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3 Ways Recruiters Can Stand Out and Get Noticed

Kara Yarnot said HR and talent acquisition teams have gotten good at “being data gatherers and data reporters.” But many still lack the confidence to present solutions or make decisions wholly based on data.

Obama Proposes Delaying Criminal History Screens in Federal Hiring

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rule would ban hiring managers—with some exceptions—from using forms that request screening information typically collected during a background investigation until later in the hiring process.

Class of 2016 College Graduate Hiring Forecast Best in 10 Years

Two-thirds of employers plan to hire from this year’s crop of college graduates, up 2 percentage points from 2015 and representing the rosiest outlook in a decade, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Indeed Dominates External Sources of Hire, Survey Finds

Austin, Texas-based job search engine Indeed continues to reign over external candidate sourcing for talent acquisition, providing more than six times as many interviews as the next largest external source.

Take Care When Recruiting from the Competition

Depending on your jurisdiction, deciding to hire an employee despite their post-employment restrictive covenants may involve taking a calculated risk that some parts of the post-employment restrictions are not enforceable.

Boost Your Recruiting on ‘Those Other’ Social Media Sites

Everyone knows about the big three—LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But the smaller, less traditional sites are emerging as alternative avenues for recruiters to introduce their companies to potential hires and to learn about them in return.

Census Settles Class-Action Lawsuit over Criminal History Screens

The U.S. Census Bureau agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming that the agency discriminated against black and Hispanic job applicants with arrest records when it conducted criminal background checks for temporary workers leading up to the 2010 census.

‘The Customer Is Always Right’—Even in Hiring?

Author and thought leader Dave Ulrich argues that HR professionals should rethink what it means to serve the customer, and then realign their organization’s talent acquisition and talent management practices accordingly.

Growing Organizations Rely on In-House Recruiters

Research finds that as organizational staff size increases, employers are more likely to have in-house recruiting specialists or talent acquisition professionals responsible for finding applicants for job openings.

Tips for Creating an Effective Onboarding Site

When employers consider building an online onboarding portal, they should first think about the core messages the website will impart to new hires and integrate those ideas into the design components.

Take Charge of Your Employment Brand and Stand Out

When combined with a compelling value proposition, an employment brand that portrays company culture, career growth opportunities and benefits can position an organization as an employer of choice.

Georgia Has Most E-Verify Users

Fourteen percent of the approximately 600,000 employers using E-Verify are located in Georgia, which ranks highest of all 50 states in the program’s usage, according to new statistics released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Stay in Touch with Former Employees; One Could Be Your Next Hire

Don’t write off former employees. Workers who leave and return have the benefit of already knowing your culture and work processes. Plus, they are likely to be advocates for your company and could be a prime source of referrals.

Job Ad Pricing Evolves

Chris Forman is the CEO and founder of StartDate Labs, the Lebanon, N.H.-based incubator that bore Appcast, a platform allowing recruiters to advertise open jobs on a pay-per-applicant basis across a network of thousands of careers sites.

How Accessible Is Your Recruiting Technology?

The Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently unveiled free online resources and toolkits to help employers improve the accessibility of their web-based job applications for job seekers with disabilities.

Hiring Ex-Offenders Has Business, Societal Impacts

Giving ex-offenders jobs is not just about sympathy, said HR consultant Max Dubroff, SHRM-SCP. “This is truly a business necessity, with a societal impact and a talent imperative for organizations wanting to grow.”

‘Moneyball’ Science and Real-World Recruiting

Here’s how to recruit like Major League Baseball’s Billy Beane: Don’t pursue the best performer. Pursue the best performer you can afford, said Tim Sackett to 2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference attendees.

Student Loan Aid Helps Employers Attract Millennials

Help with student loans and housing costs, and other nontraditional benefits, is being offered by more employers to attract and retain the best and brightest young employees.

Three Keys to Building a Recruitment Marketing Strategy

Celinda Appleby began her session by affirming what talent acquisition professionals know: “Every recruiter is a marketer,” said Appleby, global head of digital recruitment and employer brand for Oracle’s global talent acquisition team.

Know Your Role So Your Organization’s Culture Can Rock

To create a great culture, businesses can apply the same methods the rock band U2 uses to create great music, said training and development veteran Jim Knight at SHRM’s Talent Management Conference & Exposition.

How Can HR Pros and Technology Vendors Work Better Together?

Successful vendor selection and management is a process that requires trust, engagement and clear objectives, according to a panel of talent acquisition professionals and technology service providers speaking April 17 at the TAtech Industry Congress.

2017 H-1B Visa Cap Filings Set New Record

Employers filed approximately 236,000 petitions for H-1B guestworker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017, a lower total than some were predicting, but still surpassing last year’s record by 3,000, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Community College Partnerships Offer Untapped Talent Pools

A national nonprofit is partnering with community colleges around the country to develop a retail certification program that prepares primarily low-income students for successful careers in the service industry.

Implementing a Talent-Driven Recruiting Function

Most small companies use either a follow-the-leader approach to building their sourcing and recruiting processes or one based on fixing the current problem. However, neither approach works very well since they’re both reactive.

Hiring Forecast Remains Strong for Q2

The positive hiring trend seen over the last six years is forecast to continue, according to recently released labor market outlooks for the second quarter of the year.

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