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February 21

When it comes time to find well-qualified employees for open positions in your company, you have a lot of competition for their attention. And you also have to persuade them that they do, in fact, want to find a job: Sixty-two percent of currently employed people aren’t even looking. In today’s attention-grabbing world, your first reaction might be to think a shorter job description works better, but it doesn’t. In fact, longer gets more exposure, as does accuracies in description and simple language that helps people quickly understand what the job is, what your company is, and what your values... Read More

February 18

The biggest obstacle to employee engagement and successful business may be work/life balance, according to the Happiness Index 2016. The year-long study looked at many factors that go into happiness and employee engagement. The 5 factors they found to be most influential were: Roles and responsibilities Management Team’s work/colleagues Workplace/environment Work/life balance While big steps have been taken recently to improve the office environment and to improve employee happiness, there’s a lot of things that can be improved upon.   Active Listening It’s rare to have an employee open up to a boss, but they do, you need to listen. These... Read More

February 8

A major part of your life is going to be spent learning about yourself. While you can get caught up in the ride a lot of the time, taking some time to do a self-evaluaton every few months is important. Understanding and knowing yourself is one of the most important skill’s you can possess. Whether you’re learning from success or failure, continuing to move forward and learn more about yourself is key. Once you fully understand your goals, fears, and ambitions fully, you’ll become much more confident and self-assured. Here are some of the best ways to start your process... Read More

January 11

The world of recruiting in 2017 is extremely complicated. With so many outlets for ads, engagement and contact, companies have to be extremely weary of the spots where they advertise their specific positions. With more and more companies and recruitment agencies moving towards mobile, it’s important you have a strong understanding of the scope of your recruitment efforts. Rather than keeping your focus on recruiting software that is automated and integrated, employers are poised to put more effort into the work environment and employee engagement. The focus of organizations on predictive, recruitment software’s has truly changed the recruitment game in so many... Read More

November 5

We’ve all heard how important portraying a professional presence online is, however what you don’t hear about is how many jobs are lost solely because of a unprofessional or weak social presence. Without any sense of exaggeration it can be said that social media is a necessity in today’s job world. It’s important you have profiles built-out to show off who you are, your achievements and job history. Being inactive on social media will, in many cases. jeopardize your chance at getting your dream job. Careerbuilder’s great infographic demonstrates just how many employers actively look at their employees or future... Read More

October 24

As we all know, social media has a multitude of uses, from helping us stay connected with friends and searching for jobs, to marketing, customer service, sales and recruitment. However, one area that is often overlooked is how businesses can use social networks internally. Internal social networks, also known as enterprise social networks (ESNs), can help to create a sense of community online and are particularly useful for businesses that are moving to mobile or are spread across multiple offices. If you’ve not considered how ESNs could benefit your business, take a look at some of the advantages below: Improved... Read More

October 15

Finding the right person to take over a role at your company is challenging. It often costs thousands of dollars just to fill one low- to mid-level position, and even more for management positions. That’s why assuring that each hire you make is successful is of utmost importance in today’s business world. Studies have found that new hires are one of the biggest factor in creating animosity and discord in the office. On top of that, in a 2014 survey done by BambooHR, it was discovered that one-third of the 1,000 respondents said they had quit a job within the first... Read More

September 28

So … You’ve rolled out your social recruiting strategy and have begun to see results… You’re sharing job posts, promoting your company employer brand and engaging with candidates. What now? It’s time to let everybody else know about all of the great work that you’ve been doing! Creating a social recruiting report is the most effective way to communicate your progress. Instead of just telling your boss what you’ve been up to why not show them? With a social recruiting report you can use visuals to communicate ideas more clearly, charts and graphs to show your progress over time, and... Read More

September 21

69% of job seekers would not take a job at a company with a poor employer brand. (Source) Millennials value a workplace culture-fit more than any generation before them. And, every year, more candidates turn to social media to assess potential employers and to look for work. Companies cannot reach today’s candidates without creating a strong, visible employer brand, engaging job seekers on social media, and selling the heck out of their culture. In short, companies need to start marketing themselves to potential hires if they want to win the war for talent. The key to marketing is connecting with... Read More

September 14

Brands have been using user generated content in their marketing campaigns for a long time. By getting users and customers involved in campaigns and the content that is being shared, brands are able to get their customers more engaged with their brands, establishing a stronger connection with these customers. Companies can also apply this to their workforce and employees. By sharing content that employees make themselves, companies can actively encourage workers to share their own experiences. By doing this, employees can contribute to recruiting efforts and help grow a bigger and better team of employees while making their voices heard. So,... Read More