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4 Ways to Solve Your Hiring Problems with Design Thinking
Have you ever spent weeks talking with a candidate only to have them back out at the end of the interview process? Or maybe you’ve found it impossible to get great candidates in front of a hiring manager. If you’re involved in the complex task of hiring, you’ve probably encountered at least one of these problems. The good news is, design thinking can help. Haven’t heard of it? Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that involves the following steps: Make sure you fully understand...
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:30


If You Could Only Measure One Recruiting Metric — What Would It Be and Why?
In today’s hyper-connected, data-driven world, there are many metrics available to recruiters and talent acquisition teams. While it’s great to have so many options, quality beats quantity when it comes to results — and if you’re going to measure a recruiting metric, you need to focus your efforts. But where – and more importantly, why?  Obvious or not, in my view, there’s only one recruiting metric that really matters. No, it’s not the often-cited, albeit misguided, quality of...
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 08:30


Susan Cain: Debunking Myths About Introverts
When you think of an introvert, what comes to mind? Odds are, it’s an array of stereotypes: someone who is shy, quiet or solitary, and who cringes at the thought of public speaking or taking the lead. But what if everything you think you know about introverts is wrong?  According to Susan Cain, author of the New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” these negative myths come from a widespread cultural bias toward extroverts. She even...
Mon, 10/14/2019 - 08:30


3 Hacks for Effectively Sourcing Developers
Editor’s note: Recently Indeed announced its new and improved tech hiring platform, Seen by Indeed. With more than 90, 000 profiles it can help match employers to job seekers in this competitive talent sector. But while Seen has you covered for people who have created profiles, what about all the hidden talent out there? In this post, sourcing expert shines a light on some additional techniques to help cover all bases. With a severe market shortage of qualified software developers, recruiters...
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 08:30


Ask the Indeed Economist: What Are the Jobs That People Don’t Leave?
For some job seekers, this might sound like a dream come true: you find a job you love so much that you never leave it. But for recruiters, this mindset poses both opportunities and challenges. On the one hand, jobs that people stay at can be more attractive and marketable to candidates. But on the other hand, in a tough labor market it may be hard to draw candidates away from these “sticky” fields to fill other roles. With fewer candidates to fill openings, recruiters are getting creative...
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:30


3 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace
Congratulations! You’ve finally landed that promotion or just gotten the job of your dreams. It’s an achievement to celebrate — and yet, you find yourself feeling anxious, doubting your skills or feeling undeserving of the role. Before you know it, you’ve gone down a rabbit hole and convinced yourself that you only got this position out of sheer luck and that other people will figure out you’re unqualified.  If this sounds like you, you may have what’s known as impostor syndrome....
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 08:30


Banishing Barriers: Building Disability Awareness into Recruiting
People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, at about one billion people and 15% of the global population. The disability community has often struggled with unemployment and finding good jobs due to bias and a lack of awareness among employers — but the tide appears to be turning.  Hiring is up across the board in today’s tight labor market, which includes groups who were overlooked in the past. This helps those on both sides of the hiring equation: more job seekers...
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 08:30


Ask Away: 4 Steps to Successful Interviewing
People are at the heart of every organization, but recruiting the right person for your team can be tricky. Many times, you’re making hiring decisions in a matter of hours (or less) — and the wrong choice can be devastating.  A poor hire will cost you in ways beyond the financial. There’s the money spent during the recruiting process and in wages paid to the ex-worker. But there’s also the time lost by company leaders and mentors — and the blow to morale for employees who remain. To...
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 08:30


Top-Rated Workplaces 2019: Best Hospitals
Hospitals are a crucial part of a healthy community. Aside from providing lifesaving emergency care, their routine health services promote overall well-being. When we or our loved ones are sick, it’s the treatment we receive in hospitals that can make all the difference. And, of course, they employ some of the most in-demand talent in the country: healthcare professionals. But that’s not all. Research estimates that by 2032, there will be a shortage of almost 122,000 physicians in the U.S....
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 08:30


What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why Should You Use It?
Technology is reshaping the world of work, and employers increasingly rely on online tools to recruit and hire talent. This brings huge benefits but also new responsibilities to protect data and information. Just one compromised account can give attackers access to an entire organization’s files, so it’s more important than ever to prioritize security online. Two-factor authentication — also known as “2FA” — offers an extra layer of protection that can make all the difference. 2FA...
Thu, 09/26/2019 - 08:30


REPORT: What’s Driving Jobs in Autonomous Vehicles?
When news about autonomous vehicles filled headlines a few years ago, it was characterized by bold claims: that entire lanes would be dedicated to hands-free driving by 2020 and door-to-door autonomous trips would be possible around 2030, for example. Since then, the frenzy about an autonomous takeover of our personal transportation system has waned. But a new reality has set in: Autonomous vehicles are already operating in a number of industries, such as transportation, farming and small deliveries....
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 08:30


5 Things Every Job Description Needs in 2019
As founder of a career-coaching service, I sometimes hear these scenarios from employers: They’ve posted a job on Indeed, received resumes and followed up with their desired candidates. But many candidates weren’t the right fit — and those who were either aren’t responding or say they never applied.  In my experience, most of these problems are due to “operator error.” And that means both job seekers and employers aren’t using the platform as best they could.  The solution? Add...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 09:00


10 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters
Like most things in life, recruiting is what you make of it. You can give it your all and hope great things happen, or you can go halfway and end up frustrated. The goal is to find a balance between these extremes where your efforts correspond with success. The most successful recruiters find a way to reduce friction with candidates, hiring managers, executives and even technology so the whole process glides from start to finish. Here are 10 ways they make that happen:  #1: Be a candidate advocate  While...
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:00


Introducing Seen by Indeed
It’s no secret that tech recruiting can be a challenging landscape. In fact, recruiting leaders say it’s 65% more competitive than other fields. And with nearly two out of three recruiting executives now reporting tech talent as a critical segment for organizations, hiring for these roles is only likely to continue to grow as employers of all sizes and industries now find themselves tasked with building out their tech organizations.   This abundance of positions doesn’t just create challenges...
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:00


Drained by Office Drama? Here’s How to Ditch It
We’ve all experienced the meeting that turns into a complaint session, the coworker who turns everything in late or that nagging feeling that a team member doesn’t have your back. These workplace scenarios can disrupt your day, sap creative juices and generate growing tensions. But why are they so common?  According to New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman, it all comes down to drama.  Wakeman is a researcher, author and leadership consultant who literally wrote the book on drama...
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:00


From Gen Z to Baby B: How to Retain New Hires
Congratulations! You’ve hired a group of great new employees whose resumes check all the boxes. Go-getters with great mind-sets, skills and experience, their references check out, and former bosses describe them as team players and self-starters. Those newbies who are brand new to the working world got great recommendations out of their internships and teachers. They start in the coming weeks, and you and your recruiting team are breathing a collective sigh of relief. There’s just one question:...
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:00


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...
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...
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%...
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...
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:00



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