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Hires' Remorse
Recent research finds half of new employees experiencing remorse after accepting a job offer, with many employers expressing similar regrets. Experts say hiring managers and HR must vet potential employees more thoroughly, and set and communicate realistic expectations to more consistently hit the mark with new hires.
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The DOL's Disability-Hiring-Quota Plan
The HR Policy Association issues the latest salvo in the ongoing debate over a proposed rule that would require federal contractors to have employees with disabilities make up 7 percent of their workforces. Its support of a proposed bill requiring the DOL to meet the same standards it proposes through its OFCCP adds fuel to the already fiery discourse.
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RPO's Top 10
Client-satisfaction ratings of recruitment-process-outsourcing providers for 2012.
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The Benefits and Pitfalls of E-Selection
A review of research on e-selection systems shows that, if done correctly, they can improve both the candidate experience and recruiting results. But when it's not, would-be qualified candidates may seek employment elsewhere.
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The Talent-Job Mismatch
Studies show both U.S. and global employers are struggling to fill jobs due to skills shortages in today's younger applicants -- not just in the harder, job-specific skills, but in the softer, behavior-focused competencies as well.
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Landing Better Hires in 2013
Researchers say banking on hiring-manager evaluations was the primary reason for hiring mistakes made last year.
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Are Cultural Fit and Comfort Still the Rules in Hiring?
A study from Northwestern University suggests that, despite the inroads in diverse hiring practices, hiring managers -- at least those in the professional-services industry -- are still putting their own personal likeability factors and comfort zones above skills when determining a candidate's job fit.
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A Rush to Judgment
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Keeping Key Leaders
Encouraging executives from acquired companies to stay on and help with the transition involves more than compensation and perks. Cultural and role considerations are also essential.
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Getting it Wrong
Though some employers are helping to bring "one-size-fits-all" healthcare to a necessary end by tackling misdiagnosis in the workplace, they still don't go far enough. Meanwhile, one solution -- clinical integration -- is appearing on the corporate radar.
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Thinking Global, Hiring Local
As oil-and-gas pipeline service company T.D. Williams began an expansion into new countries a few years ago, the strain on recruiting efforts became so great that it threatened the success of the entire strategy.
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Criminally Overlooked in the Job Market?
Research suggests recruiters find employed job seekers with criminal records more employable than candidates with clean records but no job. Experts recommend HR professionals take a close look at individual circumstances when considering unemployed applicants.
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Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace
The number of workers who are disclosing that they have psychiatric disabilities is on the rise, and human resource managers must be prepared to understand the legal obligations when hiring them, accommodating for their particular needs and addressing potential performance problems, experts say.
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On Cancer Survival and Hiring Tips
Jim Roddy, president of Jameson Publishing in Erie, Pa., just wrote a book titled Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, to drive home his newfound perspective on just how crucial it is to hire the right people -- gained through his own bout with colon cancer at age 32.
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Companies Caught in Screening Snafus
As part of a settlement between it and the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Baldor Electric Co. will pay $2 million to a group of nearly 800 women and minorities who had applied for jobs with the company.
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Virtual Volunteering
Microvolunteerism, designed to let employees help out a little here and a little there via phone or computer, appears to be a win-win for all involved -- so long as it's managed properly.
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Few employers seem to be following in the footsteps of Apple and Facebook by offering to cover the cost of freezing a woman's eggs -- and perhaps for good reason.
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