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Common Misconceptions HR Has About Independent Contractors
The “gig economy," which refers to the large group of individuals who choose to work as independent agents, has been growing rapidly since the mid-2000s. Actually, it’s exploding. According to a 2023 Fiverr survey of 2,000 US workers, “73% said they will either start freelancing or continue freelancing in 2023”. Here are some more amazing statistics to note:
Hiring College Graduates for 2023 | What Employers Need to Know
Recruitment professionals are eagerly gearing up for graduation season, a time when companies can hire some of the top college graduates who will be heading into new careers. Employers must act fast if they want to reel in the freshest talent. With current labor shortages in a holding pattern so far this year, it’s beneficial for organizations to understand what 2023 college graduates want. That way, recruitment efforts can be fruitful.
Internship Cover Letter Tips with Examples
Until now, college has been about learning, absorbing, and experiencing. It’s not until you become eligible for an internship that things start getting real—real-world experiences using real-life scenarios. Applying for internships takes time, and there’s no college course on “how to apply for jobs.” (We’d sign up immediately if there was, though!) But here's a spoiler alert: most internships require a cover letter. And while this may seem like a burden, it’s actually a blessing.
5 Practical Ways to Remove Bias from your Hiring Process
Many employers think their hiring process is perfect. However, research shows that the hiring processes are generally impartial and unfair, especially if you are part of certain demographics. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, or even people in lower socioeconomic status are more likely to be subject to implicit bias. As diversity and employer branding become major aspects of business, it is important that employers take the lead to identify and remove bias from the hiring process. So, here are 5 practical ways to get you started.
Tips to Get Your First Job Confidently
Whether you’re a recent graduate or you still have a few exams left, you may be itching to put your polished leather shoes on and join the workforce. After all, your first job is an entryway into the professional life you’d lead for the decades to come.
Tips for a Good Character Reference Letter with Examples
Hiring managers love a resume laden with relevant skills and qualifications. Hard skills specific to the role, like SEO strategy or Java programming languages, are easy to qualify using achievements or facts and figures. But how exactly can they verify personality traits, work ethic, relationship management skills, or curious nature during an interview when they barely know you?