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4 Truths of Retail Warehouse Work
Cheerful salespeople, busy shoppers and shelves filled to the brim with products. That’s what you can expect in a brick-and-mortar retail storefront. But what about what we don’t see behind the scenes in a retail warehouse or distribution center? How do workers feel about their jobs there? What do they think about the future? Nexxt recently surveyed 1,500 retail employees, including warehouse workers, to find out just that. Below, we dive into their perceptions of the retail industry and...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:00

Report: Employee Attitudes Towards Politics in the Workplace
Politics is a sensitive subject, and all of us have had arguments over the dinner table at one time or another. But in today’s climate our disagreements seem to be getting ever more polarizing and divisive. In fact, according to one recent study, Americans’ political affiliations today are an even stronger component of their identities than  “race, religion or ethnicity.” And in recent years, the number of Americans describing themselves as “moderate” has declined. Politics can impact...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:00

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – The State of the Retail Industry in 2018
There’s been a lot said about where retail is going (guilty as charged), but less about where it is now. What do workers really think about the retail industry in 2018? How much money do they make? What do they love and hate about their jobs? Do they see a clear career path for themselves?   Below, we take a look at the state of retail in 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly; and what it all means for the stores looking to hire. Back to Basics: Who Are We Talking About? Nexxt surveyed...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:01

To Create or Curate? Five Employer Branding Experts Reveal Their Content Best Practices
Employer branding is a relatively new discipline within talent attraction. The term was only coined in 1995, but since then the world has undergone a technological transformation. As a result, we are still discovering and exploring new ways to tell and share the stories that help us improve our chances of attracting talent. Which channels to use? How to tap into employee content? How to measure ROI?  As Director of Employer Brand at Indeed I’m lucky enough that I get to think about these possibilities...
 Indeed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:00

How to Start Conversations With Talent in a Hyper-competitive Candidate Market
With unemployment at record lows, today’s job seeker has options. Employers have to be proactive when it comes to finding candidates. Even when you find someone who’s great for a role, it can be hard to catch their attention, especially if you’re recruiting for high-skill, hard-to-fill roles. Imagine opening an inbox to a flood of messages from recruiters every day: you’d quickly tune out. That’s what it’s like for in-demand talent. So it’s vital to make a good impression...
 Indeed - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:00

Nexxtciting New Partnership with the NEC
As fall (and the fall sports season) quickly closes in, Nexxt is excited to announce our new partnership with the Northeast Conference (NEC). This partnership will allow Nexxt to connect more job seekers with their next career or job opportunity. “The NEC is thrilled to announce this new partnership with Nexxt,” said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris.  “Nexxt’s free service is a perfect fit for the NEC’s graduating student-athletes and young alumni to pursue career opportunities and...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:18

Gen Z Jobs: What Jobs Are Winning the Interest of the Next Generation to Enter the Workforce?
Plenty has been written about millennials and work. After all, they are already the largest generation in the US labor market and are expected to outnumber the baby boomers altogether in 2019. But with the oldest millennials in their late 30s and many assuming leadership positions, a new, younger generation is now entering the workforce — Generation Z. And the oldest members of this new wave (born in 1997, according to Pew) are graduating college this year. So how are Gen Z and millennials...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:00

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: 2018 Seasonal Hiring Trends
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the warehouses hiring, And everyone buying, you’ll be of good cheer. It's the most wonderful time of the year!Temperatures are still soaring into the 90s in most parts of the country, but in the retail industry, it’s already the holiday season. In fact, many retailers get a head start on their seasonal hiring right after Labor Day. This may seem premature (like Starbucks already selling pumpkin spice lattes), but in today’s tight labor...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:25

Five Tips for Building a Workplace that Includes Everyone
Every day our news outlets and social feeds are full of reports about strife over racial, religious and gender issues. Pair this with a polarized political climate, and it’s clear that the need for the acceptance — and celebration of our differences is vital. This applies to the workplace, too. Embracing diversity in the workplace encompasses many things: gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, age and neurodiversity, for instance. Today, business and HR leaders are either...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:00

How Indeed Hire Makes Recruiting Easier for Time-Strapped Businesses
We’ve all been there, asking, “Where did the time go?” Well, chances are it disappeared into that stack of resumes piling up in your inbox. Probably a chunk of it went into your email, too. After all, hiring is a complex process with many, many steps. Sourcing and screening in particular can gobble up huge parts of your day with tasks that are repetitive and time-consuming. When staring at a pile of resumes or a long list of open requisitions, you’re left with two options: keep at it...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 08:00

Top-Rated Workplaces: City by City
The Big Apple, Sin City, Steel City… every city has its unique style and distinct vibe. And that also extends to the industries and employers you find there. So while we’ve analyzed the data on the Top-Rated Workplaces on Indeed at a national level to get a sense of the big picture, it’s now time to get local. To do this, we tapped into the 72 million ratings and reviews listed on Indeed Company Pages, zooming in on 12 major cities and their respective metropolitan areas to identify...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:00

In the Trenches: Seasonal Hiring with a Retail Store Manager
This week we sat down with Michele B., a store manager at a popular body care and home fragrances retailer at a mall outside Philadelphia, PA. In addition to ensuring the success of the store and managing staff, Michele is also responsible for all talent acquisition, including seasonal hiring, which kicks off the first week of September – yes, you heard that right! Michele has been with her company for six years and started off herself as a seasonal employee. She talked to us about how her...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:19

Recruitment Roundup – Things of the Past
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. With recruiters and employers competing for top talent, new trends have come to the forefront. From parental leave for pets to new outlooks on tattoos, things are progressing in the work world. Old trends and discriminations are officially a thing of the past. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   ‘Pawternity’ Leave Acknowledges Pet Owners’ Needs Source: SHRM In a tight labor...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:55

Jobs of the Future: Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence
The way that human interaction with technology has changed in the course of a few decades is remarkable. In a relatively short period of time we’ve gone from rotary phones to having computers in our pockets at all times. In many ways, advances in technology have made our lives easier—we can now shop online, bank online and verbally ask home devices for help when we forget how to boil an egg. The impact of new technologies isn’t just on our daily tasks—technology is also affecting the...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:59

The Art of Saying “No”: How to Let Candidates Know They Haven’t Got the Job
Hiring the right staff is one of the most important things your business can do. But how you go about turning down candidates is also crucial.  After all, most companies reject far more people than they hire and in today’s interconnected world people can share their experiences more easily than ever. This means that word about the type of candidate experience you offer can quickly spread. We know they’re looking: 95% of job seekers tell us that insight into company reputation is somewhat...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:00

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

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

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

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

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

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