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SHRM 2018: Recap
Another year, another SHRM Annual Conference – this time in Chicago. We had a ton of fun in the Windy City and wanted to thank everyone who stopped by the Nexxt booth! Here are a just a few highlights from this year’s event. T-shirts We continued with our spotter program and gave out 1,800 t-shirts this year. That’s a whole lotta t-shirts. If you grabbed a shirt and wore it around, you had the chance to win $100. Not too shabby! We’re happy to say we had 13 lucky HR pros. Not only did...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:56

Best of the Bay: The Bay Area’s Top-Rated Workplaces in 2018
Whether we’re talking about the hottest new startups, the coolest company headquarters or the latest scandal, Bay Area firms have a knack for capturing the world’s attention. And when most people think about the the Bay Area, they typically associate the region with the game-changing tech companies that command all the headlines. Yet while these types of businesses are certainly abundant (hello, Apple) and define the Bay Area in the popular imagination, they only represent a slice of the...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:00

Bitten by the Travel Bug? 15 Jobs That Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust
Do you often find yourself going through vacation days remarkably fast or daydreaming about the next time you can jet across the world and explore the sights and sounds of another country? If you seem to constantly have a bad case of the travel bug, it might be time to cure it by incorporating travel into your everyday life. Rather than alternating between work and vacation mode, why not combine the two with a job that requires you to travel? There are many jobs available that require some travel...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:30

Hiring the (Artificial) Intelligent Way
Type “artificial intelligence is” into your Google search bar and check out what auto-populates. No, really… stop reading this blog post and try it. We’ll wait... Did you do it? Okay, good. Then you read the following: Artificial intelligence is...dangerous Artificial intelligence is...good Artificial intelligence is...bad Artificial intelligence is...impossible Artificial intelligence is...the future Dangerous, good, bad, impossible and the future? This exercise shows how much...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:56

A Game Plan for Interviewing: Essential Tips to Help You Prepare for Meeting With Candidates
So you’ve gone through all the resumes and identified the candidates who have the skills, attitude and aptitude mojo your business needs, and now it’s time to move on to the next phase of the hiring process—the interview. Interviews are important when it comes to testing the impressions you got from the candidate’s resume, and can provide you with a more complete sense of how qualified they are for the role, but remember that the process goes both ways. They are learning about you as...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:00

How to Get More Targeted Results from Indeed Resume
This post is adapted from a lesson in Indeed Academy, the free training platform designed to help recruiters get the most out of Indeed. If you’re waiting for your ideal job applicant to send their resume your way, get comfortable — because there’s no telling how long that might take. With the unemployment rate at its lowest since 2000 and more and more employers competing to hire top talent, sitting back and waiting could mean missing out on the right person for the job. If you take...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00

Recruitment Roundup – Technology Takeover
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! Technology has taken over our lives, and that’s not changing any time soon. This week, we look at how the use of technology is not only changing the recruitment space, but the overall workplace as well. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Millennials Are Quitting Their Day Jobs to Get Rich from Bitcoin – and It’s Leading to a Young Talent Drought for Big Banks Source: Business...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:33

Activate Passive Candidates Through Retargeting
Start recruiting the way top advertisers do.   In a never-ending battle to reach and acquire top talent, HR pros and recruiters are being forced to think outside the box to fill openings. Though a lot of people look at jobs, only the most active job seekers are applying every day. Retargeting is a way to activate other professionals, who may otherwise not be on the hunt for a new job. And, if recruiters aren’t making use of this up-and-coming recruitment tactic, they could be missing out...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:37

Beyond the Clichés: Top-Rated Workplaces by Millennials
If your mental image of a millennial is still a smartphone-addicted job hopper, it’s time for a reality check—the oldest members of this age group are now in their late 30s and the generation is the largest in the US labor force. And though cliches persist, millennials are actually less likely than baby boomers to say that creativity and fun are “extremely important” to them when applying for a job. It turns out that what really matters is how an organization will help them learn, grow...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:00

Recruitment Roundup – Show Me the Money
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re looking at the ups and downs of the workforce. More specifically, how companies are increasing benefits and wages in order to retain workers in an even tighter labor market. Will these efforts pay off with the unemployment rate dipping even lower? Time will tell.  Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Chick-fil-A is Paying $18 an Hour to Retail Fast-Food Workers Source:...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:03

Reading Between the Lines: What a Resume is Really Telling You
This is part two of a series. Learn how to identify when it’s time to add to the team in part one. So your business is doing well, and all the signs show that it’s time to start adding new heads to the team. Finding the best people means you will soon be reviewing a stack of resumes, and it’s not a step you want to breeze through or approach haphazardly. According to one study, the average recruiter spends only 6 seconds reviewing a resume. But that’s not nearly enough time to identify...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:00

Employers, Want Some Advice? Take a Page from the Gig Economy Handbook
Lured by an entrepreneurial spirit, an exciting earning potential, and increased flexibility, professionals of all shapes and sizes have left traditional desk jobs for stints with companies like Uber, Postmates or Task Rabbit. And this trend isn’t slowing down. According to a 2017 report by Intuit and Emergent Research, the number of workers in the gig economy is expected to sky rocket from 3.9 million to 9.2 million by 2021. While some workers choose to supplement their traditional job with...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:22

From a “No Black Hole” Candidate Experience to Supporting Veterans: Lessons from Enterprise
Whether you’ve rented from Enterprise or passed by a location in your town or at the airport, you may think you know what Enterprise is all about: renting cars. But Enterprise does much more than that. With 9,900 locations worldwide, Enterprise Holdings operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in more than 90 countries and territories. The company and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management offer a total transportation solution, including truck rental,...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:00

Recruitment Roundup – Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week, we’ve got a little bit of everything. From payroll surveys to performance management innovations, we’ve gathered an assortment of articles that are bound to get you thinking. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. These Five Companies Are Trailblazing Performance Management Source: Reflektive More and more companies are realizing that traditional performance reviews are...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:10

Stop the Revolving Door: How to Hire (and Keep) Employees in this High Turnover Field
Question: What’s one of the most in-demand jobs with one of the highest turnover rates? No, it’s not middle school teachers who have to make sure kids don’t eat Tide Pods. Nor is it postal workers who work in canine laden neighborhoods. So, what job is it? The answer is registered nurses. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and registered nurses are one of the fastest growing occupations, so naturally, recruiters are constantly trying to woo the best candidates to fill...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:57

Good as Gold: Top-Rated Workplaces Banking and Finance 2018
The banking and financial industry plays an indispensable role in our lives and in keeping the global economy moving. Whether you’re buying something with a credit card, following a hot stock tip or running a business, the banking industry is working for you—and that’s just scratching the surface. With an industry this vital to our economic well-being, it’s no wonder they employ so many people: with almost 8.3 million people, it ranks sixth in sheer numbers, while finance and insurance...
 Indeed - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:00

Employee Content Is King: Adding Humanity and Purpose to Your Employer Brand
At its heart, employer branding is about storytelling. A strong employer brand is built on stories that will define how your organization is perceived, and the messages that you use when sharing information about your company will help attract talent. Simple enough, right? But in practice employer branding is challenging and complex. Different firms have different stories and take different approaches to making their employer brand more attractive to job seekers. Manuel Diaz, Employer Brand Strategist...
 Indeed - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:06

Recruitment Roundup – Be the Change
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! The weather is changing (finally) and so is the recruitment space! From new ways to close to the skills gap to new ideas about how to run the workforce, we’re looking at all things change this week. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.  Returnships: Solving Both Resume Gaps and Skills Gaps Source: HR Dive It’s a known fact that it’s not always easy to jump back into the workforce...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:55

Who’s Taking Care of Grandma? – Healthcare Hiring Crisis Solved
Of the many “unsexy” jobs out there, home health aide is at the top of the list. But, make no mistake, they’re incredibly important roles. It takes a special and selfless person to help a stranger with the basics like bathing, eating and dressing. Elder care workers, including home health aides, are among the most necessary and in-demand employees as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elder care employment will grow 41% by 2026. But,...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:38

Top-Rated Workplaces By Interns: 5 Lessons from the Winning Companies
For people at the start of their careers, an internship can be a crucial professional development tool. The right internship is not only a great way to get a foot in the door at a company but also an opportunity to “try out” a career to see if it’s a good fit. Other benefits include mentorship opportunities and the ability to establish a professional network with other interns at the company—not to mention (depending on the firm) the opportunity to experience company perks. But the benefits...
 Indeed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00

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