Employer Blog Posts

Will AI Shape the Future of Hiring? Here’s What YOU Think.

Recently, I posed an intriguing question to the professional community on LinkedIn: "Do you think AI tools will be a crucial part of future hiring strategies?" The results, though expected, still held a few surprises. Breakdown of the Poll: Absolutely - 56% Maybe - 22% Not really - 0% Don't know yet - 22% [...]

2023-10-04T11:59:29-05:00October 4th, 2023|

From Surviving 9/11 to Thriving with AI

I've been in the recruiting industry since before 9/11, a time when the US economy suffered a significant downturn. Many of my competitors lost their businesses during this period. Case in point: my best friend even lost his recruiting firm due to the housing crash and decided to join mine.  (Many years later, I [...]

2023-10-04T11:50:16-05:00October 4th, 2023|

Why Is Everyone Asking for Higher Pay?

So, you've noticed that job seekers are asking for higher pay, and you're wondering why? You're not alone. According to ZipRecruiter's Emerging Talent Trends, there's been a notable shift in the expectations of job seekers. What’s Important Now Job seekers today are looking for more than just a fat paycheck. Top of the list [...]

2023-10-04T11:31:34-05:00October 4th, 2023|

What Does The Rise In Minimum Acceptable Wage Mean For You?

Just a few days ago, I stumbled upon a fascinating fact from ZipRecruiter: the average lowest wage job seekers are willing to accept for a new job rose by 4.8%. This got me thinking about the various factors contributing to this change and its implications for both job seekers and employers. Unpacking the Change [...]

2023-10-04T12:39:34-05:00October 4th, 2023|

Can Companies Ensure Job Security and Fair Pay Amidst Rising Wage Demands?

Job seekers are understandably anxious about their prospects, yet they are not backing down from their wage demands. A recent survey by ZipRecruiter showed that the average lowest wage acceptable to job seekers for a new job increased by 4.8% (ZipRecruiter). Furthermore, their top priorities included good pay, job security, low stress, and schedule [...]

2023-10-04T11:13:43-05:00October 4th, 2023|

Bend, Don’t Break: Why Being Flexible at Work Matters

Running a business is like playing a game. Sometimes, the rules change. In business, being able to change with the times, or being "flexible", is really important. Think about it. Every worker is different, and every job is different. If a business tries to make everyone follow the same strict rules all the time, [...]

2023-08-01T09:27:33-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Challenging the ‘Perfect Candidate’ Paradigm

Intricate issues often have the knack of generating further complex problems, often larger and trickier than the initial hiccup. The economic landscape is no exception. Consider the present economic climate. With recovery proceeding at a slow pace, companies are desperately seeking out talent, but their search strategies often leave much to be desired. Paradoxically, [...]

2023-08-01T09:22:40-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Speed Up Your Hiring Process for the Best Talent

The current employment market is dominated by talented job seekers. Top-notch candidates are in high demand. Organizations that can swiftly identify and recruit them will prosper in the face of an impending labor crisis. Although you cannot control the number of applicants, you can indeed control something very important—time. Time to carefully evaluate candidates [...]

2023-08-01T09:17:51-05:00August 1st, 2023|

From Money to Development: A New Retention Approach

We all know the old saying that employees stay in a job because of good pay and perks. But recent studies have made us rethink this. In the wake of the event known as the Great Resignation, Mortensen and Edmondson (2023), in their Harvard Business Review article, have suggested that it's not just about [...]

2023-08-01T09:13:58-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Material Offerings: A Necessity or a Trap?

In the business world, companies often use material offerings - things like pay, flexible work options, office space, equipment, and other perks - to attract and keep employees. These offerings are easy to understand, quick to give out, and usually well-received by employees. Especially during The Great Resignation, when many people are changing jobs, [...]

2023-08-01T09:10:31-05:00August 1st, 2023|