Six strategies to improve your ability to attract and hire veterans

This week we celebrate Veteran's Day so let's remember our Vets.  According to the US General Accountability Office, about 200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year, and they have excellent skills. Hiring veterans is…

More companies are hiring the formerly incarcerated with success

The labor shortage has pushed more companies to recruit employees who have served time in prison, according to NPR and The Wall Street Journal,. There are more than 70 million formerly incarcerated people in the US. But, for employers, their…

Better work-life balance tops list of seven job candidate preferences

Criteria, a research and talent success company, has published its 2022 Candidate Experience Report. It shows the top job candidate priorities for 2022, a year of the great resignation, the US’s lowest unemployment rate since 2019 of 3.5 percent (tying a…

How you can do better, more successful job interviews

US companies have doubled the number of interviews they conduct — despite inflation and worries about recession, as indicated by June 2022’s hiring numbers. The US Department of Labor recently reported that employers added 74,000 white-collar jobs in June 2022.…

Join me at AZ Tech’s MedTech Conference

Curious to learn all about the latest medical technology innovations being developed right here in Arizona? Join me at the @aztechcouncil’s 2022 MedTech Conference on Tuesday, June 21 to hear from an accomplished line-up of healthcare innovators and the businesses…

Professionals cite key trends for HR in 2022

In a 2022 report on HR Trends, Trust Radius has concluded that most HR professionals are pleased with the success of remote work implementation and employee wellbeing. But, at the same time, HR professionals have been challenged and exhausted by…

As work reopens, studies show workers prefer remote work, especially women

Studies by Pew Research and the Labor Department show that as work reopens, most employees prefer working from home, especially women. After the pandemic, women lag men in rejoining the labor force, exacerbating our labor shortage. Preference has replaced fear…

Recruiters: Speed up your job application process or loose 92% of job applicants

I don’t need to tell you that recruiting is tough. Wages are soaring, and job opportunities are abundant. New research identifies how to change your recruiting tactics to compete. For example, if your job application process takes more than five…

Biden changes visas to retain more foriegn STEM workers. More action needed.

The Biden Administration changed US visas to retain foreign STEM students in the United States, adding 22 new eligible degree fields last Friday, Jan. 21. These new fields included data science and financial analytics. STEM industries should celebrate these additions…

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…