Landing Better Hires in 2013
By Kecia Bal
Researchers say banking on hiring-manager evaluations was the primary reason for hiring mistakes made last year.
Are Cultural Fit and Comfort Still the Rules in Hiring?
By Kristen B. Frasch
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.
A Rush to Judgment
By Michael J. O'Brien/Talent Management Columnist
Keeping Key Leaders
By Carol Patton
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.
Getting it Wrong
By Evan Falchuk
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.
Thinking Global, Hiring Local
By Larry Stevens
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.
Criminally Overlooked in the Job Market?
By Mark McGraw
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.
Companies Caught in Screening Snafus
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
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.
On Cancer Survival and Hiring Tips
By Kristen B. Frasch
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.
By Harvey Meyer
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.
Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
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.
The Criminal-Background Catch-22
By Kristen B. Frasch
Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission's guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown.
Goodbye, Resume? Not so Fast, Experts Say
By Lin Grensing-Pophal
Jeanne Meister pointed to the death of the resume in her July 23, 2012 piece for Forbes
. "Forget the resume," she said, "today, employers pay more attention to candidates' web presence . . .."
Unemployment Rate for Disabled Hits Three-Year LowMore
Interviews From Hell
By Michael J. O'Brien, Talent Management Columnist
As a journalist who has written for both a glossy national magazine and a small-town daily local newspaper, I'm no stranger to a difficult interview. In fact, I have found that difficult interviews can sometimes uncover the most compelling information.
Study: Business Clients Not Happy with HR
By Andrew McIlvaine
Years of across-the-board cuts during the recession and its aftermath have left companies' business-services departments -- such as IT, finance and procurement -- badly weakened in terms of talent and skills, says the latest HR Book of Numbers
report from the Hackett Group. Even HR itself has not been spared in this regard, according to the report, titled "Cracks in the Foundation: Closing the Critical Skills Gap Undermining Business Capabilities."