In the all-out war for workforce talent, social media and electronic devices have become a critical battlefield. That’s the thrust of a recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Using Social Media for Talent Acquisition – Recruiting and Screening. Researchers surveyed some 410 HR professionals from their membership ranks and asked about whether […]

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401(k)s are nice, but they just aren’t relevant to younger workers anymore. The reason: Crippling student loan balances. With the average graduate with student loans now leaving school with an average debt now topping $35,000, our current college graduates start their careers deeper in hock than any other generation before them by far. The monthly nut that today’s crop […]

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It’s surprising how lightly some companies take student career fairs. This is your chance to nab some quality talent who can have a huge impact on your company. Consider your presence at a career fair as a sales presentation. In this case you’re selling your company to the brightest minds a school has to offer. […]

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The bar to recruit and retain young unskilled and semi-skilled workers is getting higher. After a long drought, this spring and early summer saw a round of fast food industry employers roll out substantial tuition assistance and other education-related benefits, in an effort to lure in and retain the best workers and prepare them for […]

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