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Take Your Pick: How to Break a Tie Between Two Top-Tier Candidates
Here’s a nice problem to have: You’re trying to fill a job, and you’ve interviewed two top candidates. Both appear to be a good fit, so it’s a dead heat. It’s nice knowing you’ll end up with a great hire, but how do you pick the winner? Looking at your candidates from multiple angles and putting their abilities to the test can help you make a decision on whom to hire. Hire for culture add, not just culture fit Your company culture comprises its working environment, mission, values...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00


It’s the Little Things: To Build a Great Employer Brand, Start Small
Lots of people think of employer brand as something “big.” They think that it requires huge budgets and that it is something expressed in Super Bowl commercials, at big showpiece conferences or with cool recruiting swag. But not everybody can afford to do that. And I would argue that employer brand becomes truly powerful when you see it, touch it and interact with it in very small ways. More so, what if that’s when it becomes more credible to the candidate? Have a well-understood...
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:00


Spring into a Less-Stressed Workplace
Anxiety, back pain, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, weight gain or loss. It may sound like a pharmaceutical ad, but it’s actually a list of common symptoms associated with stress: uncomfortable when experienced on their own and potentially dangerous taken together. April is Stress Awareness Month, and the truth is that stress is almost impossible to avoid these days. We live fast-paced lives under high-pressure circumstances. What’s more, stress has a major impact on the workplace: The...
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 09:00


Tales from a Tight Labor Market: Why the Tech Skills Gap Is Smaller than You Think, Fastest Growing Job Searches and More
The world of work is a complex and rapidly changing place, but the right data accurately interpreted can help us all understand what’s going on. Knowledge is power, and informed decision making is the most powerful of all. Here at Indeed we are fortunate to have the Indeed Hiring Lab, a dedicated global team of researchers helping us make sense of what’s going on out there, delivering insights about the labor market and helping employers and job seekers understand today’s work world. In...
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:01


Gaming Industry Spotlight 2019: New Opportunities in a Booming Industry
With billions of dollars flowing into the video game industry, gaming is no longer just for kids — it’s poised to be the next generation of entertainment. Due to the market’s astonishing growth, streaming giant Netflix now sees gaming as a bigger competitor than the original video titan, HBO. But what does all this growth mean for job seekers? According to recent data analysis from Indeed, 2019 will bring many exciting developments in the gaming industry. We’ll look at what’s changed...
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:00


Find Hiring Success with Indeed 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...
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:00


Think Like a Marketer II: Use Retargeting and Content to Capture Candidate Attention
In a past post, we compared the marketing funnel to the recruiter’s “talent pipeline”; starting at the “awareness” phase, we examined how to reach the right job seekers at the right time using targeted advertising. In this post, we’ll dive into the second stage of the funnel: consideration. In this phase, potential applicants have found your listing and are deciding whether or not they will apply. Why do people switch jobs? One reason is because they are feeling disenfranchised...
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:00


You’ve Been Ghosted! Now What?
It finally happened: You met your dream candidate for that open position. From the first call, you felt a connection. After the interview, everyone agreed they were a perfect fit. You couldn’t wait to make it official and offer them the job. But then, out of nowhere, they stopped responding to your calls and emails. Did you misread the signals? Nope — you’ve been ghosted. The term “ghosting” comes from the dating world, in which one person ends a relationship by disappearing with no...
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:00


Prepare and Respect: How to Provide a Positive Candidate Experience
Looking for a job is stressful. From going to interviews to choosing the right position, the application and recruiting process is costly in both time and effort. To make matters worse, after all this work, many job seekers never hear back from employers; sometimes it seems that their applications simply disappear into a “black hole.” With unemployment near record lows, the labor market is tight. This puts the power in job seekers’ hands, both in terms of plentiful alternatives and the ability...
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:00


Seven Can’t-Miss Sessions at Indeed Interactive 2019
Indeed Interactive 2019 will be held May 13-15 in Austin, Texas — and this year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Aimed at talent-acquisition and -management professionals, our conference features an informative lineup of sessions from subject-matter experts in a variety of industries. See the full agenda here. This year, you’ll learn to solve “The Talent Equation” by identifying what drives candidate decision-making and formulating strategies to stand out to top talent....
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:00


The Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019
Which sounds more like your perfect job: managing a construction team, or analyzing high-volume data sets? Everyone will have a unique answer. However you define it, two factors are universally important: there need to be open positions, and they need to have appealing salaries. Job seekers can focus their efforts by knowing which industries and job titles offer the most opportunities and the highest pay. This information also alerts employers in fast-growing fields that top talent will be in...
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:00


How to Train for Grit: Transform Potential with These Targeted Strategies
Soft skills are often assumed to be inherent traits; either someone has them or they don’t, right? Wrong! A growing body of research shows that people can be trained to develop personal and behavioral attributes.   Grit — the powerful combination of passion and perseverance — is a strong predictor of future success, and it’s just one of the many soft skills that can be learned. The concept has been popularized by psychologist and talent science expert Angela Duckworth; she even has a...
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:00


Improving Candidate Quality: Three Steps to Finding the Best Fit for Your Role
The candidate looked good on paper, said all the right things during your interviews and received favorable references. So you offered them the job, they accepted and you celebrated. Exciting, right? But to your disappointment, when onboarding was over and your new hire started working, they simply couldn’t deliver on the potential they conveyed during the hiring process. Finding the best fit for a job isn’t easy, especially in a time crunch. Of course, when it works like it’s supposed...
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:00


The Top-Rated Workplaces for Compensation and Benefits
They say money can’t buy you happiness … but it’s still a crucial consideration whenever you’re looking for a job. And in today’s world, compensation is so much more than just a number — it also includes the added benefits offered to you by your company, such as health insurance, wellness, time off, bonuses and more. In addition to being necessary for us to make a living and provide for family or retirement, compensation affects whether or not we feel valued at our jobs and acts...
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:00


Employee Appreciation Day: How Recognition Transforms Workers, Teams, and Companies
Everyone wants to feel appreciated — including at work! Employee Appreciation Day gives U.S. employers a chance to show staff how much they care, and it’s coming up on March 1. This annual event is a great excuse to do something special for workers, but there are lots of ways to show your gratitude every day of the year. So what can you do? Read on to learn about the positive impact of employee appreciation programs and how you can implement them at your company. Happy workers, happy workplaces Many...
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:00


REPORT: The State of U.S. Salaries and Raises
Pay is a sensitive subject for employers and employees alike. But finding a happy medium between what job seekers want and what employers want to pay is vital to both talent attraction and retention. In spite of the current low unemployment rate, overall wage growth is expected to be slow in 2019. Salary budgets are projected to grow by just 3.2%, a slight uptick over 2018’s 3.1% increase. With the current inflation rate estimated at 1.6%, that means a wage increase barely proportionate to...
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 09:00


Hiring for Grit: Why It Matters, and How to Identify It
What do you need to succeed in today’s age of nonstop innovation? Intelligence, technical skills and education might come to mind. But it turns out one of the biggest predictors of success isn’t listed on many resumes: grit. Angela Duckworth is a psychologist and the author of the best-seller “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” and she has studied this concept extensively. Duckworth (who also spoke at last year’s Indeed Interactive) defines the term “grit” as the combination...
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 09:00


Tech Sentiment Report

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:00


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



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