HR Pieces July 2023 News

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The HRA Team-

Lynette, Candida, Camille, Karla, Liz, Seth & Sharon

Lynette Weatherford MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President
877.894.0202 ext 4

Candida Arvizu MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,

HR Advisor

Email Candida

877.894.0202 ext 1

Karla Callaway BS
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext 2
Camille Knowles PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext 3
Elizabeth Hurst MBA
Business Development
877.894.0202 ext 5
Seth Bunn BS
Recruitment Advisor
877.894.0202 ext 6

Sharon McElwrath, BA

HR Advisor Assistant

Email Sharon

HR Hotline | Email | 877-894-0202 ext. 5

July News

  • Recruitment "Time-to-hire" Trends Upward
  • DOL's Model FMLA Forms Expire
  • Workplace Stress
  • HRA Team Member Anniversaries
  • Recruitment Support
  • Career Opportunities

Average "Time to Hire" Continues Upward Trend

Employers across industries are taking longer to fill open positions, according to new information. Based on data from a half million hires in 2022 and 2023, the average number of days to fill a position across industries and job types is 44 days. This is a 40 percent increase from pre-pandemic averages and is expected to continue increasing.

"Time-to-hire" is defined as the number of calendar days between a job requisition being approved and the candidate accepting the offer. Two major factors cited by the research are low unemployment (candidate's market) and company hiring processes getting in the way of timely offers.

Read more from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Department of Labor

FMLA Forms

Expired June 30, 2023

June 30, 2023 is the expiration date of the DOL’s model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. Businesses practicing FMLA compliance are not required to use the DOL's forms for FMLA administration, and may be using their own documentation. Businesses that are using the DOL provided forms may continue to use them even with the expired date, until the DOL provides a replacement or further advisement on a new expiration date.

Source: JJ Keller

Workplace Stress Continues to Impact Workers

According to findings from recruitment agency Robert Walters Group, the majority of workers in a recent survey said they have suffered from workplace-related stress this year, and 62% said they believe employers are not doing enough to combat stress at work.

Workers cited stability concerns, managerial pressure, lack of pay increases, and heavier workloads as the most common factors leading to workplace stress. More than one-third of the 2,500 respondents also indicated that that frequency of workplace stress is "very often".

Employers can take action to mitigate workplace stress by ensuring manageable workloads and providing access to support, including the provision of mental health resources and benefits expanding on work/life balance and workplace flexibility. Read more from HR Dive.

HR Advantage Team Member Anniversaries

This month, HR Advisor Karla Callaway celebrates five years with HR Advantage, and HR Advisor Assistant, Sharon McElwrath, celebrates one year. Happy Work Anniversary to two special team members. We are grateful for you and celebrate your valued presence on the team!

Where Did All My Applicants Go??

Have you invested in costly job posts only to receive a host of unqualified applicants, followed by no applicants at all?

This is an all-too-common story we hear from business partners and hiring teams.

If you're struggling to find great candidates for that critical role, let our expert team help...

Executive Recruitment

Leave top talent recruitment in the hands of seasoned experts who will conduct a full-scale, comprehensive search to deliver the best match for your company.

Recruitment Support

The beginning stages of a candidate search can be the most tedious and time-consuming. Let our team support your efforts with posting, monitoring and pre-screening activities.

Candidate Profiles

HR Advantage takes the time to source and screen active candidates in advance to simplify the recruitment process for employers. Preview some of our featured candidates on our website!

Let our expert recruiters help you attract and hire your next quality employee. Contact us today for more information!

Recruitment Help

Career Opportunities

HR Advantage works with qualified professionals seeking new employment opportunities in a variety of industries.

We offer concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to ensure the perfect match.

*Potential applicants are invited to connect with us!


To learn more, click on the open positions:


Full Time

Springfield, MO

Sales Manager

Full Time

Springfield, MO

Healthcare Recruiter

Full Time

Lee's Summit, MO

Home Care Operations Manager

Full Time

Columbia, MO

Applicant inquiries, contact:

Seth Bunn

Employer inquiries, contact:

Elizabeth Hurst

*Placement fees are paid by the employer. Applicants may submit resume/credentials confidentially to HR Advantage Careers

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