Should a candidate applying to your open position fill out an employment application form? While most HR professionals and employment lawyers would reply with an emphatic “YES”, there are some organizations – both government contracting companies and non-government contracting companies – that are not requiring candidates to fill out an employment application during the interview or new hire process.
A surprising number of hiring managers still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.
The recruitment market is more daunting than ever right now. Around 80% of hiring managers say that they can’t find skilled applicants, which means that there’s an intense feeding frenzy whenever a new candidate starts applying for jobs. Small wonder then that so many companies are turning to RPO, or Recruitment Processing Outsourcing.
Recruiting can be one of the most painful things about running a business. Talk to some CEO or HR leaders about their experiences on the hiring market, and they will tell you horror stories along the lines of:
Government contracts can be a lifeline for private companies, offering a stable and reliable source of long-term income. But GovCon work can also pose some unique challenges, especially when it comes to recruitment and retention.
A human resource information system (HRIS) is not just about streamlining payroll and managing HR data processes. The HRIS implementation process is a strategic organizational decision that can improve every aspect of your company. That's why it's valuable to know how to select an HRIS.