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During the month of November, the U.S. traditionally celebrates Veterans Day, focusing attention on those who have served our country through military service. It is a time to reflect not only on their contributions but also on their post-service needs, which have evolved over the years. One key challenge today, for example, is how to successfully seek employment after service.

December 6, 2011

When it comes to using social media websites for recruiting - what we call social recruiting - how far is too far? Beyond learning the hard way what works and what doesn’t, there are some best practices emerging to help recruiters know when they’ve pushed the proverbial envelope too far. And hiring professionals are discovering a new line of recruiting applications and tools built into applicant tracking software to help them rise above the same old hashtag to better identify, connect with and place viable candidates.

3 Lessons Learned from the Trenches

December 2, 2011

This is part one of a series of SHRM Poll findings on how the economic recession is impacting employers in the U.S. In the current labor market, over one-half (52%) of employers reported difficulty recruiting for specific jobs that are open in their organization. This research examines what types of basic knowledge and applied skill gaps employers are experiencing with job applicants, as well as which job categories have been difficult to fill.

Research
November 18, 2011

Employers need to step up and rally around the nation’s military community by enhancing efforts to attract, recruit, support and retain veterans and their families in a proactive manner so all can better meet their responsibilities at home and at work.

News Updates
November 16, 2011

Employers want to tap into the technical and communication skills and leadership abilities of returning veterans, according to a survey conducted for CareerBuilder and released on the eve of Veterans Day 2011.

The findings are from a survey conducted in August and September 2011 with 2,874 full-time U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals in the public and private sectors. Twenty percent said they are recruiting U.S. veterans to work for their organizations.

Research
November 16, 2011

Billy Beane, chief human resources officer? 

News Updates
November 14, 2011

NEW ORLEANS—General Electric’s Junior Officer Leadership Program (JOLP) is a tool for attracting and integrating one of the largest overlooked sources of talent—military service professionals transitioning into civilian careers, according to Susan Schieren.

November 9, 2011

While some employers fear the challenges of hiring employees with post-traumatic stress disorder, simple accommodations can improve the chance of success.  

During his combat tour in Iraq, Richard Martin was nearly killed by a rocket that exploded 20 feet away. The guy in front of him wasn’t so lucky.

“The rocket hit the ground in front of me, and it blew off both of his legs,” Martin recalls.

News Updates
November 8, 2011

Whole Foods Employees Vote for New Hires

Every new hire at a Whole Foods store is subject to a peer-based selection process. The newbie is provisionally assigned to a team, for example in bakery or produce, pending a 4-week trial and a team vote. After the trial period, that team votes on the newbie’s suitability and ultimately his or her fate. A two-thirds majority vote is needed to achieve a full-time slot on the team.

Pret a Manger Employees Vote Too

November 8, 2011

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was invited, along with nearly 30 private-sector companies, to Capitol Hill recently to discuss the challenges employers face in finding and hiring returning U.S. military personnel for civilian jobs.

The meeting was a three-hour Veterans Employment Summit that the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted in September 2011.

News Updates
November 7, 2011

U.S. starting salaries for white collar professionals will increase an average of 3.4 percent in 2012, according to a forecast by staffing firm Robert Half International. Technology positions are projected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 4.5 percent increase in base compensation. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to the research.

News Updates
November 4, 2011

One-third of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) say remote work arrangements—such as telecommuting and working from satellite offices—have increased at their companies in the prior three years, according to a survey by staffing services firm Accountemps.

The 2011 survey drew on telephone interviews with 1,400 CFOs across the U.S.
 

Research
November 3, 2011

This survey examines hiring and recruiting trends across a six-month spectrum. The results for the fourth quarter of 2011 show that while jobs are being created at some companies, the pace will slacken as the end of the year approaches, and some employers are still struggling to find workers with skills that match their available positions.

Research
November 2, 2011

I am a very lucky Human Resources professional. I began my career in the glamorous world of administration. I typed up timecards at a candy factory. I completed the VETS 100 and EE0-1 reports by hand. Yes, computers existed back in 1995. No, my employer saw no value in them.

November 1, 2011

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of HR professionals polled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in August 2010, said they align their organization’s diversity efforts with business goals and objectives. And when asked about the importance of various outcomes of diversity practices, respondents placed business results, such as profits and competitiveness, ahead of HR-related outcomes such as recruitment, retention and employee opinion survey results.

News Updates
October 27, 2011

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of HR professionals polled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in August 2010, said they align their organization’s diversity efforts with business goals and objectives. And when asked about the importance of various outcomes of diversity practices, respondents placed business results, such as profits and competitiveness, ahead of HR-related outcomes such as recruitment, retention and employee opinion survey results.

News Updates
October 27, 2011

The majority of law associates and attorneys of counsel” who make partner at U.S.-based law firms are white men, despite the growing presence of women and minorities within the law firm population, according to Vault/Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Law Firm diversity data released Sept. 27, 2011.

News Updates
October 26, 2011

Lost in all the buzzwords and best practices about social media recruiting is a simple fact: it’s supposed to be fun.  In the olden days of faxed resumes, form cover letters and cold calling, engaging talent could be a chore.  But new methodologies have developed along with new mediums.  As more and more employers are finding out, the business of work doesn’t have to feel like, well, work at all.

October 25, 2011


Fortune 500 companies, such as Boeing Co., Coca-Cola Co., IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Verizon, Inc., continue to pave the way for engaging women and minority employees.

News Updates
October 10, 2011


The workforce is aging around the world. Estimates indicate that by 2050, the number of people over the age of 60 will exceed the number of those in younger generations. Experts say companies should prepare now for this global shift.

Yet what most U.S. companies don’t realize, experts say, is that they need to reduce the chance of financial and legal problems arising with these employees—a group more subject to disabilities than younger workers.

Research
October 7, 2011