Changes In The Job Search Landscape [Infographic]

Changes In The Job Search Landscape [Infographic]

This is the story of two job seekers. One setting out on his job hunt in 1994, the other in 2014.   We recommend you also read “Create Personal Brand Visibility”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at Social Talent

Why You Should Avoid ‘Cheesy’ Team Building Tactics

Why You Should Avoid ‘Cheesy’ Team Building Tactics

You have got to Google images for “team building”. The only way it could get cheesier is if these visualizations of team building were cross-stitched. Yes, it’s that bad. Images of coworkers building an actual human pyramid, a group of smiling business people high-fiving in a huddle, and we can’t forget the interlocked puzzle pieces. […]

Spotlight Your Corporate Social Responsibility

Spotlight Your Corporate Social Responsibility

It’s a candidate’s world out there. There are currently more vacancies than people available to fill them, and a skills-short UK is enabling the most talented workers to cherry-pick their roles. These talented candidates are looking for more than a good pay packet – they want meaning from their work. To exert a pull on today’s talent, […]

Big Data Productivity Gains

Big Data Productivity Gains

What is Big Data? The massive influx of new data that is being created is referred to as “big data.” Data is created every time a social media interaction occurs or any other type of information is created using any form of media. In 2012 approximately three zettabytes of data existed, according to International Data […]

January Candidate Surge

January Candidate Surge

New data from Executives Online shines a light on seasonality in the recruitment industry, showing what an average year looks like in terms of the monthly peaks and troughs of new jobs, and the number of new jobseekers. January candidate surge: The New Year’s resolution effect means that January sees a surge in new candidates on […]

UPS’ Heartwarming ‘Wishes Delivered’ Campaign

The video is part of UPS’, “wishes delivered” campaign. The latest video is about a kid fulfilling his wish to be a driver for a day.   We recommend you also read “Hire A Veteran”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.

A Surprisingly Popular Course At Stanford Business School

A Surprisingly Popular Course At Stanford Business School

About ten years ago, when a male Stanford Graduate School of Business professor first created a two-week seminar on female entrepreneurship, his goal was simple: “We thought it was really important for students to see a multitude of entrepreneurship examples,” recalls Garth Saloner, the professor. Today, a prominent female VC teaches the course, and “Entrepreneurship […]

Find The Hiring Manager’s Contact Info

Find The Hiring Manager’s Contact Info

Google your way to greatness. Be sure not to overlook the obvious. Google is the place to start. Sail through social media. Looking at the “about us” page of the company web site is likely to point you to the decision makers’ social media profiles. LinkedIn is the #1 social network for professionals, so this is where […]

U.S. Moves To Normalize Relations With Cuba

U.S. Moves To Normalize Relations With Cuba

President Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, in synchronized announcements Wednesday, said that their long-estranged countries would restart cooperation on a range of issues and reestablish an American embassy in Havana that closed in 1961 after the Cuban Revolution. The policy changes fall short of fully lifting the 54-year U.S. embargo against Cuba, which would require an act […]

A Pope, The President, And Cuba

A Pope, The President, And Cuba

A POPE, THE PRESIDENT, AND CUBA “The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage. A personal appeal from Pope Francis, American officials said, was critical in […]

Social Media For Businesses In 2015

Social Media For Businesses In 2015

Duke University recently published a study on social mediathat left many managers scratching their heads. Social media spending at companies, the report showed, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years. But half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – […]

25% Of Companies Hiring For HR Positions In Fourth Quarter

25% Of Companies Hiring For HR Positions In Fourth Quarter

About one in four organizations (27 percent) are hiring for human resource positions in the last quarter of 2014, according to the results of the HR Jobs Pulse Survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM). Just seven percent of those organizations created new HR jobs during that time.   We recommend you also read […]

Big Employment Law Trends Coming

Big Employment Law Trends Coming

We found this article that is very interesting and is not a topic you see everyday…. Since 2008, most government agencies have been on a hiring freeze, which meant fewer resources to conduct investigations and file lawsuits. Now that the economy is on the upswing, Uncle Sam has the means to hire additional enforcement agents, which […]

Salary Secrets

Salary Secrets

When You’re in Your 20s Have a plan. Out of college, it’s tempting to take the first job that comes your way. But one of the keys to work achievement is finding a career that makes you want to show up on Mondays. “From the first job you take, have a career strategy,” says Kathy Caprino, […]

Drivers Will Save Over $500 In Gas Next Year!

Drivers Will Save Over $500 In Gas Next Year!

With lower demand in Europe and Asia, combined with more fuel-efficient vehicles worldwide, gas and oil prices continue to fall.  Over the last 6 months, prices have fallen to lows last seen in 2004.  According to the Energy Information Institute, the average driver will spend $1,962 on gas next year- a savings of about $45/month […]

Hold Back On Responding To Emails Immediately

Hold Back On Responding To Emails Immediately

The feeling of needing to respond to work emails immediately stresses people out. This is why, for the most part, I save most of my work emails that need a response for the end or middle of the day — just before I typically break for lunch. And, as research shows, this is a pretty […]

How To Hire the Best For Your Business

How To Hire the Best For Your Business

 Know your company culture Add a human touch Cover all areas Mitigate personal bias Online isn’t everything Money doesn’t always come first   We recommend you also read “ATS, The Recruiting Misfit”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at The Telegraph

Candidate-Centric Recruiting Is Changing Staffing

Candidate-Centric Recruiting Is Changing Staffing

Across today’s staffing landscape, leading recruiters and delivery groups are transitioning away from traditional, client-centric recruiting and instead embracing candidate-centric recruiting as a means to continue delivering the industry’s most qualified talent. Attracting top talent in IT staffing means fierce competition for talent in a pool with a historically low 2.2 percent unemployment average. Compelling candidate […]

Should I Tell My Boss It’s My Birthday?

Should I Tell My Boss It’s My Birthday?

Here’s the dilemma: Mention it, and you risk giving the impression you expect some sort of gathering involving mini-cupcakes or soda or even hats. Public birthday bashes in common areas or boardroom types of spaces are reserved for important people, not people who work in cubes. Keep quiet, though, and you might regress to your toddler self when your boss […]

Rules For Full-time Employees Under Obamacare

Rules For Full-time Employees Under Obamacare

Add up the low-hanging fruit first. If an employee is expected to work 30 or more hours per week, he/she is classified as a full-time employee. You can immediately put all of these employees in one bucket. Decide how you’ll track hours for variable-hour or seasonal employees. An employee is a variable-hour employee if his/her weekly schedule […]

It’s Time To Get Instagram Sourcing

It’s Time To Get Instagram Sourcing

They’ve been bought by Facebook, which was clearly a smart move as they’ve just passed 300 million users! That’s more than Twitter’s 284 million and not that far behind LinkedIn. Like Twitter, it’s easy to engage and re-engage people making it very social. It also gives you invaluable insight into their interests and potential cultural […]

What Your “Working Memory” Does

What Your “Working Memory” Does

What Is Working Memory? When we hold information and manipulate it in our mind for any length of time we’re engaging what cognitive neuroscientists call Working Memory. If you’ve ever had to remember a phone number between the time of hearing it and dialing, or remember driving instructions while you look for specific landmarks (“take […]

The Challenge Of Big Data

The Challenge Of Big Data

How do you convert raw information into knowledge that can actually lead to significant action? Data on its own does nothing. I won’t lie. At the moment, when it comes to big data, literacy at the C-suite level has been lacking. Recall that most big data tools are designed for data scientists, not managers. Which […]

Overcome The Fear Of Accountability

Overcome The Fear Of Accountability

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he really is.” – German proverb Corporate talent acquisition leaders, and heads of HR as well, fear what will happen if they truly hold their teams accountable for their performance. It’s a fact. A sad fact. The one function that speaks ad nauseum about holding employees accountable in your […]

Don’t Forget To Do This Before Leaving Your Job

Don’t Forget To Do This Before Leaving Your Job

Be Aware Of The Shift. As mentioned, we start shifting and disengaging. Check in with yourself or a trusted co-worker daily to stay aware and focused on your work. Make A Departure Plan. The best plan will be made with your manager to incorporate what their needs are for completion and cross-training.  Collect Materials. Since […]

Work Gift Guide

Work Gift Guide

Give gifts to share. Edible gifts, such as cheesecakes or snack assortments, can be a cost-effective and memorable way to recognize a whole team or department while adding to a festive spirit and sense of camaraderie in the workplace. Give gifts with a purpose. People most appreciate gifts they can use. Think about what you can offer […]

Characteristics Of A Strong Work Environment [Infographic]

Characteristics Of A Strong Work Environment [Infographic]

Here are the keys to success in any organization, according to you.   We recommend you also read “8 Ways To Be A Leader”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at inc.com

Where Learning Leaders Come From

Where Learning Leaders Come From

Learning leaders are quite often related to a random career move or an affinity. Subject-matter experts and on-the-job training: A large number of learning colleagues started out in operational roles such as customer service, sales, engineering or health care. Excellence and availability led them to serve as on-the-job resources for others and escalated into informal subject-matter-expert, […]

25 Hottest Skills On LinkedIn 2014

25 Hottest Skills On LinkedIn 2014

  The 25 Hottest Skills of 2014 on Linkedin from LinkedIn   We recommend you also read “When A Key Employee Leaves”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at Undercover Recruiter

81.5%  Searched For Jobs In An occupation Other Than Their Current Occupation.

81.5% Searched For Jobs In An occupation Other Than Their Current Occupation.

How do people begin their search for a new opportunity in today’s job market? What types of jobs are most desirable to employed candidates? What factors influence a person’s decision to change jobs? In short, what do job seekers want? These are just some of the questions at the center of the latest report from […]

Best Fiction Books Of 2014

Best Fiction Books Of 2014

“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell Amazon When Georgie’s husband, Neal, and her two daughters leave for a family trip without her, Georgie wonders if this might signify the end of her marriage as well. So when she discovers a way to relive the early, pivotal moments of her relationship with Neal, Georgie sets out to decide […]

The Perfect Job Description Recipe

The Perfect Job Description Recipe

The first step in filling any open position in a company is creating the perfect job description. Only 17% of hiring managers say that all, or nearly all of job seekers have the necessary skills they are looking for. If less than one-quarter of hiring managers say that job seekers have necessary skills, how can they use a […]

How Are Your Note-Taking Skills?

How Are Your Note-Taking Skills?

Find a note-taking style that works well for you. It might be outline format, bullet points or shorthand. Everyone is different but the important point is using a technique that makes sense to you and allows to take notes both thoroughly and quickly. You can also create some of your own shorthand and abbreviations, but […]

SHRM Predictions For 2015

SHRM Predictions For 2015

The SHRM 2014 Economic Conditions Survey series released in October also revealed that 50 percent of employers had difficulty recruiting during the previous 12 months. And while many of those surveyed HR professionals said that this was due to candidates’ “lack of experience” or “insufficient skill sets” (50 percent each), there are signs that employers […]

Cooking Dinner Will Make You A Better Leader

Cooking Dinner Will Make You A Better Leader

After a hard day of work, you probably don’t feel like cooking (which is why the neighborhood Chinese restaurant will never go out of business). But if you want to improve your leadership skills, there’s no better way than making dinner on a weeknight. Why? The discipline of creating an appealing, nourishing meal in a […]

Tips For Your Video Interview

Tips For Your Video Interview

Get yourself camera ready Steer clear of white – It can give off a glare effect and wash you out. Most importantly, stay away from patterns as they, particularly thin stripes can cause an optical illusion of movement. Take every step to make sure the interview is focused on you and what you are saying. […]

When A Key Employee Leaves

When A Key Employee Leaves

When a key employee decides it’s time to pursue different interests and ambitions, it generates ripples in an organization. If that person takes a lot of organizational knowledge out the door, those ripples can morph into a tsunami. As leaders, we can do everything possible to keep our best talent—provide onsite fitness centers, unlimited vacation, a clearpath […]

Mobile Apps Are Great For The Hiring Process

Mobile Apps Are Great For The Hiring Process

Communicate in Real-time – Leverage push notifications to push your jobs to the candidates’ inbox (app inbox). It is an extremely effective means of instantly communicating open positions to job seekers. Convenience – Recruitment apps come with diverse features like applicant tracking, interview scheduling, web-enabled candidate search etc. These features provide different benefits to recruiters, thereby making the […]

Say Who You Help To Make A Good 1st Impression

Say Who You Help To Make A Good 1st Impression

Instead of leading with what you do, lead with who you help. As in, “Hi, my name is Bernard, and I help companies identify and make the best use of their key performance indicators and big data.” Done. You know who I am, what I do, and more importantly, whether or not I can help you or someone […]

Create A Performance-Driven Culture in 2015

Create A Performance-Driven Culture in 2015

Create simple mentoring programs that focus on the holistic needs of the employee. Give everyone an opportunity to shine Everyone, especially HR should put some skin in the game. When you join a business, the first person you meet is a recruiter. At Enterprise Holdings, the talent advisortakes an active role in all parts of the […]

Most Popular YouTube Video Of 2014

If you haven’t caught it yet, CNN Money released the top 10 YouTube videos of 2014. We recommend you also watch “What Your Cat Does When You Are Not Home”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.

Random Acts Of Workplace Kindness

Random Acts Of Workplace Kindness

  If you own a company, it can be hard to think of creative ideas as a way to reward employees or show them kindness. And, it can be a little too predetermined–you only give an employee a gift on their birthday or when they finish a major project. Random acts of kindness work better.  […]

ATS: The Recruiting Misfit

ATS: The Recruiting Misfit

The legacy ATS’ that dominate the corporate recruiting world often get a bad rap, no doubt. But in many ways, it’s not fair. The fact of the matter is, the ATS was never intended to be used as a recruiting tool. It simply wasn’t designed for that purpose, particularly modern recruiting that leverages mobile and social and […]

The Types Of Intelligence You Need To Be A Great Leader

The Types Of Intelligence You Need To Be A Great Leader

Due to this focus on cognitive intelligence, business schools have taught that good decisions making is about assembling all of the relevant data, analyzing the data and then using logical reasoning to come up with the best plan of action. It’s all about how to use your head. But while brain smarts are important, there […]

Spot The Naughty Candidates In Recruitment

Spot The Naughty Candidates In Recruitment

Set small commitment tasks: simply after the f2f interview, ask them to call you the next day with their reflections, questions, thoughts on companies briefed on. You would be shocked how many don’t bother so you have to ask yourself, are you going to spend YOUR time chasing THEM? Do they make the amendments to their […]

No Such Thing As Bad Feedback

No Such Thing As Bad Feedback

For those who are metric-minded like me, surveys are the ideal solution to gather up a strategic wealth of insights and evaluate the direction of a business. If conducted on a regular basis, surveys allow you and your business to be nimble and avoid surprises in any fast-changing market. This is immensely valuable as a […]

Stop The Recruiting Spam

Stop The Recruiting Spam

Let me be clear: e-mailing prospective candidates is obviously an inevitable, and integral, part of any sourcing or recruiting strategy, so I’m not saying never to send job related e-mails. And if you’ve got to automate them, that’s OK too, provided you have the right system and relevant opportunities. The ones I’m referring to are the ones […]

How To Manage Employee Expectations

How To Manage Employee Expectations

No-one likes to communicate bad news, but sometimes it has to be done. Unlike managing expectations about positive news, it’s a situation that needs quite different treatment if you’re going to manage expectations effectively. Generally, when people have been expecting some negative event in their lives, anything better than what was expected will bring feelings […]

Topics Managers Should Avoid In The Workplace

Topics Managers Should Avoid In The Workplace

Employment law attorney D. Albert Brannen of the firm Fisher & Phillips listed at MultiBriefs the top six conversation topics that get managers in trouble. According to Brennan, the riskiest topics for managers to discuss were: race and ethnicity romance and sex religion health issues drug and alcohol use, and personal finances. Some additional topics Brannen suggests managers avoid: […]

Does Coffee Make You More Productive At Work? [Infographic]

Does Coffee Make You More Productive At Work? [Infographic]

Taking a coffee break is a good idea but only at certain times. Yes, making the most out of your daily dose of coffee is a real science! Have a look at this infographic from Gryffin media to learn more.   We recommend you also read “9 Reasons To Drink Tea Every Day”. Want to receive […]

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