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A Quick Guide for International Employer Branding
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 EmploymentMetrix - 6 hours 34 min ago

How Talent Leaders Can Help Achieve Gender Parity in Tech
A new study of women in technology careers found 75% had been asked about their family, marital status or children during job interviews. 84% had been told they were too aggressive at work, and 87% had received demeaning comments from male colleagues. As conversations continue around the lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, statistics like these reveal how far the industry has yet to come. But as tech companies grapple with a talent shortage that threatens innovation,...
 Indeed - 13 hours 26 min ago

Jobs Day Preview: How Did the Labor Market Fare in January?
How did the labor market perform in the first month of 2016? That’s the question that will be answered by tomorrow’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are a few signs that point to positive results but other indicators that may temper the good news. Here’s my take: We have surpassed the pre-recession jobs numbers by a significant margin On Friday, we will likely see the jobs numbers come in above 123,000. If that’s the case, the US will have crossed an important threshold—we’ll...
 Indeed - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:32

Recruiters Turn to Text Campaigns to Acquire Talent
As a recruiter, you've tried the job boards and you've purchased some email campaigns, but you're still not getting the volume of response you need to fill those open jobs. Now might be the time to consider adding text messaging as a new platform to complement your existing arsenal of recruitment-advertising channels.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:42

Many Job Seekers Are Searching for Work Abroad. But Where Are They Looking?
During the global financial crisis, stocks tumbled, businesses shut down and workers were ejected from the labor market—in some cases permanently. But there are a number of ways we know that the economy is now recovering: We’ve recouped all the jobs lost during the recession, businesses are on a hiring spree and significantly, we’re seeing people move for jobs again. During the height of the crisis, there was a slump in the level of migration to advanced economies. According to OECD data,...
 Indeed - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:20

Super Bowl 50: Labor Market Edition [Infographic]
The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos have proven themselves evenly matched on the field this NFL season and will face off for the Super Bowl trophy on Sunday. But it turns out these cities are competing in more ways than one: With remarkably similar labor markets, employers in both cities are competing for top talent, too. Charlotte and Denver are roughly the same size, with their metropolitan areas ranking as 21st (Denver) and 22nd (Charlotte) largest, according to the US Census Bureau....
 Indeed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:11

Civil Engineering Central
Hiring 55+: That Silver Hair May Be A Silver Lining
Back in 2012 I started a discussion on LinkedIn, and then wrote a blog in response to that discussion that revolved around the employment of those 55 and older.  The idea that employers shy away from hiring those with 35+ years of experience is disheartening and unfortunate, and in fact, in the line of business that I am in of recruiting civil engineering and land surveying professionals, this line of thinking is not necessarily uncommon.  The perception often is that those 55 and older...
 Civil Engineering Central - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:15

Civil Engineering Central
Has Your A/E Firm Taken Over Your Identity?
Are you known as a civil engineer, architect, landscape architect and planner OR are you known as an employee of your employer? Recently an outstanding executive engineer was set to interview with my client. This engineer had worked as a leader in his firm for 20 years. At the start of the process, he told me had participated in a three-month long interview process for another opportunity only to not receive an offer. He was informed that he was not hired in the previous firm because they thought...
 Civil Engineering Central - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:14

Video: Why Successful Recruiting Starts With Inbound Candidates
Many people are looking for new opportunities this year—50% of US workers are thinking of making a career change in 2016. This means there are more active job seekers out there, eager to explore the right career move. For employers, there’s more opportunity to attract the right talent via inbound recruiting. There have never been more ways to recruit talent, from staffing firms and talent marketplaces to employee referrals and online job postings. All of these tactics fall into two basic approaches—they...
 Indeed - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:09

Want to Improve Employee Retention? It All Starts Here
The key to a healthy relationship with your employees.
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:04

25% of Job Postings Are Still Open After 60 Days: Here’s What to Do About It
Top recruiters and talent professionals of today are becoming more and more proactive. Instead of filling vacancies once they’re open, they anticipate where the business is headed and actively attract best-fit candidates before there is an explicit need. But even the best planning is subject to forces beyond our control. In today’s labor market, candidates have many options, and this is leading to longer wait times for even the best recruiters. As shown in the Indeed Hiring Lab’s latest...
 Indeed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:47

It’s Not All About Free Food—What Really Matters When It Comes to Employee Engagement
According to Gallup Poll research, less that one-third of US workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. Gallup defines engaged employees as “workers that are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” How do you get employees engaged in the office? Is it free food? Better benefits? Funky furniture? There is a business benefit to energized and enthusiastic employees. Happy employees are actually 12% more productive. True employee engagement starts when organizations...
 Indeed - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:41

Civil Engineering Central
Honesty & The Exit Interview
Exit interviews are rarely an enjoyable experience – for the company, or for the employee.  Now, from time-to-time “high fives” are given when sub-par, poorly producing employees resign. Or employees skip out to their car and begin gleefully singing and offering up a rapid fire of fist pumps in the air excited about moving on to a new employer. But I believe that in many cases, when someone resigns, a good, quality relationship is broken and the exit interview can be difficult. ...
 Civil Engineering Central - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:18

Small Business Survey Shows Growth and Attrition Driving 2016 Hiring Plans
A substantial majority of small businesses expect to hire in 2016, according to a new survey by Indeed. But behind the good news of robust hiring plans are indications that employers expect that holding onto talent talent will be tough in an improving job market. The recovering economy is giving job seekers more options and as a result, business owners expect attrition to be a major driver of new hiring in 2016. But attrition isn’t the only factor having an impact on hiring plans. Growth is...
 Indeed - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:39

January Jump! What a Surge in Job Seeker Activity Means for Employers
Anecdotally, we know that the new year is seen as a perfect opportunity to make big changes. Indeed data on job seeker activity indicates that this is definitely true when it comes to looking for new jobs. Each January, search activity on all devices follows a familiar trajectory, dipping through the holidays and surging just after New Year’s celebrations end. For employers, this trend points to a talent bonanza. On average, searches by job seekers double between December 23 and January 7. With...
 Indeed - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:40

Civil Engineering Central
It’s Not About The Title or The Money: Stop Lying To Yourself!
If I had a penny for every time a job seeker told me that they would not reject a job offer based upon the title or the money, I could have bought an island years ago!  Stop lying to yourself. Inevitably, 95% of job offer rejections center around money or title. That is acceptable and sometimes even reasonable. However, telling a recruiter or perspective employer that you will not be making a decision based on money or title is just not true (95% of the time). As an executive recruiter,...
 Civil Engineering Central - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:51

New Research Shines Spotlight on the Global Jobs Mismatch
If the economy is getting better, then why do 38% of employers worldwide report that they are struggling to fill positions? And why is it that in the United States 25% of jobs are still open after 60 days? These are just two of the problems employers face today as they go hunting for talent—only to find that there’s not enough of it to go round. In the latest report from the Indeed Hiring Lab, we take a deep dive into the factors impacting on the global jobs mismatch and what employers can...
 Indeed - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:06

Want to Hire Achievers? Avoid this Personality Type
It’s time we embrace the failures of job candidates and give them the benefit of the doubt that maybe their last opportunity was actually a learning experience.
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:48

Top Candidate Profile Skills
Would you like to know what your best skills from recruiters perspective are? Post your resume and find out. Please let me know if you would like to see: What companies are interested in your skills?What jobs need your skills?What other resumes have the same skills as you have?Anything else? Please write your suggestions below.
 PostJobFree - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:26

Over 50% of US Workers Are Thinking About a New Job for the New Year
The New Year is the ideal time for a fresh start—and one resolution that many people typically make going into January is to find a new job. 2016 is no different. In fact, in a recent survey commissioned by Indeed, we found that over 50% of US workers are thinking of making a career change as the New Year gets underway. Breaking the results down further, we found that 25% of respondents said that finding new work was definitely on their list for 2016, while a further 27% said the same goal was...
 Indeed - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:12

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