Employers Adapting to New Work Models as Hiring Plans Remain Unsteady

September 8, 2020 – Employers in the U.S report improved hiring plans for the fourth quarter following the 10 year low reported in Q3, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey” released today by ManpowerGroup. Overall hiring intentions improved in 37 of 43 countries since last quarter, though 41 declined year-over-year. Within the U.S., 20 percent…

Post-Pandemic Tips for Recruiting the Construction Workforce

As our nation and industry begin to rebuild, now is the time to put action plans into place on how your organization can recruit and retain top talent.  Since mid-March, when the Coronavirus pandemic took hold, over 40 million Americans have filed jobless claims. As the economy rebounds and construction continues to be essential, these workers present…

Don’t Rush In Without a Plan – Returning to Work in the Time of COVID-19

As Labor Day approaches, with schools reopening (in some form or fashion), and as we approach the end of our collective bandwidth for Zoom meetings, much time and attention has been spent discussing how and when to finally “return to work.” But in thinking about that seemingly innocuous phrase – “return to work” – employers…

Three Tips for Hiring The Right People

Although it is currently an employer’s job market, that does not mean hiring decisions will come easily. With great power comes great responsibility. There are a lot of what I call “great talent deals” as many candidates now compete for fewer open positions. However, it is imperative that employers do their due diligence to make…

How to sell yourself in an interview (during COVID-19 and always)

It’s not the easiest time to find a job right now, but according to recruiters there are still plenty of companies that are hiring. So there is hope! And when you’re interviewing to work with a company or entity that truly excites you, it can be tempting to think that enthusiasm will cinch the Q &…

How to Recruit and Hire the Best Remote Workers

Recruiting and hiring top-quality workers is one of the most difficult aspects for any type of business, but when you decide to hire remotely a new layer of complexity gets added. Hiring remote workers requires a slightly different approach and process. Due to the massive shifts in the global workforce, the field of online remote…

INSIGHT: Construction Industry Outlook—Post-Covid Legal Trends

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Donald Sonn By: Joanna Horsnail and Casey Williams https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/insight-construction-industry-outlook-post-covid-legal-trends June 30, 2020, 1:00 AM Covid-19 has necessitated a rethinking of safety, supply chain, and technology in the construction industry. Mayer Brown LLP attorneys look at five trends in construction projects in the wake of Covid-19, with suggestions for how attorneys…

Machines Are Making Hiring Decisions Based on Your Social Media Posts

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The next time you take to Twitter, decide whether you are happy with your job. Not because your social media post will get your fired (even though it could). But, because your next Tweet could prevent you from getting a job. With all the Tweets and Facebook posts, it is highly unlikely that a human…

Rules for Dealing with Human Resources Pros

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Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the…

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