8 Companies Hiring People with Criminal Records

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More than 650,000 people are released from prison every year. With unemployment rising and widespread skills shortages, hiring someone with a criminal record doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Not sure about this recruitment strategy?  Here are 8 examples of brands hiring folks with criminal backgrounds:  Butterball Farms  Butterball Farms has a track record of hiring… Read more »

The Worst Hiring Mistakes Recruiters Make [on LinkedIn]

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LinkedIn is a powerful tool for recruiters – but only if you use it correctly. A LinkedIn recruiting study from Passport Photo Online found most recruiters are making common mistakes that doom their recruitment efforts before they even start. In this article, we’ll look at some of the worst hiring mistakes recruiters make on LinkedIn…. Read more »

How to use Weird Interview Questions for Applicant Pre-Screening

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Is there a purpose for asking weird job interview questions? There is. Popular brands like Google and Apple love using weird job interview questions in their interviews (and for pre-screening). Why? While your initial reaction might be to dismiss them as “new-age” corporate nonsense, it’s important to note that weird interview questions actually serve a… Read more »

What Post-Pandemic “Inclusive Working” means for Employers & Employees

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The pandemic introduced us to several work policies: remote work, hybrid work, and work from anywhere. As many countries lift health restrictions, they’re encouraging workers to return to the office (to avoid management complexity and lift business performance from hybrid work). Will hybrid or remote work come to an end? Will a new work culture… Read more »

5 Examples of Neurodiversity Hiring Programs

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20% of the adult population is neurodiverse, and 80% are unemployed. Here are 5 companies using a neurodiversity hiring program to find (and employ) more neurodivergent talent. 1. Chevron Name of neurodiversity hiring program: Chevron’s Neurodiversity Program The Gist: A 12 week paid internship program to match neurodiverse talent to appropriate job roles. This internship… Read more »

5 Companies Hiring People with ADHD

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Top execs like Jenny Dearborn (Chief People Officer at Klaviyo) and Damien Hooper-Campbell (Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom) pictured below…and many others have found success despite their ADHD diagnosis. Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are 30% more likely to have issues with employment. But some brands are working to lower these statistics. Here… Read more »

4 Tips to Avoid Disability Bias in Hiring [& Beyond]

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Disability bias creeps into your company without you even knowing. Here are 4 tips on how to avoid disability bias in hiring (and beyond). 1. Remove disability bias in job descriptions Do a quick search on Indeed or LinkedIn, and you’ll find disability bias examples in 80% of job postings. The good news is there’s… Read more »

4 Highlights from Amazon Studios’ Inclusion Playbook (for hiring)

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On June 16, 2021, Amazon Studios released its first-ever “Inclusion Playbook” to support its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This got me thinking…will more companies create an inclusion playbook to support diversity in hiring? Time will tell! In the meantime, here are 4 highlights from the Amazon Studios inclusion playbook I found useful, plus… Read more »

30+ Co.s Saying “No” to Remote Jobs in Colorado

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A bunch of employers like Lime Bike, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Twitter, Oracle & others are facing a twitterstorm over using “except in Colorado” language in their job postings. For example, here’s Lime’s job posting language being called out in a tweet: The reason? Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act requires companies to list salary and… Read more »

Diversity Recruitment Advertising [125+ Resources from JobElephant Report]

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JobElephant created an awesome Diversity Recruitment Buyer’s Guide with loads of data-driven analytics from 172,000+ diversity job postings. I combed through the guide to summarize its value. There are helpful tips to: find new D&I job boards you didn’t know about choose which diversity recruitment websites and publications fit into your recruiting plan organize your… Read more »

Amazon Hires 1,400 People a Day [8 Tips on How They Do It]

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The Amazon high volume hiring spree continues. The e-commerce giant now hires 1,400 people a day. “Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally, up more than 50 percent from a year ago.” — The New York Times Here are 8 tips on how Amazon… Read more »

HR Tech Conference 2019 Top Tweets From Day 3

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Back at for Day 3 of the HR Tech Conference! Here were some top tweets and insights:   How has employer value prop changed? 1) We know now how employees feel about the company (social). – @TrishMcFarlane @Madtarquin #HRTechConf — Brian Halligan (@brianhalligan) October 6, 2016   Employer value prop used to be about benefits…. Read more »

The 80/20 of Hiring: How Your Next Star is Worth $30,457,216

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The top star of your next 100 hires should generate about $30,457,216 in revenue per year. Believe me? That’s the math for the top hire at an average S&P 500 company (and makes Facebook’s hacquisition value of $500K to $1 million per engineer look downright cheap!). Let me explain the math behind the $30 million claim: First off, we… Read more »

Talent Management Starts With Employer Branding

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The emergence of Talent Management as a best practice in enterprise companies is a major step forward for employers and candidates. It’s exciting for candidates looking for companies where they can grow personally and professionally. And it’s exciting for enterprise companies who can become market leaders through the professional growth of its employees. As Talent… Read more »

5 Ways HR Executives Can Boost Employee Retention

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The economy revved up in 2014, and that’s good for business. Unemployment is at it’s lowest point since 2009 at 5.6%, and that’s great for employees. Except for one major caveat. Employee wages have remained stagnant over the last five years, and even took a dip in December 2014. The combination of available job opportunities and… Read more »