Inside Recruiting Jan 15, 2021
These Are the Skills Hiring Managers Need to Look for in 2021

While the past year has uprooted millions of workers and thrown the global economy into disarray, it has also had a catalytic effect on many industries and companies. For example, of all the changes COVID-19 has caused, perhaps the most significant has been a fundamental reconsideration of the way companies find and deploy human capital. From the overnight shift to remote work to the surging...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
How to Deal With a Personality Clash at Work — Without Losing Your Professionalism

All workplaces are prone to occasional disagreements, most of which are due to simple miscommunication. Some, however, are driven by personality clashes between people on the same team. Such clashes have the potential to cause serious disruptions. What can you do if you find yourself on one end of such a clash — or you are the manager dealing with opposing personalities on your...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
The Best Salary Finance Schemes for Employees

"Salary finance schemes" are a way for employees to withdraw their salaries in advance of payday. It is also a way for employers to provide financial assistance and increased financial security to their workforces. Though relatively new in the world of employee benefits, salary finance schemes have become an increasingly important incentive for today's job hunters. As working habits...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Intention vs. Action in Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting: Can You Spot the Difference?

So here we are, the year 2021, arguably the most anticipated year in modern history.  Apart from the progress we hope to see in efforts to halt the pandemic, this year will also force us to confront another elephant in the room leftover from 2020: Did everybody really mean what they said about diversity, inclusion, and racial equality?  In early 2020, close to 40 percent of...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
10 Ways to Optimize Your Virtual Hiring Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Many companies have moved to an online environment. What's the best tip you'd give them on conducting a virtual hiring process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most...

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Get Hired Jan 14, 2021
Resume Tips for Career Changers [With Summary Section Template]

Shifting careers was always a challenge, even before 2020. One of the biggest hurdles career changers face is being able to show hiring managers how their past work experience will help them succeed in the new role. Did you know hiring managers only spend an average of six seconds reading each resume? That being the case, career changers must learn how to stand out and share their...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Outcomes Over Output: What Employees Are Looking for in 2021

The pandemic has forever changed the way employees view work. Once it eventually subsides, many workers will be eager to explore their career options and change jobs. If businesses want to attract and retain the talent they need to move forward, they must understand candidates' mindsets and desires in this new talent market. According to the Citrix Talent Accelerator, a survey of 2,000...

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Smart Tech Jan 13, 2021
Make Your Remote Workers More Secure With a VPN

As remote work becomes the norm, company security becomes more important than ever. VPNs can protect employees as they work remotely, allowing them to browse the internet free of risk. What Is a VPN? A virtual private network (VPN) allows users to protect their privacy while browsing online. It bypasses a user's internet service provider (ISP) and instead routes the internet...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 13, 2021
Having Trouble Hiring Developers? Try These 5 Tips

Hiring great talent is becoming increasingly difficult. Companies are fiercely competing for the best candidates, and everyone is upping their hiring games in different ways, from offering amazing benefits to transforming entire company cultures. Nowhere is this competition more evident than in software development, one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It's also highly...

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The Innovators Jan 13, 2021
Neurodiversity: Paving the Way to Universal Design Inclusivity in the Workplace

Though these last months have been fraught with global challenges, we have seen some hopeful developments when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, business leaders across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK are providing more work opportunities for the historically marginalized group of neurodivergent individuals — people whose minds operate differently...

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The Innovators Jan 12, 2021
How Do You Deliver a Consistent Benefit Experience When Your Employees Are Scattered Around the Globe?

The international working landscape, in which skills and expertise are shared across borders, has increased the need for globally consistent employee experiences. This is especially true now, in the work-from-home era, which has added another layer of complexity to recruiting and engaging talent. Benefits are often more important than job title, colleagues, or organizational culture...

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Get Hired Jan 12, 2021
6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Executive Job Search

Overwork and burnout. An unexpected layoff. Uncertainty about your next move. An urge to pivot to something new in your career.  There are many reasons why a senior leader might reach a professional crossroads and embark on an executive job search. In our work with corporate vice president and C-suite leaders, we see a number of common mistakes these executive job seekers often...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 12, 2021
How to Overcome 4 Major Hurdles to Successfully Sourcing Cleared Candidates

Imagine if we categorized industries into different track-and-field events based on the roles they recruited for.  Recruiters in the retail, construction, and hospitality industries would participate in sprints, since those roles have the shortest time to hire. On the flip side, recruiters in industries that require security-cleared candidates would participate in long-distance...

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The Innovators Jan 11, 2021
How Employees Might Be Working in 2021

As we enter 2021, our typical work life looks different than it did in previous years, leaving many to predict what will happen to the future of the office.Office WorkWith many offices forced to close over the past year, employers and employees alike have had to adjust to the trials and tribulations of working from home. For many, the return to the office cannot come soon enough. The office...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 11, 2021
How to Get Developers to Respond to Your Cold Emails

I've noticed that most of my IT recruiting colleagues rely on the funnel approach to attracting candidates, which involves collecting a number of candidates and then reaching out to them about vacancies via a mailing list.Generally the task is completed, people are found, and the HR lead is happy. But there are two significant problems with this approach. First, template-based email outreach...

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The Two Halves of 2021: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between

The beginning of 2021 will include a new presidential administration and a focus on vaccine availability and the timing of additional federal aid. The second half of the year, we will all be busy rebuilding our battered economy and creating a new normal.If we rebound as anticipated, a hiring bonanza is likely. LaborIQ by ThinkWhy estimates approximately 76 million hires will occur in 2021,...

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Smart Tech Jan 8, 2021
How Should Teams Take Back Control of Talent Acquisition in 2021? By Embracing Deep Recruitment Technology

We could use many adjectives to describe 2020 (including some choice words that may not be ideal to print). If we had to pick a descriptor that would be universally understood, it would be "chaotic." Over the past 12 months, company executives and recruitment leaders have endured fluctuations in unemployment, budgets, and workplace practices. With so much out of their control, leaders were...

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The Innovators Jan 8, 2021
Employers, Meet Humanity: How the Pandemic Created a White Space to Reinvent Your Company Culture

The new year is upon us, and now more than ever do we need a slice of humanity at work. The pandemic forced many organizations into a tailspin, throwing employer-employee relationships totally out of sorts. But this situation has also created a real opportunity to reinvent that relationship and foster stronger cultures and companies. How will your organization respond?You often hear words like...

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Get Hired Jan 7, 2021
13 Questions You Should Ask to Understand Whether a Company Cares About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Let's be candid here. If you ask a hiring manager (or any one of your interviewers) whether their company has diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies or procedures in place, you're likely to receive a legalistic, by-the-books "Of course!" response. Just because a company says something is true, that doesn't mean it is in practice. So, how do you find out what a company's culture...

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The Innovators Jan 7, 2021
Making Remote Internships Work: 4 Tips for Success

Consider two statements. First, no matter what happens in 2021, remote work is here to stay. Second, successful companies know that in order to build resilient, renewable talent pipelines, they need to have strong internship programs.Put those two truths together, and we find ourselves facing a clear challenge: Is it possible for remote internship programs to succeed? This is a challenge we...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Must-Know Tech Lingo for Recruiters

As a high-level tech recruiter, your job is to find the perfect fit for the available roles in your company. It's not an easy task for an obvious reason: you're a recruiter, not a developer. Yet you must screen candidates and discuss detailed job requirements for positions outside your personal area of expertise.Whether you're just embarking on your path as a tech recruiter or simply need a...

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Do You Know Who's in Your Systems? The Costs and Risks of Non-Employees

The digitalization of the workforce and rise of the gig economy have significantly altered the structure of many organizations, which in turn has posed new challenges for HR teams. In addition to traditional full-time employees (FTEs), many HR teams and their colleagues in IT and cybersecurity must now manage increasing numbers of contractors, vendors, partners, affiliates, and freelancers,...

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Checklist: How to Host a Successful Virtual Recruiting Event

Hosting a recruiting event is one of the best ways to engage talent and set your employer brand apart from the competition. But in today's work-from-home world, talent acquisition is changing, and many recruiters are feeling the pressure. In fact, 48 percent of HR professionals reported feeling unprepared to adapt their recruitment and onboarding processes digitally in a survey conducted in...

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The Virtual Work World Is Here to Stay: What 2020 Means for Hiring in 2021

Ask any recruiter, HR professional, or job seeker about the future of hiring, and they will tell you the game will never be the same again. Recruitment practices were totally transformed as companies transitioned from in-person work to a completely remote model practically overnight.These dramatic changes to both hiring practices and professional mindset came to the fore in Talview's latest...

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The 6 Qualities to Look for in Entry-Level Candidates

There are several challenges that work against hiring managers who choose to rely on resumes as a means of hiring their next employee. Resumes are wrought with inaccuracies; they're inherently biased, backward-looking, and essentially blank in the case of early-career candidates. Given resumes' limited value, hiring managers are best served assessing early-career candidates in a different...

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How to Use Social Media to Find the Right Talent 3 Times Faster

The current job market is filled with millennials and, soon, Generation Z. These demographic groups tend to consume social media as often as they eat food or drink water. If you are still using only old-school recruiting methods like posting on career sites or advertising in newspapers, you have to seriously up your game. How do you reach Gen. Z and millennial candidates? You cannot pull them...

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Retention? I Drive a 2006 Honda Civic. How's That for Retention!

In this day of cars with myriad flashy options, I drive one with a stock radio, no Bluetooth, and no back-up camera. But it gets the job done and gets me where I want to go. I keep it well maintained with regular oil changes, and it has never let me down in my 15 years of driving it. There are flashier, more sophisticated cars I could purchase, cars with all the bells and whistles, but...

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5 Candidate Sourcing Metrics Every Recruiter Needs to Track

In the recent past, there has been a sea change in the way organizations source and recruit candidates. In earlier times, organizations would source candidates as a reaction to job needs. Now, more employers are proactively working to predict future hiring needs, source candidates, and build talent pipelines so that they're ready to hire as soon as a new job opens up.Reaching out to the right...

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Shadow HR: The Risks of a Patchwork Approach to Contractor Management

If you're losing sleep over finding top talent for your organization, you should know you're not alone. The world has changed more in the past several months than many of us have seen in our entire lifetimes. With huge portions of the workforce furloughed, laid off, or working from home, companies now find themselves in uncharted waters.Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, executives and HR leaders...

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The Innovators Dec 24, 2020
Refreshing Your Compensation in 2021: 3 Trends to Consider

It's that time of year again. The weather is getting colder, and many business leaders like you are taking the time to review the past 12 months and determine if any structural and internal changes need to be made. With the broad shift to working from home, stricter budgets due to an unpredictable economy, and political and social issues brought to the forefront of the national conversation,...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 24, 2020
If Your Diversity Hiring Efforts Don't Work, You Probably Need Better Data

While the global pandemic may have captured many of the headlines, 2020 was also a year in which diversity and inclusion (DI) efforts came to a new level of prominence in organizations. The worldwide racial justice protests kick-started a massive response, and companies across industries and countries have been scrutinizing the way members of underrepresented groups are treated in their...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 23, 2020
Recruiting Podcasts: Our Top 10 Favorites

The best recruiters and HR pros stay up to date on the latest trends, tools, and tactics in the field. One way to do that: Listen to the right podcasts. Here are 10 of our favorite recruiting, hiring, and HR podcasts here at Recruiter.com: 1. Recruiting Trailblazers Hosted by seasoned recruiting vet Marcus Edwardes and sponsored by Recruiter.com, Recruiting Trailblazers aims to...

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Smart Tech Dec 23, 2020
Making an Effective Transition to Digital Learning: It's All About Experimentation

Workplace learning, at least in its traditional form, was one of the earliest- and hardest-hit business activities during the pandemic. In mid-March, McKinsey noted that half of all in-person learning and development programs in North America had been canceled or postponed through June 2020.At the same time, organizations can't afford to stop training their employees during a crisis. That's...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 23, 2020
Reimagining Skill Sets: How Recruiters Can Lead Post-Pandemic Reskilling Initiatives

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." — Joseph CampbellHere in Nashville in 2020, we've had to learn lessons in resilience we never could have imagined. Just as we were closing 2019 with one of the nation's hottest economies, 15 tornadoes slammed the region in a 48-hour period in December. Weeks later, the pandemic struck,...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 22, 2020
When Recruiters and Clients Share a Common Goal, Everyone Does a Happy Dance

A successful search for an executive director requires an effective partnership between a search consultant and the client. That's a statement so obviously true it hardly seems worth saying. The problem is that such partnerships seldom work out successfully. I know this from experience. I'm Joe McCormack, founding partner of McCormack+Kristel, the first openly gay-owned retained search firm in...

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Success Dec 22, 2020
3 Ways to Turn a Crisis Into a Career Upgrade

Article by Seth CasdenThe COVID-19 crisis has disrupted nearly every single facet of life on this planet in some way. Now, an entire generation of workers is coming to terms with new career trajectories, scrapping old goals and dreaming up new ones.These moments of change offer the unmatched potential for personal growth, but they can also feel paralyzing. Fear and courage are locked in a...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 21, 2020
Top 5 Interviewing Tips From Successful Startups and Small Businesses

Sourcing candidates from the right channels is the No. 1 challenge for most recruiters worldwide. Interviewing candidates to evaluate their fit for both the role and your organization comes a close second.  Especially if you are recruiting for a startup or a small organization where each role is crucially linked to business functions and delivery, selecting the right candidate can be the...

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The Innovators Dec 21, 2020
Making Mentorship Human: How to Succeed as a Mentor During a Pandemic

During a global pandemic, one thing is certain: Everything has to change. While major companies may be hailing the switch to remote work and the increased productivity of their remote workers, employees themselves are facing more challenges than ever before. Many young professionals are worried about losing their jobs, missing crucial opportunities to progress in their careers, and finding...

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The Innovators Dec 21, 2020
The Compensation Question: 5 Tips for Handling Pay Conversations With Employees This Year

As we approach the end of a very long and very tumultuous year, many employers are bracing for the inevitable: questions from staff about compensation in 2021. While some companies have actually seen huge positive shifts in their businesses since March, others have experienced significant difficulty and uncertainty, which will likely impact annual compensations plans. Regardless of the state...

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The Innovators Dec 18, 2020
Celebrating the Worker Bees in Nature and Our Own Organizations

As a living system, nature holds many lessons we can apply to our organizations. Ants and bees, for example, both provide excellent models of problem-solving and teamwork. While serving as a worker bee might not seem as glamorous as being queen, it is the worker bee collective, operating as a single organism, that ensures a successful hive. Bees represent highly efficient cross-training at its...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 18, 2020
Attract the Best Candidates and Build Killer Teams: Lessons From India's Fastest-Growing Self-Publishing Firm

Naveen and his two friends borrowed roughly $67 (INR 3,000) from his then girlfriend to set up the domain for their newly founded venture, which aimed to help authors self-publish their books. That was all the investment that went into setting up Notion Press, India's fastest-growing self-publishing platform, in the early stages.The launch of its self-publishing platform product in April 2019...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 18, 2020
If Your Job Applications Aren't Accessible, Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Is Incomplete

COVID-19 has forced companies to move at warp speed to prepare for the workforce of tomorrow under challenging circumstances and without the luxury of planning. According to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, it is likely that more than half of business travel and 30 percent of days in the office will disappear for good after the pandemic. Gates predicts there will be a "very high threshold" for...

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The Innovators Dec 17, 2020
Work Perks and Working From Home: What Employees Want in a Remote Workplace

From 30-hour workweeks to surprise days off, companies are rethinking work perks in the remote-first workplace. But are employer instincts and worker wants aligned? To find out, we at HotelsByDay surveyed 1,109 remote workers based in the US. As a service provider newly serving remote workers, we were curious to explore the differences between office life and working from home. We wanted to...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 17, 2020
8 Employee Turnover Metrics Every Recruiter Should Track

Employee turnover metrics matter to your senior management. These numbers show recruiters and HR professionals how employees have been feeling toward the organization by illustrating why, when, and how they leave. These metrics can become the foundation for organization-wide employee engagement and experience initiatives, from improved perks and benefits packages to rock-solid career paths....

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Inside Recruiting Dec 16, 2020
5 Onboarding Lessons from Fortune's Best Companies to Work For!

Becoming an officially recognized great place to work is a dream come true for employers. It means your employees love you, and more and more people want to be part of your company's growth. Recruiters don't have to worry much about sourcing candidates: Your ideal candidate is just waiting for a chance to join the team. Your organizational culture becomes the talk of the town — for all the...

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Success Dec 16, 2020
Is Asking for Equity-Based Compensation a Good Idea? Here's What You Should Know.

As a job seeker, you'll find yourself negotiating compensation and benefits at some point during the interview process. While most zero in on things like salary, vacation time, and health insurance (with good reason!), there's another important piece to think about during contract negotiations: equity compensation.It may not help you afford rent in the present moment, but it could end up...

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Success Dec 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Help You Pivot Gracefully

Article by Simon T. BaileyThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every industry in the world. As many of us seek to realign ourselves and our businesses, we'll need to utilize a crucial skill: being able to pivot with grace.What do you value? What do you prioritize? What is the biggest dream you have for your life? Answering these questions — and then taking note of what your answers...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 15, 2020
Banish Candidate Ghosts from Your Hiring Process

The term "ghosting" refers to an abrupt end to correspondence for no rhyme or reason — that you know of, at least. And while ghosting first arose as a dating phenomenon, it has snuck into the hiring process. Candidate ghosting occurs when a candidate suddenly ends communication midway through the hiring process. One second you're talking to them, and the next, they're gone. It's not...

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