Hiring in a High-Unemployment, Post-COVID World

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As the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses resume operating, many of the more than 40 million unemployed Americans may be knocking on your door. So perhaps before the wave comes in, now would be a good time to review some tips on how to rethink and possibly refashion recruitment policies and interview practices to adapt […]

Desperate Times Call for Prudent Measures

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If there’s a silver lining to all this, COVID-19 has created significant hiring opportunities in myriad fields.  The candidate pool is now brimming with talent who have been furloughed or laid off, and a great many companies have had to significantly increase hiring to meet the demand created by the shift in the public’s buying […]

Honoring Our Veterans

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Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Monday, November 11. As we do each year, we’ll show our appreciation for the sacrifices courageous Americans have made over the decades. We’ll join our neighbors to attend colorful parades of American military personnel, past and present, who committed years of their lives to defend and protect […]

3 Tips for Finding More Employees (But Not More Risk) In a Talent Shortage

3 Tips for Finding More Employees (But Not More Risk) In a Talent Shortage

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This is the first of a two-part series addressing talent acquisition strategies in a time of record-low unemployment. Earlier this month, the July jobs report confirmed what human resources departments already knew: There simply are not enough qualified job candidates to fill open positions. At 3.7%, the unemployment rate has remained consistently low for months […]

College Degree Required? How 1990s of You!

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If you had the chance, would you hire a candidate as smart and driven as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ralph Lauren, Steve Jobs or Abe Lincoln? Just curious because if your job posting said a college degree was required, that prerequisite would have discouraged them from even applying. So long, potential genius, but step right […]