…Continue
Regardless of your position it is very important to fully understnad the difference between various employment statuses.
Employee status is defined by both IRS code and DOL laws.
Non-exempt simply means the employee is not exempt by DOL from the employer paying overtime. They may work for the client company or a third-party provider.
Exempt is a status given to certain employees who meet DOL requirements such as minimum salaries, job titles and certain work requirements…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 9, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
More companies are turning to temporary and contract workers to meet evolving market demands and quickly scale up their businesses. For job seekers, it's a great way to build relationships with employers and expand their resumes, and is often an in-road into permanent placement with those…Continue
Added by Jill on March 21, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Humans are often described as creatures of habit. We like things to be how we’ve known them, even if the current system, tool, or habit isn’t perfect. It’s very clear that most of us just don’t like change.
A recent and on-going example of extreme drama caused by change is Windows 8. A quick Google search will load up countless articles sharing users’ experience with the move to Win8. As said in this …Continue
Added by Christopher Young on March 5, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue
Okay, so you have recruited just the right candidate. According to his resume his credentials are impeccable. He has all the required skill sets and vital experience in dealing with all the disciplines the job will require. His references provide you with glowing reviews. You have conducted background checks as part of your employment screening process, and your candidate emerges squeaky clean. Nothing that is noteworthy.
Or maybe there is some kid stuff type offenses on…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on January 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
HR on the Warpath. Not pretty, and potentially dangerous. Like an elephant gone mad with no concern for damage inflicted on others or himself, this person is bent on destruction.
Short Back story.
Our client needed to hire someone who could be the director over several facilities. The position is new. We recruited several candidates. The candidate that they were interested in was currently making 125,000. 125,000 was the most this client wanted to…Continue
Much has been said (and to my chagrin), about recruiters who are money hungry, blood sucking, pieces of …well you get the point. I would like to believe that recruiters love what they do and genuinely look out for the best interest of their candidates. After all, we’re all in this business to better the careers and quality of lives of people, right? A little money earned by recruiters doesn’t hurt…Continue
Added by Michael Chuidian on December 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…Continue
Small businesses constantly face the challenge of employing the right people for the job; even more so a company is growing rapidly and key personnel is needed. No matter how well the business is run and managed, business owners may find it difficult to set out a roadmap for achieving their goals – especially when it comes to hiring personnel. This is where proper talent management comes in.
Talent management is the process of tracking and managing your employees. This includes…Continue
Thoughts from the road…
There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…
Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to…Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this…Continue
To find something you are passionate about is a gift.
To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.
There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a…Continue
Last week, the New York Times ran an editorial regarding employment screening and how employment background checks are often inaccurate and cause otherwise innocent people their chances for employment. The editorial requested that the supervising agencies get a tighter control around the CRA's or Consumer Reporting Agencies. Upon reading the editorial, more than a few recruiters and employers, to say nothing of Consumer Reporting Agencies, had their proverbial bowels in a…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on July 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Most people at least know someone who has padded his business expenses and filed for "creative" reimbursements on their expense accounts. In some cases, employers do not have much oversight. And in cases with which I have been familiar, often the employers don't care or turn a blind eye, thinking it's a better way to offer raises without having to pay the additional taxes and benefits. In fact, if anything, it's a tax write-off.
Padding your business expenses can be regarded as a…Continue