As U.S. employers continue to expand globally, one of the biggest challenges they encounter is talent acquisition in other countries. Different cultures, laws and expectations can make finding the right workers―or any workers―a difficult task, and mistakes can be expensive.
On August 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR and Talent Acquisiiton Manager Claire Petrie @_strclaire about HR Ghost Stories.
If you missed this excellent chat about this new hiring phenomenon that’s spooking employers everywhere, you can read all the tweets here:
Ghosting can occur in many parts of the candidate/employee lifecycle. Three points in time specifically stand out to me - the applicant, the candidate, and the new hire – where HR partners, recruiters and hiring managers can make some changes to minimize their chances of being ghosted. What is common between all three of these? The importance of timely communication!
On July 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with Talent Strategist Mary Faulkner (@mfaulkner43) about The Rise of "New Collar" Jobs and Nontraditional Talent.
If you missed this excellent chat on how employers are boosting talent acquisition efforts by removing barriers to hiring, you can read all the tweets here:
No degree? No experience? No problem.
A high demand for skills combined with a low unemployment rate have made nontraditional pools of talent an attractive option for employers looking to boost recruiting efforts.
President Donald Trump said no one wins when people with criminal backgrounds are unable to adjust to life outside prison. It’s a waste of human capital, he said.
With today’s near record-low unemployment rate, HR professionals and employers are increasingly willing to tap underrepresented groups to fill the skills gaps in the American workforce.
I admit it. I have been one of those HR people reluctant to hire ex-offenders under the assumption that once trouble – always trouble.
We are operating in one of the hottest economies with some of the lowest unemployment levels in recorded history and yet, over 34 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed and looking for work. Companies who are committed to hiring the best talent and improving the candidate experience should be committed to being inclusive and accessible to all candidates, including those with disabilities.
People are the competitive edge in organizations. Winning companies are capturing the best talent, while others are falling behind because they can’t let go of their preconceived notions about hiring. By clinging to long-standing biases, leaders risk losing out on valuable employees who don’t fit the mold.
Our prisons are broken. The United States is home to 4.4 percent of the world's population but nearly 25 percent of the world's inmates. And while the goal of incarceration is to produce law-abiding and rehabilitated citizens, 75 percent of released prisoners are arrested again after five years.
Resumes. Should they stay or should they go?
Some will argue that resumes are no longer relevant in the new world of work, and that a list of past jobs and responsibilities and a college degree can’t translate the information about skills and competencies that employers need to make the best decisions about a candidate.
SHRM board member David Windley discusses how unconscious bias can derail workplace diversity efforts.