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Civil Engineering Central Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary
On August 29, The City of New Orleans will experience the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. With the expertise of planners, architects, engineers, construction teams, The City of New Orleans has improved its hurricane protection system, upgrading and repairing much of the destroyed infrastructure. As we reported over the past 10 years, a number of the failed levees came from design oversights. This disaster proved to be a wake-up call for cities and states across the US. We at CivilEngineeringCentral.com thank...
 Civil Engineering Central - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:28
EmploymentMetrix Workaholics Wanted: Hiring at Amazon after The New York Times Article
We all know Amazon for their staggering array of merchandise and impressive ability to deliver urgent – and not-so-urgent – purchases to your door with lightning-quick efficiency. Now, most of us also know them as a slightly scary place to work.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:21
Indeed How One Transportation Company is Hiring Amidst a Talent Shortage
Last year, the trucking industry moved nearly 10 billion tons of freight—more than two-thirds of all products transported in the United States. And that load is expected to increase by 28.6% over the next 11 years. At this volume and rate of growth, hiring needs are always high in transportation and logistics. And reaching great candidates is top of mind for every employer in the sector. C.R. England, a trucking company specialized in temperature-sensitive transportation, focuses on matching...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:49
EmploymentMetrix Are We Having Trouble Hiring Because We’re Too Darn Picky?
Is it harder to find candidates because it’s now a candidates’ market? Or is it that we’re too darn picky? Are we disqualifying great candidates too early in the hiring process for forgivable mistakes?
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:58
Indeed New Data for Employers Hiring Hard-to-Find Marketing Talent
In our study of the fastest growing job searches in the US last year, “digital marketing” topped the list—candidates searched for these jobs 30% more in 2014 than they did in 2013. Recently, Moz and Fractl teamed up to analyze data from Indeed job postings and get a better look at the variety of digital marketing jobs out there: the job titles and the skills job postings call for. They looked at 75,315 job postings on Indeed in the month of June that contained these terms: “content marketing”...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:11
Indeed Indeed Resume is Now Available as an iOS App
We already know that mobile has transformed many consumer behaviors—shopping, travel and even job search have changed radically now that people have access to these services on the go. Today, we want all kinds of services to function this way, both in our personal and professional lives. That’s why we’ve launched the Indeed Resume iOS app, a free app that enables recruiters and hiring managers to search for candidates from their iPhones and iPads. From the app, employers can search for candidates...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 15:47
Indeed Seattle Startup Recruiters Are Joining Forces to Attract Top Talent
Recruiters in competitive talent markets can find it difficult to make their job postings stand out in a crowded field—especially when you’re recruiting in the tech industry. In a city like Seattle, for example, employers are competing with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook as well as smaller companies that have been drawn to the city’s flourishing startup scene. But there’s an upside to this competitive atmosphere: it attracts more candidates to the city and makes it more likely...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:00
Indeed 3 Reasons to Use Candidate Personas in Your Recruitment Strategy
What does your ideal hire look like? What characteristics and experience will make them successful? Your talent attraction teams can begin collectively answering these kinds of questions with the help of candidate personas, a resource that can enhance your recruitment strategy by taking a research-driven approach to understanding your candidate audience. In the same way that marketers use buyer personas to understand target customers and tailor a marketing strategy specific to their needs, candidate...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:03
Indeed 4 Things Employers Need to Know About Labor Force Participation
Today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the labor force participation rate—which measures both employed people and unemployed people who are actively looking for a job—is at 62.6%, unchanged from last month. So, even though job growth continues at a steady pace, we’re still seeing labor force participation stuck below 63%, a rate not seen since the late 1970s. And according to a recent OECD analysis, the decline of the labor force participation rate in the...
 Indeed - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:05
Indeed The Job Offer: What Do Candidates Really Care About?
The job market is more competitive each and every day. Attracting the best talent now requires a flawless and compelling recruiting process. But even as that process is becoming more sophisticated, almost half of all job offers are being rejected. What are candidates looking for and where are employers falling short? Our latest report, Talent Attraction Study: What Matters to the Modern Candidate, revealed which factors candidates consider when deciding to accept or reject a job offer. The Indeed...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:06
Indeed HR Roles Are Becoming More Specialized & Diverse
Some of today’s most important conversations are happening in the realm of HR. Whether it’s about #RealDiversityNumbers, when a contractor is more like a part-time employee and even the ethics of a company’s supply chain, HR departments are now being tasked with driving organizational change for the better. As a result, more and more companies are creating highly strategic HR functions and staffing them with specialists who can take on and enrich these discussions. Today, there is a wider...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:44
Indeed Inside the Mind of the Modern Job Seeker [Video]
67% of employed adults in the labor force are actively looking or open to a new job, according to a recent survey conducted online in March by Harris Poll on behalf of Indeed. These are the type of people who are keeping an eye on employment trends and new career opportunities that could ultimately lead to landing their dream job, and they prefer to find those opportunities themselves rather than being contacted by a recruiter. We asked a few of these candidates what’s on their mind during a...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:42
Indeed The Fastest Growing Job Searches in Key US Cities
Job seekers are expressing an increasing interest in remote work, suggesting that for some jobs, location may matter less and less. But for the majority of jobs, location is still a huge factor. By examining the fastest growing jobs in some of the largest cities in the country, we can learn more about which kinds of jobs are capturing people’s attention and where they’d like to do that job. After looking at the job search trends in 10 key cities, we found interesting commonalities and diversions...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:04
Indeed Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech?
According to Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, women made up 37% of all computer science graduates in 1984. Today, that same figure is less than 18%. With 1.4 million STEM jobs opening in the next 20 years and a significant talent shortage, employers are hard pressed to find enough candidates to meet the demand for high-skill tech jobs—and it’s alarming to learn that 30 years on, fewer women are entering the field. Employers today need to attract many different kinds of people to...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:55
EmploymentMetrix 74% of HR Professionals Are Liars: They Claim That They Don’t Research Candidates On Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn
How can this be right? 74% of employers said they don’t search for candidates on social media during the hiring process? Searching for candidates on social media sites should certainly be in a recruiters bag of tricks.
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:24
Indeed How One Company Leverages Employer Brand to Hire Customer-Oriented Employees
Repairing more than 1 million windshields per year, building relationships with over 3 million customers, and running more than 5,000 shops across the US requires a great amount of human capital. That’s why Safelite Autoglass places such a high value on finding the right people to join their company. This service-oriented organization specializes in repairing or replacing car windshields when they’re broken. Since most of their customers have just experienced a stressful event that caused...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:16
PostJobFree Resume attachments in job applications
Two month ago recruiters asked me to attach resumes to job application emails.One month ago PostJobFree team made it happen.Now when you post jobs we email you job applications and include candidate's resume as an attachment.Here is how it works:1) File formatIf job seeker uploaded resume in PDF format - we send you their original PDF resume.If job seeker uploaded resume in MS word or other text formats or just copy-pasted their resume - we convert that into DOCX and attach to the application...
 PostJobFree - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 20:43
Indeed Active vs. Passive Candidates: Who Would You Prefer to Hire?
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear…” This simple line from Eleanor Roosevelt could easily sum up how some of the best candidates think about their job search. Today, 71% of adults in or looking to enter the labor force say they are actively looking for or open to a new job and 73% agree it’s important to be aware of jobs that are currently out there, regardless of whether they’re employed or not. While the...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:46
Civil Engineering Central Flashback: Where Have All The Civil Engineering Firms Gone?
According to press announcements, there have been at least 30 merger/acquisitions within the past MONTH in the US civil engineering and architectural consulting firm community. The blog below is just as relevant today as when it first ran on Civil Engineering Central in 2008. Refresh yourself with the write up and let us know what you think of the continued consolidation in our industry! Acquisitions in the civil engineering community exploded in 2007 with steady activity up to now. A client...
 Civil Engineering Central - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:55
Indeed Candidate Personas: What They Are & Why You Need Them
Today, highly qualified candidates have many choices and are carefully considering their options—71% of employed adults are currently looking for or open to a new job and 90% of employed adults hired in the past year took action to find a job only six months prior to being hired. This talent pool is active and educated about the job market, and employers need to be aware of how they’re searching for and considering their next opportunity. To attract your ideal candidate, you need an in-depth...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:49

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