Category Archives: Recruitment

4 Tips on How to Bring Out the Best in Your New Hires

In a survey of nearly 10,000 people, it was discovered that almost half of the respondents lacked confidence in their job skills.  Chances are, people who are starting new positions may be feeling the pressure to “know it all” right from the start.  With a lack of confidence being so high, people beginning new jobs could potentially have a rocky experience without the right people and tools to help guide them.  This article offers four tips to help bring out … Read the rest

Employers and job seekers can connect in ALA JobLIST Placement Center

The key to effective recruiting lies in knowing where to find your target audience.  If you’re looking for the most qualified library and the information professionals, then the best place to find them is in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center at the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, January 30 – February 3, 2015.

We expect nearly 10,000 people to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting.  Employers can take advantage of this opportunity to talk with a national pool of candidates … Read the rest

Webinar on VEVRRA and Section 503

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on two recently revised regulations that represent an historic advance in employment rights for disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities.  By strengthening longstanding regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503), the new rules will ensure that qualified applicants and workers have more meaningful opportunities to find, secure and keep good jobs.

During this webinar, … Read the rest

U.S. Payroll to Population Employment Rate Is 44.5% in May

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, was 44.5% in May. This is up from 43.4% in April, and up slightly from 43.9% in May 2013. P2P continues to climb in the first half of 2014, recovering ground lost in the second half of 2013.

U.S. Payroll to Population Employment Rates

Gallup’s P2P metric tracks the percentage of the U.S. adult population aged 18 and older that is employed full time by … Read the rest

Harvard Business Review Suggests Best Practices Questions for HR

In his recent article for Harvard Business Review, Peter Cappelli suggests several questions that can help direct HR best practices. The article is behind a paywall, but Ken Haycock summarizes the questions on his website

Among the questions:

  • What are our immediate and shorter-term talent needs?
  • Who are our best employees for each position and how do we know? How do we track them? How do we develop others to be like them?
  • How should we meet our
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Accepting employer participants for the ALA Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 29, 2014 during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Representatives from various libraries and library-related companies can take advantage of the opportunity to talk with conference attendees about their specific work environments—things that make their place of employment unique. There is no … Read the rest

Hiring For Potential Vs. For Experience: Long-Term Vs. Short-Term Benefits

It seems to be common wisdom for businesses to hire experienced employees who are able to “hit the ground running.” An article on Quartz, however, argues for the long-term advantages of hiring not for experience, but for fit and potential. Read more.… Read the rest

How Do You Identify Bad Employees Before They Are YOUR Employees?

A poor hiring decision can cost an employer hours in lost productivity – and thousands of dollars in training and salary. How do you predict the poor performers? All Business Experts offers five tips for weeding out candidates who will cost your company time and money.… Read the rest

Prepare Now to Recruit at ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Human resource professionals, library directors and hiring managers who plan to attend the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 26 – July 1, 2014, still have time to reserve a booth in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center. If you have open positions or anticipate having available positions before the end of the year, this is a perfect opportunity to meet with candidates from across the country.

The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will be open … Read the rest

The Singer Group Offers Job Description Advice

When was the last time your organization or department updated a job description? Job descriptions are crucial to the recruitment process. The Singer Group offers advice on how to have the right kind of job description – so you attract the right employees.… Read the rest