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Perspective: Why #1 Matters in Background Screening


It is for this reason that it is increasingly crucial to do business with a reputable background screening company. There are perhaps hundreds of vendors that provide background screening services. No matter what an employer’s needs, the right fit can be found. For employers who select the wrong background screening company, the two biggest negative consequences are lawsuits from job applicants or employees, and investigations and audits by government watchdogs.

Solving the Engineer Shortage: 5 Tips for Hiring in the Auto Industry


Solving the Engineer Shortage: 5 Tips for Hiring in the Auto Industry. Several specialized industries are facing a talent shortage , but nowhere is this more obvious than in the automotive industry. Don’t forget the value of your own team ?— This is not the case.

3 Hiring Risks in the Entertainment Industry


The entertainment industry is one of the few that never lacks for talent. In an industry where there is a glut of qualified talent, few hiring managers think of the risks when deciding between candidates. Here are some of the biggest hiring risks in the entertainment industry today. In an field that’s literally always in the spotlight, social media is becoming more of a concern. Any insensitive joke or inappropriate post has the capacity to go viral.

“5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place”, With Author Diana Graber

Thrive Global

Additionally when they happen online, they stay online forever (usually) AND they can be shared and seen by vast, invisible audiences. Thus, the hurt never goes away. She travels widely, speaking to parent groups and training teachers to teach Cyber Civics in their own schools.

“5 Things You Should Do To Become a Thought Leader In Your Industry”, with Vanessa Donohue

Thrive Global

Beyond establishing credibility in your niche and becoming the go-to for industry commentary, it opens doors. This can be in the form of potential project collaboration to internal promotions to external invitations to speak at conferences or join a board. Keep your ear to the ground.

Lon Haber: “Here Are 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO”

Thrive Global

The major challenge of being in the main leadership role is that everything eventually falls on you?—?it What I have learned is to be as discerning as possible in everything I do. From ages 11–14 was the host of Notebook News, a for-kids broadcast news show on WBFS-TV in Miami.

3 Best Practices for Hiring in the Education Industry


Universities, colleges, and schools across the country face more hiring challenges than ever. In a field where recruiting new staff is increasingly more challenging, here are some best practices for hiring the qualified talent you need in the education industry. One mistake that employers of all types tend to make is sticking only to the traditional recruiting methods. Reevaluate your institution’s hiring procedures and meet the talent where they are.

3 Reasons Small Businesses Should Hire Freelancers


Hiring freelancers gives access to the skills and expertise of a specialist on short-term projects without a long-term commitment. The market is growing. The freelance market is predicted to triple by 2020. People see independent work as an opportunity akin to entrepreneurship , and as a small business owner you can utilize the dedication and focus this type of worker brings to their craft to get impressive results. The gig economy doesn’t show any signs of slowing.

Social Impact Heroes: “Leadership is the ability to scale an act of inspiration and empowerment while maintaining humility” with Charlena Smith and Chaya Weiner

Thrive Global

Leadership is the art of motivating a group of individuals to act in the direction of accomplishing a common goal. Responsibility for discovering the potential in people and processes, as well as having the willingness to confront adversity in order to develop it.

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How Ridesharing Can Keep Riders’ Trust


Ten years ago, the cardinal rule of the internet was to never under any circumstances give out your location or agree to meet strangers. The concept revolutionized both the transportation industry and the gig economy. The benefits of the service are clear. Some studies indicate they have drastically reduced the amount of drunk driving incidents in certain cities. Quality pre-employment screening is the solution.

“5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became the CEO of TransitScreen”, with Matt Caywood

Thrive Global

You should still spend time on the small stuff. I had the pleasure to interview Matt Caywood, CEO and cofounder of Washington, DC-based TransitScreen. Matt has a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California San Francisco, and degrees in neuroscience and computer science from Cambridge and Harvard. Can you tell us the story about what brought you to this specific career path? What lesson did you learn from that? Community Authority Magazine

10 Tech Tools to Use for HR Professionals

Digital HR Tech

In a recent interview, I was asked the question: “What tools and technology do you use at the HR Trend Institute? Do you walk the talk?”. The HR Trend Institute is a small organization. I am not sponsored by any of the applications I mention, so no worries!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Seasonal Hiring in Hospitality


The Do’s and Don’ts of Seasonal Hiring in Hospitality. Whether your guests are hitting the beach or the ski slopes, every property in the hospitality industry has its busy season. Reaching candidates where they are is the first step of recruiting.

Sterling Talent Solutions Receives Stevie Awards for Customer Service and Global Sales Teams

Sterling Talent Solutions

We are very proud to announce that Sterling Talent Solutions was recently awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Global Sales Team for the second year in a row and the Bronze Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year-All Other Industries. The Sterling sales team includes 150 sales representatives and sales development representatives at offices throughout the globe including offices in New York, California, Colorado, Ohio, Vancouver, Seattle, UK, Mumbai and Manila.

How Big Data is Changing the Recruiting Game

Cornerstone On Demand

Big data — and its potential to help companies predict which employees are likely to flourish or flail, whether as new hires or future leaders — is all the rage among HR departments today. Xerox estimates it spends $5,000 to train every new call-center rep.

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The Top Skills Companies Need — and How to Help Your Employees Develop Them

Linkedin Talent Blog

If you had to guess the most valuable skill that companies are hiring for today, what would you say? We’ve certainly heard a lot about machine learning, cloud and distributed computing , data mining, and so on. 1 skill that is “most important for the future of learning” is: Thinking.

10 Best Practices for Successful Onboarding

HR Daily Advisor

How can you take steps to ensure that the process is as successful as possible from both the employee and the organization’s perspectives? Onboarding starts in the very beginning. The sooner, the better. Get the essentials out of the way first.

How to improve your employer brand


This is the single easiest way to improve your employer brand strategy: Don’t try to be cool. Building a good employer brand means learning what employees want. And most employees want to learn. Providing development and training. What do you love / hate about the company?

31 Rewards and Incentives to Consider For Employee Productivity


After laying out the unpleasant profitability figures, you know the sole reason to the small numbers lie with your division – HR. This means you’ve got twice as much work to do once the board meeting finishes until the next one, which is just a little over a month away. These setbacks are the sole reason to why productivity has been at its lowest. How you can alleviate these problems is by understanding the stimulations to motivate your employees.

Addressing the AI Skills Gap – Interview with Meredith Graham

HR Digest

From talent acquisition to learning and development, AI has opened new pathways of collaboration between humans and machines and is offering a helping hand to almost all aspects of human resource management. These services are delivered with the help of AI and machine learning.

Paradigm for Parity® Coalition’s 5 Actionable Steps to Gender Equity


My passion for advancing women in leadership was ignited by personal experiences within the financial services industry. Or men were stern taskmasters, while women were “too difficult to work for” or that they missed the big picture and took things “too personally.” I was even told my emotions were a “liability” in the workplace and made me look weak. It was the biased thinking I–and many other women–endured that fueled my need to change the narrative.

Sterling Talent Solutions Cleveland Office Honored for Second Year as One of the Best Workplaces in Northeastern Ohio

Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions proudly announces that our Cleveland, Ohio office has been named one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work for the second year in a row! This award is a true testament to the hard work put in by so many at our organization to develop the culture we have today. Applicants are evaluated based on policies and practices related to the attraction and retention of top performers, as well as data collected from employee surveys.

How an applicant tracking system can simplify hiring


An applicant tracking system can save your company time and minimize the risk of losing a stellar candidate to simple human error. Until recently, the process for finding and hiring a candidate was manual. And, the fact is, we’re all human.

The future of recruiting: How you can hire exceptional employees


But what if the problem lies with the way the recruiting process is archetypically designed? What if our standard views on hiring make us fundamentally unable to attract and retain the people we want? and curates the popular newsletter Recruiting Brainfood.

5 HR Trends Impacting the Industry

OmegaHR Solutions

The human resources industry is one that’s been around for nearly as long as there have been employees, but the world is changing, and HR needs to change with it. Until recently, businesses considered the human resources industry separate from most of their daily operations.

Conference Twitter Primer #SHRM18


And now, once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #SHRM18 conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR conference! The Basics.

What to Ask When Interviewing Gig Workers


The skills necessary to be successful as a freelancer—particularly if you expect the individual to be a specialist in the field—are different than those of a traditional employee. Make sure you’re hiring someone who can manage the realities of remote work. Did you find the experience invigorating or isolating? What do you think the benefits and drawbacks would be for you, personally? To learn more about Tammy, visit

A Checklist of the Usual Pre-employment Requirements

Career Metis

Job hunting is an expected part of your life as a member of the workforce. The pre-employment process is designed to gauge whether you are a good fit for the job and company. Here is a checklist of the usual pre-employment requirements that you need to be ready for.

8 AI Trends Heading to HR Departments in 2019


Human resource professionals should be on the lookout for the ways AI will revolutionize the HR industry this year. On the recruitment side of things, AI can go through entire databases of resumes to find candidates with skills that match open positions. This allows them to identify all qualities of the candidates and create a shortlist of the best matches. AI is also going to change the way we hire candidates. The AI War. BLOG.

Blind Hiring in 2019

Astron Solutions

In the United States, laws such as the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 help to ensure that hiring practices are fair and balanced. A article highlighted challenges in the world of hiring. For instance, in the same

How to improve your employer brand


This is the single easiest way to improve your employer brand strategy: Don’t try to be cool. Building a good employer brand means learning what employees want. And most employees want to learn. Providing development and training. What do you love / hate about the company?

The Digital Crystal Ball That Improves Employee Retention

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

You can make a good case that Martin Scorsese’s 2006 movie The Departed is all about predictive analytics for HR. “Five years from now, you could be anything else in the world,” Martin Sheen’s character tells DiCaprio. Predicting the Future.

How to Hire Data Scientists When It Seems Like There Are None to Hire


It’s been three and half years since the Harvard Business Review declared that data scientist was the sexiest job of the 21st century. Here’s a few tips to help you find that proverbial needle in the haystack. Train your current employees in data.

5 Simple Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees


With all the talk, hype, suggestions, practices, and training that goes into keeping employees engaged, it’s troubling that disengagement is still an issue in so many organizations -- especially considering the significant bottom line impact it can have. Do it from the heart.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

Are Flip Phones More Productive?


Really, though, what would we do with our eyes, while waiting in the line at the grocery store or sitting on the train, if they weren’t glued to a screen? In the UK , the newly designed Nokia 3310 is marketed for use at summer music festivals.

Hiring the Person, Not the Resume

Cielo HR Leader

You have an opening that needs to be filled; filled not simply with another body but someone featuring unparalleled potential, driven to lead but willing to follow, someone who pro-actively seeks to go above and beyond the call of your generic job description. Now the fun starts.