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15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to increase their headcount over the course of 2017 — but 90 percent of executives say they’re finding it extremely challenging to track down the right talent to help their businesses grow. ...




Building and Sustaining a Veteran-Informed Culture: A Guide for HR Professionals

 "ATTENTION!" Chairs scrape the floor as people jump to a standing position, snapping into a rigid posture, head up, eyes straight ahead. A person of rank in uniform enters the room. "Welcome to Monday morning!"This could be a familiar start to the day for the veterans in your company, but how out of place would this feel for the nonveteran supervisors, managers and employees? Conversely, how out of place might a veteran feel in your workplace?The military has its own culture. ...




Making these 2 mental shifts in the morning can boost your success all day

If you're just getting started in the working world, it's easy to get sidetracked by nerves and anxiety.There's the stress of trying to please your boss and co-workers, a potential lack of confidence in your abilities and the task of making a good first impression early on in the workplace. ...




Warning: Malware is showing up in job applicants’ files

Be aware: There’s a new kind of malware computer attack targeting HR professionals. Ransomware, a form of malware that blocks access to computer files until a ransom is paid, is arriving in HR pros’ inboxes dressed as job applications, according to the research team at Check Point Software Technologies Inc. ...




Only You Can Overcome the Invisible Barrier Keeping You From the Best Available Talent

Unconscious bias is a learned mindset. Leaders who truly want the best teams will look beyond their own experiences to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
Today’s leaders are constantly thinking (and worrying) about talent. Because a workforce is every organization’s most vital resource, business success truly depends on whom you attract, hire and retain. ...




5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow

While leadership qualities may be something certain individuals seem to be born with, the reality is that leadership is developed over time and through challenges -- it isn’t a birthright.Leadership is a growth strategy that you can develop, but it takes time. ...




Want Big Talent?: Here Are 5 Employee-Recruiting Tips for Small Companies

The improved economy means that small companies have a lot more leverage these days in the A-lister recruitment sweepstakes.
 
Ante Barisic worked for a large telecommunications company for almost two years. He enjoyed “all the benefits of working for a big player,” then jumped ship for a smaller company. ...




6 words turned age bias lawsuit into a $922K payout

A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor. The manager approached Rudolph Karlo, who’d been brought in through a subcontractor, and said Karlo would be considered for a full-time position if he “made the whole thing go away. ...




Work Advice: When recruiters ghost

When recruiters disappear.
 
Reader 1: Twice I was recruited for positions and had background checks and interviews with the hiring managers. The recruiter in each case — one with the company, one an outside contractor — assured me that the position was mine. I was given a salary and a start date and told to wait for an offer letter. ...




How to boost your employer brand in 2017

The new year is fast approaching, meaning it is time for HR professionals across the UK to look back at their progress in 2016 and think about their priorities for the coming 12 months.
For recruitment teams, one of the best ways of keeping your company ahead of the game is by looking at upcoming trends and assessing how you compare to your peers. ...