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The Gen Z Effect on Hiring

The Gen Z Effect on Hiring

Through the pandemic, many were furloughed, let go and suspended due to the work environment or costs that could not be upheld. Workers under 25 experienced furlough rates 73% higher than those older than 25 and were let go at rates as high as 79% higher according to...

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

In an effort to continue working toward closing the gender wage gap, more states are enacting laws that prevent an employer from asking a candidate or applicant for compensation history. As of August 2020, there are 19 states that have banned the requests of salary...

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Month: September 2020
What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

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Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is an effective way to screen out applicants with drug abuse problems.

Most private employers can decide whether to test for drug use at their own discretion. However, there are some exceptions. The federal government does regulate safety-sensitive industries. For example, companies hiring drivers have to follow drug testing regulations put in place by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
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How to Improve Recruiting in Hospitality by Leveraging Technology

How to Improve Recruiting in Hospitality by Leveraging Technology

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Perhaps no other industry in the employment marketplace has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as much as the Hospitality industry. Due to the nature of the professions within this industry, you can understand why the pandemic has had such a detrimental effect.

But as anybody who works or has worked in Hospitality can attest, it was a unique and complex industry before the pandemic began. In fact, it’s unlike any other. As a result, HR is often plagued by challenges and obstacles not encountered by those working in other industries.

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When and Why Video Interviewing Might Be Right for Your Business

When and Why Video Interviewing Might Be Right for Your Business

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We’ve addressed the benefits and advantages job video interviews before in this blog. And of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most employers to utilize video interviews when screening candidates for their open positions.

Here’s the good news. The video interviewing of the past was expensive. It required costly, bulky equipment, and required coordinating a time and place with compatible equipment on the other end. Now, almost everyone has the capability and access to conduct video interviews via phone, tablet or laptop.
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How to Hook Good Applicants with Strong Employment Branding

How to Hook Good Applicants with Strong Employment Branding

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Building a strong brand presence should be more than just a focus for the marketing team. Creating a positive employment brand is an important component when it comes to recruitment. Companies like Google and Salesforce have reputations for being great places to work, from their creative and collaborative work environments to excellent perks, like Google’s free cafeteria for employees. When a company has a reputation for being an awesome place to work, applicants come flocking.
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Why Good Communication with Job Applicants is So Important

Why Good Communication with Job Applicants is So Important

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Put yourself in an applicant’s shoes. When they apply for a job at your organization what is their experience? Do they receive an acknowledgement that their application has been received? Will they be contacted even if they’re not a good fit or when they fail at a step in the recruiting workflow?

What some employers don’t realize is that not only do most candidates expect an automated reply that acknowledges their application, the majority also expect a personal email response and even anticipate a phone call.
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