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32% of Millennials Lack Work-Related Computer Skills
Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history—and the phenomenon is global. The average rate of people completing higher tertiary education in eight of the OECD’s 12 largest economies increased by nearly 10 percentage points between 2000 and 2012, from 27.7% at the start of the millennium to 37.4%. These figures—explored in Indeed’s Labor Market Outlook 2016—don’t just illustrate the increase in the number of degrees in the world, but also the large jump...
 Indeed - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:26

The Secret to Keeping Your Employees From Leaving You
According to the Bureau of Labor statistics the average professional switches jobs every three to four years and when you have to fill that position that can cost you big bucks. The secret to recruitment and retention is the same thing. It all comes down to corporate culture. Corporate culture is your employer brand. You can’t tell me that an employer who offers flexible hours, free lunches, an open door policy, and nap pods shouldn’t highlight those things in their job description.
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:36

There’s a Method to our Madness
Drafting top talent for your organization isn’t easy. The road to recruitment success is littered with failed strategies and ineffective tools. At Beyond, helping companies find and hire better people is all we do, so we spend a lot of...
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:35

Job Trends Spotlight: 3 Cutting-Edge Technologies on the Rise
Over the past few years, we’ve observed a the emergence and rapid growth of data science jobs on Indeed. This growth is one example of how new technologies give rise to new kinds of work. In this case, the sudden proliferation of data on every action we take online and on our smartphones led to increased demand for professionals who could access that data, interpret the information and tell compelling stories. We were curious: What other technologies are beginning to leave their mark on...
 Indeed - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:18

Video: How to Set Your Recruitment Advertising Budget
Most job searches start with a search engine, and a smart search engine marketing (SEM) strategy can determine whether or not your jobs get found and filled. By using paid search tactics to amplify your job postings, you can reach more qualified candidates and make the best hires faster. If you’re like most employers, you may be thinking, that sounds great, but how do I know how much money to spend? Here we’ll break down what you need to know to demystify the budget-setting process. Understanding...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:35

For the Economy to Grow, Employers Need to Get Incentives Right
In February, the US economy added a strong 242,000 jobs, and according to the current level of employer demand on Indeed, there’s room for that sort of number again in March. We’ll find out the preliminary estimate in this Friday’s jobs report from the federal government, but what needs to happen in order for us to hit those high marks? Here are two key conditions that could drive the growth we’re hoping for: 1. More people need to come back into the labor force You’ve probably heard...
 Indeed - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:33

Civil Engineering Central
Does Company Size Matter?
The 2016 job market is in full swing and with it, if you are lucky, comes choices. Seasoned professionals as well as graduate engineers find themselves approached with opportunities. Today’s civil engineering companies are as different as their employees. In your job exploration you need to define the type of employer you will best fit. The 2015 ENR Top 500 list reflected most of the largest A/E firms becoming even larger as a result of mergers and acquisitions. Similarly, a number of...
 Civil Engineering Central - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:34

Civil Engineering Central
7 Tips To Beat Out The Competition In Hiring Great Candidates
  Without a doubt, the civil engineering profession is a candidate driven market.  That is, civil engineers are in high demand in most parts of the country and when they conduct a job search they are receiving multiple offers.  Great news for the candidate as that puts them in a position of power; not so great news for the companies looking to hire them.  How many times have you interviewed THE PERFECT candidate, only to have them accept an offer from your most fierce competitor down...
 Civil Engineering Central - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:04

Video: 3 Strategic Ways to Sequence Your Recruiting Tactics
Research suggests active candidates make fantastic hires because it’s less expensive to recruit them, they bring more passion to their roles and they’re more motivated to succeed on the job. So how can you adjust your recruiting strategy to attract more of them? Matt Burney, Indeed Employer Insights Strategist, says the first step to attract more high-quality active candidates is learning to sequence your recruiting tactics, which can be broken down into three strategic phases. 1. First optimize...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:16

4 Reasons to Consider a Job in Ireland This St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday but today it is celebrated all over the world—with some of the biggest parades taking place in the US. Links between Ireland and the US date back to colonial times, when immigrants from Ireland started making the journey across the Atlantic. Celebration of the holiday in North America dates back to the same period. In recent years, that relationship has become even stronger as increasing numbers of US firms have crossed the Atlantic to set up offices in...
 Indeed - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:44

Where Are the World’s Happiest Workers?
What makes us happy at work? Is it compensation, a career path with lots of opportunities, or is it something else? A job that provides us with a sense of meaning and purpose, perhaps? Ideas of happiness vary across cultures and between individuals but when it comes to the workplace, employers still need to be able to answer this question. After all, unhappy workers are more likely to quit their jobs, or perhaps worse, stay and spread dissatisfaction to their colleagues. To get the answers, we...
 Indeed - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:00

Civil Engineering Central
Control Your Career, Don’t Let Your Career Control You
Frustrated with the fact that one of your peers got the promotion that you felt you deserved? What about the guy two offices down from you who was recently hired to manage your team when you felt you were the best man for the job? Would you rather JUMP out of bed in the morning excited for work rather than hitting snooze three times and gingerly rolling out from under the covers 27 minutes later? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this message is for you.  It is...
 Civil Engineering Central - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 08:50

Video: Frequently Asked Questions About Search Quality at Indeed
Earlier this year, Indeed announced enhanced search quality processes for maintaining high standards for the jobs that appear in search results. These processes include providing better tools to help companies understand the Indeed Job Posting Guidelines. On occasion, it is necessary for companies to improve job content and change posting practices to avoid having their jobs removed from search results. Here are some frequently asked questions about search quality at Indeed and how it impacts...
 Indeed - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:02

Infographic: 10 Surprising Facts About the Global Talent Mismatch
Today recruiters worldwide report that they often struggle to fill open positions. In the latest report from the Indeed Hiring Lab, we explore the root causes of this global talent mismatch—and what employers can do about it. Employers find it hard to hire for many reasons, ranging from global competition for workers with specialized skills to changes in employee preferences. Here are ten facts and figures we found most striking—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Want to know more?...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:40

How Passion Powers Careers, Plus 3 Tips for Recruiting Passionate People
Employees who are engaged at work and passionate about their careers are more productive, more innovative and inspire those around them to do their best. This has led some of the smartest companies to focus recruitment efforts on finding passionate candidates. But passion can manifest in surprising ways. Recruiters who learn to look beyond technical skills and work experience can become adept at identifying the subtler qualities that predict passionate performance. So how can you effectively recognize...
 Indeed - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:42

Is the Gig Economy Overrated?
It’s impossible to escape news of the growing gig economy. Upstart ride-for-hire firms such as Lyft and Uber now employ armies of smartphone-connected freelance drivers to help people get around cities for less than traditional taxi businesses, who are hampered by red tape and higher employee costs. Taxi firms are outraged, but this model has spread rapidly to other services. These days, there are apps that bring a vast variety of goods and services directly to your door step. The rise of Uber,...
 Indeed - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:59

9/10 Recruiters Prefer to Hire Active Candidates—Here’s Why
Some recruiters spend a lot of time pursuing hard-to-get candidates—those who are pretty satisfied in their current jobs but could be enticed by another opportunity. You may succeed in recruiting some of these passive candidates away from their current companies, but once they’ve joined your organization, you’re left to wonder: are their hearts really in it? Sometimes the best fit has been there all along, waiting for you to give him or her a chance. These are the active candidates who know...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:07

Digital Exodus? Why Experienced Tech Workers Are Searching Outside Silicon Valley
For decades, Silicon Valley has been a magnet for tech talent, pulling the world’s best and brightest into California’s bay area. It’s easy to understand why: Silicon Valley hosts many of the world’s most successful tech firms including Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix and PayPal. These firms offer employees prestige, high salaries and opportunities to work on cutting-edge projects. In addition, there are thousands of startups in Silicon Valley to attract those who want to build...
 Indeed - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:04

Video: 3 Reasons Inbound Candidates Make Great Hires
In a recent blog, Kevin Walker, Director of Employer Insights at Indeed, shared research about active candidates, disproving the widely held belief that most candidates are passive. Attracting inbound candidates who are actively looking at job opportunities is a more actionable way to think about your candidate pool. According to Employer Insights Strategist Carmen Bryant, an inbound candidate that has applied to one of your jobs is actively seeking employment with you. They have identified your...
 Indeed - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:10

The Economy Continues to Add Jobs. But Are They Good Jobs?
For the last several months, talk of the labor market has centered on interest rates. The economy has been in steady recovery mode and in December, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by a small margin. This was the first increase in interest rates since they were brought to zero in 2008—a move that made it easier for banks to lend and offset the effects of the recession. Now, with interest rates off the floor, the conversation has turned to recession watch. Janet Yellen, the Fed chair,...
 Indeed - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21

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