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What Do Tech Workers Really Want?
When we think about today’s tech workplace, we often picture a number of high-profile perks: ping-pong tables, on-site gyms and elaborate snack bars, to name a few. But perks won’t keep staff satisfied if there are fundamental differences between what they want and what the company can provide. So what’s really most important to today’s tech staff? To find out, Indeed surveyed 1,000 U.S. tech workers, examining the factors they consider when evaluating a new company or job. Here’s what...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:00


Dress for Success: How Going Casual Can Help Attract Talent
What we are expected to wear to work is ingrained in us at a very young age. We’re taught that firefighters wear brimmed helmets, doctors wear white coats and businesspeople wear suits.  But as the workplace has modernized, so have our outfits. Over time, what people wear to work has evolved from once-mandatory skirts and ties to the “business casual” era to today’s increasingly casual attire.  Some employers shudder at the thought of their employees coming to work in T-shirts and yoga...
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:00


Experiencing Talent FOMO? Hiring Events Could Be the Answer
The Internet has made a lot of things in life easier. Don’t know what something is? Google it. Don’t have a storefront to advertise your open roles? Post them online. However, the accessibility of the Internet can create more work for recruiters — for example, imagine having 500 positions to fill at warehouses opening in five different cities. You could be flooded with resumes, each of which needs to be reviewed. And the screening and scheduling remains a headache — and who’s to say...
Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:00


Women in Trucking: How They’re Disrupting the Industry
A plentiful job market may sound like great news for everyone — but while low unemployment benefits job seekers, it can actually hurt industries facing worker shortages, such as trucking. These companies are now struggling to fill open positions and prepare for future growth.  Trucking’s challenges demand new approaches to hiring, such as venturing outside the traditional talent pool. While the vast majority of drivers are men, women are often-overlooked candidates who can also excel in these...
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00


Recruitment Marketing: What It Takes to Do It Right
In his book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in a field. Since then, the theory has come under criticism. But even if that sounds like much too long for you (as it does for me), there’s no question that mastery or greatness doesn’t just happen overnight. It requires learning, understanding and strategic thinking about the subject at hand. And in this case, we’re talking about...
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:00


How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read
If you’re paying any attention to Gen Z, you’ve likely come across this number: 61 million. That’s how many people born after 1996 are about to enter the workforce (and some already have)! According to a Bloomberg analysis of UN data, the global population of Generation Z will outnumber millennials this year. So just when you’ve mastered writing a job description to attract millennials, it’s time to learn a new skill: writing a job description that Generation Z will actually read —...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00


Free the Potential of the PhD Candidate and Tap into a Rich Talent Pool
Have you ever received a job application from a PhD graduate and weren’t sure what to do with it? These applicants are often overlooked due to common misconceptions that prevent recruiters from tapping into a rich talent pool. “What PhD candidates are looking for is that opportunity to prove themselves [and] learn some new things,” says Vay Cao,  founder of Free the PhD, a company dedicated to helping postgrads find jobs outside of academia. Having faced the struggle herself after receiving...
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:00


Open the Door to New Talent with These Unconventional Candidates
Here’s a familiar story: Business is booming, and it’s time to add a new member to the team. You want to find someone who has the right experience, is a leader and wants to grow within your organization. But amid a tapped-out talent pool and stiff market competition, you’re struggling to find the right fit. There has to be a better way to approach this — right? In fact, there is. Changing just two words in your vernacular can shift your entire recruitment strategy, helping you beat the...
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:00


How to Help Working Parents Beat Back-to-School Blues
Summer is synonymous with good times; days at the pool, slow paces and vacations bring a much-needed break from the rest of the year. But all good things must come to a close, and the end of summer can be particularly challenging for working parents. From managing new schedules to securing child care and attending classroom events, they often find themselves juggling lots of responsibilities without much support.  It’s no wonder, then, that so many working parents struggle with work-life...
Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00


Startup vs. Giant: Tech Workers Weigh in on Company Size
With unemployment near a record low and tech workers in particularly high demand, this group has lots of options when it comes to choosing a job. One major consideration is company size: Should they work for a smaller startup or a tech titan? When we think of the tech world, we often think of it as binary: composed of tiny incubators hoping their idea is the next big thing, on the one hand, and behemoth corporations with a city-sized campus on the other. But this excludes all the companies in...
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:00


No Black Hole: 7 Thoughts on How to Provide Candidate Feedback for All
Never in my life did I think that I’d be referencing the so-called “Golden Rule,” but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone. In fact, the grade-school adage in question actually has deep historical and cultural roots, to the point that one philosopher tells us that it “can be found in some form in almost every ethical tradition.”  But you wouldn’t necessarily think that if you were to listen to job candidates talk about their experiences applying for jobs. Here, the idea...
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:00


5 Tips to Help You Build a More Inclusive Recruiting Pipeline
Whether you’re with a 10-person startup or a multinational conglomerate, one thing is clear: you need to build an inclusive recruiting pipeline. The business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce are well-documented — from the bottom-line impact on revenue to greater team creativity and improved product innovation. And job seekers today increasingly expect employers to raise their game when it comes to building an inclusive workplace to drive a sense of belonging.  At Indeed, we apply...
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:00


The Top-Rated Workplaces in 2019
Today, almost everyone looks at online reviews before trying something new. It’s an unquestionable part of how we make decisions on everything from where to eat to what to watch — even where to work.  Online reviews have impacted the world of work, giving both employers and employees alike a line of sight into what companies are doing right — and what they’re doing wrong. Now more than ever, candidates expect transparency and information when applying for a job, with 95% of workers saying...
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:00


The Future of Industry and Work: A Conversation with Obama Advisor and Bestselling Author Alec Ross
In an era of nonstop innovation, speculation about the future can be exciting but also a little scary. How will new and evolving technologies impact our lives? Does automation mean robots will replace human workers? Will opportunities cluster in a few tech hubs or be spread around the U.S.? And what can companies and employees do now to prepare?  One interesting thinker who has spent a lot of time reflecting on these questions is Alec Ross. Ross served as convener for the technology, media and...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00


The Cover Letter Comeback: Using Disruptive Cover Letters to Find Hidden Talent
These days, finding the right candidate for an open job can feel next to impossible, especially when your hiring managers are asking for “purple squirrels” — aka impossible sets of candidate criteria.  Do you ever feel like you’re being asked to find a bilingual brain surgeon who will work for  $10/hour? Impossible, right? If so, you’re not alone.  So what do you do when the resumes coming across your desk don’t check enough boxes to be passed along for consideration? The solution...
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:00


The Game Within the Game: How to Select the Best HR Technology
Do me a favor. Stop for a moment and think, “How does HR learn how to do HR?” Or more specifically, how does the average HR practitioner figure out which software to purchase? Outside of bad experiences and urban lore, it’s not like we learn how to select HR technology in college. Family is no help; they barely understand what we do for a living. Heck, even SHRM doesn’t put that much emphasis on vendor selection in its book of knowledge. And yet, every single day HR practitioners all...
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 09:00


REPORT: Top 10 AI Jobs, Salaries and Cities
While we don’t yet have the personal androids promised to us in sci-fi movies, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly a part of our everyday lives, with Forbes declaring 2019 “the year AI will move into the mainstream.” Thanks to AI, you can use your smartphone to deposit checks. AI quarantines your incoming junk email in a spam folder. Ridesharing apps such as Uber use AI for departure and arrival times. And AI makes recommendations on Amazon and Netflix based on your usage and preferences....
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:00


Use These 6 Principles to Build a Strong Recruiter-Hiring Manager Relationship
In a recent presentation to a room full of recruiters and HR practitioners, I asked jokingly, “Who here has dealt with a hiring manager who wants the Queen of England to manage the marketing department for $60K a year?” I got a roar of laughs and 300 hands in the air. This is not an uncommon scenario to anyone who’s been in the industry long enough!   Recruiters recruit and hiring managers hire — it’s as simple as it is complex. As recruiters, we scout, source, advertise, sell, screen,...
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:00


Think Like a Marketer III: Connect with Candidates Using Hyperpersonalized Marketing
In past posts, we compared the marketing funnel to the recruiter’s “talent pipeline”; in the first funnel stage — awareness — targeting helps you best engage job seekers. In the second “consideration” stage, retargeting helps you nudge those job seekers further along. In today’s post, we are going to look at the final three steps of the talent pipeline: trigger, apply and hire. To get top talent out of the pipeline and turn them into employees, you need personalized marketing....
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 09:00


Before You Take Your Next Job in Recruiting—the Questions to Ask and Why
Recruiters know — better than anyone on the planet (except perhaps for journalists and a handful of other professionals) — the importance of asking questions. It’s that necessary step in every interview when they hand the proverbial mic over to the candidate to see what they want to learn about the job. And for a long time, not asking questions of an interviewer was seen as the kiss of death, an immediate write-off that sent countless candidates packing due to a perceived lack of interest,...
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:00



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