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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

New Journalism Grads Are Abandoning the Field: Here’s What They Want to Do Instead
The shift to an online world where information is available to everyone has revolutionized the news business. Today, anybody, anywhere with a smartphone can follow the headlines as they unfold in real time. But there’s a flipside, too: Most of this information is consumed for free, which makes funding a large-scale news entity very difficult. As a result, the news about the news business is often discouraging, especially when it comes to jobs. It’s not uncommon to read about staff layoffs...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 14:08

New Research: What Top Performers Have in Common
It’s no secret top performers contribute a disproportionate amount of output in our organizations. Rather than seeing an even distribution of performance throughout the workforce, one study found that 10% of productivity comes from the top 1% of employees and 26% of output is a product of the top 5%. That means top talent produces 4X as much as the average employee, and companies like Apple and Google report even greater gaps between average and high performers. So who are these impressive...
 Indeed - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:42

Not That Into EU? Insights on Job Search, Migration and the UK Referendum
After a debate that has raged for months, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23rd to decide whether to stay inside the European Union or opt for a “Brexit” and leave. And while there are many disagreements between the “remain” and “leave” camps, both sides agree on one thing at least: The stakes are high. How high? Remain campaigners warn that a vote to leave will negatively impact currency, growth, trade, jobs and perhaps even peace within Europe. Leave campaigners...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:50

Why Were May’s Jobs Numbers So Low?
Last week, I wrote that we were all on Fed watch, waiting to see if the results of the June jobs report would encourage the central bank to raise interest rates. But while consensus forecasts estimated the economy would add 160,000 jobs from May to June, the results came in far lower. The US economy only gained 38,000 jobs in May—a strong message to the Fed not to raise rates. On Monday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen made it clear she’d heard that message, stating that the central bank would not...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:01

You'll Be Shocked To Hear What Freelance Workers Are Demanding
Beyond recently conducted a survey of more than 5,000 job seekers, which revealed that many are hesitant to pursue the growing number of independent contractor opportunities with on-demand companies, such as driving for Uber or performing jobs through TaskRabbit.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:24

Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?
According to a recent Deloitte study, 78% of mobile users check our phones within one hour of waking up, with most saying they look at their phones within five minutes. And what are we most likely to check first? Our text messages. Even more so than email or social media, text messaging is a form of communication that’s not likely to be missed. So, it’s no surprise that text recruitment is becoming a thing.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:23

Mastering the Data: Using Your ATS to Optimize Your Recruiting
When was the last time you reviewed the source data in your applicant tracking system (ATS)? 94% of talent executives reported they’ve successfully used big data to “moderately or extensively” identify new candidate sources. Given the critical role sources play in shaping your recruitment strategies and budget, it makes sense to start with an in depth-analysis of the various sources you currently track in your ATS. Having a strong handle on your source data leads to a more in-depth understanding...
 Indeed - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:12

Entitlement Knows No Age
Employee perks are getting pretty sweet at some companies – but that doesn’t mean their employees appreciate it.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:28

NBA Finals: Labor Market Edition
In this year’s NBA finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off against Oakland’s Golden State Warriors for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Last year, the Golden State Warriors won and the odds favor them again in 2016, although the Cleveland Cavaliers are intent on proving otherwise. But how do the city’s labor markets compare when it comes to the competition for talent? In fact, the two cities are very different. Population-wise the Cleveland metro area is less than half...
 Indeed - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:57

The Power of Pay-Per-Click Advertising: How One Staffing Firm Stays Ahead of the Curve
As the economy has improved, demand for workers has steadily increased, a trend that shows no signs of stopping. For staffing firms that trade in high-volume placements, this growing demand from employers comes with an extra sense of urgency. These firms need to find large numbers of candidates and quickly get them to work. Industrial staffing firm Armor People Link is no stranger to this challenge. They connect employers with the workers who power production in Canada, where the manufacturing...
 Indeed - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:31

What Are the Top 10 Most Popular Cities for New Graduates?
As the class of 2016 sets out into the world of work, optimism is running high. In fact, according to a new survey from Indeed, 86% of new graduates are confident that they will find a full-time job within a year. But where are they planning to work? For many fresh grads, the bright lights of the biggest cities that have the strongest appeal. Indeed survey data shows us the top three most popular cities for the class of 2016 are also America’s largest cities by population—New York, Los Angeles...
 Indeed - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:43

The Relationship Between Job Creation and Interest Rates, Explained
Back in December 2015, everyone watching the labor market was also watching the Federal Reserve. Specifically, we were watching to see if the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. The Fed did raise rates by the close of the year—citing jobs gains, rising incomes and progress towards economic recovery to back that decision. And now, five months on, the central bank is considering another modest hike. Fed officials are weighing this choice carefully. While the...
 Indeed - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:39

Civil Engineering Central
When Life Gives You Lemons…
With much success comes a certain amount of failure.  Over the course of my career recruiting civil engineers I have not only had to turn lemons into lemonade myself, but I have been fortunate enough to coach candidates to do the same.  Here are some tips from two decades of recruiting civil engineers on how you can turn lemons into some freshly squeezed, refreshing lemonade: Looks Do Matter.  When you are at the grocery store hand selecting the right lemon to buy, you pick it up, give...
 Civil Engineering Central - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 08:13

Live From Interactive: Hiring Campaign Hacks + Recruitment Content Strategy
Indeed Interactive launched into its final day this morning. Yesterday, attendees learned how to identify transformational talent – those highly coveted top performers who contribute significantly more than average. In the second half of the day, breakout sessions provided tips and tricks for getting the most from Indeed, including campaign hacks and advanced trainings. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from those sessions: Common sense campaign hacks will dramatically increase results For...
 Indeed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:44

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