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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

5 Tips to Refresh Your Recruiting Mindset This Fall
What's the one tactic that actually gets candidates excited about your company? Need new ideas to spark interest? Take a look at these 5 tips to refresh your recruitment process this fall:
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:07

Candidate Career Journeys - Cheryl Thompson
Say a resume comes across your desk and the candidate’s career path seems so erratic you think their career GPS must have failed them at some point. Do you cast it aside in favor of a someone with a more predictable trajectory? Not so fast. For the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at people who took unique paths to career success. They’re inspiring, surprising, and they just might make you take a closer look at the next unconventional candidate you come across. In our first profile, we’re...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 14:26

How to Get Your Jobs Listed on Indeed
Editor’s note: This post was updated September 2016 to reflect Indeed’s current aggregation practices 180 million people visit Indeed every month, making it the top external source of hire for thousands of employers. And with 8.2 new jobs added to our job search engine every second, job seekers have access to the most comprehensive list of relevant opportunities available. To get your jobs listed on Indeed, you can either post your jobs directly to Indeed, or allow Indeed to aggregate...
 Indeed - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:00

5 Creative Ways to Tell Your Employer Brand Story
Podcasts. My team has been working on recruitment ads that would run during popular podcasts. What recruiter has ever said those words? Reaching top performers in today’s crowded labor market requires thinking outside our experiential box, even outside the traditional notions of where we recruit. I have to go beyond popular assumptions about how to reach the right potential hires and go directly to our employees themselves. After all, they’re the ones who know what’s new, what’s pressing,...
 Indeed - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:07

13 Uncommon Recruitment Metrics You Can't Afford to Ignore (SlideShare)
Have you struggled to find what’s really holding your recruitment efforts back? Knowing there’s an inefficiency is one thing, but feeling completely alone in fixing it is another. These metrics are used by recruiters who know what they’re doing and...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:13

Mobility at Record Lows While Job-Related Moves Hold Steady: What This Means for Economic Dynamism
Would you move for a new job? Every year, about 1 in 9 Americans does. That may sound like a lot, but people in the US are actually much less mobile than they used to be. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, 1 in 6 Americans moved annually. Prior to the mid-1970s, it was closer to 1 in 5. This downward slide continues. The latest Census data, hot off the virtual presses as of yesterday, reveal that overall American mobility hit a new low in the year leading up to March 2016. Over this past year, 11.2%...
 Indeed - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:55

Indeed Partners With Square to Celebrate Bold Small Business Owners With the BRASSY Awards
Small businesses are the cornerstone of the US economy, consistently driving the creation of jobs, innovation and essential goods and services all over the country. In recognition of their contributions, Indeed is proud to partner with Square in presenting the BRASSY Awards, a celebration of the bold spirit of entrepreneurs with the vision and tenacity to start businesses. Until October 9, 2016 any US business with less than $20 million in annual revenue can submit their story of grit and gumption...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 14:24

3 Plays Every Recruiter Needs for Competitive Hiring
We’re coming upon the time of the year where the air is getting a bit crisper, leaves are changing colors and everyone’s scheduling their fantasy football drafts. If you know recruiting, you know the hiring landscape is competitive, both on...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:43

4 Tips to Help Startups Compete with Industry Giants
Rich Milgram At Beyond, our primary goal is to help you find and hire the best people for your business. That’s what our team is here for. But, outside of helping businesses of all sizes meet their hiring goals, I am also passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and helping businesses succeed in all areas. This post is a bit different from the others you typically read on Employment Metrix, but my hope is that by sharing some of my learnings over the course of 18+ years of growing Beyond as...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:53

The Geography of Economic Anxiety
How the economy looks depends on where you’re standing. Today some states and regions are booming while others are struggling. These local differences matter, not just for people who are looking to move to where the opportunities are, but also for policymakers trying to boost local economic opportunities — and that means the geography of economic anxiety matters for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, particularly in key battleground states. How well a state is doing depends on what measure...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:17

We’re Expanding Our Team Dedicated to Studying Global Labor Market Trends: Here’s Why
Two and a half years ago, we launched the Indeed Hiring Lab — a global research institute committed to advancing the knowledge of employers and job seekers. Since then, our growing team has shared unique insights on the global labor market to help people get jobs and help employers understand the trends affecting their industries. Today, Indeed is thrilled to announce that Jed Kolko is joining as Indeed’s full-time chief economist, heading up the Hiring Lab. As chief economist from 2011–2015...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:58

Video: How to Post a Job on Indeed
While many of the open positions that job seekers find on Indeed have been collected from around the web by our search engine, employers can also post jobs online directly on Indeed. Jobs posted on Indeed are accessible to candidates from both desktop computers and mobile devices and can appear in search results even if your company doesn’t have a career site. It’s easy to post a job in just a few steps. When you click the “Post a Job” button at indeed.com/hire, you’ll be able to open...
 Indeed - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:49

The Government’s First-Ever Survey of Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know
Today, the US Census Bureau released data from the first-ever Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs — a new and unique dataset that offers insight into the state of entrepreneurship in America. Here are three immediate takeaways from the research: 1. Startup numbers are lower than in previous decades The numbers that came out today tell us that “nearly 1 in 10 businesses with employees are new” but historically, this is not a high share. The 8.9% of firms that are less than two years old seems...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:21

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