A Thank You to SHRM

In anticipation of the SHRM Annual Conference next week in Chicago, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of all standards committees and other active participants in the ANSI/SHRM HR Standards process.  Since 2009 the work of SHRM and their focus on compiling standards for the HR world has dramatically changed the way companies large and small conduct HR practices.

The combination of members, non-members and laymen of the HR field brings a unique perspective to each committee.  In addition, SHRM’s affiliation with ANSI and ISO has extended the reach of the developed standards and made the work of these committees all the more important.

Lee Webster’s leadership provides a solid foundation for the taskforce and committee members to examine the current issues related to the HR practices and develop the appropriate and approachable standards regarding the many procedures and metrics within the HR industry.

Aspen is looking forward to the HR Standards events at the SHRM Annual Conference next week.


SHRM Annual Conference 2013

SHRM 2013 has an impressive line up of speakers and so many great sessions scheduled! We’re especially looking forward to “Putting ANSI and ISO HR Standards to Work in Your Organization” on the 18th.  The presenters will be talking current ANSI HR standards and some that are in the works.  Andrew will be there to contribute to that conversation as a member of the HR Standards task force. A lot of hard work and research goes into developing these standards.  This is a great chance to listen to those directly involved.

The Cost Per Hire standard is out and we even have a nifty little tool that you can use to calculate your own Cost Per Hire, then benchmark it against others in your industry!

If you’ll be in Chicago for this conference, please let us know!  We love networking and sharing ideas!


The Importance of Candidate Feedback

Calling a candidate with a job offer is an important step for any recruiter or hiring manager. But what about those candidates who didn’t get an offer?  Is it fair that most never know why they didn’t get it? Blame it on our litigious society, I guess.  Most companies aren’t forthcoming with the reasons why a candidate didn’t make the cut out of fear of discrimination lawsuits.

Lauren Weber of the Wall Street Journal does a nice job of explaining both sides of the issue.  Read her article here.

And after you’re done, make sure you register for the 2013 Candidate Experience awards.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know your company is treating candidates well and be recognized for it?  Register here!