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4 Tips to Building a Workplace that Attracts Top Talent
We spend half of our lives at the workplace, between tasks, teamwork, shared lunches, and brainstorming sessions, to meet expectations. That's why our work environment influences so much. Our performance, mood, and drive to work towards better results all depend on it. But, if we compare the labor market now to ones of the past, it's clear that the competition has shifted from the employees to employers. It used to be that candidates fought for the position at a prominent company, but with the...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:38



Indeed
Report: What Are the Most Popular Jobs Among Entry-Level Job Seekers?
The class of 2018 is entering the workforce at an interesting—and exciting—time. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in years, and new technology is disrupting multiple industries. As a result, today’s entry-level job seekers are embarking on careers that in many cases will prove both rewarding and surprising, as new pathways open up and old ones take on different forms. But what do these job seekers want to do right now? Our analytics team looked at the data to determine the most popular...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:00



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Death of a Retail Salesperson? Separating Fact from Fiction
Geoffrey the Giraffe’s gut-wrenching farewell photo in an empty Toys “R” Us store is the latest retail closure pulling at our heartstrings. With a variety of high profile stores calling it quits over the last few years, it’s no surprise that Nexxt’s recent survey of 1,100 retail workers shows that nearly 3 in 4 believe the traditional retail industry is dying. But do these feelings of doom and gloom from workers carry any weight? Or are they just exaggerated anxieties about a naturally...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:29



Indeed
How to Recruit for a Changing World: An Interview with Dan Black, Global Recruiting Leader at EY
Global finance giant EY (formerly Ernst and Young) has come a long way since Arthur Young, a Scottish immigrant to US shores, founded his accountancy firm in 1906 with his brother, Stanley. Today the firm employs nearly a quarter of a million people in 150 countries, and its work touches upon everything from audits to blockchain to AI. And that’s not all: in 2018, EY also placed high on Indeed’s first-ever rankings for Top-Rated Workplaces: Banking and Finance. A company doesn’t grow like...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:00



EmploymentMetrix
Recruitment Roundup –Image Matters
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. Growing up, we’re told image doesn’t matter, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Well, when it comes to representing a company, image does matter. In fact, it’s one of the most important things. This week we take a look at how companies are dealing with image – both internally and externally. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Gartner Survey Shows 29% of Employees Witnessed...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:30



EmploymentMetrix
We Decoded the Global Workforce. Here’s What We Found.
What does a banker from Nigeria have in common with a food scientist from Mexico? A lot more than you’d think! Earlier this year, Nexxt worked with The Boston Consulting Group and The Network to survey over 350,000 people from across the world to understand the preferences of the global workforce and what that means for companies, and tangentially, recruiters. Read on for our top takeaways from the survey. #1: Employees have feelings too According to the report, the top three workplace factors...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:50



Indeed
Work Smarter, Not Harder: How Indeed Analytics Can Help You Get the Most From Your Job Postings
As an employer, you’ve probably encountered baffling situations now and then that you can’t explain—such as posting a high quality job with a great salary and benefits, only to receive few candidate applications. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating when you don’t understand what’s going on with your jobs. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could understand and learn more about them by seeing everything—from what the highest and lowest performing postings are to how you can better spend your...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:00



EmploymentMetrix
Recruitment Roundup – Unbelievable Trends
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. This week, we take a look at unbelievable trends in the recruitment space. From landing a job while homeless to using a cartoon version of yourself to engage with candidates, this week’s reads might have you doing a double-take. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Homeless Man Hands Out Resumes, Gets Hundreds of Job Offers Source: New York Post Instead of asking for money or food,...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:09



Indeed
Sealing the Deal: How to Make Candidates a Job Offer They Can’t Refuse
After weeks of reading through resumes and interviewing candidates, you think you’ve found someone who would be a good fit for your business. Now it’s time to start reeling them in with an offer they can’t refuse. This isn’t simply a matter of picking up the phone and telling them the job’s theirs if they want it. In today’s tight labor market, you can’t assume that people will just accept a job offer simply because they receive one. The art of the offer is a dance. There are steps...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:00



EmploymentMetrix
In or Out? The Pros and Cons of an In-House Customer Support Team
There’s no beating around the bush. “Out-source” is a dirty word that induces fear in the hearts and minds of customer service pros. In fact, more CSRs are concerned about out-sourcing impacting call center and customer support jobs than a robot automating their work. But is there reason for this fear? According to a recent survey conducted by Nexxt of 2,500 customer service professionals, customer service work is still primarily being managed in-house at companies. When respondents considered...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:30



Indeed
Top-Rated Workplaces: Hospitals
Health care professionals are essential to our health and well-being — and we need them more than ever as baby boomers age and the US faces a serious shortage of health care workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2014 and 2022, a total of 1.2 million vacancies for nursing jobs will emerge. Working in a hospital can be challenging, but a job caring for the sick and promoting health can also be very rewarding to those who find satisfaction in helping others. However,...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:00



EmploymentMetrix
Have No Fear, the Robot Revolution is NOT Here
We’ve seen it in I, Robot, Ex Machina and RoboCop; the formidable takeover of the human race by machines, or more specifically, artificial intelligence (AI). But is the threat of the robo-revolution real or is it just our 21st century anxiety getting the better of us? Well, it depends what industry you’re in, but when it comes to customer service, we need to pump the breaks – it’s not all doom and gloom. Artificial Anxiety The future holds worries for many workers in the customer...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 08:42



EmploymentMetrix
Recruitment Roundup – No One Candidate Should Have All That Power
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. Right now, it’s a job seeker’s market - and they certainly know it. From job hopping, to ghosting, to being lured into relocation by $10,000, it’s clear that the candidates are currently in control. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. More Than a Quarter of Workers are on the Hunt for a New Job Source: HR Dive A recent survey showed that 43% of people are willing to leave their...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:30



Indeed
Back to School Spotlight: Where Does a Teacher’s Salary Stretch the Furthest?
Teachers have the power to positively influence their students and encourage them to pursue their interests and dreams. In fact, according to Malcolm Gladwell, teaching is in many ways the “model profession of the 21st century”. After all, teachers need to blend leadership, social and cognitive skills, while being adaptable and opening themselves up to new bodies of knowledge. But if teaching is an important job that is vital to the future of work, pay for this profession doesn’t necessarily...
 Indeed - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:00



Indeed
Video: How to Tackle Unconscious Bias in Hiring and Open the Door to Great Talent
In part one of this video series, Indeed SVP Paul D’Arcy explored the research behind unconscious bias and how it can affect hiring decisions. Unconscious bias can have the unfortunate effect of screening out exactly the kinds of candidates companies need: people with fresh perspectives who can add value to their companies. So what can employers do about it? Screening out unconscious bias At this year’s Indeed Interactive, Paul also shared some of the solutions he received to this challenge...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:00



EmploymentMetrix
Catch Me While You Can: A Guide to Nabbing High-Quality Customer Service Reps
Despite hectic holiday sales and irate shoppers, many customer service professionals love what they do. In fact, in a recent Nexxt survey of 2,500 customer service workers, 3 in 4 reported that whether in a retail or call center setting, the industry is rewarding to work in. Additionally, many respondents said they’re in it for the long haul – 44 percent have been working in the field for over 15 years! Still, we know from practice that customer service professionals are always ready to jump...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:37



EmploymentMetrix
Why 40% Of Our Company Quit In 4 Weeks - And What I Did About It
February 2018 – we were a steadily growing 10-person startup. We just moved into our fourth office space in 18 months and were adding one new person to our team every two months to keep up with demand. No one had ever quit – until now. I was asked if I had a minute to talk. Sure. Into our new conference room we went, and I was informed that one of our early stage employees had accepted a new job opportunity. Damn. I took it hard and personally. No one had ever voluntarily left our company...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:59



Indeed
Video: How Unconscious Bias Can Impact the Hiring Process
When a resume for an open position lands on an employer’s desk, do the cultural, ethnic or socioeconomic implications of a candidate’s name or neighborhood factor into the decision to call them in for an interview? Maybe not consciously, but below the surface, something different might be going on. Prominent studies have shown that the resumes of candidates with foreign or “non-white” sounding names, or who simply live at addresses in poorer neighborhoods might be getting...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:00



Indeed
REPORT: What Are the Hardest-to-Fill Small Business Jobs in America?
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak may have started Apple in a garage, but they aren’t unique in launching a huge company from small beginnings. Starbucks was launched by two teachers and a writer in 1971, and Amazon and Google began in garages too. When Whole Foods was getting off the ground, their founders were so strapped for cash that they slept in their store. Companies don’t magically appear out of thin air with thousands of employees, huge campuses and millions in revenue: things start small....
 Indeed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:00



Indeed
The Art of the Preclose: 3 Insider Tips to Set Yourself Up for Hiring Success
In today’s candidate-driven market, job seekers have many opportunities to choose from and have the ability to be very selective in the job they choose next. If you want your opportunity to stand out and put yourself in the best possible position to make this hire, then you need to adopt a strategy that many skip: the preclose. The preclose is a technique that lets the candidate know early on that you are considering them while gauging their interest, understanding their priorities and enabling...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:30



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