Human Resources News & Insights

Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting and hiring are two sides of the same coin – together, they’re the process of finding, screening, interviewing, selecting and training a person for a specific job. And in today’s market, it’s harder than ever to land the perfect candidate.

Need to attract millennials? Offer student loan benefits

If you want to attract and retain millennials, it’s all about the benefits. And no perks are more sought after among this group than student loan benefits. In this post, guest author Alyssa Schaefer, the chief marketing officer of Laurel Road, a national online lender, explains why employers can’t wait to roll out student loan benefits […] [MORE]

85% of resumes contain lies: 3 ways to spot and stop them

  It’s not surprising some job applicants feel the need to embellish their resumes to get a better shot at a job. But the exact number — now 85% — has risen dramatically over the past few years. 

Hiring in today’s labor market: 4 candidate ‘red flags’ you may want to overlook

When the job market was at its worst, recruiters could afford to be more selective with candidates they chose to interview. But, in this tight labor market, recruiters need to find ways to widen their hiring pools. 

Recruiting 2.0: Don’t break these 3 rules when you’re texting new talent

More and more recruiters are communicating with talent through text messaging. It’s faster than email, and candidates appreciate being kept in the loop throughout the hiring process. 

From cocktail requests to naps: The 10 worst job-interview performances

With half of employers making their minds up about candidates within the first five minutes of the interview, both parties know how important it is to make a good first impression.

The risky hiring shortcut nearly half of HR pros are taking

Study after study confirms that an alarming number of applicants are blatantly lying on their resumes, and a new study reveals many of these folks are likely to get away with it. 

How video content management systems are transforming HR

Because the job of the HR professional is constantly expanding because of the complexities associated with organizing and prioritizing so many detailed procedures, more employers are turning to video content management systems for help. If you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of this system, guest author Sean Gordon, the CEO of HIRENAMI, an HR […] [MORE]

Job candidates scheduling interviews without involving HR? There’s an app for that

Instead of HR and recruiters wading through a sea of applications, imagine job candidates being able to schedule an in-person interview as soon as they apply.

Feds’ new I-9 enforcement push: 4 ways to protect your company

Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons.

Get the perfect candidate: 4 ways to write more effective job descriptions

When it comes to job postings, the search process can be a little overwhelming. And when candidates are overwhelmed, it winds up hurting the hiring companies.