November-2018

A Clean Slate

VP of HR Doug Harris shares how Clean Harbors is benefiting from its new pre-employment screening approach.

By Debbie Bolla

When you are in the business of removing some of the most hazardous materials in the world, there is no room for error when it comes to hiring nearly 5,000 employees a year. Nobody knows this better than Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental and energy services responsible for end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services.

Screening

Ensuring Fair Hiring Practices

Criminal records are keeping millions of people out of the workforce but new policies are closing the divide.

By Marta Chmielowicz

77 million. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, that’s the number of American adults who have a criminal record—one in three. While this population group represents a huge pool of prospective employees, having a criminal record can make it difficult to find work. As defined by the FBI, a criminal record includes a history of all arrests and criminal charges, even if they did not lead to a conviction. In some cases, this may include misdemeanors, juvenile offenses, and traffic offenses such as speeding and driving under the influence.

Ban the Box

CEO’s Letter: Presumption Versus Investigation and the Role of HR

By Elliot H. Clark

Here I go again writing about the impact of political culture on the life of HR. And I hope the hate mail I get is not too hateful in these overwrought times. But there is an important cultural moment at hand and depending on how social views become ingrained, it may impact the practice of HR.

HRO Today

Complications in Crossing Borders

Recent immigration regulations are creating new challenges for companies who rely on global talent.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Recent changes in U.S. immigration policy are creating roadblocks for American businesses and their employees—especially those who rely on global talent. According to Envoy Global Inc.’s 2017 Immigration Trends Report, globalization in the business world is on the rise. In fact, 55 percent of employers expected to hire more workers from overseas in 2017, up from 34 percent in the year prior. In addition, 63 percent of HR leaders claimed that hiring international employees is very or extremely important to their talent acquisition strategy—a significant leap from 42 percent in 2016.

Immigration

Talent Optimization

Five steps to accelerate the talent management process.

By Emily He

The most vital asset of any business is its people. While some companies focus their efforts on the adoption of the latest technologies, it’s important to remember that technology paired with human expertise is what delivers the biggest benefits.

Talent Management

Finding Solutions

Today’s technology can provide the answers to three challenging questions that HR continues to face.

By Ron Hetrick

Despite the proliferation of smart technologies and best practices, 65 percent of companies have had to adjust a business strategy because they could not secure the right talent in a specific function or geographic area. This finding comes from Allegis Group’s 2018 Talent Advisory Survey, a study of HR decision-makers, and demonstrates that organizations continue to deal with a lack of information when making talent decisions, which can have negative consequences for the business.

Analytics

Beating the Competition

Companies are shifting their talent acquisition strategies to succeed in a candidate-driven market.

By Marissa Geist

In a stark reminder of how challenging today’s talent shortages have become, 54 percent of business leaders in Cielo’s recent Talent Acquisition 360 study said their companies have more open positions than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of stakeholders said they believe the existing talent pool is shrinking while the competition for talent is increasing. This battle of supply and demand is causing C-Suite leaders to include talent acquisition and retention as a critical component of their overall business strategies to ensure organizational performance is not hampered by talent gaps.

Talent Strategy

Blazing New Trails

What drives millennials to seek new opportunities?

By Jackie Olson

Today’s young professionals looking to further their careers are reaping the benefits of a robust job market, allowing them to identify opportunities based on a range of features besides compensation. In fact, Merrill Datasite recently conducted a survey of junior associates working in the financial services industry to find out what factors are driving them to choose a new role.

Millennials

Global Unemployment Near Record Low

North America and APAC continue to show strong economic growth. By Larry Basinait Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for many enterprises.…
Global Economy
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