Entries by Nancy Meyer, SHRM-CP

Job Descriptions that Attract Diverse Job Candidates

Attracting diverse job candidates is essential to finding high quality talent for your positions. That’s because trying to find the right person to fill a vacant position is challenging, especially in our current job market. In the past, companies mostly competed against similar industries for talent; however, that has distinctly changed. Today, workers are expanding […]

5 Considerations for an Applicant Tracking System Vendor

If your organization is exploring the use of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or if your company has taken the first step towards internal efficiency by approving the investment of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it might seem like a daunting challenge. Many questions resonate as implementation can be a bit overwhelming even for the […]

Hiring with QR Codes

If you’ve been dining out or picking up food to go, it’s likely you have seen or used a QR code to access your menu or even pay a bill. Want to share feedback on an experience? Often, the participant will access a QR code to provide input on a topic. What are QR codes […]

Hiring Former Offenders

Help Wanted! Now Hiring! Sign On Bonus to Work! Those attention grabbing, highly colorful signs are everywhere on windows, billboards, and yard signage. Look on social media or pick up a newspaper – more “Help Wanted” content. Go to the primary source for job openings – online job boards encompass an endless list of companies […]

End-of-Year HR Budget Spending

It’s been a long, roller coaster of a year…and we still have another month to go! The HR professional’s December to-do list is usually longer than a kid’s wish list for Santa. However, as with most things in 2020, your list is likely a bit different this year. It may include the same items from […]

Ban The Box Expands (WA, NM, CO)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is less than 4%, a near record low that indicates various strengths in the economy. For employers, economic strength is beneficial as it tends to signal increased sales and services sought by consumers; however, it also means a highly competitive labor market with heightened challenges […]

Bridging The Pay Gap

June 10, 1963. Think back to that day and what you may have been doing.  While some of us have that day impacted in memory, some of us were not yet born. On that day, the United States government passed some of its first anti-discrimination laws that addressed discrimination in pay due to gender–the Equal […]

California Ban The Box

Less than 75 days until the new year!  2018 will be here quickly along with new legislation that directly impacts our daily employment processes. One key piece of legislation that will impact the hiring processes for many HR professionals is the passage of California AB 1008 on October 14, 2017.  This legislation is also called […]