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International Talent Is Interested in Hard to Fill, High-Skill US Jobs
In this election cycle, immigration is a leading topic of conversation. Both parties have called for reforms to immigration policy, and the candidates have vastly different proposals in this area. In addition to capturing the attention of the public generally, these reforms are of particular interest to employers across the country. In many sectors, employers rely on international talent to mitigate shortages in hard to fill roles. New academic research reveals, for example, that foreign-born...
 Indeed - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:32

You Won't Believe The One Thing Everyone Agrees On This Election
National survey reveals political chatter at work is still inappropriate despite unconventional presidential election
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 08:00

The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/14/16
Welcome back to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work. Here are our picks for this week: Happy Gig Workers A new study of “independent workers” — who “assemble various income streams and work independently” — finds that more of them do independent work by choice (70%) than out of necessity...
 Indeed - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:39

Text Is the New Email. Are You Using it for Recruitment Yet?
If you’re like most people, your phone is always within arm’s reach – you might even be reading this on your device. So why not reach candidates on the device that’s already in their hands?
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:58

How to Manage Candidates on Indeed
Everything you need to track hiring progress and applicant status is in the Indeed Employer Dashboard. Understanding the Employer Dashboard will help you manage your recruitment campaigns for optimal hiring results. When job seekers apply to your jobs and show up as candidates in your employer dashboard, using candidate statuses keeps your hiring organized. The “Status” drop down menu lets you filter candidates for viewing according to where they are in your hiring process. You can apply these...
 Indeed - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 11:47

The Job Search Climate Is Changing: Are Your Recruiting Tactics Changing With It?
As we become more and more reliant on technology (especially our Smartphones), how is the job search process changing and what do recruiters need to know?
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 08:00

The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/7/16
Welcome back to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s weekly round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives. Whatever made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work. Here are our picks for this week: The Manufacturing “Obsession” Why do politicians talk so much about manufacturing jobs, which represent less than 10% of the labor market? There’s a nostalgia for the post-war manufacturing boom,...
 Indeed - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:43

Solid Jobs Report — But Not for the Least Educated
The September jobs report was solid, with employment growth of 156,000 just shy of expectations, and unemployment was nearly steady. Even better, the employment-population ratio for adults 25-54 jumped back up in September to 78.0%, tied for a post-recession high and up from 77.3% a year ago. However, the national headline numbers can mask huge variations in the labor market. Indeed breaks down the monthly jobs report to see how widely shared the gain or pain is. We look at the change in employment...
 Indeed - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 09:52

Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.
As a recruiter, is job hopping a red flag? Or do you understand why people leave their jobs?
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 07:25

Candidate Career Journeys - Michele Gonzalez
Army veteran. West Point grad. Ironman. Marathon runner. When a candidate like this comes across your desk, you can’t help but be impressed. But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:34

4 Hiring Lessons the Tech Industry Can Teach All Recruiters
Competing for tech talent means being a kung fu master — a peaceful warrior. Tech recruiters must be both aggressive and gentle, often in the same moment, throughout the entire hiring process. Every industry has its own arsenal of tips, tricks and best practices for hiring, but tech companies have had to get especially industrious to compete for the world’s most sought-after talent, and Indeed is no different. In today’s tight labor market, other industries can take a page from the tech...
 Indeed - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 07:50

Career Journeys – Lance Baird
We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled. That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile.
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:56

You'll Be Shocked To Hear How Modern Workers Define Success
Beyond, recently conducted a survey of more than 11,000 job seekers, which revealed that traditional markers of success such as salary and company tenure aren’t as relevant to today’s workers. So what do modern workers value?
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 15:34

The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 9/30/16
Welcome to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s new weekly round-up, highlighting research, news, and perspectives on the labor market and the future of work. Starting today, every Friday morning we’ll share a set of links that grabbed our attention in the past week. They might be wonky academic research, intriguing opinions, recent data releases, or in-depth features — anything that made us think deeply or differently about the job market. It’s your guide to the most important new insights...
 Indeed - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 08:33

The Only Mobile Recruiting Resource Pack You'll Ever Need
Take advantage of this free, customizable download that will give you a step-by-step walkthrough of how to best reach candidates via mobile. Increase your potential with one easy download:
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:32

Video: How To Write Great Job Titles and Descriptions
When it comes to attracting qualified job seekers to your listing, your job title and description are as important as your budget. Indeed is a powerful search engine that uses job details to match individual listings to the search criteria specified by job seekers. A clear, concise job title and a thoughtfully detailed job description will help your job appear in the most relevant search results and can discourage unqualified candidates from applying. Here are some tips to help create job content...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:32

Why Americans Don’t Take More Time Off: A Data-Driven Answer
When was the last time you took a vacation? If you are like me, it’s been a while. Many Americans don’t know how to take a vacation. When you work at a global company you notice colleagues based in Paris or Berlin take at least two week vacation. Sometimes they take a month off. And when they say they’re on vacation, they are on vacation. They’re not checking emails. They’re not answering calls. They’re not fiddling in shared documents or attending meetings. Meanwhile, if you’re...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:12

Will Texting Help You Hire or Get You Fired?
Text messaging has become a powerful piece of communication in our everyday lives. While we all know that person that has steadily refused to participate in the SMS frenzy, research shows that it’s grown to be a core part of how we interact with others. Other than making a call or taking a photo, sending text messages is at the top of the list in terms of how people use their mobile devices. This is especially pertinent for recruiters who are on the front lines of communication for their organizations....
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:40

3 Examples of Great Organizational Culture You Can Learn From
Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Many organizations struggle to create a memorable and magnetic workplace culture, and it’s no wonder. Culture is tricky to define, and takes time and effort to build. Michael Watkins defines organizational culture as a moving target made up of the patterns of behavior; shared process of “sense-making”; and the stories, values and rituals that take hold within organizations. One thing is clear:...
 Indeed - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:16

20 Signs Your Candidate Will Be A High Performer
High performing candidates can be hard to identify in the hiring stage, but it can be done! From evaluating their social media profiles to paying attention to what they do after the interview, these 20 signs can lead you to...
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:18

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