Smart Tech Jun 18, 2021
How AI Simplifies the Search for Diverse Talent

Today, many companies are making diverse hiring a key component of their business strategies — and they are making these efforts more transparent to the public, too. In fact, 50 of the US's largest public companies have agreed to disclose their Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data on the racial, ethnic, and gender demographics of their workforces. Despite these good intentions,...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 18, 2021
4 Tips to Turn Your Company Careers Page Into a Powerful Recruiting Tool

In my experience, many companies treat their careers page as an afterthought, something they just put together because others were doing it or they thought it would make them look good. However, such an attitude defeats the purpose of building a careers page in the first place. Apart from showing job seekers the current vacancies in your organization, your careers page should compel...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 17, 2021
A Pandemic Silver Lining: Age Discrimination Has Fallen in 2021

The past year of work has been different, for obvious reasons. While our organizations have faced their share of new challenges — and even achieved new successes — some longstanding issues remain. That includes age discrimination. However, there is some good news to be found in all of this. According to new research we conducted at SeniorLiving.org, the number of workers reporting age...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 17, 2021
Top Talent Looks Different Today. Here Are the 4 Skills Your Next Great Hire Needs.

The war for talent appears to be getting fiercer by the day as the U.S. economy stirs back to life in the wake of the pandemic. Supermarkets are handing out bonuses in their desperation to hire and retain frontline staff; franchise owners at 7-Eleven are pushing the company to drop its round-the-clock service pledge because they can't find anyone to work night shifts; major cereal producer...

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The Innovators Jun 16, 2021
Learning to Trust Your Remote Employees: 7 Routines That Help

Let's face it: COVID-19 has changed the relationship between offices and knowledge workers forever. Companies that think they're going to force employees to revert to pre-pandemic work arrangements really need to think again. Of course, an employer can choose to be heavy-handed and reinstate mandatory office attendance — but those that do will experience a lot more turnover. And if your...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 16, 2021
Being More Than Diverse: How to Be Inclusive of Immigrant Hires in the Workplace

Many businesses aim to be diverse employers, but are they inclusive? It's important to practice both diversity and inclusion in order to help your employees thrive in your workplace. Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a practice. Diversity refers to the makeup of one's workforce, the variety of identities, backgrounds, and experiences that every employee brings to the table. Inclusion, on...

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Success Jun 15, 2021
7 Tips for Dealing With Uncertainty

Article by Blush Life Coaching If this year has taught us anything, it's that uncertainty is a b----. Although we may see the light at the end of the tunnel now that vaccines are accessible to many, it's going to take a while to shake off the trauma of 2020. Between our health and safety being under threat, changing restrictions, simply not knowing when our normal lives would resume,...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 15, 2021
Bootcamps Could Be Your Solution to the Talent Shortage

The pandemic has caused significant shifts in the workforce, driving a growing skills gap.  According to a recent report by McKinsey Company, before the onset of the pandemic, it was estimated that 7.9 percent of US workers would need to transition to new occupations due to job loss. Now, McKinsey estimates 10.1 percent of American workers will need to change occupations. The shift...

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Get Hired Jun 14, 2021
Young Professionals: 10 Things to Include in Your 5-Year Plan

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What is one thing that every young professional's five-year plan should include, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members...

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The Innovators Jun 14, 2021
How to Build a Great Virtual Team, According to Behavioral Science

In-person interactions are a critical aspect of team-building, yet face-to-face contact is one thing that today's virtual workplaces simply cannot replicate. The lack of these interactions has a direct impact on team cohesion at both the individual team and companywide levels. As a result, organizational structures are changing from traditionally hierarchical models to looser and more...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 11, 2021
Build High-Performing Teams by Hiring, Empowering, and Developing Employees

When companies attempt to build high-performing workforces, they often rely on antiquated measures of assessment and development that put them at a severe disadvantage in an increasingly complex and hyper-competitive global economy. Human capital has never been more indispensable, but many hiring managers and HR professionals aren't leveraging the resources at their disposal to build and...

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The Innovators Jun 11, 2021
The Office Isn't Dead, but It Must Be Reborn

Over the last 18 months, the way we work has changed almost beyond recognition. We have gone from spending eight hours a day in an office to answering emails in bed — and many have found the latter suits them better than the former. Now that the world is reopening, many workers have little desire to go back to the traditional office environments. In light of this, flexible work...

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Smart Tech Jun 10, 2021
5 Unexpected Ways Interview Scheduling Software Saves You Time

According to recruiters, interview scheduling is the most time-consuming aspect of the recruiting process. In fact, two in three recruiters say it can take up to two hours to schedule just one interview. Jumping between calendars, emails, spreadsheets, resumes, and post-it notes can make for a lengthy — and inefficient — hiring process. That's why leveraging interview scheduling...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 10, 2021
Employee Retention in the Post-Pandemic World: Health and Safety Come First

After more than a year of soaring unemployment rates, America is ready to get back to work. As COVID-19 cases continue to dwindle throughout the country, companies are eager to welcome staff back to the office. However, things aren't necessarily going according to plan. In what has been called "the turnover tsunami," companies are bracing for a colossal wave of resignations. According to...

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Smart Tech Jun 9, 2021
Recruiters Spend Hours Every Day on Admin Work. These Tech Tools Can Lighten the Load.

It's an open secret that recruiters and HR professionals spend a significant amount of their time on mundane and repetitive tasks. But do you know how much? Up to 86 percent of the workday, according to research from EY. That's an eye-popping number, but luckily, we live in the automation era. More and more HR pros are turning to cutting-edge recruitment technology solutions to optimize...

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Smart Tech Jun 9, 2021
The 7 Common Success Traps, Part 4: Overreliance on Data

The seven common success traps are the traps I've learned about over the course of my career working with clients and collaborators from some of America's top organizations, including Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies. These traps are based on both my personal experience and the stories shared by my clients and collaborators.  These success traps can and do happen to the best of us....

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Success Jun 8, 2021
How I Avoid Loneliness While Working Alone

Article by Catherine Downes Edie's nose is small and dark. It looks like it belongs to Teddy Ruxpin. Her snout was once a similar shade of charcoal, but swards of white fur have sprouted up around the edges of her mouth. I can't tell you when this occurred. One day, it registered that my once entirely black dog had a muzzle that appeared to have been dipped in a bowl of marshmallow...

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Smart Tech Jun 8, 2021
Post-Pandemic Resignation Boom? Not If You Embrace Remote Work

Texas AM University Associate Professor of Management Anthony Klotz's prediction about a forthcoming "great resignation" went viral for many reasons. For one thing, it taps into the many ways in which the pandemic has changed the world of work. More employees have seen the benefit of working from home, and that's going to impact how they make employment decisions going forward. In...

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The Innovators Jun 7, 2021
Maturity and Joy: the Neuroscience of Effective Leaders 

Our country is experiencing a maturity crisis. A rampant lack of emotional and relational maturity is having a devastating impact on culture, families, and the workplace. In a Harvard Business Review article simply titled "We Need More Mature Leaders," Richard Davis wrote, "At a time when we need solid, grounded leadership more than ever, we seem to be in short supply of adults who act...

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Where Gen. Z Wants to Work, What They Expect, and What It All Means for Recruiters

As more and more Americans receive vaccinations and businesses begin reopening to full capacity, the nation faces a labor shortage. With increasing competition for workers, employers will have to be more strategic than ever to attract the best talent. It's critical that employers don't overlook one particular group of talent: Generation Z. Many Gen. Z-ers — those born after 1996 — are...

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What's in a Name? Understanding Junior, Mid-Level, and Senior Developers

I have been working in recruitment for over 14 years, four of which I have spent running my own IT recruitment agency. Clients regularly contact us for help building candidate profiles. Our key task at this stage is to help the company construct a portrait of the candidate they need. A big part of that entails determining the level of tech talent they need. Is a junior-level developer...

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How Events and Other Industries Hit Hard by the Pandemic Are Staffing Back Up

As the economy begins opening back up in earnest, many companies are struggling to fill their open roles. The industries hit hardest by the pandemic, like hospitality and entertainment, are among those struggling most to find the right candidates. Event staff are proving particularly hard to find. These people are the face of your event, the first and the last people your attendees...

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Get Hired Jun 3, 2021
5 Actionable Tips to Find Your First Job Faster

Searching for your first job is a rite of passage. Every year, millions of young people enter the job market for the first time and grapple with the uncertainty of figuring out their first career step.  The COVID-19 pandemic only adds another layer to the uncertainty faced by first-time job seekers. In 2020, we saw the weakest job market for recent graduates since 2008, with a 45% drop in...

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The Innovators Jun 3, 2021
The Influencer Leader: A New Approach to Management for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is in the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and other cutting-edge technologies are transforming how we work, which in turn is changing the profile of the workforce. As technology becomes more of a horizontal that affects every industry vertical, the workplace evolves in lockstep. The future of work will be...

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Attracting and Retaining Purpose-Driven Tech Talent: 6 Tips and 2 Red Flags

If your company is in the market for tech talent, you're no doubt aware the current landscape is a challenging one for employers. Great technologists are hard to find, attract, and retain. Understanding the changing wants and needs of candidates is more important than ever. For younger Generation Z and millennial tech workers in particular, a sense of purpose and a focus on corporate...

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With Employees Losing Trust in Employers, It's Time to Hit the Reset Button on Talent

While the economic recovery has been anything but straightforward over the last few months, overall outlooks for 2021 remain relatively optimistic. One projection foresees 73 million hires taking place by the end of the year. But there's a complication. As the economy opens up, many employees are considering changing jobs. Why? Because they've lost faith in their bosses. A recent Buck...

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These Minor Tweaks to Your Job Ads Can Give Your Apply Rates a Powerful Boost

The war for top talent is in full effect as US employers ramp up hiring efforts at a record pace. To attract qualified candidates and ensure business continuity post-pandemic, an effective job advertising strategy is key. Recruiters must learn the factors playing into candidate behavior and recruitment outcomes if they wish to boost ROI and meet hiring goals in the current talent...

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Get Hired Jun 1, 2021
Going Job Hunting? 11 Tips to Help You Clean Up Your Personal Brand First

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's one piece of advice you'd give someone who is trying to clean up their personal brand before job hunting? How will this help their chances of getting hired? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization...

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Success Jun 1, 2021
Zoom Etiquette 101: 8 Tips to Put Your Best Face Forward During Virtual Meetings

Article by Megan Nicole O'Neal 2020 required professionals across all industries to change the way they handle business. After a year, working remotely has proven to be as successful as — if not more than — working in an office for most companies. In fact, more than 20 Fortune 500 companies like Google, Spotify, and Zillow have declared they will adopt remote or hybrid work models...

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Get Hired May 28, 2021
How to Land a Job Virtually Anywhere

Pre-pandemic, physical offices were still a major part of recruitment. Businesses built huge campuses where employees could work, eat, and even sleep so they could stay at the office as long as they needed. In fact, labor has been tied very directly to geography in every stage throughout human history. Laborers either worked where jobs were available or moved elsewhere to fulfill other...

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Inside Recruiting May 28, 2021
3 Simple Steps Every Company Can Take to Start Closing the Gender Wage Gap

The gender wage gap isn't new, but it continues to hold women back from reaching their full earning potential. In 2020, women's annual earnings were just 82 percent of men's, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The wage gap is even more pronounced for women of color: Black women with advanced degrees earn 70 percent of what their white male counterparts make. Large companies and...

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Smart Tech May 28, 2021
Every Inclusive Hiring Strategy Starts With the Right Data

Diversity has been the buzzword of the last year for many organizations. LinkedIn reports that the number of people holding a "head of diversity title" more than doubled between 2015 and 2020. In the same time period, the number of directors of diversity grew 75 percent, and chief diversity officers grew 68 percent. While hiring an executive focused on diversity, holding splashy events...

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The Innovators May 27, 2021
Forcing Employees Back to the Office Could Spur a Retention Crisis. Do This Instead.

Companies need to think carefully about the decision to bring employees back to the office full-time. The flexibility of remote work is driving employee satisfaction and a healthier work/life balance. Take that away from employees, and it could have far-reaching impacts on everything from recruiting and retaining talent to employee productivity and innovation. Instead, HR executives and...

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Smart Tech May 27, 2021
How to Build an Application Experience That Prioritizes People

HR is tasked with the most critical role in any business: taking care of the company's people. Successful people management starts with getting the right people in the door and making sure they have what they need. For far too long, however, HR technology and tools have been built around processes rather than for the people they serve. That's especially true in the case of tools built for...

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Inside Recruiting May 26, 2021
The New Model of Hiring: If You Want to Attract Top Talent, You Need to Create an Attractive Opportunity

Log in to LinkedIn, and you'll find an abundance of coaching and advice for job seekers on every topic from resume tips to offer letters. I can scroll down my newsfeed on any given day and 5-10 people will have tips to help me stand out to attract the job I want. In fact, for many years now, I've been one of those people, coaching job seekers on much of the same stuff. I even wrote an...

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Smart Tech May 25, 2021
Beyond the Coolness Factor: Why Staffing Firms Should Reconsider Their Technology Priorities

A recruiter's success depends largely on candidate and client satisfaction, which is why staffing technology priorities tend to focus on improving candidate experience and client service. In fact, there are thousands of tech tools available to do just that. Unfortunately, back-office processes and operational systems that may be critical to the smooth functioning of the recruiting...

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The Innovators May 24, 2021
COVID-Induced Income Volatility Is Hurting Worker Productivity. This 4-Point Plan Can Help.

More than a year into the global public health crisis, questions remain about the scope of the economic recovery. To what extent has the pandemic exacerbated financial fragility among Americans? How are workers weathering COVID-induced financial disruptions? How is income volatility affecting the US workforce? Prudential recently released its Financial Wellness Census, which gauges the...

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Smart Tech May 24, 2021
The Problem With Resume Screening — and How You Can Fix It

Through countless rewrites, keyword-stuffing, and sweating over the exact alignment of bulleted lists, candidates struggle to create the ultimate resume that will catch the reader's attention and keep them from landing in the hiring manager's wastebasket. In my opinion, they needn't bother. In fact, I believe every resume belongs in the bin. Why? Because resumes don't predict job...

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Get Hired May 21, 2021
How to take ownership of your authentic power in the workplace: Five tools for women

As founder of Pavo Navigation Coaching, AmyJo Mattheis has a specialty in helping companies large and small identify and address workplace toxicity in all its forms. Mattheis frequently finds herself serving as a sounding board to women in leadership positions who are struggling to own their real power. "As women, we are often conditioned not to ask for things, and to adapt to the...

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Get Hired May 21, 2021
Why Successful Hiring Managers Look Beyond the 4-year College Degree

There is a growing need for skilled tech talent, and the demand for these individuals is outpacing the number of those earning technology and computer science degrees. The result—companies have a tech talent shortage and stalled or slowed workflow. Compound this issue with the pandemic which has resulted in college-bound students taking a gap year due to financial strains or losing faith in...

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Smart Tech May 21, 2021
Virtual Onboarding: Why Company Culture Is the Key

2020 was the year of virtual onboarding — and not necessarily by choice for most companies. But even as offices start opening back up, virtual onboarding will continue to be a reality for many across the globe. When we were all forced to take our hiring processes virtual in the spring of 2020, we adjusted fairly quickly. We figured out how to get new hire paperwork filled out and IRS...

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The Innovators May 21, 2021
Succession Plans That Work: Follow These 3 Principles

When a C-level executive resigns from their post, it can cause widespread disorganization unless your company already has a succession plan in place. If we've learned anything from the last year, it's to expect the unexpected. Putting together a blueprint for the next in line is somewhat like hedging your bets. That's never a bad thing, and especially not when we're talking about executive...

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Smart Tech May 20, 2021
How to Fix a Broken Interview Process

It's a conundrum: Nearly half of today's organizations consider the interview the most important part of the candidate experience, yet their interview processes are lengthy, confusing, and inefficient. Usually, they have not rethought their processes in years, and their offers are being declined at ever-growing rates. Yello has identified six signs that indicate it's time to reassess your...

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Inside Recruiting May 20, 2021
In the Battle for Talent, Corporate Sustainability Can Give You the Advantage

As the world has shifted to a knowledge economy over the last 20 years, the battle for talent has intensified. The search for quality candidates has become more competitive than ever as employers vie for top talent, who are now looking for more than just a job. These days, the best candidates on the market seek meaning in their work and purpose in their career paths. They want to...

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Smart Tech May 20, 2021
The Robots Aren't Taking Your Job: 5 Things You Have Completely Wrong About Automation

Mention automation in any work-related conversation and a sense of dread may sweep across the room. Images spring to mind of humanoid robots and sophisticated machines doing the jobs done by people. People may ask themselves: Can my job be automated? Will it? Automation is prone to such myths, but it doesn't have to be scary. Many small and medium-sized businesses rely on automation...

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The Innovators May 19, 2021
Culture Makes Us Human: 3 Lessons for Building a Vibrant, Adaptive Company Culture 

What knowledge and skills do you need to build a strong, vibrant, agile, and adaptive culture where people achieve extraordinary results for your organization? During our combined 75 years' worth of research, teaching, consulting, and training, we have learned a few fundamental lessons about what makes a culture healthy: Lesson 1: Success Begins and Ends With Culture Most culture-building...

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Smart Tech May 19, 2021
A Practical Guide to Social Media Screening: Keeping It Simple in a Complex World

Social networks have developed into an excellent communication channel between candidates and employers. The latest numbers show an astonishing 3.78 billion social media users worldwide in 2021 across a variety of platforms. Each social media site has its own unique audience. LinkedIn, for example, is the go-to professional networking site for more than 750 million active users in more...

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Success May 18, 2021
4 Traits Every Next-Generation Leader Needs to Possess

Most business leaders had never previously experienced anything close to the disruption the pandemic has inflicted on both our lives and our work. It has posed brand new challenges for companies, turning the workplace upside down and inside out. Employees, too, have had to deal with job insecurity, health concerns, and heightened anxiety in various aspects of their lives. The very concept of...

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