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Today’s candidates want flexibility and autonomy — here’s how to hire them

Over 40% of today’s workforce is considered contingent, and more than 90% of candidates say they want to work for employers who are open to flexible and open work arrangements—including part-time and remote work. Where employees 20 years ago were committed to the traditional nine-to-five schedule, today’s workers value flexibility and the ability to get their work done on their own time. Here are four recruitment strategies to help you hire today’s alternative workforce.

What you need to know about hiring blind and visually impaired workers

At a time when recruiters are facing a hiring shortage, and it’s harder than ever to find qualified workers, you can’t afford to make your jobs inaccessible to anyone. You’re not only legally mandated to make sure your hiring practices are ADA compliant, but if your website, interview practices, and office itself aren’t accessible and friendly to disabled applicants, you’re doing your company a disservice by essentially eliminating an entire pool of potentially immensely talented candidates – just like that. These strategies can help recruiters and low-vision candidates see each other better:

How to be a company that attracts LGBTQ professionals

We’ve come a long way as a nation when it comes to LGBTQ rights and acceptance, but we surely have more work to do, especially in the workplace. In 30 states, it’s still perfectly legal to not hire someone or to fire them due to sexual orientation or gender orientation. But most forward-thinking companies actually have strategies to step away from that attitude, and are becoming more inclusive. But becoming a company that welcomes LGBTQ talent requires more than just not discriminating against them – it’s recognizing that diversity can be a growth strategy. We spoke with experts to learn concrete steps you can take to make your company more attractive to LGBTQ workers.

How the human cloud could shape the future of the staffing industry

In case you haven’t heard, online staffing models, aka “the human cloud,” have begun to permeate the staffing industry. In fact, talk of this tech trend was a recurring theme at the Staffing Industry Association’s SIA Executive Forum in February 2019. So do staffing professionals have a real worry on their hands? Industry leaders don’t seem to think so – at least for the time being – but it’s not a topic that can be ignored.

Military spouses could be the solution to your talent shortage

Military spouses represent an incredible depth of technical skills and capabilities and bring to the table an added level of diversity, resiliency, determination, focus and leadership skills—all of which can help accelerate an organization’s ability to meet its business goals and objectives. Yet they are unemployed at four times the national unemployment rate. We took a deeper look into this hiring anomaly and uncovered ways you can attract and hire these valuable workers.

Why small businesses should always be hiring—even when they don't think they need to

Small businesses can’t afford to be caught off guard with a hiring gap or shortage. The smaller a business is, the bigger the impact when you don’t have someone to do key tasks. That’s why it’s important to have a strategy where you’re essentially “always hiring”—or at least in a position where you can do so at a moment’s notice. We asked hiring experts for their advice on how to set this up in the most efficient and effective way.