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When Things Aren't As They Seem (Non-Obvious Disability and Employment)

When Things Aren't As They Seem (Non-Obvious Disability and Employment)

The issue of a non-obvious disability is an important one for Human Resource professionals but, should not be feared. Rather, it is an opportunity to embrace the diversity of our workforce and use creativity to find accommodations that allow employees and our businesses to succeed.

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Using Social Media for Recruiting

Using Social Media for Recruiting

Using the internet to recruit is one of the most cost-effective, targeted ways to source a vast pool of talent. If you haven't done so already, your online recruiting plan should also incorporate a social networking strategy. It is an additional means to source and vet candidates. This article focuses on several ways you can use social media as part of your recruiting plan...

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How Tech-advanced is Your Business?

How Tech-advanced is Your Business?

No business today can thrive - much less survive - without technology. Regardless of the size, scope or overall make-up of your company, communications, specifically as it relates to technology, is essential to succeed in today's economy. And with countless technology tools readily available, businesses are now able to reach broader, targeted audiences, including diversity candidates. Technology lets you communicate more efficiently and effectively...

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Using Social Media for Research and Development

Using Social Media for Research and Development

Social networking, whose popularity has grown exponentially since its inception, will continue to prove to be a valuable resource for recruiters in terms of both research and career development. Social networking sites, such as LinkedIN and Facebook, have a surprising number of characteristics that make them powerful in the context of being a primary source of information and data for those looking to source candidates...

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How to Hire Seasonal Staffing

How to Hire Seasonal Staffing

With the summer months approaching many businesses are looking for seasonal staff. This may be due to current staff not being able to fill holes in your schedule, or needing to ramp up for seasonal fluctuations in business. Whether hiring part-time or full-time staff, for businesses looking to hire seasonal employees, the key to success is to start early. This will ensure that you hire the best help and also that you are well prepared for the seasonal rush.

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Hiring Retail Workers Quickly for the Holidays

Hiring Retail Workers Quickly for the Holidays

For many businesses, the holiday quarter makes up the majority of their business revenue. This is a time where employers are saddled with the need to gear up for holiday selling and hire part-time workers quickly...

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Diversity Recruitment Strategies

Diversity Recruitment Strategies

When looking to develop and employ a recruitment strategy, the best approach is a multi-pronged one which also includes diversity hiring, say our recruiting experts. This approach not only impacts the bottom line but also ensures that your business is representative of your employees, clients and vendors - culturally diverse. To attract diverse candidates you have to want them to join your organization...

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Recruiting Analytics - Metrics you should track

Recruiting Analytics - Metrics you should track

Measuring the success of your recruitment efforts is not a science; however, there are certain metrics you should track to help assess the effectiveness of your recruiting programs and your overall return on investment...

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Recruiting Guide for Small Businesses

Recruiting Guide for Small Businesses

When it comes to a thriving small business, the key to success can be found at the core of their business: the talent. But attracting great candidates is no small feat for small businesses that must squeeze every drop of productivity out of lesser budgets and compete against much larger, well-funded companies for high-caliber workers. Community, online sourcing tools and widespread acceptance of social media...

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Recruiting Challenges for Small Business Owners

Recruiting Challenges for Small Business Owners

Traditionally small business has accounted for over 60 percent of hiring; however, with sluggish job growth, it has been showing a decline. Of the many decisions small business owners have to make today, recruiting the right candidate – sometimes on limited budgets - can prove difficult. The fewer open positions available have many a small business owner looking to hire candidates that can perform multiple roles...

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Find Qualified Candidates - Best Practices

Find Qualified Candidates - Best Practices

Hiring and retaining top talent is an ongoing process that should focus on both filling current job vacancies as well attracting the best candidates to fulfill your company's long-term business goals. Although there is no easy formula to finding the best candidate for job opening, creating a consistent recruiting strategy can help; ensuring you reach strong candidates that have the necessary skills and requirements...

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Summer Hiring Recruiting Strategies

Summer Hiring Recruiting Strategies

Are you looking to hire part–time, seasonal workers for the summer? The process can actually be easy if you follow some tried and true recruiting strategies.

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Prepare For Fall Hiring

Prepare For Fall Hiring

Summer comes to an end, fall begins, and companies are presented with a challenge for the coming year: recruiting new employees. Managers are back from their vacations and ready to fill open positions. Whether it's because of budget increases for the coming months, or an organization's initiative to introduce fresh employees to their workforce, the fall season is easily the biggest hiring period for many businesses...

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How to Post an EEO Job

How to Post an EEO Job

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), mandate that federal contractors and subcontractors follow non-discrimination in their hiring practices, as outlined in Executive Order 11246. OFCCP compliance requires that job vacancy announcements, below the executive–level, do not discriminate and are open to all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, sex, religion or national origin...

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Hiring Older Workers

Hiring Older Workers

Unemployment rates for older workers - classified as job seekers 55 years and older - have increased since the recession. And persons in this sector can expect to be unemployed for approximately 39 weeks; much longer than their younger counterparts. While statistics may deter business managers from senior hiring, senior recruiting should in fact be part of any recruiting strategy...

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New Year Recruiting Strategies

New Year Recruiting Strategies

As the New Year approaches you may be among the many recruiters and hiring managers who are assessing their workforce needs for the new year. Whether you are looking to hire one employee or dozens in the coming year, there are four key and cost-effective recruiting strategies that you may want to employ next year. Your business and recruiting strategy should be fluid. It is important to continually assess your recruiting plan...

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Networking at Conferences

Networking at Conferences

Whether you are boisterous and outgoing, or reserved and introverted, networking at conferences can be a surprisingly straightforward endeavor to assist with your recruiting strategy. The goal is, of course, to build new relationships with presenters and other business people at events, in the hope of uncovering new opportunities, and also have valuable contacts in the future. But just how do you build a meaningful relationship at conferences...

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Maximize Your Time; Minimize Recruiting Dollars

Maximize Your Time; Minimize Recruiting Dollars

Time is money and when it comes to the recruiting process, the best results are those that save money and maximize the time it takes to recruit. But this doesn't mean you need to cheap out when it comes to the types of strategies you employ and candidates you source. Even if you have a limited budget, you can be targeted and creative and still achieve success. The approach you take will determine how much you spend...

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Judge Blocks Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules - What's Next?

Judge Blocks Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules - What's Next?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council have published the highly-anticipated final guidance and regulations implementing President Barack Obama's "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order (E.O. 13673), also referred to as "Blacklisting" or the "Bad Actors" Executive Order...

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New Year Recruiting and Jobs Outlook

New Year Recruiting and Jobs Outlook

For recruiters looking at job and recruiting for 2012, globalization, diversification of the workforce and new recruitment tools such as social media, are just a few of the trends that will continue to dominate the landscape. Minorities and women are expected to make up the largest percentage of entrants in the workforce. And among ethnic groups, Hispanics are projected to show the highest increase making up 17.6 percent of the labor...

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Interviewing Prep - Best Practices for Recruiters

Interviewing Prep - Best Practices for Recruiters

The interview process can be just as stressful for recruiters as it is for job candidates. A great deal of preparation is required prior to meeting with applicants for face-to-face interviews. Follow these hiring strategies to attract the best talent.

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The Importance of Employer Branding in Recruiting

The Importance of Employer Branding in Recruiting

Employer branding is at the crux of any great recruiting strategy. As social media outlets become commonplace destinations for both consumers and employers alike, it's important to maintain control of your brand and position your company effectively in front of potential job candidates. When creating an employer brand strategy for recruiting, there are many mediums at your disposal to choose from.

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How to Write a Great Job Posting

How to Write a Great Job Posting

As a recruiter or HR professional, you've got a big responsibility on your hands. Not only must you keep current employees engaged and productive, but you also need to constantly be on the lookout for top talent. Your first step in doing so, after you've identified a need within your company, is to post the job. Online job postings are one of the most powerful tools in a recruiter's arsenal. With just a few clicks, your posting can reach thousands of qualified candidates. Here are some tips to keep your online job posting accessible, timely, and above all, searchable to ensure the right people find it.

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How to Hire Recent College Graduates

How to Hire Recent College Graduates

A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that businesses anticipate only hiring 2.1 percent more new college graduates from the class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012. This is down 13 percent from earlier projections...

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Hourly Hiring

Hourly Hiring

Many business owners look to hourly employees to augment the efforts of full-time staff. Retail, hospitality, food services, call centers and others are some of the industries that rely on hourly workers. The need to fill these positions quickly is great. However, just like the process hiring managers use to fill salaried, full-time positions, they should focus on attracting the best job candidates too when filling hourly jobs.

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Top Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

Top Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

As a small business, you probably don't have the budget flexibility and time to invest in lengthy hiring processes. You must elect an efficient, streamlined, optimized plan for attracting and retaining top talent. While sourcing gets them in the door, the interview is that critical juncture where you can make a lasting impression on your candidates and get them thinking about how their ideas and experience will mesh with your business.

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The Challenge of Finding Employees with the Right Skills

The Challenge of Finding Employees with the Right Skills

Hiring good employees can be challenging. While prospective recruits may have the right skills to match the job – including education and work history – there are multiple characteristics beyond what's outlined on paper that will determine if an employee is right for the job. And determining whether a person will be the best fit for an open position during the interview process can prove difficult...

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Employee Referral Programs: How to Implement One Effectively

Employee Referral Programs: How to Implement One Effectively

ERPs offer many benefits to a company. Employees who are hired through referrals tend to stay with the company longer than other candidates. And unlike other recruiting methods, which tend to draw only active job seekers, ERPs offer access to passive job seekers – qualified people who have not signaled a willingness to move but who might under the right circumstances when encouraged by a friend or a trusted colleague...

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Best Practices for Employee Recruiting

Best Practices for Employee Recruiting

Hiring and retaining top talent is the secret sauce to any successful business. But there's no easy formula to predict you'll attract the best candidates each time you have a job opening. Creating a consistent recruiting strategy that can be implemented at multiple levels is essential. Here are several categories to focus on when designing your recruiting strategy.

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Effective Online Recruitment Plan Strategy

Effective Online Recruitment Plan Strategy

One of the most cost-effective recruitment strategies still remains the traditional online job posting. It is also a necessary outreach method for Federal contractors who need to meet OFCCP mandates as they relate to making jobs available to protected groups, including veterans, persons with disabilities and minorities...

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Writing an Effective Job Description - A Refresher

Writing an Effective Job Description - A Refresher

An often underappreciated task by employers, equally as important as a detailed and impressive cover letter for job seekers, is developing and advertising the perfect job description. A job description should be viewed as an introduction to potential employees, one that will make a lasting impression, and can either drive further interest or propel great candidates away...

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Choosing the Right Applicant Tracking System

Choosing the Right Applicant Tracking System

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) can be a valuable part of the recruitment process; however, are not something that can be selected as a one-size fits for all corporations. There are many factors to weigh if you are considering investing in an ATS, including what are your goals in putting this in place; can it help increase the volume and caliber of resume submission; to will it streamline your recruiting process and thereby improve both efficiencies and ROI...

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Recruiting on a Tight Budget

Recruiting on a Tight Budget

Like most organizations, whether large or small, you have likely had to streamline budgets in all areas of the business, including recruiting. If you have to fill open positions with a limited budget, you need to be both highly targeted and creative in your recruitment strategy. The approach you take will determine how much you spend, if you find quality candidates and if you achieve the best ROI for your hiring budget.

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Benefits of Employing Older Workers

Benefits of Employing Older Workers

Along with the advent of spring, we're celebrating Older American's Month this May, an observation promoted each year by the Administration on Aging (AoA) to "show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities." The Bureau of Labor reports that over 40 percent of the U.S. workforce is comprised of workers age 55 and older. This fast-growing segment of the labor market...

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Is AAP part of your hiring strategy?

Is AAP part of your hiring strategy?

Affirmative action is the primary source of workplace diversity. The government's commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) put in place by President John F. Kennedy in the early 60's, promising that hiring would be done without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

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