Cultivating Talent from Untapped Communities
7 Jan 2020
By hiring from diverse and underserved communities, a company can boost innovation along with its bottom line.
The current U.S. labor market bodes well for workers: unemployment has been consistently low and demand for talent remains high. But this wreaks havoc for companies who face a talent shortage to fill vacant IT roles. In IT alone, the U.S. has an astounding 918,000 open roles. Much of this job growth stems from digital transformation. As companies digitally transform and tech roles infiltrate all industries, corporations and hiring managers need help to fill vacant positions. It’s time to seek alternative pipelines and cultivate talent from untapped communities.
Best & Worst States to Raise a FamilyJan 7 2020
Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. And the reasons for moving are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or a general desire to change settings. But wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state. For instance, a state might...
Hiring individuals with multiple abilitiesJan 6 2020
So often the hiring process focuses on what people can’t do, rather than what they can do. Although this might seem like the most efficient way to screen candidates, it is a “glass half-empty” approach that overlooks the potential of many candidates. Regardless of race, age or gender, individuals with...
The human resources director at Sportech Inc., in Elk River, has been featured in the latest issue of the magazine “Enterprise Minnesota.” Sheila Swancutt was interviewed in a piece titled “Four Questions.” She answered questions about being a modern HR executive, dealing with a worker shortage, the value of...