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Combining Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

25 May 2021

Combining Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

Author: Sheila Hoover

Talent acquisition and talent management have traditionally been separate functions within human resources, but now some companies are starting to combine them under the umbrella of one leadership position.

Agility in HR

4 May 2021

Agility in HR

Author: Sheila Hoover

Agile: The ability to move quickly and easily; relating to or denoting a method of project management that is characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans.  Agility has been working its way into areas and functions from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their people.
Noisy Job Interviews

13 April 2021

Noisy Job Interviews

Author: Sheila Hoover

We've all been there – the awkward small talk. The fluorescent lights illuminating the sweat on your brow. The feeling like you're a used-car salesman — but the used car is yourself. Job interviews are the worst. And according to a new book, they're often pretty much useless for selecting the best candidate for a position.

Retention Worries

23 March 2021

Retention Worries

Author: Sheila Hoover

Businesses closing, mass layoffs, and furloughs equal high unemployment rates – 7.5% in January 2021 in the state of Michigan.  Managers shouldn’t be worried about retaining their current employees, should they?  Who would leave a secure job during a time like this?

Salary History Bans – Know the Limitations

2 March 2021

Salary History Bans – Know the Limitations

Author: Sheila Hoover

ASE has received many questions regarding the salary history ban many states have enacted recently. A salary history ban prohibits employers from asking applicants about their current or past salaries, benefits, or other compensation.  

The Importance of Note Taking During Interviews

9 February 2021

The Importance of Note Taking During Interviews

Author: Sheila Hoover

Notes – it seems we write notes in almost every aspect of our lives.  Grocery shopping, honey do, chores, etc.  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t write it down, I will most likely forget it.  Studies have shown, the more we humans write, the more we are able to retain.

Is 2021 the Start of a New Recruiting Era?

19 January 2021

Is 2021 the Start of a New Recruiting Era?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021, I find myself thinking a lot about how recruiting changed in 2020, and what recruiters should prepare for in 2021.  Multiple recruitment experts expect the pace of change will remain about the same over the next several months.  This means another year of adjusting to a constantly evolving environment.

Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

15 December 2020

Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

Author: Sheila Hoover

2020 brought Human Resources a multitude of unprecedented issues to manage with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many HR leaders with a bit of trepidation as we look to 2021.  What will go back to normal, what will change, and what will stay the same?  In other words, what’s next?

A Hiring Manager’s Top Recruiting Metric

24 November 2020

A Hiring Manager’s Top Recruiting Metric

Author: Sheila Hoover

Time to fill, time to start, days open, response rate, time to conversion, cost per hire, candidate experience…which one is the most important metric to hiring managers? 

Future Hiring Projections

3 November 2020

Future Hiring Projections

Author: Sheila Hoover

We are all aware of how COVID-19 has impacted hiring within our business since March 2020.  A majority of businesses froze or slowed their hiring amid furloughs and layoffs.  Now that we are at the end of 2020, what trends are we expecting in 2021?

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

13 October 2020

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

Author: Sheila Hoover

According to research by Glassdoor, great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82% and boost productivity by more than 70%.  Employee performance improves and turnover is reduced, which gives organizations a key advantage over their competition.

The Advantages of Hiring Unemployed Workers

22 September 2020

The Advantages of Hiring Unemployed Workers

Author: Sheila Hoover

The United States’ unemployment rate in February 2020 was 3.8%, and in April 2020 it shot up to 14.7% due to the pandemic.  Thankfully, it has slowly been decreasing during the past few months, however some economists worry a weak economy, or spike in pandemic cases, could spur more layoffs. 

How to Avoid Illegal Interview Questions

1 September 2020

How to Avoid Illegal Interview Questions

Author: Sheila Hoover

Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.  It is also illegal and unethical to ask candidates about marital status, children, and health conditions.  However, during this challenging time of COVID-19, it seems some employers may be...
Hiring for Culture Fit – Good or Bad?

11 August 2020

Hiring for Culture Fit – Good or Bad?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Culture fit in a company is just as important, if not more important, as skills fit.  We can train on the skills, as long as the basics are there.  We cannot change how a new employee fits into our culture.

How to Build an Effective Pipeline

21 July 2020

How to Build an Effective Pipeline

Author: Sheila Hoover

Over the past few months, organizations have had to make difficult decisions in terms of headcount and budgets.  This is a great opportunity for talent acquisition teams to build their talent pipelines.

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