Reap Benefits Beyond the Call of Duty by Hiring a Veteran

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On Saturday, November 11, America will once again celebrate Veterans Day. Many of us will pay a visit to a nearby veterans hospital, bringing comfort and brightening the day for elderly and injured servicemen and women. And many of us will show our appreciation by laying flowers on the graves of those who bravely sacrificed their very lives to defend our nation.

There’s something else you may also want to do this year: Hire a veteran. Here’s a brief look at the wealth of advantages they can contribute to your organization.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting – Salvation at Last?

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How exactly can AI specifically help recruiting? By reducing time to hire, improving the quality of hire, and making the experience for job candidates far better.

Integrated within an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), AI can review resumes, select qualified candidates for interview, and schedule meetings. In the process, it can also review candidates who applied for, but were not chosen for, other positions – yet may offer the right qualifications for a different role.

After Breast Cancer: How to Handle the Gap on Your Resume to Get Back to Work

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As the next and hopefully final phase of your journey with breast cancer begins: the return to work. Others may have fought the disease while still on the job. You, on the other hand, needed months or years off to undergo debilitating cancer treatment. Or maybe you were caring for a loved one fighting the disease. In either case, your Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) benefit ran out, you quit or lost your job, and now with a good prognosis, you are ready and eager to get back to work. Time to update that resume and hit the job boards.

Except the break created a lengthy employment gap on your resume that sticks out like a sore thumb. Will your hiatus guarantee you’ll automatically be eliminated from the competition to get a job for which you’re ideally suited? Should you try to hide or come up with creative excuses for your time unemployed?

Comparing Extended Workforce Screening in the U.S., EMEA, and APAC

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It’s fascinating – and informative – to review the findings from the American editions of our 10th Annual Employment Screening Benchmark Report with those from our European/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific Regions. We’re literally – and figuratively – oceans apart in many areas, but according to the many thousands of hiring professionals we’ve surveyed around the world, also share many of the same perspectives and practices in conducting increasingly-critical background checks.

Take a look at how we compare verifying the backgrounds of The Extended Workforce: independent contractors, contingent and temporary workers, volunteers, and vendor representatives. The results may surprise you.