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“The number of U.S. job openings recently reached 5.9 million-an all-time high,” author Henry G. Jackson writes in his article To Fill the Talent Gap, Take a Fresh Look at the Overlooked, yet the unemployment rate is only at 5%. As we look to explain why jobs are so hard to fill, we can expect a fresh wave of concern…as HR professionals, we need innovative solutions right now.” One solution is to tap underemployed portions of the talent pool. About 65 million people in the US have criminal histories. While many have to check the box on applications saying they’ve been convicted, it shouldn’t rule out candidates in all circumstances. Another thing to think about is hiring those with disabilities. Think of the contributions of people with both visible and invisible disabilities. “As HR business leaders, we will need to judiciously tap every available talent pool to fill the 6 million job openings in this country. We can start immediately by taking a fresh look at those who are too easily overlooked, underestimated, or screened out. In doing so, we may find that we already have access to the only truly unlimited resource: human potential.” At HireVue, we firmly stand behind this sentiment and have helped our customers tap into talent pools that have been overlooked. Find Henry: Twitter
“Millennials bring fresh perspectives to the workplace. And more than any earlier generation, they have a clear sense of what they will (and won’t) tolerate. If you want your best employees to stick around, avoid these phrases.” In Lolly Daskal’s article, she focuses on the millennial generation. Here are the phrases to avoid:
In Alexander Kjerulf’s article, he asks a question: “Complete this sentence: When it rains, the price of umbrellas goes __. If you guessed up you’d be right in most places. But at IKEA stores, you’d be wrong.” Normally umbrellas that are $4.99 are $2.99 when it is raining. What a way to make customers happy. Founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad once said “Work should always be fun for all colleagues. We only have one life. A third of life is work. Without desire and fun, work becomes hell.” How can you make your customers and employees happier? Find Alexander: LinkedIn Twitter
In Jennifer V. Miller’s article, she questions when the work “no” became impermissible. “Many people think they can’t say “no” on the job. They tell me, It’s just no acceptable.” They say it’s because they work in a “can do” culture.” This is because people view the word “no” as a rejection. In reality, it can also be a work leading to opportunity. “When used well, “no” presents an opportunity to set boundaries with those you encounter at work. The word “no” isn’t the problem; it’s that people often see their choices as binary.” Miller teaches us four ways to say “no” in an easier way:
In Michael Haberman’s article, he talks about being at the Dreamforce conference. At a about women in the workplace, he learned this things: