To hire a smoker or not to hire a smoker? That is the question! But is it discrimination not to? The answer is surprisingly yes and no, and primarily depends on where you happen to live. It’s a debate that has been recently reignited as U-Haul—the company best known for renting you a truck to help you move—has implemented a nicotine-free hiring policy. As of February 1st of this year, if you a candidate submits an application to work for U-Haul and they smoke cigarettes; they may be in for an unpleasant surprise. While this isn’t the first time a policy like this has been implemented, U-Haul (with its 30,000 employees) is the first major company in its field to do so. Let’s take a closer look at what’s really going on here, shall we?
Replacing employees is expensive. The 2017 retention report says that it costs about $15,000 to replace an employee making $45,000.
To save on high costs, energy and resources, your team needs a talent pipeline.
A talent pipeline is a group of professionals who are ready to fill future positions that your company will need. It requires the act of switching from passive recruitment to active recruitment. Meaning, instead of waiting until an employee gives their two weeks, you are consistently in the recruitment process.
Talent pipelines are important to have in place to fill hard-to-replace positions like upper management or jobs, like sales, that have high turnover rates.
You can start by steadily planning the future structure of the company and building a network of professional relationships. Be strategic and follow these 5 talent pipeline recommendations.
We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product!
According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information from employers through Nexxt.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century, with the jobless rate dropping to just 3.7 percent. That’s fantastic news for job seekers looking to make their next big career move, but for companies of all sizes, it’s another story entirely.
There’s been a lot said about where retail is going (guilty as charged), but less about where it is now. What do workers really think about the retail industry in 2018? How much money do they make? What do they love and hate about their jobs? Do they see a clear career path for themselves?
Below, we take a look at the state of retail in 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly; and what it all means for the stores looking to hire.
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. With recruiters and employers competing for top talent, new trends have come to the forefront. From parental leave for pets to new outlooks on tattoos, things are progressing in the work world. Old trends and discriminations are officially a thing of the past. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re all about retail. It’s a changing landscape that will continue to present new recruitment challenges as it evolves. So, we gathered articles with potential problems and solutions for hiring in the modern-day retail industry. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re diving into ethics and the law. We see just how bad it gets for companies when they cross over from unethical into illegal territory. We also take a look at how acting ethically when it comes to policies can not only improve reputation, but also retention. The moral of this week’s story? Be ethical in your business practices, it pays off. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re giving you a look at the future of HR. Well, okay, maybe not exactly a look at the future – rather, tips on how to be more successful in the times to come. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.
Technology in regards to workplace communication has been a hot topic ever since business practices started evolving. What used to once require an international trip can now be done via Skype. Hiring practices that used to include newspaper ads have now shifted towards online job boards and even text messages. While things seem to get more convenient with each technological evolution, what does this mean for our communication skills in the workplace? Well, it means we can now use technology to do what we don’t want to do in person– like fire an employee.