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EmploymentMetrix The Much Maligned ATS: The Secret Weapon to Screening for Dedicated Talent?
Years ago, in those grim days after the .com bubble imploded, I worked with an insanely talented and dedicated head of engineering. One day the fire alarm in our building went off. While most people scurried to grab their phones and wallets, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed two servers, and walked down nine flights of stairs with one server under each arm.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 07:37
Indeed Find Your Next STEM Job in One of These 10 Cities
2014 was the first time in 30 years that unemployment fell in every state and the District of Columbia, according to a recent Labor Department report. This is the latest news in a series of labor market updates indicating that conditions are improving for job seekers. One of the largest growth areas of employment in recent years has been STEM-related jobs, those positions in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. These jobs are growing 1.7 times faster than jobs in other occupations, but candidates...
 Indeed - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:47
Indeed Responding to Company Reviews: 2 Examples from Real Employers
Reviews have become a regular part of our online search routine. Similar to how people use reviews to make a purchase, plan a trip or choose a restaurant, job seekers also reference them as they research potential employers. A career change is one of the biggest decisions we can make, which is why 83% of people say employer reviews impact where they apply. Millions of people have posted reviews about employers and companies on Indeed Company Pages, which is home to more than 6 million employer...
 Indeed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:50
EmploymentMetrix Maybe you’re living in a fairy tale, because candidates like this don’t exist.
Stop searching for those purple squirrels and consider hiring these other fictional characters instead. After all, today is “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:55
Indeed How GM Recruits Innovative Millennials & Baby Boomers
Innovation happens when a team of talented people come together to get the job done. Each person’s individual contribution to the group sparks creativity and discussion — diverse approaches to work and occasional friction are part of the magic. While differences among the generations are frequently exaggerated, successful businesses get great results when people of all ages work together. By tapping the combined creativity and experiences of multiple generations, employers can see incredible...
 Indeed - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:23
EmploymentMetrix Want to Improve Your Applicant Pool? Then Improve Your Job Postings
Recruiting quality candidates all begins with a well written job posting. HR pros that take the time upfront to write an awesome job ad can save a lot of time sifting through unqualified candidates later.
 EmploymentMetrix - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:30
EmploymentMetrix Stop Receiving Unqualified Resumes
We often hear from recruiters that one of their biggest challenges is sourcing the right talent–with so much competition, weeding out the unqualified can be really hard.
 EmploymentMetrix - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 09:36
EmploymentMetrix 3 Changes We Expect to See in The Job Market in 2015
Job seekers are more optimistic about finding jobs in 2015 than they were going into 2014. What else should we expect to see from candidates in 2015?
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:28
Diggings 5 simple tips to refresh your headshot
What does your LinkedIn profile picture say about you? As content on the web becomes increasingly more visual, pictures have become an integral component of our LinkedIn profiles. In fact, according to LinkedIn, you’re 14 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have a headshot, and most people do. The real question now is, of all those LinkedIn profile pictures, does yours stand out? Well, if it’s a cropped picture from the last wedding you were in, a selfie you took...
 Diggings - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:38
Indeed How Hiring from the Outside Can Transform a Small Business
According to the most recent jobs report, the new year has gotten off to a strong start for US businesses and growing companies are sure to be at the forefront of hiring efforts. There is a good reason: external hires enable companies to quickly add critical business capacity. For small businesses, external hiring is a major investment and promoting or redistributing responsibility internally is often an attractive option. But while finding and onboarding a new hire takes time and energy, the...
 Indeed - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:08
Diggings Listen to the Buzz: Employees Prefer an Open Office
Last week’s post on open offices generated a lot of strong opinions in the comments on LinkedIn. I’m humbled by all of the “likes” and excited about the quality discussion on both sides of the debate. From people discussing building acoustics to offering their own advice on open-office courtesy and etiquette, everyone shared their two cents and no one held back! Thanks! Some people felt our tips for staying productive were simply mechanisms to take people out of the open-office structure,...
 Diggings - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 18:25
Diggings HR insight: Lessons learned from the Brian Williams scandal
CC image courtesy of tomblanton1957, Flickr Late last night NBC announced Brian Williams’ suspension without pay for 6 months from his job as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. After he recanted a story from 2003, in which he claimed a helicopter he was riding in during the Iraq war was shot down, headlines about his journalistic and personal integrity have run rampant. Did Williams intentionally lie to sensationalize the story? Did he simply make a mistake and misremember?...
 Diggings - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:47
Indeed The Job Titles & Descriptions We Love
For employers and candidates alike, finding the right fit can feel like finding your perfect match. For the company, it’s identifying someone who can bring new energy to the team. For the candidate, it’s the chance to join a group of people all working towards a common goal. There’s a definite chemistry to the whole process — chemistry that begins when an employer posts a job opening and a job seeker clicks. What are the kinds of job titles and descriptions that are most likely to...
 Indeed - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:47
Indeed 7 Companies That Saw a 26% Increase in Job Searches After the Super Bowl
How effective are TV commercials at attracting talent to a company? On Sunday, the largest audience in TV history watched the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl. With an audience of more than 120 million people, we wanted to understand the impact advertising during the Super Bowl would have on job search. While more than 40 companies ran commercials during the Super Bowl we found there were seven companies that saw a notable increase in people searching for...
 Indeed - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:41
Diggings The Pace Or ‘Velocity’ Of Hiring Among U.S. Employers Has Slowed A Bit Since October
Each month, we look at the pace or ‘velocity’ of hiring among the 50,000 employers whose jobs we index in our job search engine. The graphic below shows, for each of the past 10 months, the length of time that job openings were on LinkUp that had rolled off the site in the prior 6 months. So for example, in January, there were 929,000 that rolled off the site between August and January that were on the site for between 0-15 days. That is 350,000 jobs less than the 1.28 million that...
 Diggings - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:11
Diggings January Jobs Numbers Will Disappoint But February Looks Excellent; Strength In Labor Market Should Be Sustained Through At Least Q1
While the delay in posting our January jobs forecast is causing a bit of anxiety, the elevated stress levels have been greatly assuaged by the fact that cause of the delay lies the unprecedented demand we’ve seen for our core recruitment advertising services. Not only are we coming off the most successful year in our company’s history, but January also marked the most successful month ever for LinkUp, with paid search revenue jumping 20% from December and 60% from January of last...
 Diggings - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:20
Diggings 6 simple ideas for staying productive in an open-office setting
The open-office design made popular by tech companies like Google and Facebook recently has been met with some backlash. What was believed to create an innovative and collaborative work space is now being criticized for being too distracting and ultimately inefficient. Is it no longer a positive thing to have an open office? With an estimated 70 percent of offices in America adhering to an open-office design, this is the million-dollar question. However, the answer is not so black and white. LinkUp...
 Diggings - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:26
Diggings 5 Simple health hacks for wellness at work
How healthy is your office? If you’re reading this hunched over your computer, munching on a sugar-laden vending-machine snack and unsure of when you last took a break, you’re probably thinking not very. While we all have our days when working through lunch and extra cups of coffee become necessary to hit deadlines, it definitely shouldn’t become a habit. When managers do this often, it can set an unreasonable precedent for employees who think they must do the same. Not only...
 Diggings - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:35
PostJobFree Sign up for Resume Search Alert?
About a week ago PostJobFree started asking recruiters to create resume search alerts every time recruiter posts a new job.Creating resume search alert is a good way to get new resumes that match job opening you are trying to fill.Still it is not for everybody: one recruiter told me she does not want to see. Sign up for resume alert screen after she posted a job.Please let me know (in comments or email to webmaster@postjobfree.com): Do you like "Sign up for Resume Search Alert" screen after you...
 PostJobFree - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:08
Indeed 5 Strategies to Help Growing Businesses Meet Hiring Goals
Small businesses in the US plan to hire in a big way in 2015. Last month, in its monthly look at the sentiment of small business owners about the economy, the Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey found that 63% of respondents expect to see the total number of employees in their companies increase this year, an increase from 56% a year ago. However, in every business category surveyed, CEOs report “lack of skilled applicants” and “locating talent” as the biggest challenges...
 Indeed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:37

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