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How Successful Teams Tackle Difficult Conversations
From delivering performance reviews to saying no to extra projects, difficult conversations are part of life. The ability to tackle tough issues with tact and respect is an important skill for any professional. By cultivating a culture of trust and openness and fostering strong communication practices, you can successfully navigate tricky topics and help your team thrive.  But while that’s easy to say, it’s not always so easy to do. Fortunately, there are some steps we can all take to make...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:00

Build a Bulletproof Recruitment Strategy with These Critical Steps
If you’re a seasoned recruiter, you’re probably a bit skeptical about the idea of a “bulletproof” recruitment strategy. By nature, recruiting is dynamic, relying upon many unpredictable factors, from the requests of hiring managers to the possibility that your candidates might ghost on you. In short, recruiting is constantly in flux: needs change, markets fluctuate and technologies rotate in and out of use. But repeatable processes are key to success, making it critical to identify...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:00

Who You Gonna Call? How to Stop Ghosting in its Tracks
In our series for Indeed’s Ghosting Week, we’ve explored how, when and why job seekers ghost employers during the hiring process. Now it’s time to stop ghosting in its tracks. In this final post, we’ll take everything we’ve learned and transform it into action — offering easy-to-implement, research-based strategies you can use to prevent ghosting.   You may be thinking, “Isn’t ghosting the job seeker’s problem since they’re the ones doing it?” Not so fast. Although 70%...
 Indeed - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 09:00

Ghosting Unmasked: Listen to the Voices Behind the Epidemic
If you want to know something, just ask. In our second installment of Indeed’s Ghosting Week series, we delve into the minds of job seekers to reveal why some disappear during the hiring process — and why others would never consider becoming a ghost.  As we showed in our previous post, ghosting is a new and growing practice that causes major headaches for recruiters, hiring managers and employers. But what are job seekers really thinking when they decide to ghost? And why isn’t everyone...
 Indeed - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:00

The Ghosting Guide: An Inside Look at Why Job Seekers Disappear
A truly scary trend has emerged in the last year: employers are getting ghosted by job seekers. From ditching job interviews to not showing up on the first day, candidates are disappearing without a trace — and ghosting during the hiring process is now one of the biggest problems in recruiting. Ghosting originated in the online dating world, where new technology has made it so easy to ask someone out on a date that it has led to an epidemic of no-shows. The effect is similar for hiring: technology...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 09:00

What Do Tech Workers Really Want?
When we think about today’s tech workplace, we often picture a number of high-profile perks: ping-pong tables, on-site gyms and elaborate snack bars, to name a few. But perks won’t keep staff satisfied if there are fundamental differences between what they want and what the company can provide. So what’s really most important to today’s tech staff? To find out, Indeed surveyed 1,000 U.S. tech workers, examining the factors they consider when evaluating a new company or job. Here’s what...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:00

Dress for Success: How Going Casual Can Help Attract Talent
What we are expected to wear to work is ingrained in us at a very young age. We’re taught that firefighters wear brimmed helmets, doctors wear white coats and businesspeople wear suits.  But as the workplace has modernized, so have our outfits. Over time, what people wear to work has evolved from once-mandatory skirts and ties to the “business casual” era to today’s increasingly casual attire.  Some employers shudder at the thought of their employees coming to work in T-shirts and yoga...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:00

Experiencing Talent FOMO? Hiring Events Could Be the Answer
The Internet has made a lot of things in life easier. Don’t know what something is? Google it. Don’t have a storefront to advertise your open roles? Post them online. However, the accessibility of the Internet can create more work for recruiters — for example, imagine having 500 positions to fill at warehouses opening in five different cities. You could be flooded with resumes, each of which needs to be reviewed. And the screening and scheduling remains a headache — and who’s to say...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:00

Global Recruitment Insights: Decoding What International Candidates Want
The first question I ask a future client is “Do you hire Internationally?” The second question I always ask is: “And where are you having trouble finding talent?” The primary focus of most companies tasked with hiring internationally is finding resources to fit the needs in each distinct market. Having a board to post jobs in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, the list goes on. Is it that easy? Well, short answer here: Sure, that works. But let’s dial in a little further...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:20

Women in Trucking: How They’re Disrupting the Industry
A plentiful job market may sound like great news for everyone — but while low unemployment benefits job seekers, it can actually hurt industries facing worker shortages, such as trucking. These companies are now struggling to fill open positions and prepare for future growth.  Trucking’s challenges demand new approaches to hiring, such as venturing outside the traditional talent pool. While the vast majority of drivers are men, women are often-overlooked candidates who can also excel in these...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00

Recruitment Marketing: What It Takes to Do It Right
In his book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in a field. Since then, the theory has come under criticism. But even if that sounds like much too long for you (as it does for me), there’s no question that mastery or greatness doesn’t just happen overnight. It requires learning, understanding and strategic thinking about the subject at hand. And in this case, we’re talking about...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:00

Nexxt Announces Enhanced Text2Hire Conversation Product
We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product! According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information...
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00

How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read
If you’re paying any attention to Gen Z, you’ve likely come across this number: 61 million. That’s how many people born after 1996 are about to enter the workforce (and some already have)! According to a Bloomberg analysis of UN data, the global population of Generation Z will outnumber millennials this year. So just when you’ve mastered writing a job description to attract millennials, it’s time to learn a new skill: writing a job description that Generation Z will actually read —...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00

Free the Potential of the PhD Candidate and Tap into a Rich Talent Pool
Have you ever received a job application from a PhD graduate and weren’t sure what to do with it? These applicants are often overlooked due to common misconceptions that prevent recruiters from tapping into a rich talent pool. “What PhD candidates are looking for is that opportunity to prove themselves [and] learn some new things,” says Vay Cao,  founder of Free the PhD, a company dedicated to helping postgrads find jobs outside of academia. Having faced the struggle herself after receiving...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:00

Open the Door to New Talent with These Unconventional Candidates
Here’s a familiar story: Business is booming, and it’s time to add a new member to the team. You want to find someone who has the right experience, is a leader and wants to grow within your organization. But amid a tapped-out talent pool and stiff market competition, you’re struggling to find the right fit. There has to be a better way to approach this — right? In fact, there is. Changing just two words in your vernacular can shift your entire recruitment strategy, helping you beat the...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:00

How to Help Working Parents Beat Back-to-School Blues
Summer is synonymous with good times; days at the pool, slow paces and vacations bring a much-needed break from the rest of the year. But all good things must come to a close, and the end of summer can be particularly challenging for working parents. From managing new schedules to securing child care and attending classroom events, they often find themselves juggling lots of responsibilities without much support.  It’s no wonder, then, that so many working parents struggle with work-life...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00

Startup vs. Giant: Tech Workers Weigh in on Company Size
With unemployment near a record low and tech workers in particularly high demand, this group has lots of options when it comes to choosing a job. One major consideration is company size: Should they work for a smaller startup or a tech titan? When we think of the tech world, we often think of it as binary: composed of tiny incubators hoping their idea is the next big thing, on the one hand, and behemoth corporations with a city-sized campus on the other. But this excludes all the companies in...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:00

How AI Will Impact Who You Hire
Nowadays, the workplace is changing.  Jobs are changing, some even becoming “obsolete.” A large part of this flux is due to artificial intelligence being the new normal, increasing productivity and altering traditional job roles.  More than ever, hiring managers have to look at what positions can be entirely filled with robots, and which can be assisted with the help of AI to produce more and cost less.  This means that who is being hired is being impacted.  The conundrum of AI vs human...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 17:17

No Black Hole: 7 Thoughts on How to Provide Candidate Feedback for All
Never in my life did I think that I’d be referencing the so-called “Golden Rule,” but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone. In fact, the grade-school adage in question actually has deep historical and cultural roots, to the point that one philosopher tells us that it “can be found in some form in almost every ethical tradition.”  But you wouldn’t necessarily think that if you were to listen to job candidates talk about their experiences applying for jobs. Here, the idea...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:00

5 Tips to Help You Build a More Inclusive Recruiting Pipeline
Whether you’re with a 10-person startup or a multinational conglomerate, one thing is clear: you need to build an inclusive recruiting pipeline. The business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce are well-documented — from the bottom-line impact on revenue to greater team creativity and improved product innovation. And job seekers today increasingly expect employers to raise their game when it comes to building an inclusive workplace to drive a sense of belonging.  At Indeed, we apply...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:00

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