Disability Etiquette: Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on November 2 2016

According to the American with Disability Act, an Individual with a Disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Taking this definition into account, it is no surprise Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) make up the largest minority group in the country.

Key Qualities of a Successful Mobile Recruitment Strategy

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on October 10 2016

In the digital age, optimizing recruitment efforts for mobile users is a must. Mobile devices are quickly replacing desktop computers as the preferred method for searching, reviewing, and applying for jobs. Embracing mobile recruitment is a way for today’s employers to expand their reach and increase the likelihood of finding and hiring top performers. Companies who fail to adopt a mobile-first approach put themselves at a competitive disadvantage. 

Maximize the Benefits of Social Recruiting With a Strategic Approach

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on September 15 2016

Today, people spend a considerable amount of time on social media and online professional networks, making them an ideal channel for targeting both passive and active candidates. However, to maximize the benefits of social recruiting, you must adopt a strategic approach. Here’s how to build your strategy:

Do Not Hide From Job Seekers! Optimize Your Job Listing

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on August 31 2016

Job descriptions have become incredibly complex, which has both helped and hurt HR departments. Here are a few tips to optimize your listings to ensure the right job seekers are finding them. 

Improve Company Reputation Using an ATS

Posted by Mary Madden on August 29 2016

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) have been used in an instant gratification setting for far too long—it’s time to look at how they'll help transform a company’s recruiting efforts over the long haul.

How Employers Can Uncover Opportunities in a Changing Labor Market

Posted by Courtesy of Indeed.com on August 23 2016

This blog post is courtesy of Indeed.com

The world of work is changing fast. Automation, an aging workforce and an increasingly complex global economy are profoundly affecting markets for jobs and talent. Every day we see new evidence of industries in flux and struggling to keep pace with shifting hiring trends.

Case Study: 84 Lumber Conquers Recruitment Challenges with BALANCEtrak

Posted by Berkshire Associates on August 11 2016


84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry leading services for single and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood products (EWP) centers in 30 states—representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber chose BALANCEtrak applicant trac

king system to address the need for speed, efficiency, and the management of high volume recruitment. With plans to open over a dozen more locations, BALANCEtrak solved issues related to streamlining processes, quickly identifying qualified candidates, recordkeeping, and automating workflow.

A Look at 21st Century Recruitment Trends, and How to Hop on Board

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on July 28 2016

As recruitment and HR professionals, it is important to not only continue proven methods of success, but to also take a look at new trends and learn how to properly implement them. According to industry experts, here are some of the top recruitment tools and ways to integrate them into your hiring process:

Sage Recruiting Advice From Experienced CEOs

Posted by Mary Madden on July 21 2016

Words are cheap, but they carry weight when coming from some of the most successful professionals the business world has to offer. Here’s some sage advice from a number of CEOs who have mastered the art of recrutiment:

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Vital in Difficult Recruiting Climate

Posted by Mary Madden on July 13 2016

When the going gets tough in the hiring market, it’s time to figure out a better approach. HR departments are finding conventional recruiting methods arent producing the same results—a key signal its time for a change.