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EmploymentMetrix Don’t Look Now, But Hiring Just Got Harder
If there’s one hiring trend that experts can agree on, it’s that the balance of power has shifted to candidates for the first time in years. Today’s job seekers realize they have more leverage in the hiring process, and companies will need to take a hard look at their recruitment tactics if they want to stay competitive.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:12
Indeed Your 3-Step Guide to Analytical Recruiting
Every day, talent acquisition professionals are tasked with managing requisition loads, building candidate pipelines and investing in sourcing strategies that pay off. All of this takes place in an increasingly competitive recruitment landscape — there are far fewer unemployed job seekers for every job opening than there were just a few years ago. But it’s not all that simple. Last week, the Federal Reserve redefined “normal” unemployment as 5%-5.2%, down from 5.2-5.5%. That means...
 Indeed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:49
PostJobFree Job application autoresponder
Several recruiters asked me if PostJobFree can email auto-reply to candidates after they applied for a job.We are working on making it happen.Autoresponder may help recruiters communicate their application process to job seekers and make job seekers more comfortable waiting for recruiter's reply.Please help us shape PostJobFree autoresponder by sharing your feedback:1) Would job application autoresponder help you?2) Would you like to be able to modify autoresponder message (or standard message...
 PostJobFree - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:39
Indeed Resolving the Skills Gap: AT&T is Building New Talent Pipelines
The idea of a skills gap in the tech industry has been in the news lately, with the federal government announcing a $100 million investment in training programs that help people develop tech skills. This news follows many ongoing efforts from leading employers to identify this type of talent and develop it. For talent acquisition professionals, the challenge is not only to reach Millennials and even younger generations to encourage them to pursue these skills. When it comes to recruitment and...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:30
EmploymentMetrix Why can't I apply to a job by tapping on my wrist?
The much awaited Apple Watch is out! At Beyond, we don't want to waste a second, so we've already started designing our Smartwatch Smartalerts. It may take a little while for technology and the market to catch up, but why...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:08
Indeed The Difference Between Organic Listings & Sponsored Jobs
Every day, candidates come to Indeed to find the job that fits them best. They begin by entering the type of job they’re looking for and where they’d like to work. The search results they see are a combination of organic job listings (jobs that are aggregated by our search engine) and sponsored jobs (jobs that are promoted by employers). These search results are matched to the search terms candidates entered and are sorted by relevance and the date the job was posted. New jobs are added to...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:29
EmploymentMetrix A New Study from Beyond Reveals How Job Seekers Will Search for Jobs in 2015
As an HR Pro or recruiter getting in front of the right candidates at the right time is critical and this [INFOGRAPHIC] can help.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:04
Indeed 80% of This Local News Team Was Hired with Indeed [Video]
How does local news work? It takes a team of talented people, all dedicated to telling the stories that matter to their community. With a 30-year history in broadcasting, ZGS Communications is a multimedia company that owns and operates nine Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. Their local news programs serve Spanish-speaking communities in key markets all over the country. In Tampa, FL, one...
 Indeed - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:20
EmploymentMetrix The Much Maligned ATS: The Secret Weapon to Screening for Dedicated Talent?
Years ago, in those grim days after the .com bubble imploded, I worked with an insanely talented and dedicated head of engineering. One day the fire alarm in our building went off. While most people scurried to grab their phones and wallets, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed two servers, and walked down nine flights of stairs with one server under each arm.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 07:37
Indeed Find Your Next STEM Job in One of These 10 Cities
2014 was the first time in 30 years that unemployment fell in every state and the District of Columbia, according to a recent Labor Department report. This is the latest news in a series of labor market updates indicating that conditions are improving for job seekers. One of the largest growth areas of employment in recent years has been STEM-related jobs, those positions in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. These jobs are growing 1.7 times faster than jobs in other occupations, but candidates...
 Indeed - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:47
Indeed Responding to Company Reviews: 2 Examples from Real Employers
Reviews have become a regular part of our online search routine. Similar to how people use reviews to make a purchase, plan a trip or choose a restaurant, job seekers also reference them as they research potential employers. A career change is one of the biggest decisions we can make, which is why 83% of people say employer reviews impact where they apply. Millions of people have posted reviews about employers and companies on Indeed Company Pages, which is home to more than 6 million employer...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:50
EmploymentMetrix Maybe you’re living in a fairy tale, because candidates like this don’t exist.
Stop searching for those purple squirrels and consider hiring these other fictional characters instead. After all, today is “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:55
Indeed How GM Recruits Innovative Millennials & Baby Boomers
Innovation happens when a team of talented people come together to get the job done. Each person’s individual contribution to the group sparks creativity and discussion — diverse approaches to work and occasional friction are part of the magic. While differences among the generations are frequently exaggerated, successful businesses get great results when people of all ages work together. By tapping the combined creativity and experiences of multiple generations, employers can see incredible...
 Indeed - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:23
EmploymentMetrix Want to Improve Your Applicant Pool? Then Improve Your Job Postings
Recruiting quality candidates all begins with a well written job posting. HR pros that take the time upfront to write an awesome job ad can save a lot of time sifting through unqualified candidates later.
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:30
EmploymentMetrix Stop Receiving Unqualified Resumes
We often hear from recruiters that one of their biggest challenges is sourcing the right talent–with so much competition, weeding out the unqualified can be really hard.
 EmploymentMetrix - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 09:36
EmploymentMetrix 3 Changes We Expect to See in The Job Market in 2015
Job seekers are more optimistic about finding jobs in 2015 than they were going into 2014. What else should we expect to see from candidates in 2015?
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:28
Diggings 5 simple tips to refresh your headshot
What does your LinkedIn profile picture say about you? As content on the web becomes increasingly more visual, pictures have become an integral component of our LinkedIn profiles. In fact, according to LinkedIn, you’re 14 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have a headshot, and most people do. The real question now is, of all those LinkedIn profile pictures, does yours stand out? Well, if it’s a cropped picture from the last wedding you were in, a selfie you took...
 Diggings - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:38
Indeed How Hiring from the Outside Can Transform a Small Business
According to the most recent jobs report, the new year has gotten off to a strong start for US businesses and growing companies are sure to be at the forefront of hiring efforts. There is a good reason: external hires enable companies to quickly add critical business capacity. For small businesses, external hiring is a major investment and promoting or redistributing responsibility internally is often an attractive option. But while finding and onboarding a new hire takes time and energy, the...
 Indeed - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:08
Diggings Listen to the Buzz: Employees Prefer an Open Office
Last week’s post on open offices generated a lot of strong opinions in the comments on LinkedIn. I’m humbled by all of the “likes” and excited about the quality discussion on both sides of the debate. From people discussing building acoustics to offering their own advice on open-office courtesy and etiquette, everyone shared their two cents and no one held back! Thanks! Some people felt our tips for staying productive were simply mechanisms to take people out of the open-office structure,...
 Diggings - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 18:25
Diggings HR insight: Lessons learned from the Brian Williams scandal
CC image courtesy of tomblanton1957, Flickr Late last night NBC announced Brian Williams’ suspension without pay for 6 months from his job as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. After he recanted a story from 2003, in which he claimed a helicopter he was riding in during the Iraq war was shot down, headlines about his journalistic and personal integrity have run rampant. Did Williams intentionally lie to sensationalize the story? Did he simply make a mistake and misremember?...
 Diggings - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:47

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