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What’s an Off-Boarding Strategy? And Other Questions from This Week

This week, while you were busy wondering what it’s like to work with John Stamos…… Continue reading >>

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Is formal business wear going the way of the dinosaur?

Are Office Dress Codes Going Out of Fashion?

Do the impeccably-clad Don Drapers of the world continue to dominate workplace fashion? Or have leaders like Mark Zuckerberg inspired employers everywhere to ditch formal attire by making the ultra casual jeans and hoodies an office dress code staple?

Remember the time Zuck caused a stir when he wore a black hoodie to a Facebook investor meeting? Well, can you really blame him? Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Trends

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The No. 1 Reason Candidates Decline Job Offers Is…

They got a better one.

According to the most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, 46 percent of recruiters say the top reason candidates decline a job offer is because they received another offer. The second biggest reason? Thirty percent of recruiters said compensation and benefits offered were not in line with the candidate’s expectations. The good news is that, according to 77 percent of recruiters, candidates decline a job offer less than 10 percent of the time; however, that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when they do. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Factor

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Am I Bad at Interviewing? And Other Questions from This Week

This week, while you were busy wondering if Oprah’s at home…channeling Austin Powers and asking yourself, “Who throws a shoe?”… or debating whether or not to spend $100 on a grilled cheese sandwich… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

Does a little change really change a lot? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Trends

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Skilling Them Softly: How to Evaluate Candidates’ Soft Skills

Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.

Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important. Continue reading >>

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In Case You Missed It: Five Predictions for the Future of Staffing

Thanks to increasing client demands, evolving technology, global expansion and new legal requirements, the staffing industry is changing before our very eyes, according to Barry Asin, President of the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

Asin delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum last March, where he highlighted some of the most pressing challenges staffing executives face today. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Staffing & Recruiting

Finding the Next Steve Jobs

What Will U.S. Hiring Look Like in Q2? Check Out the New Job Forecast

It may be hard to predict what we feel like eating for dinner tonight, but thankfully we’re able to forecast what the hiring landscape will look like in the second quarter of 2014.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals, U.S. hiring is expected to remain consistent with what we saw last year this time. Continue reading >>

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Workforce Diversity

The Untapped Power of Workforce Diversity

When interviewing a candidate for a job, have you ever asked yourself, “Would I mind being stuck with this person in an airport during a snowstorm?”

If so, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, 80 percent of staffing in elite professional services in the United States use this so-called “airport test” to evaluate job candidates, according to Noreena Hertz in her book, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Insights & Trends

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Companies Spend More On Coffee Than Training. Wait, What?

Nearly half of U.S. companies spend less than $68 per day on training employees, which means they spend more on coffee than training, according to The Talent Equation.

Anyone who knows me understands that I’m more addicted to caffeine than the average person, but even I think it’s time for companies to get their priorities straight.

The’re no denying the pain felt due to a lack of training in many industries, including health care and sales. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor

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What Happens If the CEO Quits? And More Questions from this Week

This week, while you were busy wondering how you can get the last nine years of your life back…speculating about who will replace David Lettermansecond-guessing your pick-up tactics…or asking yourself, “Did I maybe take a wrong turn somewhere and end up in the wrong hearing?”… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

What happens if the CEO quits? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Trends

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the March 2014 Jobs Report

If you live in a city like Chicago where the weather is constantly freezing and dreary in flux, your reaction to a sunny 40-degree day is, “Eh…it’s not ideal, but we’ll take it.” That’s the type of reaction economic experts had to the March jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following the past few winter months that consistently fell short of expectations. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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