As the national and local economies begin to gain new momentum, an increasing number of Oklahoma companies are starting to hire once again after months of waiting for the economy to recover. According to Manpower Inc.'s recent Employment Outlook Survey, 22 percent of employers in the Tulsa metro area and 13 percent of Oklahoma City area employers are planning to hire more workers in the second quarter of this year. Nationally, two-thirds of states are expecting employers within their states to significantly increase staffing levels.
Employment attorneys Kathy Neal and Charlie Plumb will offer a practical refresher course for employers on best hiring practices, including a discussion about employment laws and regulations that may have changed since the last time they were hiring. Kelly Beyer, Tulsa branch manager for Manpower Inc., will also join the panel to discuss hiring trends and issues employers should consider as they begin hiring. Topics will include:
- What's happening with hiring, generally
- Seeking candidates and applicants
- Application content
- Interview and selection process