Over the years, your company has most likely collected a significant amount of numbers and statistics from your recruitment efforts. Without context, this information can be useless—but by taking the right steps in using the data, you can vastly improve your recruitment strategy.
If you’re an HR and compliance professional I’m sure like the rest of us you’re gearing up to plan for, and manage your 2016 Affirmative Action Program. It seems with each year comes more updates and enforcement trends the contractor community needs to thoroughly understand to protect their companies from potential liability.
From June 19-22, Berkshire is heading to one of the largest human resources events in the nation—the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. While at the show, Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lynn Clements, will speak to attendees on the latest compliance updates in her sessions:
Recently, fans of WABC’s Live! with Kelly and Michael (Live!) (featured to the right, photo credit: Daily Mail Reporter) were stunned to hear Michael Strahan announce he will be leaving the show to join the cast of Good Morning America. Not only was his statement a shock to the world, but it was also a shock to his co-host of four years, Kelly Ripa. Allegedly, Ripa learned about her partner’s big move only minutes before the news went public to staff and hours before the rest of the world.
Over the last few years, social media has become a growing platform for recruitment. As we move forward in a technology-driven environment, where wearables become commonplace and nearly every millennial is on a social network, social media recruitment will be essential.
According to the latest Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics, jobs in healthcare are projected to increase 19% over the ten-year span 2014–2024. Only two years into that period, and those who work in healthcare are already experiencing this job growth. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made medical services available to more Americans, thus increasing the demand for individuals to deliver those services. Couple that with a large number of baby boomers opting for retirement, as (according to the Pew Institute) 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day during this period, the jobs of those involved in talent acquisition in the healthcare industry have never been busier. Using social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, and job sites like Indeed and CareerBuilder have helped, but the role of the Healthcare Recruiter continues to be a challenging one.
The new year is well underway, and you may have noticed some companies are quickly filling positions with top talent. This is probably because they are following the latest HR recruitment trends and acting on them.
With the following list, you can too. After you understand the significance of these numbers and trends, you'll be better equipped to draw and hire elite talent to your company.
1. Employee engagement and culture is No. 1
Everyone wants to work at the office with free snacks and beer, or community events every other weekend. While not every business can supply this, it's important to know that how you treat current employees and which workplace perks you offer will ultimately play a large role in creating your office culture. If your company works employees beyond the traditional 9-to-5 hours without recognition or some reward, it won't be an enticing place to work.
When you think of effective workplace diversity, you probably think of people of different genders, races, and cultures putting their diverse backgrounds to good use. You may also think about legal requirements and ensuring compliance. These thoughts are correct, but there’s another way to “think” about diversity.