Month: December 2021

We’re experiencing the issue of talent scarcity for a few years. And this isn’t contained in one industry or another; it is a ubiquitous issue that each field and organization is facing.   The repercussions of this are a few; however, the main one being a whopping $302 billion in financial implications of this talent gap. And this
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Every spring, internet forums are filled with anxious high school seniors asking about college choices. One of the more common questions is something along the lines of “Will it hurt my future prospects to go to the University of Forgottonia?” There are plenty of reasons for students to end up choosing small schools: the lower costs, the
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Private employers with federal contracts are now prohibited from requesting criminal history information from job applicants at the initial application stage. Instead, they must wait until they make a job offer. As of December 20, 2021, private employers with federal government contracts cannot request criminal history information from candidates for jobs within the scope of
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In what has been described as a “game changing move,” Illinois employers will have to deal with new restrictions on covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements starting January 1, 2022. The changes to the “Freedom to Work Act” extend the prohibition on non-compete agreements to higher wage earners, adds a disclosure requirement for employers,
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One of the most cost-effective ways to improve the performance of your organization is simply to start recognizing –– and rewarding –– the great work of your employees. According to Quantum Workforce, when employees believe their efforts will be recognized, they are 2.7X more likely to feel highly engaged at work. That’s important because a
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Unless you’re a full-time recruiter, interviews are a challenge. Pulling information from nervous candidates can be frustrating. Listening to job seekers who have too much to say about their illustrious career can be exasperating. For those whose main role isn’t gaining insight into the background and potential of a complete stranger, finding the right candidate
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HR Daily Advisor‘s Faces of HR column is a weekly profile series, showcasing the great work being done by members throughout the HR community. Sharing personal experiences and taking a closer look at the successes, challenges, aspirations, and opinions of HR professionals, our 2021 Faces of HR profiles brought insight from all walks of the
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In this special episode of the HRchat show, we wrap up 2021 by reviewing another rollercoaster year in Recruitment and HR. We also make predictions for the labor market in 2022. My final guest of the year is Andrew Flowers, Labor Economist at Appcast, a global programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services provider. Listen as he
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Every company recruits talent differently based on a myriad of factors including industry, company culture, and location. Recruitment also changes by the open position, time of year, and urgency of the hire. Since COVID-19 swept the world 18 months ago, HR managers and recruiters have had to pivot and try new things to attract and recruit
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As the workforce moves towards more freelance, contract, and part-time engagements, companies need to make sure they are compensating their employees in a way that meets today’s work style. In addition, as a rising number of organizations adopt remote work, there is an increased need for clear communication regarding salary negotiation, benefits packages, and incentives.
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