• There Was a Nursing Shortage Before the Pandemic, and It Is About to Get Much Worse

    Since long before COVID-19, there has been a nursing shortage in America. I've witnessed it firsthand while working in recruiting for 33 years. In fact, I've spent the last 13 years as a career matchmaker who pairs international nurses with healthcare facilities across the country. You might be wondering why we would need to bring nurses in ... […]

  • Hiring May Be an Urgent Priority, But You Can't Cut Corners When It Comes to Background Checks

    If you are hiring right now, you are likely doing so with some urgency. Many hospitals, online retailers, gig economy companies, and staffing firms are hiring at accelerated rates to keep up with current demands. Even organizations that don't have imminent hiring needs are planning to staff up rapidly as states begin to reopen. Hiring is likely to move quickly as the lockdowns lift, and employers are now evaluating their screening processes to ensure they can properly vet candidates without creating ... […]

  • 15 Incentives That Will Bring Top Candidates to Your Pipeline

    Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: In your experience, what incentives are top candidates most looking for today? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's ... […]

  • Virtual Hiring Is Here to Stay — Here's How to Get It Right

    Over the last few weeks, the way we work has completely changed. Organizations have swiftly adopted work-from-home policies to ensure business continuity, and despite the uncertainty surrounding the economy, some companies and industries are experiencing high hiring demands. As a result, managers are scrambling to implement hiring models that accommodate the current virtual landscape. According to a recent forecast from Global Workplace Analytics, 25-30 percent of the workforce will ... […]

  • 5 HR Trends and Techniques to Consider Implementing This Year

    The modern workplace is nothing like it was 20 years ago. To retain talent, companies have started turning the workplace into a more people-focused environment, and we have human resources professionals to thank for that. They understood that, for a business to be successful, it needs to shift its focus toward the engine that powers any company: the human element. 2020 marks the start of a new decade, a decade that seems to follow t […]

  • When the Hiring Surges Begin, Will You Be Ready With an Intentional Plan?

    The pandemic unsettled business as usual, forcing many organizational leaders to make the painful choice to downsize. But these losses also present an opportunity for companies that are looking to staff up as the recovery sets in: Plenty of top candidates who would normally be unavailable are either out of work or concerned about the uncertain fates of their current firms. You have the opportunity to connect with these top professionals — but you must be intentional about it. The health of ... […]

  • Summer Vacation Surge: What Happens to PTO When the Office Finally Opens Up?

    To the many professionals working from home and yearning for the days of working near coworkers, the coronavirus pandemic may feel interminable now. A long commute in traffic to an impersonal cubicle never sounded so good. But when offices do begin to open up again, many companies will be dealing with the opposite problem: Many employees will want to escape the office and use their accrued vacation days and paid time ... […]

  • Long-Term Hiring: How Modern Apprenticeships Can Help Close the Skills Gap

    Recruiting during the COVID-19 crisis has been gut-punchingly difficult for HR leaders around the globe. The legacy of the pre-pandemic skills shortages lingers on, and new black holes are emerging in the economy as businesses are forced to cut staff or close up shop altogether. At the same time, however, businesses in some sectors are experiencing tremendous growth. Think Amazon, which is making $10,000 every second, according to […]

  • The Recovery Is Coming: May 2020 Recruiter Index® Report Finds Significant Upticks in Hiring Activity

    Since April, has been tracking recruiter sentiment and hiring activity through the Recruiter Index®, an ongoing survey of recruiters and hiring professionals on the front lines of the job market today. Our latest poll, conducted in May 2020, brings a lot of good news: Recruiters are working on more jobs now than they were a month ago, and they're highly optimistic about what will happen over the ... […]

  • In the Future, HR Will Be Automated, Adaptive, and Way More Valued. Here's Why. 

    It's a crazy time to be in HR. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the workforce as a whole, it has also, within certain industries, sparked a hiring boom. Last month, for example, companies lik […]