Nearly one in three adults—more than 70 million Americans—has a criminal record. Many of these individuals never served time in jail or had an arrest that resulted in a conviction. No matter how major or minor the record, many of these individuals struggle to find employment because they are automatically screened out of the hiring process by checking “yes” on an application question regarding criminal history.
A new job applicant can be in a highly charged emotional state. They’ve spent days, weeks, or even months scouring job boards. They’ve agonized about their resume and cover letter, fussing over how best to describe their accomplishments and skills. They’ve gamely entered all the exhaustive information requested in your organization’s online job application form.
A recent study conducted by Phil McAleer, a psychologist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, found that we begin forming opinions about people when they first open their mouths.
Your organization is in a fierce competition for top talent. Thankfully, people willing and eager to work for public sector organizations are in it for more than the paycheck. Even if their day-to-day responsibilities are repetitive, people in the public sector want the work they do to matter.
NEOGOV recently teamed up with Firefly Events to host a charity bike build benefiting the Mar Vista Gardens Boys & Girls Club.
NEOGOV’s IPMA Southern Happy Hour is near full but there are still a few spaces open. The event will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4:45pm to 6:00pm at the The Peabody Memphis, Louis XVI Room.
NEOGOV hosted its first Southern California City Tour in Orange County this week. The event, held May 3 at the Island Hotel Newport, featured recruitment, onboarding, and performance evaluation sessions.
NEOGOV’s NPELRA Demo Luncheon, held at the NPELRA Annual Conference, is now fully booked. The Demo Luncheon will be held April 19, noon to 1pm.
NEOGOV is hosting a luncheon for IPMA Eastern attendees on Monday, April 4 from noon to 1:30pm at Hyatt Regency Newport, Ballroom AB. At the luncheon, attendees will learn how to automate their hiring, onboarding, and performance evaluation processes. They’ll gain knowledge about increasing their applicant pool, enhancing their agency’s image, and decreasing application screen time.
NEOGOV is attending the NC-IPMA Spring Conference, held March 16-18 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The NC-IPMA Spring Conference is an ideal opportunity to connect with North Carolina HR professionals and NEOGOV customers, with nearly 50 NEOGOV customers in North Carolina alone.