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Why Should You Hire a Veteran?

Posted by Michael D. Haberman

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You may have heard of companies hiring veterans to fill open positions, but have you ever wondered if your company should be one of them? This article will explore the upside and the downside of hiring ex-military members. I have to admit that I am from a family with a long history of serving in the military. For a variety of reasons, I did not serve. However, I spent 10 years as a recruiting manager, and during that time I hired people with military backgrounds for both white collar and blue collar positions. So, read on to get the benefit of my perspective. What Is the Upside? There are many misperceptions about hiring ex-military personnel. I have dealt with managers who had objections such as: they will be too rigid; they don’t ha [...]
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Improving the Employee Experience: Workplace as a Differentiator

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Gone are the days when companies could attract candidates by just offering a competitive salary. Today’s jobseeker is attracted to companies that boast a creative office space, superb health benefits, and perks that range from free lunch on Fridays to in-house massage therapy. Although they may seem frivolous, benefits and perks like these are priorities for candidates today. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 57 percent of respondents said that benefits and perks are one of their main considerations before accepting an offer, and 79 percent said they would prefer new benefits to a salary increase. Better perks means happier employees, which means higher levels of job satisfaction and increased productivity. In fact, a recent [...]
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Employer Branding Is Everywhere (As It Should Be)

Posted by Chris Fields

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On the eSkill Assessments Blog, we bring you topical articles with historical contexts to help HR professionals use this information in their everyday worlds. Today, we will talk about the latest and hottest topic in our field, “Employer Branding.” Employer branding is all over social media and featured at HR conferences worldwide, but why? It’s not a new concept, but currently this buzz phrase cannot be avoided. What Is Employer Branding Anyway? According to Wikipedia, employer branding is “commonly used to describe an organization's reputation as an employer, as opposed to its more general corporate brand reputation. The term was first used in the early 1990s and has since become widely adopted by the global management comm [...]
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Snapchat for Recruiting: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Kelly Painter

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When Snapchat launched in 2011, few recruiters would have predicted that it would become one of their favorite recruitment tools. From it's inception as an odd little app that erased images a few seconds after they were sent, it has evolved into a unique storytelling tool and the premier social network for the younger generations. Using social media for recruiting is nothing new, but Snapchat’s strange world of self-destructing snaps and 24-hour stories is one that many recruiters have hesitated to engage with. But as more and more talented young people (and savvy recruiters) flock to the platform, learning how to use Snapchat as a recruitment tool is no longer optional. How Snapchat Works Snapchat is definitely one of the more [...]
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The Gig Economy and How It’s Influencing Your Workforce [part 2]

Posted by Michael D. Haberman

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In a previous article, we defined the gig economy and exposed some of the challenges it implies for HR. This article will continue to explore these challenges, focusing on the gig economy's impact on workers and governments.. Challenges for Workers While some workers have embraced the gig economy, not all have. As I wrote in another blog, Future Friday: The Independent Contractor will NOT rule by 2020:  “As we have seen in many lawsuits to date, many workers are just not ready to be gig economy workers. As people have sued Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, and others, it is clear there are many people not yet willing to take on independence. Sure, they are willing to take on part-time work. People have done that for a long time, but they [...]
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The Gig Economy and How It’s Influencing Your Workforce [part 1]

Posted by Michael D. Haberman

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There is a growing movement in the United States, actually the world, of people working independently from traditional employment constraints. This “gig” economy, as it has come to be called, has its roots in the increasing use of freelance contractors and entrepreneurs. Although there have been some legal setbacks to the gig economy in the last couple of years, make no mistake—that train has left the station and there is no turning back. HR departments, their companies, governments, and employees themselves will have to adapt to this different way of working together. A Definition The term “gig economy” has been bandied about and most of us have heard it, but what is its official definition? According to the website WhatIs.co [...]
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The Lowdown on Brexit, Recruiting and HR

Posted by Chris Fields

You've probably heard of Brexit by now, but do you really know what it means? Since the announcement of Britain's exit from the European Union, the global stock market crashed, and then the next day it recovered. And all of a sudden there were no shortage of articles asking, "How will Brexit impact recruiting?" What is the European Union? Before predicting the Brexit consequences on recruiting and HR, it's important to understand what the European Union is all about and who's involved.  There are several origin stories of the EU, starting after World War II when European leaders created the European Movement International. Then, in 1957, it grew when Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed a treaty k [...]
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4 Reasons Why You Should Test Seasonal Workers

Posted by Eric Friedman

Summer is a time when many companies need additional help, so they hire seasonal workers to meet their demands. The bulk of these seasonal hires are high school and college students looking for summer jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth workforce increases sharply between April and July every year. Last summer, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that the number of 16- to 24-year-old workers reached 23.2 million, an increase of 13.5 percent from the previous year. These young people hit the job market when the school year ends, some for the very first time and with little to no previous work experience. However, the fact that they have no work experience doesn't mean they don't possess the skill [...]
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