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Whole Foods Employees Vote for New Hires

Every new hire at a Whole Foods store is subject to a peer-based selection process. The newbie is provisionally assigned to a team, for example in bakery or produce, pending a 4-week trial and a team vote. After the trial period, that team votes on the newbie’s suitability and ultimately his or her fate. A two-thirds majority vote is needed to achieve a full-time slot on the team.

Pret a Manger Employees Vote Too

November 8, 2011

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was invited, along with nearly 30 private-sector companies, to Capitol Hill recently to discuss the challenges employers face in finding and hiring returning U.S. military personnel for civilian jobs.

The meeting was a three-hour Veterans Employment Summit that the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted in September 2011.

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November 7, 2011

U.S. starting salaries for white collar professionals will increase an average of 3.4 percent in 2012, according to a forecast by staffing firm Robert Half International. Technology positions are projected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 4.5 percent increase in base compensation. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to the research.

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November 4, 2011

One-third of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) say remote work arrangements—such as telecommuting and working from satellite offices—have increased at their companies in the prior three years, according to a survey by staffing services firm Accountemps.

The 2011 survey drew on telephone interviews with 1,400 CFOs across the U.S.
 

Research
November 3, 2011

This survey examines hiring and recruiting trends across a six-month spectrum. The results for the fourth quarter of 2011 show that while jobs are being created at some companies, the pace will slacken as the end of the year approaches, and some employers are still struggling to find workers with skills that match their available positions.

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November 2, 2011

I am a very lucky Human Resources professional. I began my career in the glamorous world of administration. I typed up timecards at a candy factory. I completed the VETS 100 and EE0-1 reports by hand. Yes, computers existed back in 1995. No, my employer saw no value in them.

November 1, 2011

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of HR professionals polled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in August 2010, said they align their organization’s diversity efforts with business goals and objectives. And when asked about the importance of various outcomes of diversity practices, respondents placed business results, such as profits and competitiveness, ahead of HR-related outcomes such as recruitment, retention and employee opinion survey results.

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October 27, 2011

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of HR professionals polled by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in August 2010, said they align their organization’s diversity efforts with business goals and objectives. And when asked about the importance of various outcomes of diversity practices, respondents placed business results, such as profits and competitiveness, ahead of HR-related outcomes such as recruitment, retention and employee opinion survey results.

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October 27, 2011

The majority of law associates and attorneys of counsel” who make partner at U.S.-based law firms are white men, despite the growing presence of women and minorities within the law firm population, according to Vault/Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Law Firm diversity data released Sept. 27, 2011.

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October 26, 2011

Lost in all the buzzwords and best practices about social media recruiting is a simple fact: it’s supposed to be fun.  In the olden days of faxed resumes, form cover letters and cold calling, engaging talent could be a chore.  But new methodologies have developed along with new mediums.  As more and more employers are finding out, the business of work doesn’t have to feel like, well, work at all.

October 25, 2011


Fortune 500 companies, such as Boeing Co., Coca-Cola Co., IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Verizon, Inc., continue to pave the way for engaging women and minority employees.

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October 10, 2011


The workforce is aging around the world. Estimates indicate that by 2050, the number of people over the age of 60 will exceed the number of those in younger generations. Experts say companies should prepare now for this global shift.

Yet what most U.S. companies don’t realize, experts say, is that they need to reduce the chance of financial and legal problems arising with these employees—a group more subject to disabilities than younger workers.

Research
October 7, 2011

Senior finance leaders have long taken special interest in human resources, given that compensation and benefits constitute a large portion of any organization’s expenses. But according to a recent study, American chief financial officers (CFOs) might be ratcheting up their oversight of HR because of the tough economy and concerns about health care reform legislation.

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October 4, 2011


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September 23, 2011


A new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll released on July 14, 2011, appears to have some good news for college students and graduates who are looking to enter the job market. The poll of nearly 350 HR professionals throughout the United States revealed that the number of employers hiring undergraduates in 2011 jumped 11 percentage points, from 30 percent to 41 percent, when compared to the results of a similar poll conducted in 2010.

Research
September 21, 2011

Employers in the U.S. looking to recruit members of Generation Y for their workforces might want to consider their organizations’ social media strategies and incentives, according to survey findings from 8,088 university students from the Class of 2011.

For one, this generation—also known as Millennials and born from about 1980 through 2000— doesn’t mess around with job boards and employer postings.

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September 14, 2011

Women who are members of Generation Y are more hesitant about mixing their work and social media lives than their male counterparts, according to a new global survey.

While that gap between male and female attitudes is consistent among those surveyed in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, women in the U.S. are far more open to mixing work and social media.

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September 13, 2011

 

SAN DIEGO—The work recruiters do post-recession is going to look much different than the work they did before the recession, and companies’ people strategies will be the key component to defining their success and profitability for the next 10 to 20 years.

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September 1, 2011

Although recent survey findings by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) indicated that a majority (56 percent) of employers are tapping Internet social networking sites to search for potential job candidates, results released by SHRM from the second phase of the survey show that a much smaller number of businesses are using web-based resources, such as online search engines and social networking websites, to screen applicants.

Research
September 1, 2011

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