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How to Fix a Skills Mismatch

Posted by Kristina Minyard

What does it mean to have a skills mismatch? A skills mismatch is the gap between an individual’s job skills and the demands of the job itself. With currently low unemployment rates and an evolving job market where overly specific training may become irrelevant, our organization is more than likely experiencing the pains of a skills mismatch, but you can work to fix this. Write better job descriptions. Take the time to write a thorough job description that speaks clearly to your intended audience. Give your supervisors and hiring managers time explore what skills are actually needed for a new hire to start contributing right away. For example, if your company posts a position that requires two years of previous experience, ask “W [...]
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Diversity’s Impact on Recruitment

Posted by Annie Grace Wilson

Corporate leaders have embraced the proven research that shows a diverse workforce yields better results. Meeting EEOC requirements is part of the equation that recruiters must consider as they hire capable, team-oriented employees who come from a variety of backgrounds. A Forbes study attributed workforce diversity as the driving force responsible for improved innovation and growth. Recruiting Capable and Qualified Candidates The challenge recruiters face is how they can best assess a candidate's ability to do a job by using tests that are not biased against certain protected groups and that will provide accurate test results. Skills and abilities tests must meet EEOC requirements. Cognitive tests are used to evaluate an appli [...]
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5 Ways Recruiters Can Use Big Data to Find the Best Candidates

Posted by Olivia Ryan

Human resources have changed drastically with the rise of IT and data science. Modern recruiters don’t waste time searching for the best candidates on their own. Instead, they use big data to find new talents and keep potential applicants informed about the company’s job opportunities. Recruiting software enables HR managers to avoid generic searches, so now they can post positions and filter applicants based on a number of highly specific preferences. This is very important because studies prove that businesses that use a maturity model, perform 30% better than their peers on the market. If you want to improve recruiting, you should also exploit the new technology. In this post, we will show you 5 ways recruiters should use big [...]
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How has eSkill prepared for the GDPR?

Posted by Eric Friedman

At eSkill, we take compliance very seriously. For GDPR, we are working to ensure that we are compliant with the rules laid out by the law, and that we provide product functionality that enables our customers to remain compliant. eSkill collects data to operate effectively and to provide you with the best experiences while using our products. You provide some of this data directly, such as when you take an eSkill test, create an eSkill account, interact with the website, or contact us for support. We collect some of this data by using cookies, and we also obtain data from third parties. Information can be collected from the website and blog, directly from our customers, and from the customers’ test takers through several for [...]
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Time to Hire and Train – a Never-ending Story in the World of HR

Posted by Eric Friedman

According to a Linkedin Report on 2018 Global Recruiting Trends, recruiters can more easily discover talent by focusing on diversity, new interviewing tools, data and artificial intelligence. In the following article we will discuss the interviewing tools and how they can leverage the time component from the selection process. Hunt Scanlon Media recently reported that employers will face increasing challenges to find and retain employees. These challenges begin with the hiring process: “Seventy five percent of employer responses stated that their hiring process, from initial interview to offer, takes more than three weeks, while the vast majority of professionals surveyed felt it should take two weeks at most.” eSkill Corporat [...]
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Making a Positive Impact on the Healthcare Talent Crisis

Posted by Chris Fields

Talent shortages affect many industries, but the inability to find workers in the healthcare industry is more of a talent crisis than a shortage. Since December of 2010, ten thousand Baby Boomers a day turn 65 years old – and this will continue for the next 10 years! Most physicians are able to see 18 patients per day, and, if those physicians work 240 days per year and if their patients each visit twice per year, then those doctors will have 2,160 visits per year. (source) Nurses are overworked as well. The Bureau of Labor & Statistics predicts that there will be more than one million nursing positions to be filled by 2024--that’s only 6 years away, and finding nurses to fill positions is a problem today. In fact, the nursing [...]
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The struggle with skills testing is real. What our customers say about eSkill…

Posted by Eric Friedman

Janet Bryan is the District Manager at Universal Staffing, Inc. She shares how her company struggled with skills testing before switching to eSkill. “It’s been a couple of years since we used Prove It! One of the issues we had in using Prove It! was that it was technically very glitchy.”    Imagine this… “We would send the tests to a candidate and expect them to take them over the weekend or even overnight. We’d come in Monday, or the next morning, to see that there were NO scores.  When we would contact the applicant to find out why, and they would tell us something like… ‘The program froze mid-test and I couldn’t continue” or “I never even got a link to start!” We would sometimes have to email a link [...]
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How Human Resource Professionals Can Hire Freelancers

Posted by Makeda Waterman

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Did you know 35% of the workforce are freelancers? The top organizations around the world are discovering the benefits of hiring freelancers who work in graphic design, writing, healthcare, human resources and consulting. Since freelancers are not company employees, you will not have to cover their vacation pay, employee benefits, and sick leave. If your company is considering finding freelancers to work on-site or from home, here are some effective ways to find top talent. 5 ONLINE RESOURCES TO FIND FREELANCERS Freelance Websites As a freelancer, I search for work opportunities on freelance websites. A few sites to consider are Freelancemyway, Upwork, and Guru. They offer a list of freelancers who have a variety of skills, along [...]
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