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Raising Minimum Wage: What’s the Big Deal?
In just two weeks, the pay bump that Amazon promised its 250,000 employees and 100,000 seasonal workers will go into effect in the U.S. and U.K. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, regardless of employees’ full-time, part-time or seasonal status – just in time for the holiday season. But if this extreme bump in pay seems too good to be true, well, it kind of is.Workers deserve to be compensated with a livable wage, but when pay dramatically...
 EmploymentMetrix - 1 hour 33 min ago

Improving Indeed’s Search and Job Quality
At Indeed, our mission drives everything we do: we help people get jobs. Providing job seekers with the best possible experience is what keeps them coming back to Indeed. It’s also what makes us the best place for employers to find the right fit every day. As we have shared in the past, we are constantly striving to improve the job seeker’s experience. Our Search Quality team is dedicated to reviewing jobs to make sure they are of the highest quality and provide the kind of experience we...
 Indeed - 1 hour 36 min ago

The 20 Hottest Companies for Job Seekers in 2018
With the unemployment rate hitting record lows, the battle for talent is on. Big or small, every company has to fight to win the attention of today’s savvy job seeker. Of course, everybody is different and has a unique set of priorities, so there is no single way to attract talent. That said, there are some things that many people find attractive — for instance, the opportunity to perform meaningful or innovative work, high wages, flexible conditions and the potential for career growth opportunities....
 Indeed - 4 hours 35 min ago

Four Difficult Candidates and How to Handle Them
As a recruiter, you’re guaranteed to work with every type of person, for better or worse. While most applicants let their winning personalities shine through, others come off as self-righteous, timid or even rude. As a recruiter, it can be difficult to navigate this mine field of temperaments, so below, we share four common interview scenarios you’re sure to face and how to handle them. The Unprepared The candidate is excited to meet over email, but once you’re face-to-face, you’re met...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:56

Celebrating One Year of Indeed Academy, Our Free Training Program for TA Professionals
Happy birthday to Indeed Academy! Our online training program has been helping recruiters learn how to use Indeed for a whole year. If you haven’t used it, then here’s a quick recap of what it does: It’s a free program made up of 11 courses for talent attraction professionals who want to hone their recruiting skills. Since recruiters are busy people, Indeed Academy is very flexible. The courses consist of short, informative video lessons that teach you how to attract, source and engage...
 Indeed - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00

REPORT: Which Hiring Trends Are Steering the Future of Self-Driving Vehicles?
Things around us are changing. More than that, they are transforming. Take the refrigerator, for example. What used to simply be a cold box to store food in now has “smart” capabilities like voice recognition so you can add items to your grocery list. We ask other devices in our homes to tell us the weather without getting off the couch, we video chat with our friends halfway across the world and we can purchase almost anything we’d like online to be delivered within days or even hours to...
 Indeed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:00

Reinventing Onboarding: A New Approach to an Old Routine
Sometimes there’s comfort in the familiar. We rely on the “tried and true” way of doing things. In the workplace, that kind of dependable consistency often continues for years. And maybe it works — well enough. But sometimes, the things we take for granted deserve a shake-up. At Indeed, we are constantly trying to innovate by rethinking old strategies. From engineering to sales to client success and beyond, we challenge every individual in our organization to evaluate what’s working...
 Indeed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:00

Is a 4-Day Workweek the Key to Landing Top Talent?
With low unemployment rates holding steady, companies are thinking outside the box and offering bold benefits to differentiate themselves and attract top talent. From higher salaries to flexibility to telecommuting, it’s clear employers are upping their game. Some companies have even gone as far as testing out a shortened workweek. Is it possible that this highly desired benefit could start to be offered by more companies? The concept of work life balance – with an emphasis on life--has...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:48

Employer Branding: Five Experts Explain How to Stand Out From the Competition
If you look at the array of solutions available to employers today, then it would seem that it’s never been easier for employee-experience storytellers to get your employer brand out there. With easy access to video, multiple social media channels, sophisticated third-party review sites, live events and employee advocacy, well — there are just so many ways to get your story in front of potential candidates. But there’s a flipside. The increase in channels has led to an increase in the sheer...
 Indeed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:45

On Your Mark: 5 Tips for New Managers
One of the most common conversations I have with top performers on my team centers around opportunities to become a manager. It’s great to be ambitious, of course, and I love to see people rise to the next level in their careers. But there’s an important reminder I like to give: The skills that are required to be a high-performing individual contributor are not always the same as those required to be an exceptional manager. This matters because bad managers can run off employees. In fact,...
 Indeed - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:00

The Recruitment Kingdom: A Royal Guide to Omni-channel Marketing in the Retail Industry
We’ve shared what retail workers love and hate about their jobs.  We’ve even uncovered what they think about the future of the industry. But what about their preferences as job seekers? How do retail workers want to be approached by recruiters about open positions they’re a match for? Nexxt surveyed 1,500 retail workers to determine what tools and methods they’re comfortable with prospective employers using to court them. Of those surveyed, 38 percent are what we call “active candidates,”...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:55

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 - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:52

Top-Rated Nonprofits to Work for in 2018
People care about companies that seek to do good and make a positive social impact. In a recent survey, 87% of Americans said they would purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they care about. Meanwhile, 64% of CEOs say that corporate social responsibility is core to their business, with companies focusing on building it into their culture. However, there are also organizations for which doing good is their entire reason to be. While corporate companies can practice social...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 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 - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:03

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 - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:02

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

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