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4 Predictions For Talent Acquisition In 2019
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January 2019
 4 Predictions For Talent Acquisition In 2019

4 Predictions For Talent Acquisition In 2019
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The recruiting industry was in a constant state of change throughout 2018.



In the last 12 months, we faced a historically tight labor market, the initial impacts of Google’s entry into the talent acquisition space, and the gearing up for and the introduction of GDPR.
Additionally, new technology disrupted the industry daily with mobile, social, and AI leading the charge.

With the New Year fast approaching, let’s take a look back at some of the top recruitment news of 2018 and how key trends might transition into 2019.
How to Address Implicit Bias in the Workplace
How to Address Implicit Bias in the Workplace
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Implicit biases may lead decision-makers to unconsciously form opinions


Over the past half-century, employers have made great strides in protecting employees and applicants from conscious bias on the basis of race, gender, age, and other protected characteristics. But what about unconscious–or "implicit"–bias, which "refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner"? Everyone has implicit biases that are formed from his or her experiences over time.
Don't Let Onboarding Be Your Cause For Turnover
Don't Let Onboarding Be Your Cause For Turnover
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Now is a great time to review your recruiting and onboarding processes

Turnover is challenging, costly, and could be occurring for different reasons. In order to solve the problem, we need to understand why it’s happening. If you’re able to conduct exit interviews with those who are leaving, that can be a great way to shed light on the reasons for their departure. If exit interviews aren’t feasible to do, we would suggest reviewing your recruiting and onboarding processes as a starting point.

According to BambooHR’s employee onboarding survey, the top three reasons employees left within the first six months of a new job were:

Employee Handbooks Revisited

Employee Handbooks Revisited

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Failure to have a handbook will get you in trouble more times than when you have one.

I read an article today where the author was talking about the Top Five Small Business Trends to Monitor in 2019. The fifth trend was Consistent And Transparent Employee Communication. The article noted, "I have found creating an up-to-date employee handbook that is readily accessible will benefit both upper management and employees." I agree! I wrote this post on employee handbooks in September of 2010 and it is still relevant today. So let’s revisit Employee handbooks!