How to Build a Talent Pipeline (8 Easy Steps)

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Creating a talent pipeline as part of your recruitment strategy can help your company find the right person for your vacant jobs, who will bring new skills and add to your company culture.  Building a talent pipeline requires a proactive approach where you identify, engage and nurture prospective talent over time. This can help you… Read more »

7 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

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The top candidates have so many choices when it comes to where they want to work. So, it’s increasingly challenging to attract them. As a recruiter, you need to have the right strategies for attracting top talent, because they have a massive impact on the performance of any company. And even once you’ve recruited talented… Read more »

Fair Chance Hiring — What does it mean for job postings?

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Hiring former felons might be at the bottom of your list as a recruiter. But consider that 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record. So you’ll likely find yourself screening and interviewing them.  Plus, California and New York have Fair Chance Hiring laws prohibiting employers from asking about the criminal record of candidates before… Read more »

6 Must-Know Pay Equity Laws for Hiring

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Being clear and transparent about employee compensation is a step towards pay equity. So, more and more states are starting to require it in job postings. And, many companies are listing salary info even if it’s not required by law. Are you compliant? Pay equity laws vary based on the state you are hiring in…. Read more »

53.8% of Companies Write Job Ads that Hint at Lying

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Candidates are more likely to respond to your job ads if they feel you’re being honest, upfront, and show you value your employees. So, how are over 50% of companies doing the opposite? And how can you make sure this headline isn’t about you? Let’s find out… 3 Tips to Boost Your “Honesty Rating” It’s… Read more »

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 »