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Recruitment Roundup – Emotions in the Workplace
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we focus on human bias and emotion in the workplace. Though this combination is often associated with negative events, there are some instances where bias and emotion are beneficial to have around. We found articles that demonstrate both. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Starbucks Will Close All Stores for a Day of Racial Bias Training Source: HR Dive As a company that’s...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:06

Four Surprisingly Simple Ways to Show You Appreciate Your Employees
In a tight labor market, a lot of emphasis is put on attracting the perfect candidate. What benefits can you offer that set you apart? Will your sign-on bonus be enough? Once you do persuade good talent to join the team, the fun part begins – keeping them engaged. Blogs like TINYpulse and HR Bartender discuss employee surveys, which reveal that employees just aren’t always that engaged. We could talk about weighty things such as better health insurance, or empowering employees to increase...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:34

Lessons from Disney: How to Build a Workforce that Delivers Magical Experiences
The mouse. The memories. The magic. Yes, we’re talking about every child’s dream destinations. The Disney parks. If you’re having flashbacks of walking around DisneyWorld or Disneyland while collecting character autographs and wearing your Mickey ears, you should know that the Disney vacation experiences have expanded to encompass much more than those two locations. Worldwide, Disney has 12 theme parks, 52 resorts, a collection of Disney Signature experiences, the Disney Cruise Line (which...
 Indeed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00

Observe, Engage, Immerse: How to Build Empathy into Your Recruiting Process
Whether you just started your career in recruiting or you’re a veteran of many years’ standing, you’ve no doubt had to flex your empathy muscle in your job many times. My job is to recruit people from all over the world, so every day my team interacts with people who speak a different language or have customs and traditions completely different from ours. Exercising empathy can mean the difference between success and failure; but in today’s increasingly diverse society, I think the same...
 Indeed - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:00

Nexxt Teams Up with TextRecruit for Industry-Leading Text Recruitment Platform
  It’s been an exciting few months at Nexxt, from being named a Top Workplace of 2018 to the arrival of our new COO, Andy Katz. Now, we have another exciting announcement – Nexxt has partnered with TextRecruit, a candidate engagement platform, to offer powerful text recruitment solutions to our clients. 65% of job seekers are already using their mobile phones for job search purposes –so it only makes sense that text recruitment is the way of the future. With this new partnership, recruiters...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:36

Recruitment Roundup – HR Refresh
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we hit the refresh button on HR and recruitment. From new rulings in court, to new structures in the workplace, now is a good time to take a step back and reevaluate current policies and procedures. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   How Hollywood is Killing HRSource: Talent Culture The workplace is changing rapidly, and the new employee structure is similar to that of...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:52

Report: What is the Best City for Job Seekers?
With unemployment at a 17-year low and job creation numbers on the rise, the news for job seekers has been good recently.  But of course, industries and opportunities vary across this vast nation, and the job market in sunny Los Angeles is not the same as in windy Chicago. Meanwhile, every job seeker has different priorities—for some it may be living close to family, for others it’s work-life balance or salary. Therefore, when thinking about what constitutes ‘the best city for job...
 Indeed - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:00

The True Cost of Offering Unusual Perks
In today’s tight labor market, offering industry standard salary + benefits is not enough to land you top talent. Companies big and small are turning to unusual perks in order to secure the candidates they want. Adding a slew of perks may sound like a pricey nightmare, but what is the actual cost of adding them? It depends widely on the perk, but it might cost less than you think. Unusual Perk #1 – Company Paid Wedding Boxed CEO, Chieh Huang, offers to cover employees’ wedding bill...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:19

Recruitment Roundup – Engagement Season
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week is all about being engaged – with employees and candidates that is. From a daily check-in to an occasional text, employee engagement can take on many forms. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. P.S. – Don’t forget to give us your opinion on the Question of the Week. You’ll find it at the end of this post.   The Future of HR? Real-Time Feedback Tools Take Off at Amazon,...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:30

Search for Greatness with the “Jane Bond of Innovation” at Indeed Interactive 2018
Known as the “Jane Bond of Innovation,” Nilofer Merchant is an author, speaker and leading business thinker who has a gift for turning what others would consider to be “wild” ideas into reality. We’ve admired her work for a while now, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to Indeed Interactive 2018 as our keynote speaker. She’ll be joining us to explore what it means to search for greatness in hiring today, and explore how you can do so through the power of your ideas. Register today...
 Indeed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:00

How Open PTO Makes Life Better for Employees and Improves Productivity
Americans certainly work hard, but many of us play less than we might like—or is good for us. Although employees can accrue more time off as they spend more time with a company, the standard issue two weeks PTO remains a fact of life for millions. In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t guarantee employees any paid vacation.  Compare this to countries like France, with 30 paid vacation days per year, or Australia with 20 paid vacation days, and it’s easy...
 Indeed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:24

Recruitment Roundup – Change is in the Air
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! The weather’s getting warmer, trees are blooming – it’s safe to say change is in the air. This week, we’re all about change in the workplace, ranging from retraining employees to managing your Glassdoor reviews. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. 7 Ways to Better Manage Your Glassdoor Reviews Source: Fistful of Talent Nearly one in three workers decline a job offer due to negative...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:36

Gaming Industry Spotlight 2018: Augmented Reality and eSports on the Rise
Computer games have come a long way since the days of Pong, when bouncing a pixelated dot back and forth across the screen of a tube TV was considered state of the art. From those humble beginnings, the industry has developed into an entertainment behemoth, racking up estimated revenues of $36 billion in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Compare that to 2017 U.S. box office earnings, which came in at a little over $11 billion, and that number is even more...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:00

Industry Vet and His Iguanas Join Nexxt
When we hire at Nexxt, we go big — like 6-foot iguana big! With that said, we're excited to announce the addition of our new COO, Andy Katz, and his 6-foot iguanas Iggy and Princess, to the Nexxt team. Andy has an extensive background in the Human Resources industry, coming to us with over 20 years of experience. Before Nexxt, Andy was President of Startwire, managing over 80 external partnerships along with an entire staff. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Global Business...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:13

Unlimited PTO – Catastrophic or Beneficial?
The modern workplace is experiencing a number of new trends that are taking over. From open offices, to casual dress codes and fully stocked kitchens, these once desired office "trends" are now becoming the norm. One trend that hasn't quite caught on yet is the concept of unlimited PTO. Unlimited PTO, why would anyone offer their employees uncapped vacation? It's easy to assume employees would jet off to Paris for a month or call out every Monday because they can. The truth is, most employees...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:34

Great Vital Signs: The Best Healthcare Companies to Work for in 2018
Healthcare companies play an essential role in keeping us alive and well. Encompassing major sectors like biotech, pharmaceuticals, health plans, medical equipment, innovation and research, at one point or another each one of us interacts with the healthcare system. In fact, so ubiquitous is healthcare, the industry recently became the largest employer in the U.S., outstripping other major sources of jobs such as retail and manufacturing. Healthcare spending also accounted for a staggering 17.9%...
 Indeed - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 09:00

Recruitment Roundup – The Ways of the Future
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re giving you a look at the future of HR. Well, okay, maybe not exactly a look at the future – rather, tips on how to be more successful in the times to come. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Disruption Doesn’t Happen from the InsideSource: SHRM BlogChange isn’t always sparked from the inside. In fact, some of the most popular ‘industry disruptors’ were people...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:43

Report: Using Company Culture Transparency to Build a More Diverse Workforce
According to recent research from the World Economic Forum, women around the world will have to wait 217 years for the differences between pay and employment opportunities available to them and to men to disappear. So while the heightened profile of the conversation surrounding inclusion and diversity and how women are treated in the workplace is encouraging, we still have a long way to go before we can reach equality. But that’s no reason not to take action now. Indeed is dedicated to helping...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:00

Nexxt Named a Top Workplace of 2018
Nexxtciting news this week – Nexxt was named one of the Top Workplaces of 2018 by The Philadelphia Inquirer. What does this mean? Earning a spot on the Top Workplaces list means receiving high scores on 24 factors across seven areas. Company employees rate these factors, which include: alignment with company values; effectiveness of company; connection with employees; quality of management; employee engagement; company leadership; and pay and benefits offered. A total of 36,976 employees...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:25

“Helping the World Run Better”—An Interview with Jewell Parkinson, SAP’s Head of Human Resources
In today’s hyper-connected world, technology underpins countless everyday actions and transactions. And when it’s working really well, we don’t even know that it’s there. Perhaps that’s why the enterprise software firm SAP—though well known in business—is not a household name, even though most of us likely interact with the firm’s technology every day. So central is SAP to the global supply chain that whether you’re downloading music on iTunes, buying packaged goods or drinking...
 Indeed - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:00

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