The Aging Workforce | Recruitment and Employee Retention

Jeremy Staffing

Baby Boomers are drastically changing the nature of today’s workforce, presenting a multitude of challenges for human resource departments and individuals. Either the workforce will become exhausted and gray as Boomers choose to remain in their positions past the age of 65 – an age that has widely been accepted as the norm for retirement. Or, more likely, future workforce …

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How Recruiting Software Improves Accountability in the Hiring Process

Nolan Gray Staffing

Ever play the blame game? It’s popular with four year olds and office workers of all ages across the country. When mistakes happen and balls get dropped, people like to point their fingers away from themselves and at their co-workers to deflect blame and avoid consequences. This is unfortunate but common and can lead to a toxic work environment. Prior …

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5 Reasons Companies Are Buying Applicant Tracking Systems

Nolan Gray Staffing

As technology has become more affordable, businesses of all sizes have begun using applicant tracking systems (ATS) to streamline their recruitment process. Of those that use ATS to filter resumes, roughly 70% are able to fill their job openings this way. If your company is considering an applicant tracking system, you may be surprised to know that although it bears …

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How to Choose Applicant Tracking Software to Fast-Track Your Recruiting

Nolan Gray Staffing

With recruiting moving faster than ever, it’s important that your technology can keep pace. One of the best ways to keep hiring collaborative and efficient is with an applicant tracking system. But how can you choose the best applicant tracking system for your company? Here’s some considerations that can help you refine the choices to make the best selection for …

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5 Reasons to Recruit Millennials

Nolan Gray Staffing

If you’ve got jobs sitting open or can’t find candidates to fill jobs within your price range, perhaps it’s time to rethink your recruitment process to make your staffing easier. A recent study made headlines describing the younger generation as unwilling to work and possessing a sense of entitlement. But many Millennials have pushed back against this supposition and instead …

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5 Crash and Burn Results from Lax Onboarding

Nolan Gray Staffing

We’ve written recently (and often) about recruiting, engagement and retention. But have you paused to consider that engagement and retention efforts truly begin during the recruiting process? Just as the interview is the first chance for your new staffer to make a first impression on the firm, the process is vice-versa as well. And once you decide to hire the …

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When Worker Satisfaction Flags – How HR Can Spread the Cheer!

Nolan Gray Staffing

Because we spend so much of our time at work, if we’re not happy there, it’s not likely that we’re going to be happy at all! And because smart phones increasingly allow the office to follow us home, if there’s satisfaction problems at the office, this will likely bleed over into your evening and weekends. By the same token, being …

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Would You Hire Iron Man? SHIELD Recruiting Strategies to Avoid

Nolan Gray Staffing

Everyone thinks they want “superhero” employees, but if you had actual superheroes on staff, I bet you’d be less than happy. I’m a big fan of superhero movies, but as an HR professional I see everything through my personnel evaluation lens – even films. And when I look at The Avengers, I see a group that will be difficult to …

5 HR Lessons from Game of Thrones

Nolan Gray Staffing

If you’re not watching HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, you’re missing out on some of the best televised drama of all time. As a fan of both the books and the series, I am constantly in awe of how much this show reveals about human behavior. I believe the show can also inform us about human resources issues within …

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Why HR Isn’t Hiring Right and Jobs Are Sitting Open

Nolan Gray Staffing

There’s a dichotomy in US employment right now. Our national unemployment rate is currently 7.6% but many experts say it’s actually worse because many long-term unemployed have abandoned their job searches in frustration and are no longer accounted for in this statistic. Despite the surfeit of workers, many companies have jobs sitting open because they can’t find talent to hire.

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HR Professionals Want Robust Data Solutions to Improve Staff

Nolan Gray Staffing

When you think of human resources software, your thoughts may tend more toward tracking, cataloguing and warehousing information. For many years, HRMS was a tool that simply replaced file cabinets and to-do lists – where you could track hours, attendance, benefits, documents and more. But more recent iterations of HRMS are adding functionality that allows human resources departments to improve …