When to Require Pre-employment Screening? NOW!


When is the right time to incorporate pre-employment screening into the human resources hiring procedure? The time is NOW!

Hiring talent is critical to a company’s long-term health; you just cannot afford to make a poor hire!

These are a few statistics, to emphasize the importance of background checks as a regular part of the hiring process: Continue reading “When to Require Pre-employment Screening? NOW!”

HR software company Workday Files for IPO


Human Resources management software company Workday filed a $400 million initial public offering request with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Workday is a leading source of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) HR programs. The seven-year-old company uses cloud-based software to manage payroll, recruiting, onboarding, and company accounting. Continue reading “HR software company Workday Files for IPO”

Effective Use of Social Media in Hiring


Image: Gainsville GazetteWith the rise of social media, businesses have access to more information than ever. Online platforms offer so much potential for a company; including valuation of current clients and customers, reaching new and emerging markets.

Employers are also using social media to investigate the profiles of job candidates, which opens a door to many human resources issues—both good and bad. Continue reading “Effective Use of Social Media in Hiring”

Companies plan to spend more on HR technology


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Companies plan to up their spending on HR (human resources) technology in the next year, to continue growth and improve efficiency in the face of a challenging economic environment, research has found. Continue reading “Companies plan to spend more on HR technology”

Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews


Job seekers may find the next opportunity without leaving home, through video interviews.

A new study by OfficeTeam found a majority of human resources (HR) managers—63 percent—said their company conducts job interviews via video. This is a massive increase from last year, when only 14 percent had said they went online to interview candidates. Continue reading “Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews”

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask


Interviews are almost like a first date; stressful, with two people facing off and nervously evaluating each other. On one hand, the interviewer gauges the candidate, looking for answers and determining if they are truly a proper fit.

If all goes right, everyone wins. They have the job, and you have an exciting new hire. However, if it goes badly, it could be a condition leaving even the most experienced HR professional a little uneasy. Continue reading “5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask”

Trust Is Higher for American Workers


With the grim news about the recent economic downturn, it is always uplifting to get some good news—trust is rising in the American workplace.

According to BlessingWhite, a Princeton N.J. consulting firm, both employee engagement and trust in senior management has risen in 2012. Forty-one percent of North American employees expressed engagement, compared to 33 percent in 2011. Continue reading “Trust Is Higher for American Workers”