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“Screening In” Gains Ground vs. “Screening Out” in Tight Labor Market

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Much of the HR playbook has been rewritten, if not completely run through the shredder, since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and talent acquisition is certainly no exception.

Hiring experts at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) recent Talent Conference & Expo 2022 highlighted a shift in HR tactics during a historically tight labor market.

“The experts on the panel agreed that the typical recruitment practice of screening out—or eliminating candidates because they don't meet all criteria—is not workable in the present environment,” wrote SHRM’s Roy Maurer. “Instead, talent acquisition teams should practice more “screening in” or hiring for competencies and training on the particular role.”

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Minimum Wage Boost & Social Security COLA Bump Could Help Fight Inflation

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Americans at all ends of the spectrum are looking for ways to get more cash in their wallets to fight the effects of the highest inflation since 1981.

For some low wage earners, minimum wage rate increases in some states and jurisdictions that went into effect July 1, 2022, will provide some immediate relief.

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How Business Leaders Handle Employee Compensation in Inflationary Times

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Small business owners can be forgiven if they hear the echoes of carnival barkers during these inflationary times:

“Around and around, it goes, where it stops, nobody knows!”

Unlike a “Wheel of Fortune”, however, the current economic climate is more like a “Wheel of Mis-Fortune” for small businesses as rising costs across the board have them in a vice grip with higher prices for goods, raw materials, rent and transportation on one side and escalating salary and benefit demands by employees on the other.

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Going for the Green: Iverson Brothers’ Passion and Focus Translates to Business

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Employer Flexible has opened their first office in the state Montana in 2022.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we wrote and distributed recently about two of our team members in Montana - Larry and Logan Iverson.

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Keep the Door Open: Consider Former Employees to Tackle Worker Shortage

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The Great Resignation, far from abating, hit historic levels in March as a record 4.5 Americans quit their job while employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings.

“A gap between the number of job openings and of people unemployed but seeking work has persisted since last spring. In February, there were 1.79 job openings for every unemployed person, according to Labor Department data,” reported the Wall Street Journal.

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The “Great Regret” is as Real as the “Great Resignation”

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For almost a year now Americans have channeled their inner Johnny Paycheck, telling employers to “Take This Job and Shove It” as more than 4 million workers a month since June 2021 have voluntarily left their jobs.

“The pandemic-era trend known as the “Great Resignation” remains a prominent feature of the labor market, as favorable conditions lead workers to quit their jobs at near-record levels in search of better (and ample) opportunities,” reported CNBC.

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