Fair Chance: What a Candidate With a Criminal Record Taught Me About Hiring

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The first time I hired someone, a very unusual thing happened. I was interviewing a promising-sounding candidate who was working for a big-box retailer and looking for his next career ...

AI Is Making Recruiting More Human. Here’s Why You Should Care.

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If I told you that AI was making recruiting more human, would you think I was crazy? “Bruce, I’m not sure you know what ‘AI’ stands for…” I get it, but after 40 years in ...

Overcoming Unconscious Bias around Recruitment & Hiring

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When making hiring decisions, people are often affected by some degree of bias. Research shows that bias — prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with ...

How to Finish 2019 Strong

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It’s crazy to think, but we’re entering the home stretch of 2019! While most staffing firms conduct an end-of-year assessment of their company, now is actually the perfect time. ...

Recruiting In-House vs. Outsourcing: Which Is Better?

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One of oldest dilemma faced by recruiters is to hire in-house or outsource talent. Expertise, cost and flexibility are three major factors which affect this decision and eventually ...

The Case for Digital Transformation in Recruiting

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The talent landscape is changing rapidly. There are 60 million contingent workers in the US workforce — it’s anticipated that the majority of the US workforce will be freelance ...

Standout Staffing Agencies Connect Older Workers with Medicare Guidance

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Staffing/recruitment is a growing industry. Between 2014 and 2018, 3.7 million more Americans decided to start freelancing, some of them enlisting staffing agencies to help them find ...

Boost Your Diversity Dividend with Blind Hiring

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I have been headhunted throughout my career. Ironically, though, I was never successful when I applied directly for an opening in a company. In fact, I was once headhunted to a role ...

Back-to-School Buying — and Hiring — Is in Full Swing

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August is upon us, and for many families, that means a new school year is just weeks away. With that, many retailers are offering attractive discounts for families to stock up on their ...

More than Rhythm: A Recruiter’s Notes on Resumes

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Most of us as staffing professionals today will provide an offering of detailed advice on how to craft your resume — solicited or otherwise. At least part of the myriad recommendations ...
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