Is there a talent shortage or are companies just looking in the wrong places? Today’s companies are hiring for attitude instead of skills and looking beyond full-time workers to fill in the gaps.
To free-agent workers and the companies that engage them, there are significant gains in treating the contingent workforce as a core strategic ingredient for growth and success.
Despite continued high unemployment, companies continue to report that they can’t find the talent they need. The solution might be a simple one; raise wages.
It’s difficult to know from people’s appearance and resume what they’re really like and how they perform, writes TM blogger Aubrey Daniels. So, how do you ensure a good hire?
Most people think recruiting slows down in the last quarter of the year, but Talent Management blogger Anne Kutscher says otherwise.
Perhaps throwing out much of the procedure on a new hire’s first day and giving them a chance to engage with a taste of their work will bear better results for an employee’s long-term happiness, writes Talent Management blogger Frank Kalman.
There are certain traits present in all successful hires, writes Talent Management blogger Dan Bowling. Optimistm and hope top the list.
Administering assessments early in employees’ tenures can ensure they’re put in the right place and stay there — boosting retention and performance.
People point to uncompetitive salaries, the housing crisis, problems in our education system and a lack of post-hire training. The real reason might be the health of the economy itself.