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4 Steps to Knowing Your Audience (And Posting Better Job Ads!)
It’s not breaking news that the recruitment industry is becoming more like the marketing industry. Employers are abandoning the “post it and forget it” technique and embracing more tactical plans that include multi-faceted approaches. Recruitment texting, job ad retargeting, and email campaigns are new methods being combined with traditional job postings in order to attract the best talent possible. But, how can you make sure you’re using the right type of ad to motivate your audience?...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:47

Recruitment Roundup – 2.16.18
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week, we dive into different perspectives on AI, offer up some food for thought, and include observations on Gen Z. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   AI and Ethics – What is the Role of the HR Profession? Source: The SHRM Blog In today’s world, it’s important to consider ethics when looking at everything technology can do. This article poses some interesting questions...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:22

The Lasting Effects of Ghosting Candidates
As the new year kicks off, it’s easy to get caught up in the ebb and flow of the hiring process. When you’re trying to find the perfect candidate, getting back to those who didn’t make the cut probably isn’t high on your priority list. Between posting jobs, scheduling interviews, and keeping up with daily tasks, it’s easy to forget about responding to that eager candidate. Intentional or not, it’s becoming common practice for employers to “ghost” candidates. Ghosting is when...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:32

Recruitment Roundup – 2.2.18
This is the first installment of Nexxt’s new weekly roundup of articles from the web. We’re fulfilling our New Year’s Resolution to bring you interesting and exciting news in the recruitment space. This week’s roundup tackles topics like job “dating” apps, professional podcasts, and the importance of scheduling correctly. Oh, and of course we threw in some insight from Gen Z. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Dating Apps...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:45

Have No Fear, Gen Z Is Here!
  Nexxt's Chief Marketing Officer, Joe Weinlick recently shared his thoughts as a Gen-Xer raising Gen Z-ers. Now that Gen Z-ers are graduating from college, what can we expect as they enter the workforce? Should the world of work change to accommodate these tech-savvy, confident youths? Or should Gen Z conform to the current corporate culture? Nevertheless, established pros need to be prepared to welcome a new generation into the workforce and Joe has a few suggestions. [Excerpted from...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:43

Recruitment Roundup – 2.9.18
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week, we’re all about rethinking recruitment – tackling timeframes, sources, and strategies. And, in case you need a break from all of this rethinking, we threw in a piece about millennials and what they think of their benefits. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Recruiting Sources Source: HR Bartender Success means different things...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:53

International Idiosyncrasies: An Intro To Job Postings
When you’re tasked with recruiting across the globe, you’re concerned with where to post, how to target the correct candidate, and if you are representing the brand appropriately.  The last thing on most recruiters’ minds is the rules, social norms, and sometimes even national laws that govern how jobs are posted. Which is why I’m here – Hi! Sarah Morgan here! International Recruiting is kinda my “Shtick” – so let me be your guide.Here are 3 of the most common international recruiting...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:52

What Does the Super Bowl Cost You?
Ah, Super Bowl Sunday. A time of great excitement, unwavering team loyalty, and carbs galore. Neilson’s preliminary ratings are here, clocking in this year’s number of viewers at 111.3 million. But, what about the day after? Are employees as tuned in to work as they were to the game? It’s estimated around 14 to 16.5 million employees call out sick the day after the big game. While employers in New England and the Philadelphia region probably expected this, the influx of absent employees...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:28

Report: How Satisfied Are U.S. Workers With Their Salaries?
The topic of pay raises can be sensitive for both employers and employees—in fact, so sensitive is this information that many companies have policies prohibiting workers from discussing salaries with each other. But pay remains an unavoidable topic, and perhaps more so as it’s been a while since many employees have seen substantial wage growth. On average, U.S. employees can expect a small pay increase in the upcoming year—just 3% according to a recent study. But as this is only slightly...
 Indeed - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00

Report: More than Half of Canadians Likely Asking for a Raise in 2018
Most of us could use more money, but asking for a raise is a sensitive process: as an employee or job-seeker, you want to be paid fairly. And if you’re the employer, you want to attract and retain talent, but you don’t have unlimited funds. Despite record low Canadian unemployment, real wages haven’t changed substantially, and our economic growth is expected to slow as interest rates rise. Yet a new Indeed salary study reveals that more than half (52%) of workers are definitely (24%) or...
 Indeed - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:00

Understanding the Job Seeker: 3 Steps to Making a Connection that Lasts
Finding a new job is stressful. Just think about all the steps a person has to take before accepting a new job: searching for work, preparing an application, sending it in, talking to a recruiter…that’s four steps already and we’re still a long way from extending an offer. Throughout the entire process, recruiters should be building a relationship with the candidate. This requires empathy and a solid understanding of what’s driving the job seeker psychologically and emotionally.  Ultimately...
 Indeed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:00

Simple Solutions for Better Healthcare Hires
Picture this: you get into work at 6 am and are on your feet until your shift ends at 6 pm. You are exhausted from the day, both mentally and physically, and can’t wait to just sit down. At the end of this long yet typical day, would fixing your resume be your top priority? Probably not.This is one of many reasons hiring for healthcare can be a difficult and frustrating undertaking. Between the fast-paced industry and hard-to-fill positions, traditional hiring methods can come up short when...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:30

High Volume Hiring Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
3 Hiring Challenges for Seasonal and High-Volume Recruiters Hiring for retail is often easier said than done. When the busy season approaches, it can be difficult to find enough qualified candidates in a timely manner. That, coupled with turnover, can create a sticky situation when trying to build an exceptional team. Luckily, we’ve gathered practical solutions for these common retail recruiting problems. 1. There aren’t enough candidates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:28

We Want Your Feedback!
Hearing from HR and recruitment professionals like you is the best way to help you meet your hiring goals. With that in mind, we invite you to complete a short survey about your current recruitment processes and what you believe will be different in 2018. And as an added bonus, to thank you for completing this brief survey, you will be entered to win one of two $25 Target Gift Cards! Click here to take the survey.Or copy and paste the URL below into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Job_Market_Forecast_2018_HR This...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:27

3 Tips to Gain and Retain Happier Customer Service Reps
New position available! Candidate must be willing to get screamed at and insulted by angry customers. Interactions include phone calls, face-to-face, or online chat – all of which need to be handled with poise. Candidate must keep cool at all times, ensuring the customer leaves every encounter with a positive view of the company, no matter how negative he or she may be.While that’s not exactly what a job description would say, it’s the reality a customer service professional faces day in...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:25

Breaking the Recruitment Mold When It Comes to High Turnover Positions
  Hiring top talent in the telecommunications industry is quickly becoming more difficult for recruiters. Jobs in telecom combine elements of technology, customer service, engineering, and a blend of many other hi-tech and hi-touch positions. This presents the challenge of recruiting a diverse pool of talent, often under tight time constraints. High turnover and a competitive landscape are added obstacles to overcome. With a constant need for employees, how can a company address such a wide...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:34

Silicon Valley Spotlight 2018
Around the world, Silicon Valley is known as the engine of innovation and growth in the tech industry. What happens in Vegas may very well stay in Vegas, but that certainly isn’t the case here: innovations that start in the Bay Area lead to social change, business disruption, new economic opportunities and, of course, endless headlines in the media.   And with a 2016 GDP of $781 billion (that’s larger than the economy of the Netherlands) and more than 14% of the nation’s total venture capital,...
 Indeed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00

Introducing Hiring Insights: Self-service Data for Recruiters
For recruiters, empathy, intuition and experience have always been essential. But in today’s data-driven world, there is also a wealth of numbers available to inform the right recruiting decisions. But with all those open roles to fill, it can be tough to find the time to identify which data is important. And not only that: How do you find the time to master it, while still scouting for talent, building relationships with candidates and filling those open roles for hiring managers? Well, what...
 Indeed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:00

Report: Why Privacy Matters to Job Seekers
We should all know by now that oversharing on social media comes with risks—and you don’t need to go as far as the guy who posted video of himself licking taco shells at the restaurant where he worked. (Yes, he was fired). Oversharing can also get you arrested. Even so, these days people overshare so much that commentators regularly proclaim that privacy is dead. As for me, I’m not convinced. I think it still matters to people—especially when it comes to job search.    Don’t just take...
 Indeed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:57

Culture is King: Companies with the Best Culture in 2017
Building a strong company culture can have lasting positive effects for your organization. Not only does great culture have the power to boost satisfaction for current employees, but it can attract the type of talented individuals who share your company’s values. And with more organizations focusing on the employee experience, you risk falling behind if you don’t make culture a priority. But what exactly does it mean to have great culture? Despite what some people believe, it amounts to more...
 Indeed - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:00

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