#HRIdea – 15 Develop an Apprenticeship

With an ever-increasing demand for skilled labor in America, to the tune of 7 million open jobs, it is evident we lack the talent supply to meet current hiring needs across most sectors. In fact, I have spent the past 25 years working in the employment industry and I cannot recall a time when there

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#HRIdea #14 Develop a Hassle-Free #Hiring Experience

Job applicants are in a unique position in today's employment market. With so many job openings available, applicants are weighing the opportunity cost versus the time spent chasing a job opening. If an application experience is too cumbersome or time-consuming, candidates can quickly opt to put applying for that position on the back burner. The

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Encourage Applicants with a Hassle-Free Application Experience

Job applicants are in a unique position in today’s employment market. With so many job openings available, applicants are weighing the opportunity cost versus the time spent chasing a job opening. If an application experience is too cumbersome or time-consuming, candidates can quickly opt to put applying for that position on the back burner. The

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Attract Quality Candidates by Thinking Like a Product Marketer

Talented people are bombarded with opportunities. So many that yours could easily be lost in the crowd. There’s a simple way to make your opportunities stand out: Package your jobs and assignments as if you’re marketing a product. I was reminded of this method when I was in the tea aisle of Whole Foods Market.

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How to Win the New Talent War – for High-End Independent Expertise

Good news – and challenging news – for managers: The war for talent has intensified – and the battleground shifted. The good news: the spoils in this new talent war are enormous. Per McKinsey, high performers are an incredible 800 percent more productive in a business’s most complex tasks.     And it’s easier to

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Reviving the Lost Art of Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning

With an ever-increasing demand for skilled labor in America, to the tune of 7 million open jobs, it is evident we lack the talent supply to meet current hiring needs across most sectors. In fact, I have spent the past 25 years working in the employment industry and I cannot recall a time when there

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Millennial RNs Bring High Ambition and a Few Surprises to Healthcare Work Environment

As younger workers, it’s not surprising that Millennial nurses (ages 20-37) are more likely to seek upward career mobility through education and job changes than their older peers. After all, older nurses have more experience and are often already well-established in their careers. But what is unique about these younger nurses is their higher expectations

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