By Ian Cluroe, Director, Global Brand and Marketing, Alexander Mann Solutions
In September 2015, the United Kingdom arm of professional-services giant Deloitte said it would change its graduate recruiting process to mask where candidates attended school. Doing so, Deloitte said, would help eliminate "unconscious bias" when recruiters assess candidates, while providing access to a more diverse talent pool.
By Andy Roane, Vice President of Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Yoh
In 2015, the United States added 2.65 million jobs - the second-best year for the country since 1999. Most would normally consider this fantastic news. In theory, a falling unemployment rate is great for the economy. With more jobs, people will spend more. Everybody wins, right?
By Joe Stubblebine, Vice President of Talent Solutions, Beyond, The Career Network
As a recruiter, you've tried the job boards and you've purchased some email campaigns, but you're still not getting the volume of response you need to fill those open jobs. Now might be the time to consider adding text messaging as a new platform to compliment your existing arsenal of recruitment-advertising channels.
By Penny Queller, Senior Vice President of the Americas - Alexander Mann Solutions
Creating a diverse workforce isn't just about satisfying regulatory requirements-it makes good business sense. A McKinsey & Co. study of 180 companies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France found that companies whose executive boards were in the top quartile of diversity experienced a return on equity that was 53 percent higher, on average, than those in the bottom quartile.
By Regina Hartley, Human Resources Manager, UPS
Your company launches a search for an open position. The applications start rolling in and qualified candidates are identified ... then, the choosing begins. Person A: Ivy League, 4.0, flawless resume, great recommendations, all the right stuff. Person B: state school, fair amount of job hopping and odd jobs, such as cashier and singing waitress. But remember, both are qualified. So who are you going to pick?
By Robert Carroll, Senior VP Marketing, Gild
When you hear the term "data scientist," you probably think of finance or meteorology or maybe a sports-managing savant like Jonah Hill in Moneyball. But that's all about to change. It's no longer just baseball recruiting or even Wall Street that are wooing the analytical geniuses.
By Angela Hills, Executive Vice President, Managing Director - Cielo
"Innovation" is currently a major drive for Human Resources. And why wouldn't it be? Respected business magazines are running cover stories calling for the disassembly of HR and the creation of something new.