Four Places to Find Overlooked Talent

As the economy added 263,000 jobs in November and unemployment was at 3.7%, it became clear that hiring defied expectations of a slowdown. There is still a demand for experienced candidates, so how do we find skilled workers in this quest for talent? A successful recruiting strategy starts with acknowledging that you won’t solve your current hiring challenges by applying the solutions of the past. Most companies compete for the same narrow set of candidates, but you can gain an edge by hunting for talent where others are not.

What are the less common sources of talent?

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Why are PERM prevailing wage determination requests and PERM application adjudications taking so long?

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently reached out to
the DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) with questions about
long PERM prevailing wage determination and PERM application filing
processing times.

These delays have been a problem for a while as both are taking 8+ months in
many cases.  In fact, a prevailing wage determination can take 11+ months in
some cases. This has resulted in PERM cases taking 20+ months from beginning
to end and individuals running out of H-1B or L-1 time.

There are three main reasons for slow PERM prevailing wage determination and
PERM application processing:...


The Forced Return to Office Leads to Quiet Quitting

The term “quiet quitting” emerged in March 2022, and refers to doing the bare minimal tasks of your job description well enough that you don’t get fired. The concept quickly went viral on TikTok. Yet it only started to gain traction as an issue of concern among business leaders when government data on productivity released in August 2022 showed a sharp and unexpected drop in Q1 and Q2 of 2022. Soon after that worrisome datapoint in August, Gallup released a survey in early September indicating that as many as half of all Americans may be quiet quitters, further exacerbating business...


Managers can make or break your DEI strategy: Here’s how to engage them in success

How can we work with managers to ensure they are part of creating a healthy and inclusive work environment that promotes diversity? Let’s look at why managers, above all others, are in a pivotal role to make DEI work—and explore the pre-emptive actions you can take to position managers as an asset rather than a detractor.

According to the 2022 Global Culture Research Report from SHRM, “Nearly 9 in 10 workers (87 percent) indicated that their manager...


14 Ways to Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences in the Workplace

Whether working in the office, remotely or on a hybrid schedule, building authentic relationships with employees is key in helping employees develop a sense of belonging in the workplace. As leaders, it can be challenging to establish relationships without seeming like you are inauthentic or prying into your employees' private lives. So, what can leaders do to develop and nurture authentic relationships across race, gender, and other differences?...


Crossing the Finish Line: How to Follow-Up After Job Interviews

Companies are eager to hire— according to the U.S. Department of Labor there are more than 10 million job openings across the country. But there may still be a lengthy wait time between a first interview and a job offer. Studies show that on average, most companies don’t make that final job offer until 24 days after the initial interview.

Instead of just stressing about whether they got the job, candidates  can use any of a variety of positive ways to keep their names on the minds of hiring managers and other decision makers. Here are five ways to follow...


How Can Companies Use DEI Initiatives to Push Back Against

A poll by NBC News and Generation Lab revealed that around half of college students wouldn’t room with someone with differing political beliefs than theirs. In addition, even more students said they wouldn’t date someone who voted for a different candidate than they did. Alongside these statistics were others that revealed, perhaps unsurprisingly, record lows of trust in public institutions.


While the poll was of college students, it’s certainly reflective of the current political climate in the U.S. in general: widespread polarization equating to a line drawn in the sand between neighbors, family members,...


The Business Case for Leaders Promoting the New Boosters

With a triple pandemic of COVID, flu, and RSV hitting the US hard this winter with an explosion of cases, business executives need to take the lead on promoting the newly-updated boosters. Doing so will help reduce the number of sick days taken by their workers, minimize COVID outbreaks and superspreader events in their companies, reduce employee fears about returning to the office, and position executives as trustworthy participants in stakeholder capitalism.

Research shows that the new boosters from Pfizer and Moderna, which are bivalent - meaning they target both Omicron and the original COVID strain - are very safe,...


Closing Out 2022: 13 To-Do Items These HR Leaders Are Focused On

From establishing the Process and Procedure Documentation Process to prioritizing your EOY opportunities, here are the 13 answers to the question, "As we get ready to close out 2022, what is one thing on your HR to-do list that you want to complete before the year ends and why?"

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Why You Need to Fail if You’re Going to Lead – And Other Lessons from a Top Gun Pilot

A relationship with failure is something most of us spend our lives striving to avoid. We’re prone to highlighting our best moments, whether on social media or in a job interview. You know: “my greatest weakness is that I try too hard.” When it comes to work, whether you’re in a competitive industry or a workplace demanding growth, admitting to failure is seen as problematic if not disastrous. Why take the risk?