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Recruitment Roundup – Be the Change
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! The weather is changing (finally) and so is the recruitment space! From new ways to close to the skills gap to new ideas about how to run the workforce, we’re looking at all things change this week. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.  Returnships: Solving Both Resume Gaps and Skills Gaps Source: HR Dive It’s a known fact that it’s not always easy to jump back into the workforce...
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:55


Who’s Taking Care of Grandma? – Healthcare Hiring Crisis Solved
Of the many “unsexy” jobs out there, home health aide is at the top of the list. But, make no mistake, they’re incredibly important roles. It takes a special and selfless person to help a stranger with the basics like bathing, eating and dressing. Elder care workers, including home health aides, are among the most necessary and in-demand employees as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elder care employment will grow 41% by 2026. But,...
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:38


Recruitment Roundup – Retail Therapy
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re all about retail. It’s a changing landscape that will continue to present new recruitment challenges as it evolves. So, we gathered articles with potential problems and solutions for hiring in the modern-day retail industry.  Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.  The Kick in the (Re)Tail Recruiters Need Source: Total Retail The retail landscape is changing yet again...
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:30


Nexxt Welcomes Back Industry Vet!
Nexxt welcomes back Chris Billetz as Director of Agency Relationships. Chris was one of the first members of the team when the company started back in 1998 and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he’s come home! He is well known in the recruitment space with several years of experience building relationships with recruitment advertising agencies and partners to help clients meet recruiting and hiring goals. His knack for developing strong and consistent relationships, ability to understand...
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:00


The (New) Equation to Healthcare Hiring
Dear Healthcare HR pros, You have nearly 4 million jobs to fill by 2026. God speed. That’s a daunting task that requires sifting through resumes, screening calls, in-person interviews, paperwork, and precious, precious time spent by recruiters. A nightmare for HR pros in the medical industry. While it will be a key driver in our national job market, the medical field’s projected growth is turning up the heat on healthcare recruiters everywhere to attract and retain top talent at warp...
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:27


Mind Your (Bedside) Manners: Hiring for Soft Skills in Healthcare
How would you tell someone their father’s died? Or that they have cancer? As a recruiter, those questions probably don’t cross your mind. But for some of the healthcare practitioners you help hire, it’s a challenge they’re faced with on a regular basis. As technology improves (but before robots take our jobs), healthcare practitioners are getting more time back with their patients. We’ve all had a doctor or nurse who was cold as ice and as a patient that leaves a bad taste in your...
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:26


Recruitment Roundup – Ethics & The Law
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re diving into ethics and the law. We see just how bad it gets for companies when they cross over from unethical into illegal territory. We also take a look at how acting ethically when it comes to policies can not only improve reputation, but also retention. The moral of this week’s story? Be ethical in your business practices, it pays off.  Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading,...
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:29


Recruitment Roundup – Misconceptions
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we look at a few workplace misconceptions. From trade workers to KPIs and even the habits of senior leaders, we look at how perception can sometimes be misleading. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up for University Source: NPR As college still remains the popular choice for high school grads, trade jobs are...
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:30


Recruitment Roundup – NJ Pay Laws, Early Retirement, and more!
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week the focus is on pay and benefits – the two main motivators in the working world. We rounded up articles that talk about these in extreme circumstances, like workers retiring in their thirties or companies upping their paid leave for parents. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Estee Lauder is Now Paying Employees $10,000 to Adopt and Giving Parents 20 Weeks of Paid Leave Source:...
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:30


Recruitment Roundup – Emotions in the Workplace
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we focus on human bias and emotion in the workplace. Though this combination is often associated with negative events, there are some instances where bias and emotion are beneficial to have around. We found articles that demonstrate both. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   Starbucks Will Close All Stores for a Day of Racial Bias Training Source: HR Dive As a company...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:00


Recruitment Roundup – HR Refresh
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we hit the refresh button on HR and recruitment. From new rulings in court, to new structures in the workplace, now is a good time to take a step back and reevaluate current policies and procedures. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.   How Hollywood is Killing HRSource: Talent Culture The workplace is changing rapidly, and the new employee structure is similar to that of...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:59


How Early Retirement is Affecting Recruitment (Hint: It’s Not Good)
Recruiters face a multitude of hurdles when it comes to hiring today, like combating historically low unemployment rates or retaining finicky millennials. As if these things weren’t difficult enough, there’s a new emerging trend that will only add to the mix – it’s called FIRE. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early, and it’s the latest trend people are following. The idea is to live as frugally as possible in order to save up a certain amount of money – usually...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:59


Four Surprisingly Simple Ways to Show You Appreciate Your Employees
In a tight labor market, a lot of emphasis is put on attracting the perfect candidate. What benefits can you offer that set you apart? Will your sign-on bonus be enough? Once you do persuade good talent to join the team, the fun part begins – keeping them engaged. Blogs like TINYpulse and HR Bartender discuss employee surveys, which reveal that employees just aren’t always that engaged. We could talk about weighty things such as better health insurance, or empowering employees to increase...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:58


Nexxt Teams Up with TextRecruit for Industry-Leading Text Recruitment Platform
  It’s been an exciting few months at Nexxt, from being named a Top Workplace of 2018 to the arrival of our new COO, Andy Katz. Now, we have another exciting announcement – Nexxt has partnered with TextRecruit, a candidate engagement platform, to offer powerful text recruitment solutions to our clients. 65% of job seekers are already using their mobile phones for job search purposes –so it only makes sense that text recruitment is the way of the future. With this new partnership, recruiters...
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:36


The True Cost of Offering Unusual Perks
In today’s tight labor market, offering industry standard salary + benefits is not enough to land you top talent. Companies big and small are turning to unusual perks in order to secure the candidates they want. Adding a slew of perks may sound like a pricey nightmare, but what is the actual cost of adding them? It depends widely on the perk, but it might cost less than you think. Unusual Perk #1 – Company Paid Wedding Boxed CEO, Chieh Huang, offers to cover employees’ wedding bill...
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:19


Recruitment Roundup – Engagement Season
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week is all about being engaged – with employees and candidates that is. From a daily check-in to an occasional text, employee engagement can take on many forms. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. P.S. – Don’t forget to give us your opinion on the Question of the Week. You’ll find it at the end of this post.   The Future of HR? Real-Time Feedback Tools Take Off at Amazon,...
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:30


Recruitment Roundup – Change is in the Air
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! The weather’s getting warmer, trees are blooming – it’s safe to say change is in the air. This week, we’re all about change in the workplace, ranging from retraining employees to managing your Glassdoor reviews. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. 7 Ways to Better Manage Your Glassdoor Reviews Source: Fistful of Talent Nearly one in three workers decline a job offer due to negative...
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:36


Industry Vet and His Iguanas Join Nexxt
When we hire at Nexxt, we go big — like 6-foot iguana big! With that said, we're excited to announce the addition of our new COO, Andy Katz, and his 6-foot iguanas Iggy and Princess, to the Nexxt team. Andy has an extensive background in the Human Resources industry, coming to us with over 20 years of experience. Before Nexxt, Andy was President of Startwire, managing over 80 external partnerships along with an entire staff. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Global Business...
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:13


Unlimited PTO – Catastrophic or Beneficial?
The modern workplace is experiencing a number of new trends that are taking over. From open offices, to casual dress codes and fully stocked kitchens, these once desired office "trends" are now becoming the norm. One trend that hasn't quite caught on yet is the concept of unlimited PTO. Unlimited PTO, why would anyone offer their employees uncapped vacation? It's easy to assume employees would jet off to Paris for a month or call out every Monday because they can. The truth is, most employees...
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:34


Recruitment Roundup – The Ways of the Future
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re giving you a look at the future of HR. Well, okay, maybe not exactly a look at the future – rather, tips on how to be more successful in the times to come. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Disruption Doesn’t Happen from the InsideSource: SHRM BlogChange isn’t always sparked from the inside. In fact, some of the most popular ‘industry disruptors’ were people...
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:43



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