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The United States of Hipster Jobs
In the years after the global economy fell in 2008, another trend seemed to be on the rise: “hipsters,” a subculture commonly defined by its rejection of all things mainstream. Journalists would have had us believe hipsters were taking over the country one kombucha pop-up and handlebar mustache at a time — and that their presence was partly to blame for the economic distress of the time. Aside from quirky shopping habits, hipsters were grouped with millennials (those born in 1981 through...
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:00


How Keller Williams Turns Company Culture into Success
Keller Williams is the largest real estate franchise in the world by agent count and boasts the highest sales volume in the US. The company often highlights its unique culture as a key factor in its success, earning it the number-one ranking on Indeed’s 15 Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Culture list. But with over 980 global offices (or “market centers”), more than 175,000 employees (or “associates”) and continued growth on the horizon, how does Keller Williams nurture a culture that puts...
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00


Relocation: The New Tech Hiring Strategy?
We’ve heard it many times: It’s tough to hire for tech talent. While this sector is a major employer, making up almost 10% of all US jobs, 86% of hiring managers and recruiters say it’s hard to fill these roles. To attract scarce talent, many tech companies offer increasingly unique benefits, such as on-site meals, lavish campuses and even subsidized fertility treatments for employees. But there’s another powerful perk that gets less attention: voluntary relocation, wherein existing employees...
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:00


How to Wrangle Your Inbound Recruitment Marketing Channels to Attract the Right Talent
Attracting talent used to be more cut and dried than it is now. If you were looking for talent, you would put an ad in the (actually physical) paper, or you’d depend on the word of mouth of suppliers and employees to get your request out there. Then along came the Internet, and it changed absolutely everything. Suddenly, there were job boards and search engines, social media and career sites, ratings sites, not to mention online ads. Today, employers looking to hire are faced with lots of candidates...
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:00


Show, Don’t Tell: Use Experiential Interviews to Hire for Fit
If you’ve been in the hiring game for a while, this has probably happened at least once: You come across a great resume, are impressed by the candidate in person, hear them say all the right things in the interview and hire them. Only after they start work do you realize they aren’t the right fit. Experiential interviews can help you avoid unhappy surprises and hire with confidence. In these interviews, candidates perform sample work or even collaborate with potential coworkers. Interviewers...
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:00


Top-Rated Workplaces: Best in Tech
When it comes to disruption, tech companies are the experts. In the last year, we’ve seen everything from the expansion of 3-D metal printing (which could change the face of mass production) to new alternatives for urban transportation (the explosion in electric scooter use in US cities) re engineered by tech. It turns out that companies in tech are also pretty great at pleasing employees. When it comes to working in tech, over-the-top benefits often come to mind. The companies on this year’s...
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:00


Featured Employer
As a recruiter you face a variety of challenges, from increasing your visibility with job seekers to quickly finding the right talent. Some of those challenges are fun; others get your adrenaline going — like those moments when your hiring manager is leaning on you to fill that role yesterday. Or maybe you’ve been handed a high-skill, difficult-to-fill position and the assumption is that finding the right match is a piece of cake. These situations can get pretty stressful, especially as the...
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 09:00


Getting the Most Out of Remote Workers
Once rare, the phenomenon of remote work has today become common and is increasingly sought after by employees. Surveys estimate that anywhere from 40% to 70% of workers in the US telecommute at least once a week. And almost half of US job seekers say the ability to work remotely is a significant factor in choosing a job. While the stereotype of people lounging in pajamas instead of working at home may still hold for some people, a two-year Stanford study found that remote workers at a large...
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:00


The Art of Authenticity: Amy Poehler at Indeed Interactive
Amy Poehler is one of the most versatile and sought-after talents in Hollywood today. Famous for her role as Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation,” she was one of the biggest stars on “Saturday Night Live” in the 2000s. Today, she helms many of her own projects through her production company, Paper Kite Productions, and serves as an executive producer, author, host and humanitarian. But no matter what medium she works in, she is always true to herself. And she has a message for the rest...
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:00


Think Like a Marketer to Increase Awareness of Your Open Roles
In today’s tight labor market, recruiters need innovative tactics to increase awareness of their open roles and reach the right candidates. So why not take a page from the marketing playbook? You’ve likely heard about the “talent pipeline.” In marketing, there is something similar: a customer journey “funnel.” But whereas a pipeline has the same width in all its phases (and can get blocked or overwhelmed!), the marketing funnel is split into stages that grow progressively narrower...
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:00


Candidate Quality: How Your Job Description Helps You Get Closer to the Hire
Do you ever look at your candidate list and wonder why some people thought the position you posted was a good fit for them? You’ve read through their background and are unable to connect the dots. Well, you’re not alone. Although finding a new hire can be time consuming, the process will be much faster if you set the appropriate expectations about your positions early on. Clearly stating what this role entails and who exactly you are looking for in terms of experience will make things easier...
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 09:00


Meaningful Engagement: Making Your One-on-Ones Matter
One-on-one meetings can sometimes feel like trips to the doctor. Most people need them, and some of us dread them. But if you show up, share the necessary information and work together, your health will improve, and you’ll both be more meaningfully engaged in your well-being. Whether it’s in the doctor’s office or a one-on-one, the risks of not working together effectively can have serious consequences. Get these meetings wrong, and you may waste time or create bad feelings. But get them...
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:00


Weird Job Titles 2018: The Year in Review
In recent years, it’s become something of a trend for employers to use weird and wonderful job titles to add a little spice to their online listings while (hopefully) communicating something about company culture. Some of the most creative job titles can be found at the executive level, if we are to go by all the Chief Troublemakers, Directors of Fun and Paranoid in Chiefs of this world. However, you can also find them elsewhere in the workforce. And while these job titles usually sound...
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:00


Silicon Valley: Trends in Hiring 2018
Technology is always changing, and so is the business of technology. From the latest innovations to the unicorn of the moment, it can be hard to keep pace with all the fluctuations and transformations. One thing does not change, however: Tech is an important and growing employment sector, adding 1.5 million jobs since 2010. In fact, tech accounts for almost 10% of all jobs in the US economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And at the heart of it all is Silicon Valley, a place...
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:00


Top-Rated Workplaces: Culture
Culture — everybody talks about it, but how do you get it? And what does it look like? Culture can be one of the most defining aspects of a company, and great culture happens when company values are supported by behaviors, systems and practices. What that means is it’s not enough to just say what company values are — employees must feel those values in their experience of what goes on in the company day to day. Culture can also be a differentiator when it comes to talent attraction. Today,...
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:00


Giving Back: How Every Firm Can Make a Difference with Corporate Philanthropy
Whether your firm is already involved in corporate philanthropy or just starting out, it’s always a great time to give back. Not only do consumers think highly of brands that practice philanthropy and sustainability, but employees also want to work for those companies. In fact, a company’s social and environmental commitments are a deciding factor for 64% of millennials when choosing a workplace. And another 64% wouldn’t take a job at a company that didn’t have strong corporate social...
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:00


2018: The Year in Search
At the end of each year, we at Indeed like to look back and see which trends in job search were on the rise and which were on the decline. The terms people search for can tell us a lot about the world of work and what’s going on in the minds of job seekers, as well as give us a glimpse into social trends worldwide. This year, Indeed’s analytics team scrutinized traffic in eight countries, from the United States to India to Australia. The diverse results give us an intriguing series of snapshots...
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:00


How to Hire for Soft Skills
Whether you’re a busy recruiter or a hiring manager, bringing on the right people takes creativity, resourcefulness and (sometimes) a little luck. Candidates may have their hard skills locked, but what about things like team spirit, or conflict resolution? Work, at its core, is a social endeavor. Most of us have to interact with colleagues, clients or customers. And all the AI in the world isn’t going to change that: a recent Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends study shows there’s...
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:00


Once upon a Time: How to Use Storytelling to Attract Top Talent
People of any age can’t resist a good story, whether it’s the fairy-tale movies of our youth, sagas about wizard boys or Netflix binging. Stories make for wonderful entertainment — but they’re also an effective way to show potential candidates why they should work for your company. After all, today’s job seeker is often distracted and overwhelmed with options. Using storytelling that’s compelling and consistent helps build an effective employer brand — the messaging about your company...
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:00


Five Productivity Hacks to Save Every Recruiter Time
Recruiters know that time is a precious resource. Time with hiring partners and candidates is invaluable to achieve hiring success. But the many variables we juggle — changing requirements, shifting timelines and candidates’ busy schedules — can easily eat up that time. Simplifying applications, improving your processes and leveraging technology to help automate the repetitive tasks free you up to do what you do best: help people get jobs. Here are five ways to improve your productivity...
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:00



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