What is HR doing to improve the quality of managers?
Leadership development is slowly becoming like late night TV ads. Over the past few weeks, I get these notifications of leadership development seminars that promise to make you a terrific and dynamic leader:
New mothers and fathers everywhere wrestle with the issue of juggling a career and family. Traditionally, it’s an issue that has most impacted mothers. Some want to stay home, but have to work to supplement the household income. Others want to work, yet worry over trusting someone else to care for their child.
This doesn’t happen every day.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer’s inclusion of a liability waiver in a background check disclosure is a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This is an important finding and will affect any third party company who performs background screening.
Accenture’s strategy group has published an interesting look at the workforce of the future: Harnessing Revolution, Creating the future workforce. At an easily consumable 28 pages, it focuses on three primary areas of emphasis for organizations wanting to get a competitive leg up in the hyper competitive talent markets:
In the Philippines, job site Jobstreet created a landing page exclusively for government jobs, to allay the common notion that government jobs can only be had, if you know an insider (someone already working for the government), who lends you a hand to get a job.
JobSpotter, the hyper-local jobs app of Indeed.com which relies on the crowd to list “help wanted” jobs advertised on shop windows, awards between five and 150 points for a job listed by an individual, and approved by the site. The job listing is simply a photo of the vacancy, as it appears on the shop […]
Get off my lawn!
Small businesses, a key engine of employment and economic growth, have been hindered by a the arrival of “patent trolls,” organizations that own patents but do not make or use them directly.
Employers in Colorado who test potential employees for cannabis have been on the slow but steady decline over the past two years.
A recruiter’s job is tough. With the power in the job seekers hands, a recruiter has to dig deeper and think of innovative ways to fill a role with the perfect candidate. As the talent pool shrinks the task of filling many job requisitions can be tough on its own, but what about when you’re […]
“Advertising is a tax you pay for being unremarkable.”
Firstbird, the Vienna-based recruiting-tech start-up, recently introduced its first app called Firstbird2Go. Firstbird is a software as a service (SaaS) platform that enables companies to generate candidate referrals from current and former employees, and business contacts.