Seven tips to improve sourcing passive job candidates

Many recruiting colleagues have told me their organizations do not know how to source passive job candidates -- that is, someone who is not actively looking for work. They depend on posting jobs on LinkedIn or Indeed, hoping active candidates…

Six strategies to improve your ability to attract and hire veterans

This week we celebrate Veteran's Day so let's remember our Vets. About 200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year, and they have excellent skills. Hiring veterans is a smart recruiting strategy. In addition, companies…

Dramatic changes are rocking the recruiting world

Jobvite’s annual survey of hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals shows that recruiters face a dramatic shift from last year, when layoffs dominated the first half of the year and recruiting budgets were cut. Today, the US is experiencing a…

Five strategies to overcome the US’s labor shortage of the 2020s

The US economy is in an unusual position, and so are employers. Demand is strong. Consumers are flush with cash and spending more. Vaccinations rates are rising, and Covid19 cases have fallen by a third across the country. Normally, we…

Google’s Job Search changes requires action and will improve applicant experiences

Google has changed its Jobs Search function in ways that have either already gone into effect or will take place on October 1. The new system should improve the experience of  job searching. However, these changes will require recruiters to…

Economists find discrimination in recruiting by race and gender. We can change it.

Economists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago last week released the results of a discrimination audit of 108 companies. The audit revealed that entry-level applications from candidates with a “Black name” get fewer callbacks than…

Generation Z is highly practical. Five tips for recruiting our first digitally native generation.

The labor shortage in the US will be long-lasting because of low birth rates, retiring baby boomers, immigration that is not up to the demand for skilled and unskilled labor, and the difficulties of automating professional services. To overcome these…

Seven solutions to overcome the double tsunami of labor shortages and rocking wages.

The turnover tsunami of 9.3 million US open jobs is now being joined by a new storm: labor wage increases. Total private sector US wages are now up 7.9 percent from February 2020, and the wages for low-wage earners in…

Structured interviews lead to great hires.

A client called asking for a referral for a behavioral interviewing vendor. While I applauded her initiative to improve the interview skills of her hiring managers, I had to ask, "Why behavioral interviewing?" It ran its course ten years ago,…

Recruiter survey reveals dramatically changing post-pandemic recruiting and technology priorities.

Jobvite’s latest annual survey of hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals shows many critical differences one year after the coronavirus pandemic. Recruiting priorities have changed.  Due to the lack of skilled candidates and competition from other employers, the quality of…