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What the Jobs Boom Means for Tech, Working Moms and New Grads
The most recent job numbers are in, and there’s no doubt about it: the market is booming. Despite a slight slowdown, there are still more job openings than unemployed workers, with 7.4 million open jobs signaling strong employer demand. But what else is happening behind the headlines? Today’s market brings new opportunities for different groups of job seekers, such as working moms and new grads, as well as for different areas of the country. Indeed’s Hiring Lab, a dedicated global team...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:00


REPORT: Best Cities for Jobseekers 2019
Choosing where to live and work is a complex decision. Personal preferences are certainly important, such as warm or cold weather, coastal living versus inland and proximity to friends and family. But there are some considerations, shared by many of us, that can make certain areas seem more desirable than others. Based on these criteria, we dug into Indeed’s job-search and posting data to create this year’s list of the best cities for job seekers. These are cities where job seekers: Face...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:00


How to Correctly Diagnose 5 Common Talent Problems
We all want solutions, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, the IT desk or in our hiring systems. But in our zeal to find an answer, we sometimes misdiagnose the problem. Say you have a nagging cold. One doctor may tell you to drink more fluids and rest. But maybe they dive deeper and ask a few more questions, leading them to decide to take a blood test to see if you have diabetes. Both conditions are manageable — but if you treat diabetes like a cold, it will only get worse. The same is...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:00


What Happens When the Good Times End?
With unemployment at a near-50-year low, it’s hard to believe that recession fears are rising — but they are. In recent months, articles like “Companies Need to Prepare for the Next Downturn” and “You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You” have appeared. Economic forecasters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal in May said they thought there was a 23% chance of a recession in the next 12 months, up from 15% a year ago. That means recession is unlikely in the next year, but...
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:00


6 Steps to Selecting the Best ATS for Your Company
Ah, the applicant tracking system (or ATS for short). Where would recruiting be if not for this one invention? Back in the dark ages, for sure, and moving at a much slower speed, for another. Lucky for you, the ATS exists, serving as the foundation of many a talent acquisition function. Even so, when it comes to this “critical” solution, one size hardly fits all, and some applicant tracking systems definitely work better than others. If you’re in recruiting long enough, the time will come...
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 09:00


Age Discrimination in the Workplace: Three Myths About Older Workers, Debunked
Americans now enjoy longer, healthier lives, and a growing number continue working long past traditional retirement age. Workers 65 and older are projected to have the fastest growth in the labor force by 2026; those 55 and older filled almost half of new jobs in 2018. Working longer brings benefits from income to social engagement. However, age discrimination is a major problem that prevents some workers from realizing their goals — or pushes them out entirely. This also means employers miss...
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:00


Why Hiring Managers Are Also Recruiters
Hiring managers and recruiters have a shared goal: to hire the best people and fill the role as fast as possible. Having a common goal and working in the same company should theoretically turn hiring managers and recruiters into best buddies. Yet the reality is too often otherwise — in many cases, there is friction in their cooperation caused by different expectations from each side, and one doesn’t always understand the other’s role in the process. At times, this can make cooperation difficult. While...
Tue, 05/28/2019 - 09:00


Indeed and Goodwill: Helping Both Sides of Hiring
The mission of global nonprofit Goodwill Industries International is to help people find jobs, change their lives and improve their communities. This so closely aligns with Indeed’s mission — helping people find jobs — that the two organizations have just announced a strategic collaboration. Indeed has committed to helping 1 million job seekers around the world find employment by 2024, with Goodwill organizations in the U.S. and Canada partnering in the initiative. We caught up with Goodwill...
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:00


Indeed Interactive Day Two Highlights: Amy Poehler and Indeed CEO Chris Hyams Talk Mastering Authenticity, and More
Part one of our report from Indeed Interactive 2019 can be found here. Indeed Interactive resumed on Wednesday morning following Tuesday night’s Interactive party at ACL Live Theater with the Party Crashers and DJ Mel. It was another day full of insightful keynotes, breakout sessions and new learnings, with Amy Poehler and Indeed CEO Chris Hyams in conversation at the end. Up above you can hear a little of what she told us — and below, we have a little more, plus some highlights from day...
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:34


Navigating the Future of Work: How to Hire the Best Talent from the Gig Economy
It’s time to face facts: the future of work happened, oh, yesterday — and most companies missed the memo. See, while we were all talking about what that future could look like and where the workforce might go, the inevitable occurred: things changed, and now we need to catch up. That starts with the gig economy. Of course, we could argue about the ongoing evolution of this talent pool, about its size and scope, but that would be futile. The gig economy isn’t going anywhere, leaving employers...
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:00


The Benefits of Providing Free Food at Work
Did you know that today is National Quiche Lorraine Day? Or that May is National Hamburger Month? These holidays might seem frivolous, but they reflect something big about society: We’re obsessed with food. Most social gatherings revolve around it — think barbecues, family dinners and Sunday brunches. Even when we’re not eating, we’re often consuming it in another form; food is the most-photographed subject on Instagram, and food-related TV has been popular for decades. With food so important...
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:00


Indeed Interactive Day One Highlights: Indeed Partners with Goodwill, “Crazy Rich Asians” Author Kevin Kwan on Fostering Creativity and More
On Tuesday, over 1800 talent leaders from across the country gathered to join us at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin, Texas, to learn how to solve “The Talent Equation.” This year, there are 12 keynotes and more than 100 speakers spread across 70 breakouts — not to mention a fantastic lineup of speakers on the main stage. Up above, you’ll see a little of what star speaker and Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan had to share with us. Here’s a little more of what he...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:07


Mother’s Day Report: What Do Working Moms Need from Employers to Succeed?
Having a child changes everything. In addition to being responsible for a brand new human being, parents have to adjust their lives to fit in this new order. One of the hardest things to reconcile is work: how can you be successful as a parent and a professional? In celebration of Mother’s Day, we spoke to 1,000 working parents. We wanted to hear how mothers are balancing career and family; what their biggest challenges are; what the impact is on families; and how employers can both retain moms...
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:00


Solving Recruiting’s “99%” Problem: How to Turn Engaged Candidates into Advocates
What’s the purpose of your job? Hang on — that wasn’t meant to be accusatory. Companies often lose sight of what recruiting is really about, so I wanted to offer a reminder. The purpose of your job is to hire people. Your job isn’t to grind through interviews, process candidates or collect applications — it’s to help your company find the talent it needs to grow and succeed. Depending on the position and industry, the average job posting can garner anywhere from 50-200 applications....
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:00


We Need More Nurses; Here’s How to Recruit Them
Twenty-six years ago, the annual National Nurses Week was born in the U.S. Beginning every year on May 6 and concluding May 12 (the birthday of rock-star nurse Florence Nightingale), the week is designed to pay tribute to the vital contributions of America’s registered nurses (RNs). It’s been said that “constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” Nurses have always been the heart of the medical profession (pun intended), and the importance...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 09:00


Indeed Interactive 2019: An Insider’s Guide
We’re just a few weeks away from kicking off Indeed Interactive 2019 in Austin, Texas. This year our theme involves solving “The Talent Equation” — in other words, determining which factors candidates weigh most heavily in their employment search. Today’s job seekers have many options, and it can be difficult to know which variables drive their selection process, from compensation and benefits to company culture. So how can we master the art of talent attraction? Our data-driven approach...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 09:00


The Difference Between Recruiting Millennials and Gen Z
Generations are a funny thing and a concept that we have yet to define in concrete terms. No, seriously. By most accounts, it means something nebulous like “all of the people born and living at about the same time, taken collectively.” Doesn’t exactly give you a lot to work with, and yet, when millennials rolled into the workforce, the whole corporate world reacted with surprise (to say the least): “Who are these people, and what are we supposed to do with them?” Recruiters know this...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:00


How to Hire in a Tight Labor Market
It seems that almost every week there’s another article in the news about how tight the labor market is. With so many opportunities for job seekers, recruiting and hiring pose new challenges for employers. How is it possible to attract great candidates when the labor market is so tight? Before getting to specific strategies, let’s take a closer look at the current context and what it reveals about the future. How tight is the job market really? Are the headlines giving us the full story?...
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:01


Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2019
How did you start your day today? Was it turning off the alarm on your phone, then quickly scanning for any messages you received since last night? Did you check a weather app to see if you needed to take an umbrella? Did you use GPS to avoid traffic as you drove to work? If you’re like many people, you’ve gone online before even having your first cup of coffee. With much of our lives now uploaded to apps, certain tasks are made easier — but this has also exposed us to new levels of risk....
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:00


Find a Healthy Balance: Top-Rated Workplaces for Work-Life Balance in 2019
Do you consider your job very stressful? If so, you’re not alone — in a recent survey on workplace stress levels, 76% of respondents said stress at work has had a negative impact on their personal relationships, while 66% have lost sleep due to work stress. But implementing best practices for work-life balance is crucial to getting the best out of employees. While long, demanding hours may give the superficial appearance of productivity, a balanced working style leads to happier, healthier...
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00



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