Human Resources News & Insights

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. 

The critical onboarding mistake 67% of employers make

The vast majority of HR pros agree that a solid onboarding program that keeps employees engaged is essential to the success of new hires but, for most employers, a crucial piece is missing from their onboarding process.

Can you legally refuse to hire someone who smokes?

With health-coverage costs going up, especially for high-risk employees, more and more employers are looking at put smokers on the “need not apply” list. Is it legal?

5 ways managers drive away new hires

The old saying is true: People join companies and quit bosses. Here are some common manager mistakes that make new hires think twice. 

Are you keeping score of managers' hiring skills?

Surveys of HR pros say many hiring missteps are the result of poor interviewing and decision making skills on the part of hiring managers. One way to increase the odds of success:

Why these sources are great for referrals

Using a referral program to find new hires is nothing new. But many companies don’t take full advantage of that strategy.

4 keys for mentoring new hires

As part of companies’ orientation programs, seasoned employees often serve as mentors for new hires. It’s a strategy that’s proven to be effective — but one that can still be improved at many companies.

Answers to tricky HR questions: What’s the rule on mandatory physicals for new hires?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: What are the limitations on having new hires take physical exams as a requirement for employment?

You hired them — now pay them to quit?

You’ve spent the time and effort to recruit a great bunch of new hires. One company says your next step should be paying them to leave.

Unrealistic expectations create turnover

Having trouble with new employee turnover? One problem might be the things candidates are told during the hiring process.