5 Keys to Attract and Retain Blue-Collar Workers

As we’ve pointed out before, blue-collar jobs are becoming the hardest positions to fill. Much of the current workforce for these positions is reaching retirement age, and the next generation doesn’t have the necessary skills and often opts for “new collar” tech jobs instead. Now more than ever, retaining employees takes center stage. So what […]

10 Top Paid Graduates of 2017

The Class of 2017 graduates have a lot to look forward to: CareerBuilder recently found that 74% of companies are hiring new grads, starting salaries are getting a boost, and, most importantly: No more finals! So, what lessons can be learned to attract these soon-to-be graduates? For starters, it’s worth noting which majors are banking […]

What Is Your Company’s Recruitment IQ?

How do you rank when it comes to recruiting top talent in 2017? Are you at the top of your game? We put together a quiz using industry resources and forecasts like LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 to help determine how you and your organization’s priorities and understanding of recruiting stack up against the competition.

4 Immigration Bills That Could Affect Local Tech Companies

Immigration reform is a hot topic these days but when it comes to the tech industry, it’s a critical issue. With U.S. tech companies only able to fill a fraction of their highly skilled jobs with American workers, hiring foreign visa holders is often necessary. Four separate bills introduced by Congress could change the game.

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The State of the Performance Review

Does anyone love performance reviews? Certainly not the 34 percent of Millennials who say they have been driven to tears during at least one. Nearly 20 percent of women and 25 percent of men of all ages have cried because of a performance review (you read that right: even more men than women). Performance reviews […]

Recruiters Sound Off: 6 Ways to Be the Worst Recruiting Client Ever

Did you know you may sabotaging your recruiter’s efforts around every corner and not even know it? We asked our recruiters to share their biggest frustrations when it comes to working with staffing and recruiting clients. The information they offered can serve as an invaluable resource when it comes to optimizing your recruiting efforts to the max.

4 Recruiting Lessons Learned By Eating Girl Scout Cookies

Congratulations! You made it through another Girl Scout Cookie season. Whether you realized it at the time or not, you were exposed to some “sweet” lessons about recruiting while you binged. Scout’s honor!

#Winning March Madness at Work

About 51 million office workers join office pools and contests during March Madness (including those of us at The HT Group). Between time spent filling out brackets and watching tournament games live, the total loss of productivity during this time is estimated at $4 billion. But, wait! Is that really true? A different survey found […]

3 Top HR Lessons from the Wells Fargo Camp

Wells Fargo has been in plenty of hot water lately when it comes to employee treatment and misconduct. While it’s easy to dismiss their troubles as problems only a large financial corporation could have, there are important lessons all HR managers should heed.

Passive Job Seekers: More People Are Searching for Jobs Than You Think [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re struggling to find high quality candidates to fill job openings this year, you may want to consider searching “off the grid.” Passive job candidates are a great catch, as long as you know where find them.

Forget Millennials, What Makes Gen Z Tick?

As Millennials move into management roles, the oldest among Generation Z are entering the workforce. How do they differ from their older siblings when it comes to motivations and perspectives in the workplace?

The Place to Be: A Look at Companies Moving to Texas

More and more companies are learning Texas is the place to be. What are some of the biggest names coming to the Lone Star State? How will that affect your own recruiting efforts? Let’s take a look.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Lessons from the Fox News Case

Recently Fox News agreed to pay $20 million to its former Fox & Friends anchor Gretchen Carlson to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against its former CEO, Roger Ailes. The payment came with an unprecedented public apology as well. Ailes was at the helm at Fox News for more than 20 years in what is now being reported as […]

Highest Paying Tech Skills

Spark, OpenStack, Chef, Pig…these aren’t just a menagerie of random words, they’re the names of software and programming languages that help comprise the highest paying tech skills for 2017. Find out who’s paying extra for what when it comes to tech compensation.