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Employee Insights Can Drive Your Business Success

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:15

Smart marketers know that a focused, robust strategy for customer experience (CX) should be a priority. In fact, 67% of large companies report that they expect increased spending on CX during 2017. Brands are finally recognizing the importance of really listening to the customer, and putting their money where their mouths are.

The Recruiting Industry Is Fun Again! 5 Takeaways From a Job Board Summit

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:55

The Jobg8 Job Board Summit I recently went to in New Orleans is a time for job board execs and those who serve them to get together and talk shop. The job board industry has been under a lot of pressure lately, primarily due to some big players entering the space, so I was interested to take it all in and see what would unfold.

Check Yourself – Common Sourcing and Candidate Outreach Mistakes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:00

Today we are not going to repeat the well-known rules of Boolean search or to teach you to use these commands. We are hoping that you understand Boolean and how to use all the possible combinations and elements of syntax. We are going to show you something that at first glance seems obvious. Don’t rush or flip through this article assuming that you already know everything. We have collected some common sourcing mistakes that recruiters and sourcers often overlook and even do not realize it’s a fail.   

Improve Your Coaching Skills by Understanding the Psychology of Feedback

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:45

Do you ever wonder why it’s so difficult to give and receive feedback in the workplace? Many owners and managers struggle with pointing out areas of improvement for their employees. Employees, in turn, often have a hard time hearing they aren’t performing up to standards or that some areas of their work could be better.

The Folly of Assessing Workers On Results

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:15

Here’s a disruptive thought: “What if getting results and appraising people based on getting results are not the same? What if focusing on results is not even the best way to get them? What if it’s actually the worst?”

What It Takes to Become An Agile Organization

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:40

To survive, organizations must anticipate, prepare and respond to the challenges of a changing world and evolving workplace. To thrive, organizations must seek to become agile, functioning effectively and efficiently even as they adapt to new, rapid and ongoing forces and waves of change.

3 Ways to Get Your Employer Brand Strategy Off the Ground

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:44

Having just celebrated my one-year work anniversary of joining the employer branding world (thanks, LinkedIn!), I can’t help but reflect on what a crazy year it has been: between GE Digital stealing the show with its “Owen” commercials, HR topics breaking into the Super Bowl ad market with Audi and 84 Lumber, and Uber’s unprecedented meltdown originating from a single employee testimonial, you can say it has been quite the crash course.

Huh? HR Chief: ‘Instagram is the New LinkedIn’

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:01

CEOs, salespeople, and marketing professionals are prone to hyperbole. However, heads of HR rarely are. So when I recently read a story quoting the chief people officer at Jobvite saying “Instagram is the new LinkedIn,” to say I was taken aback would be an understatement. It’s particularly strange considering the fact Jobvite has 1,200 Instagram followers versus over 28,000 LinkedIn followers.

Will Contextual Learning Upend Traditional L&D?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:29

Businesses devote a lot of time and money into corporate training programs. Last year, total U.S. training expenditures increased slightly to reach $70.65 billion, with companies spending an average of $814 per learner compared with $702 the year prior.

A Sourcer’s Chamber of Secrets: Finding Competitors and More

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:00

Many people have asked me, “how did you find that site, was it advanced Boolean or some secret hack?” Well, the answer is no, it’s a series of strategic keywords often.

Sunday Evening Says A Lot About Your Career

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:18

You should never sacrifice five days of life for two… Are you living for the weekend? If the answer is ‘yes’ when it comes to your job, that’s a dead giveaway that it’s time to go.

Gen Z Is Coming and They’ll Be Changing Your Culture Forever

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:45

There are numerous articles discussing millennials and employee engagement. Some people bemoan millennials and others tout them as invaluable additions to the workplace.

Candidate Experience? One Company Is Thinking About the Applicant Experience

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:01

Close followers of the talent-acquisition field know that there has been a lot talk of the candidate experience; some folks have thought about redefining the term to include people browsing around a company’s website before they’re even a candidate … passive candidate experience, anyone?

Experiential Interviews: 4 Steps to Help You Identify Superior Talent

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:36

If you’re still using conventional interviews when hiring, I’ve got bad news — common interviewing methods set you and hiring managers up to pick the wrong people. Why? Because conventional interviews give only the smallest glimpse of the candidate — and an inaccurate one at that.

LinkedIn Strikes Back, and Truthfully Do You Blame Them?

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:00

If you got sucker punched in the stomach what would you do? Well, LinkedIn has been hit pretty hard lately. The press has been relentless. LinkedIn Recruiter seats have been dropping like flies. Ever since Microsoft purchased LinkedIn, they are trying to pick up the pieces, and they are doing everything they can not to become another Monster or CareerBuilder fatality.

Here’s Why Encouraging Work Friendships Is Good For Business

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:00

Traditional human capital management fails to create continuous, engaging experiences for the complex modern workforce, instead putting the focus on HR processes and transactions and missing the most important stakeholder: employees. This is why leading organizations are moving away from the traditional approach and adopting talent activation to make a greater investment in their employees and improve business outcomes.

3 Tips on Job Ad Timing, Referrals and Recognition

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:04

Short takes on referrals, job ad timing and recognition from the Humetrics blog:

The Most Effective Leaders Are Inspirational

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:45

There are many leadership styles: the authoritative leader who imposes their will, the transactional leader who trades reward for result and the consultative leader who listens and involves direct reports in decisions (to name a few).

Without Metrics, Weak Onboarding Will Neutralize Your Recruiting Results

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:49

Think about it for a minute. You devote thousands of dollars and hundreds of management hours to recruiting, and as a result, you land a great candidate. But all that is for naught if the new hire gets off to a bad start and soon after quits because the onboarding program lacked goals and metrics. If they do stay, the new hire is frustrated because they struggle to get answers, build their internal network, learn the ropes, and reach their productivity goals. As a result, they make errors that impact customers and coworkers. It’s a sad but common result from weak onboarding.

Fortification Against Google Continues With the Introduction of Indeed Career Pages

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 13:42

Indeed continues to diversify its employment offerings with the recent release of Indeed Career Pages. Just add it to Crowd, Prime, and Job Spotter, all which have launched in the last year. Indeed Career Pages target small business owners, giving them an alternative solution to powering their own career site.