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5 Expert Tips to Writing Better Job Titles and Descriptions
A compelling job description can be the difference between inspiring top talent to apply or losing them to a competitor. But let’s face it: There’s a lot of job content out there that’s too long, too technical or just plain boring. The best job content is concise, uses plain language and embodies your employer brand. Content strategy expert Kristina Halvorson joined us at Indeed Interactive to share her advice on how to improve the strategies and processes that go into writing job titles...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:23

Job Seeker Said He Put Up a Billboard Because 'Nothing Else Was Working'
We often hear from job seekers who are frustrated with traditional job search tactics and feel the need to take the road less traveled to stand out. We’ve heard about a lot of interesting gimmicks, like the girl who wanted to work at Airbnb so she built a webpage to highlight her resume to mimic an Airbnb posting, or someone else who created wrappers for chocolate bars with her resume in place of the nutrition label, or Daniel Siebert who just this week put up a billboard to advertise that he...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:22

How to Focus on Recruiting in a World Gone Mad
Even if you’re the most passionate recruiter around, hiring the right person might seem sort of inconsequential compared with the big, bad problems facing the world. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As the saying goes, if you want things to change, you have to start in your own backyard. So here are 3 ways to focus on recruiting in a world gone mad, and maybe even make a difference in the process.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:09

Infographic: Finding Great Candidates Is a Speed Bump to Small Business Hiring
A recent survey by Indeed reveals that finding qualified candidates is a struggle shared by almost all small businesses, with 97% of respondents reporting difficulty making the right hire at least occasionally. With more than half of small businesses indicating plans to hire, the inability to find the right candidates is not just a concern for hiring managers. Small businesses are an important indicator of the health of the national labor market and widespread hiring difficulty can adversely affect...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:54

Do Millennial Men and Women Want the Same Things in a Job?
A recent survey from Indeed found that the graduating class of 2016 has an upbeat outlook on the job market. In fact, 86% of new grads are “optimistic” they will find full-time employment within a year, while more than 90% are “hopeful” they will land a job in their preferred field. This sense of optimism is split almost evenly between the most recent crop of millennial men and women to enter the workforce — and that’s not all they have in common. In many areas, the survey data shows...
 Indeed - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:35

Questions? The How-To Hub Has Hiring Answers
Coveted high-performing job seekers are actively searching for new positions online, but it’s not always clear to employers how to begin the recruitment process or where to get credible guidance on attracting the best candidates. With the launch of the Indeed How-To Hub, employers now have a one-stop learning destination for tips on how to post a job on Indeed as well as topics related to recruiting and hiring in an increasingly competitive labor market. All the answers you need From developing...
 Indeed - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:35

Infographic: How AT&T Transformed the Job Application Process and Saved $1M
Attracting top talent to your job postings is just half the work of successful inbound recruiting. Once you have people’s attention, you need to hold on to it by providing a top-notch job application process, every step of the way. Indeed data shows that candidates are going online to find and apply to jobs, but too often they’re deterred by a difficult application process. When applications are too long, contain too many fields, or aren’t mobile-friendly, it leads more candidates to quit...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:11

An Employer’s Guide to Hiring New Grads
While their fellow Millennials have been in the workforce for some time, younger Millennials are just graduating college and beginning their careers right now. So, what are they looking for in a job? It’s easy if you just put yourself in their shoes.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 16:37

Would You Work a “Gig” in Today’s Shifting Economy?
With the freedom to act as your own boss and work flexible hours, you’d think people would be jumping to pursue these non-traditional employment opportunities. Most people, however, continue to prefer the stability of traditional jobs.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:31

Job Market Ends First Half of 2016 on a High Note
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their employment report for the month of June — and the results were very good. With 287,000 new jobs added to the US labor market, this report signals a reversal after several months of declining labor market gains. After a trend of weak numbers leading up to last month’s meager payroll increase of 11,000, this rebound shows that employers are still hiring at a solid clip and that the US economy is ending the first half of 2016 on a strong...
 Indeed - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:43

Job Spotter App Gives Small Businesses the Power to Crowdsource Job Advertising
Many small businesses rely solely on help wanted signs to advertise that they’re hiring. That’s all set to change thanks to Indeed’s new mobile app, Job Spotter. Currently available on Google Play in the US and with a iOS version in development, Job Spotter uses crowdsourcing to help small businesses reach online job seekers. The model is simple: App users snap pictures of local “help wanted” signs and upload them directly to Indeed. Job Spotter rewards users who submit photos by giving...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 07:45

Can the US Economy Buck a Downward Trend? Friday’s Jobs Numbers Will Tell
June was an eventful month for the global economy, to say the least. Most recently, the Brexit vote in the UK has caused substantial uncertainty, which banks and businesses definitely don’t like (neither do job seekers, actually). The end of the month was so consumed by events across the pond, it would be easy to forget that we didn’t begin June with very encouraging economic news either. With only 38,000 jobs added in May, last month’s jobs report was disappointing at best. May’s jobs...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:17

Is Silicon Valley Still the Top Tech Hub?
For a long time now, employers have noticed a persistent talent shortage in the tech world. As a result, tech workers can command high salaries and have a lot of freedom in where they are going to work. In fact, according to a new survey of high-demand tech professionals conducted by Indeed’s elite tech recruitment service Indeed Prime, 88% of tech workers currently intend to leave their present employer for another job opportunity in the future. But where are they going to work? And what type...
 Indeed - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:12

How Embracing The Gig Economy Can Create A Happy Work Environment For Your Employees
Recently Beyond conducted a survey to understand the booming gig economy. And the gig economy is such a hot topic at the moment that Beyond’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Joe Weinlick was asked to talk to CBS about the emerging industry. Here’s the conversation.
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:54

The Impact of Brexit on Job Search, in 5 Charts
Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has plunged the continent into a state of crisis. No country has left the bloc since Greenland quit the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community, in 1985—and while negotiations over the UK’s departure are supposed to take two years under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, nobody knows when this process will start. Freedom of movement, long-enshrined as a key pillar of the EU, will soon be a thing of the past for...
 Indeed - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:36

How Your Unconscious Mind Could Be Hiding Employees’ True Potential
You strive to make rational hiring decisions, but make no mistake—your hidden brain is at work, and it could be obscuring high-potential individuals. NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam says we all share normal brain functions that can lead to biased thinking and impact our ability to recognize top talent. Vedantam stopped by Indeed Interactive to share research and insights from his award-winning book and podcast, The Hidden Brain. His tips for understanding and combatting the influence...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:28

SHRM DC 2016
Typically right before the SHRM Annual Conference we put out a blog post about what you should do while you’re at the conference and what attractions you can’t miss out on in the host city but as we we’re putting one together for SHRM 2016 in Washington, DC we realized that we’ve been attending the SHRM Annual Conference for the past ten years!
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:27

SHRM 2016: Recap
So we just got back from the SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC and we just want to say, “Thank you!” to everyone that stopped by the Beyond booth. We had a great time in our nation’s capital and can’t wait to see everyone next year in New Orleans. Until then, let’s recap! Here were the highlights of the show for us.
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:25

How Top Performers Search for Jobs
Sometimes a great candidate turns out to be a truly exceptional hire, going above and beyond expectations and making a huge impact on an organization. This promise of greatness inspires a quest for more top performers, but what are the best ways to find them? Recruitment professionals have long assumed the most talented candidates are passive: that they’re employed by great companies, they’re not actively looking for new opportunities and they need to be wooed away from their roles by diligent...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:44

16 Trends Shaping the Global Economy (and How You Hire)
Whether you’re a seasoned recruiter at a large company or a small business owner growing your team for the first time, your ability to hire great talent is shaped in part by what’s happening in the global economy. These macro trends can tell us a great deal about how many candidates are out there, where talent is coming from and going to, and where the labor market is headed in the near future. Understanding the ebb and flow of talent, and what’s driving the change, is a central but often...
 Indeed - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:32

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