Three Ways to Avoid a Daunting Application Process

Posted by Mary Madden on May 4 2016

Long, convoluted, and complicated application processes can scare off candidates before you even get a chance to see their résumés. The average length of a hiring process is growing substantially, and there are many reasons why.

How to Put Your Recruitment Data to Good Use

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on May 4 2016

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.

New Year, New Compliance: What to Expect in 2016

Posted by Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President on May 4 2016

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.

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on April 27 2016

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:

Hiring Graduates is Getting Competitive—Here's How to Stand Out

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on April 26 2016

May is quickly approaching which means a new class of college graduates is penning the finishing touches to their résumés. Companies should think of college students the same way major sports teams do—a way to replenish the ranks and look toward the future.

A Lesson from Live! with Kelly and Michael: The Importance of Effective Communication in the Workplace

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on April 25 2016

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.

Want to Reach Millennials? Recruit Using Social Media

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on April 22 2016

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.

The Healthcare Industry and Talent Acquisition: Managing Unique Needs

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on April 20 2016

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.

Two Important Recruiting Trends for 2016

Posted by Mary Madden on April 20 2016

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.

Say Hello to “Thought Diversity:” Understanding this Growing Workplace Trend

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on April 20 2016

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.