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10 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters
Like most things in life, recruiting is what you make of it. You can give it your all and hope great things happen, or you can go halfway and end up frustrated. The goal is to find a balance between these extremes where your efforts correspond with success. The most successful recruiters find a way to reduce friction with candidates, hiring managers, executives and even technology so the whole process glides from start to finish. Here are 10 ways they make that happen:  #1: Be a candidate advocate  While...
 Indeed - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:00



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The Hidden Costs of Hiring
Hiring skilled employees results in the company making more money, right? Perhaps in the long run, but throughout the hiring process you’ll need to be prepared for some hidden costs that can really add up. Let’s go over some recruitment costs that you’ll want to consider before beginning your hiring process. Time and money are the easy hiring costs to identify. Dedicated HR staff compensation can be pretty costly per year, and less cost effective for smaller businesses. If your business...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:00



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Introducing Seen by Indeed
It’s no secret that tech recruiting can be a challenging landscape. In fact, recruiting leaders say it’s 65% more competitive than other fields. And with nearly two out of three recruiting executives now reporting tech talent as a critical segment for organizations, hiring for these roles is only likely to continue to grow as employers of all sizes and industries now find themselves tasked with building out their tech organizations.   This abundance of positions doesn’t just create challenges...
 Indeed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:00



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Drained by Office Drama? Here’s How to Ditch It
We’ve all experienced the meeting that turns into a complaint session, the coworker who turns everything in late or that nagging feeling that a team member doesn’t have your back. These workplace scenarios can disrupt your day, sap creative juices and generate growing tensions. But why are they so common?  According to New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman, it all comes down to drama.  Wakeman is a researcher, author and leadership consultant who literally wrote the book on drama...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:00



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From Gen Z to Baby B: How to Retain New Hires
Congratulations! You’ve hired a group of great new employees whose resumes check all the boxes. Go-getters with great mind-sets, skills and experience, their references check out, and former bosses describe them as team players and self-starters. Those newbies who are brand new to the working world got great recommendations out of their internships and teachers. They start in the coming weeks, and you and your recruiting team are breathing a collective sigh of relief. There’s just one question:...
 Indeed - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:00



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How to Recruit Recent College Grads
Today’s job market is extremely competitive. Many companies are competing with one another to snag top talent. One of the greatest pools of untapped talent lies in recent college graduates. Each summer, graduates embark into the world, eager to make a professional impact. Their skills, drive, and unique perspectives can create immense value for an organization, but the competition amongst companies is fierce.As a business leader, you want to be able to stay one step ahead, especially when it...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:00



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How Successful Teams Tackle Difficult Conversations
From delivering performance reviews to saying no to extra projects, difficult conversations are part of life. The ability to tackle tough issues with tact and respect is an important skill for any professional. By cultivating a culture of trust and openness and fostering strong communication practices, you can successfully navigate tricky topics and help your team thrive.  But while that’s easy to say, it’s not always so easy to do. Fortunately, there are some steps we can all take to make...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:00



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Build a Bulletproof Recruitment Strategy with These Critical Steps
If you’re a seasoned recruiter, you’re probably a bit skeptical about the idea of a “bulletproof” recruitment strategy. By nature, recruiting is dynamic, relying upon many unpredictable factors, from the requests of hiring managers to the possibility that your candidates might ghost on you. In short, recruiting is constantly in flux: needs change, markets fluctuate and technologies rotate in and out of use. But repeatable processes are key to success, making it critical to identify...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:00



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Who You Gonna Call? How to Stop Ghosting in its Tracks
In our series for Indeed’s Ghosting Week, we’ve explored how, when and why job seekers ghost employers during the hiring process. Now it’s time to stop ghosting in its tracks. In this final post, we’ll take everything we’ve learned and transform it into action — offering easy-to-implement, research-based strategies you can use to prevent ghosting.   You may be thinking, “Isn’t ghosting the job seeker’s problem since they’re the ones doing it?” Not so fast. Although 70%...
 Indeed - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 09:00



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Ghosting Unmasked: Listen to the Voices Behind the Epidemic
If you want to know something, just ask. In our second installment of Indeed’s Ghosting Week series, we delve into the minds of job seekers to reveal why some disappear during the hiring process — and why others would never consider becoming a ghost.  As we showed in our previous post, ghosting is a new and growing practice that causes major headaches for recruiters, hiring managers and employers. But what are job seekers really thinking when they decide to ghost? And why isn’t everyone...
 Indeed - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:00



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The Ghosting Guide: An Inside Look at Why Job Seekers Disappear
A truly scary trend has emerged in the last year: employers are getting ghosted by job seekers. From ditching job interviews to not showing up on the first day, candidates are disappearing without a trace — and ghosting during the hiring process is now one of the biggest problems in recruiting. Ghosting originated in the online dating world, where new technology has made it so easy to ask someone out on a date that it has led to an epidemic of no-shows. The effect is similar for hiring: technology...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 09:00



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What Do Tech Workers Really Want?
When we think about today’s tech workplace, we often picture a number of high-profile perks: ping-pong tables, on-site gyms and elaborate snack bars, to name a few. But perks won’t keep staff satisfied if there are fundamental differences between what they want and what the company can provide. So what’s really most important to today’s tech staff? To find out, Indeed surveyed 1,000 U.S. tech workers, examining the factors they consider when evaluating a new company or job. Here’s what...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:00



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Dress for Success: How Going Casual Can Help Attract Talent
What we are expected to wear to work is ingrained in us at a very young age. We’re taught that firefighters wear brimmed helmets, doctors wear white coats and businesspeople wear suits.  But as the workplace has modernized, so have our outfits. Over time, what people wear to work has evolved from once-mandatory skirts and ties to the “business casual” era to today’s increasingly casual attire.  Some employers shudder at the thought of their employees coming to work in T-shirts and yoga...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:00



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Experiencing Talent FOMO? Hiring Events Could Be the Answer
The Internet has made a lot of things in life easier. Don’t know what something is? Google it. Don’t have a storefront to advertise your open roles? Post them online. However, the accessibility of the Internet can create more work for recruiters — for example, imagine having 500 positions to fill at warehouses opening in five different cities. You could be flooded with resumes, each of which needs to be reviewed. And the screening and scheduling remains a headache — and who’s to say...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:00



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Global Recruitment Insights: Decoding What International Candidates Want
The first question I ask a future client is “Do you hire Internationally?” The second question I always ask is: “And where are you having trouble finding talent?” The primary focus of most companies tasked with hiring internationally is finding resources to fit the needs in each distinct market. Having a board to post jobs in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, the list goes on. Is it that easy? Well, short answer here: Sure, that works. But let’s dial in a little further...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:20



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Women in Trucking: How They’re Disrupting the Industry
A plentiful job market may sound like great news for everyone — but while low unemployment benefits job seekers, it can actually hurt industries facing worker shortages, such as trucking. These companies are now struggling to fill open positions and prepare for future growth.  Trucking’s challenges demand new approaches to hiring, such as venturing outside the traditional talent pool. While the vast majority of drivers are men, women are often-overlooked candidates who can also excel in these...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00



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Recruitment Marketing: What It Takes to Do It Right
In his book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in a field. Since then, the theory has come under criticism. But even if that sounds like much too long for you (as it does for me), there’s no question that mastery or greatness doesn’t just happen overnight. It requires learning, understanding and strategic thinking about the subject at hand. And in this case, we’re talking about...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:00



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Nexxt Announces Enhanced Text2Hire Conversation Product
We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product! According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00



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How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read
If you’re paying any attention to Gen Z, you’ve likely come across this number: 61 million. That’s how many people born after 1996 are about to enter the workforce (and some already have)! According to a Bloomberg analysis of UN data, the global population of Generation Z will outnumber millennials this year. So just when you’ve mastered writing a job description to attract millennials, it’s time to learn a new skill: writing a job description that Generation Z will actually read —...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00



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Free the Potential of the PhD Candidate and Tap into a Rich Talent Pool
Have you ever received a job application from a PhD graduate and weren’t sure what to do with it? These applicants are often overlooked due to common misconceptions that prevent recruiters from tapping into a rich talent pool. “What PhD candidates are looking for is that opportunity to prove themselves [and] learn some new things,” says Vay Cao,  founder of Free the PhD, a company dedicated to helping postgrads find jobs outside of academia. Having faced the struggle herself after receiving...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:00



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