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Seasonal Hiring in the Modern Age
Every holiday season provides companies with unique challenges and opportunities. This year, retailers are recognizing the shift in our shopping habits by bringing on the seasonal staff needed to fulfill online orders. Three of America’s largest retailers announced they will collectively hire an estimated 240,000 seasonal workers, with 20,000 of those dedicated to staffing seasonal […]
How to Make Background Screenings Part of a Winning HR Strategy
Time is a finite resource, especially during the hiring process. Even though you might prefer your top candidate to get on the schedule as soon as possible, it’s important to be diligent as you vet their qualifications. But when it comes to more time-intensive steps like pre-employment screenings, if you don’t move fast enough, the […]
3 Pillars of a Successful Recruiting Strategy
Your company’s success is built, moment by moment and decision by decision, by the employees who join your organization. But complicated, confusing or reactive recruiting efforts make it harder for your managers to bring the right talent to your team – and could even scare away top candidates altogether! Attention to a handful of tried-and-true […]
3 Best Practices for Seasonal Hiring
The way you hire your employees directly impacts the experience your customers receive. Seasonal workers are certainly no exception! But many best practices are, in this case, dictated by the temporary nature of the work. With that in mind, here’s a quick rundown to help outline the best course of action for organizations with seasonal […]
The Time to Start Seasonal Hiring? Now!
How soon do you need to start recruiting for this year’s seasonal hires? Likely well before you think you do. Kohl’s, for example, announced open seasonal positions in July. Competition for seasonal employees this year is expected to be tight, just as it has been in the last few years. If you’re late to the […]
A Perfect Fit: How a Winning Culture Creates a Winning Team
According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017, 80% of talent acquisition leaders believe their employer brand has a noticeable impact on their ability to hire and retain great talent. Look no further than college sports for a prime example of this effect. College athletic recruiters build teams known for winning by leveraging an unrivaled brand to […]
3 Ways to Ensure Your Business Makes the Hiring Grade
Fresh from college, members of the class of 2019 are ready to make a difference, walking off the graduation stage and hitting the real world. Or is the real world hitting them? Research suggests it might be a little of both. According to CareerBuilder, about 80% of employers are looking to hire recent college graduates. […]
2 Ways the Traditional Interview Is Getting a Makeover
For many business leaders, the traditional interviewing process has some baggage. Sure, meeting a prospective hire face-to-face is an important step in the talent acquisition process, but the rise in attrition and increased competition for top talent can make even the smoothest interviews seem fraught with time-wasting steps. With changes such as more casual business […]
Get in the Game: 3 Things Company Recruiters Can Learn From Collegiate Recruiters
It’s one of sport’s greatest spectacles. Huge upsets, game-winning shots, Cinderella stories and watching teams get picked for the “big dance.” The hard work, the highs and lows, and the “singular” athletes turning into one team – all help build momentum that carries into the postseason and beyond. For employers, that same momentum is something […]
Sourcing Talent: 5 Steps to Recruiting Great Employees for Your Restaurant
Ever cheered as your favorite college football team snagged a big-time prospect through top-notch recruiting? Though lacking the same amount of publicity, recruiting great restaurant talent requires the same amount of effort that coaches put into recruiting athletes. You need top talent on your roster to drive performance, just as a coach needs the best […]
7 Action Items Your New-Hire Checklist May Be Missing
This blog is part of our ongoing how-to series, designed to help you tackle big initiatives and challenges with confidence. To see other blogs in this series, click here. It’s expensive and time consuming to hire someone, so you want to make sure your new hires stick around. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do […]
2 Ways Your Employees’ Opinion Sways Consumer Behavior, for Good or Bad
Your company’s brand and external reputation may not seem like an HR concern at first, but in this age of technology and social media, the voices of your people actually may be your most important asset. The way your employees and even job candidates view your company influences the opinions of their online and offline […]