Recruitment & Retention Articles

After you've spent resources onboarding your new employees, the true task becomes retaining them. Finding top talent and keeping them around is what makes most growing businesses competitive. New technology and the changing workforce is shifting the age-old processes HR managers have relied on.


Building a corporate culture is often considered optional for business leaders, but not for José Almeida, the chief executive of Baxter International (BAX, -0.14%).

If you throw out your preconceived notions, your talent acquisition department will find plenty of value in previously untapped talent pools.

Cars, fashion, and music all have evolved over the years – and so has the typical career journey for today’s employees. While our grandparents may have started and finished their careers at one company, it’s hard to imagine an industry where that is the norm today.

Talent Acquisition Professionals build empires and change lives. Unfortunately, too often our profession gets a bad rap, a reputation driven by the actions and behaviors of those in our profession with the wrong motivation, or those who just don’t know any better. In order for our profession to advance, this needs to change.

It’s human nature to wonder what people are saying about you when you’re not around. After all, there’s nothing that feels worse than walking up to a group of people who all stop talking when they see you. What were they saying about you? Do you have spinach in your teeth?

Employee turnover. Paid leave analysis. Years of service. Gender pay gap. Cost of absence. The list of common HR reports goes on and on. Yet despite how important this information is for your business, getting HR reports noticed can be a challenge.

With the start of the new year comes the opportunity to update, refresh and modernize your resume, LinkedIn profile and job-search letters. Whether you're actively looking for a new job or just want to be prepared in case a great opportunity presents itself, having up-to-date career marketing communications is essential.

I love music. Love good songs. And I love to sing. It's safe to say the songs I usually like best are those with a strong vocal lead.

In early December, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., took the reins of the Society for Human Resource Management as its new CEO. As the HR and benefits landscape has already seen some dramatic changes in recent years, Taylor says the industry should expect to make some changes going forward.

There has been a shift of considerable proportion in the workforce, as millennials are eclipsing Baby Boomers and Gen X. Many things are changing in the workplace, including benefits packages and incentives. As every one person out of three currently working is a millennial, their wants – especially relating to the “goodies” beyond standard employee compensation that an employee reaps from a company – must be considered.

Employee mentoring in the workplace is a good thing. It has been around for years, and employee mentoring will continue to be a big part of the future for many businesses. According to Mentorpitch.com, three out of four Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in place. Many small and midsize companies are catching on to the concept, too.

Every year, Gallup releases State of the American Manager, its analysis of the current condition of managerial expertise. The latest results, released December 2017, contained several new conclusions, but the grim fact remains: little has changed with the state of the management in the United States.

Employee recruiting is never easy, especially if you’re targeting a specific subset of worker. With millennials poised to take over the job market in the next decade, what industries will have the highest concentration of younger generations in coming years?

How to Onboard: Take Time to Reflect

Now it’s time to reflect on every first day you’ve experienced, to return to the new hire you once were. Whether your memories of those days are good or bad, embarrassing or empowering, they hold key insights to what information your newest employees will need as they begin their first day as a member of your organization.

Employee recruiting has been likened to hunting, and there is a saying that you go hunting where the ducks are. Translated into recruitment, you go looking for candidates where you are most likely to find them. These days, that means the internet and social media.

How to market your office culture as an attraction for new employees

Traditionally, the Human Resources department was in charge of recruiting and onboarding for most organizations. These days, automation and technology are taking over those tasks. What will HR’s role be in the changing recruiting landscape?

“Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years, according to the Future Workplace ‘Multiple Generations @ Work’ survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers.” - Forbes

Hiring in 2018: Why Neurodiversity Matters

At its core, diversity acknowledges that every person comes from a different background and that this background and the unique experiences that make up the fabric of someone’s life combine to produce a one-of-a-kind worldview.

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