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Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.Reason: A staggering 85% of employers discovered lies on job applicants’ resumes in the past year, according to a recent 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight. ...




Why Do Employers Expect More Of Entry-Level Employees Than Ever Before?

College graduates are expected to come prepared to entry-level positions and internships with more knowledge than in generations past.
When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of him in his first days on the job, and how little school had prepared him for entering the workforce. ...




Could ‘extreme’ team-building help build your workplace morale?

If you believe high-stress situations tend to force groups of employees to come together and perform, then this unorthodox team-building activity may be right up your alley.  Survival Systems USA, an organization that has been teaching aquatic survival since 1999, has just entered the world of corporate team-building. ...




Delegation as a Leadership Style

Tips for Effective Delegation
Your leadership style is situational. Your leadership style depends on the task, the team or individual's capabilities and knowledge, the time and tools available and the results desired. In a recent article, I reviewed the tell, sell, consult, join and delegate leadership style model. ...




To Revitalize Small-Town America, Focus On The Future Of Work

The days when small towns could give corporations large handouts to create industry and stability are long gone.
Ten minutes from downtown Holland, Michigan, there is a massive $300-million plant that manufactures advanced battery cells for electric vehicles. ...




4 things to know about the H-1B program

The 2018 H-1B cap season begins Monday, marking the start of a race for organizations to apply for H-1B visas to bring specialty foreign workers into the United States. With a limited number available each year, companies vie for available visas to bring in top talent. ...




3 Pitfalls Recruiters Must Avoid in Job Interviews

HR people need to sharpen their questions and open up the conversation to get the best talent and the right fit.
 
Your company is only as good as the company it keeps: The associates that comprise your stellar team. The best way to ensure your associates are up to snuff is at the interview stage, and chances are you may be conducting them all wrong. ...




20 super-hard interview questions employers are really asking

Afraid your interview process may be a little too easy – or doesn’t dig deep enough? See how you stack up against these companies and their interview questions. Glassdoor allows job candidates and employees to not only review companies and their hiring processes, but also share specific interview questions they’ve been asked. ...




International recruitment: how to help new employees adjust

We recently undertook a survey of HRs in the international recruitment sector. The study found that nearly half of HR managers included in the research struggled to onboard candidates.
Surprisingly, the biggest problems HRs faced wasn’t in talent acquisition itself, but the adjustment phase that follows. ...




Five Reasons To Keep In Touch With Corporate Recruiters

For many people, a corporate recruiter is nothing more than the person they have their initial phone screen with, who coordinates interviews with the hiring manager and who (hopefully!) offers them the job.
 
As a former recruiter myself, I’m very familiar with this mindset among candidates, but I’ve also had multiple experiences where job seekers and employees benefited from keeping our lines of communication open. ...