Month: March 2018

PeoplePerHour claims freelancers can save companies billions

British freelance job board PeoplePerHour.com has released a report that claims using freelance labor could save small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) £26 billion ($36.5 million U.S.) per year. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. The post PeoplePerHour claims freelancers can save companies billions appeared first on AIM Group.

What’s a Mentor and Why Don’t More People Mentor?

The March (Cincinnati) HR Roundtable dipped its toes into a more personal side of professional development to discuss the topic of mentoring. There are countless recommendations about mentoring and encouragement to either have a mentor, be a mentor yourself, or encourage others to get a mentor. To try and put some context around the subject, the attendees wrestled with the following three initial questions:

Budget Sourcing 101: Building a Talent Pool in Github

Working at a start-up is incredible; as a recruiter/sourcer, it’s one of the most impactful positions at the company. You’re responsible for attracting and hiring great people that will make your company successful. But hiring at a start-up can also be stressful for many different reasons.

Premium Processing of H-1B Applications Is Again Suspended

Just days before the the first wave of new H-1B applications begins to arrive, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suspended premium processing. It’s the second time in two years the government halted the expedited handling program. It expects the suspension will last through Sept. 10.

10 Communication Habits That Ruin Relationships

Few people admit to bad communication habits—much less habits that can cost them a job or a contract. Yet, we all see some of the following habits in people we interact with in the workplace on a daily basis. A few reminders can cut your risks that these habits don’t creep into your own business and personal relationships.

The Latest Dating Trend has Always been a Leadership Trend!

Have you heard of the dating concept called, “Stashing”? Here’s the Urban Dictionary definition of stashing (editor’s note: you know you’re about to read a great HR post when it starts with a definition from Urban Dictionary!): “Stashing is when you’re in a relationship with someone and you refuse to introduce them to your friends and family; mostly because you view the person as temporary, replaceable, and/or…

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they will consider individuals that…

America’s First National Apprenticeship Recruitment Portal Launches

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) MARCH 12, 2018 Franklin Apprenticeships, a U.S. based consulting and capacity building firm dedicated solely to delivering on the promise for U.S. expansion of Apprenticeship Programs, announced today the beta launch of Ask Franklin, the first national apprenticeship recruitment portal of its kind in the U.S. that connects employers, aspiring apprentices, and intermediary training providers. With an “earn while you learn model” of education and…

What Exactly Is Employee Engagement?

Have you ever wondered why there were so many definitions of employee engagement? Organizations around the globe are striving to build a culture of engagement, yet the various definitions often cloud their efforts. Rewards and recognition, learning and development, health and fitness, perks and benefits are all categories that commonly use employee engagement to describe their initiatives.

My New Favorite Interview Question!

I love the concept of questions that will truly show you who someone is. We’ve gone through a long history of asking basic interview questions that don’t really get to the heart of anything. “So, Timmy, tell me what you would like to be doing three years from now?” Okay, well, sitting on a beach drinking margaritas sounds better than this. How am I…

Join FOT’s NEW HQ for HR Trivia Show

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Are you an HQ Trivia addict and an HR nerd? Perfect. Fistful of Talent is looking for you! We’ll be running a once-a-week, 5-week series called HQ for HR Trivia sponsored by Paycor. We need 15 volunteers who are willing to be our live players on the show.  We even have prizes if you win! Got your attention? Check out…

How Randstad Leverages #HRtech

Randstad Sourceright has a new video out that showcases how they leverage HR technology. I thought it was an interesting look at where recruiting is headed. Hint: it starts with Data. The video below follows a talent advisor named “Emma” as she uses all the tool in their HR tech toolbox. It offers a deep dive for how chatbots, talent analytics, video interviewing and more…