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Ladders’ oops! and Zip’s questionable hire: news of the job board industry
It’s May, which means a flurry of Q1 financial reports (see DHI, Upwork, and Axel Springer, below), and – depending on where you live – something resembling warm weather. Despite the length of this roundup, I actually left out several…
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 08:30

These 5 Interview Questions Will Help You Find the Perfect Employee
Interviewing a new potential employee can be a tedious process, especially once you get to determining if they're the right fit for the position and the company.  Making sure you ask great questions that give you insight into how the candidate can fill the role and whether they have the skills you need will save time, energy, and stress – and help you find the perfect person who will smash the job.  Here are five questions you should ask in the interview to determine who is the perfect person...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:00

Why Giving Your Employees Flexibility Improves Morale and Productivity
In a job market like today’s, where skilled workers are in high demand and employers are having a hard time filling positions, offering workplace flexibility is something to consider in order to attract top talent.  The idea that flexibility invokes laziness is an old school one and has since been proven untrue. Employees are far more likely to rate their job positively and use their hours productively when they have some control over their schedule. Here are some easy ways you can give your...
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00

Mother’s Day Report: What Do Working Moms Need from Employers to Succeed?
Having a child changes everything. In addition to being responsible for a brand new human being, parents have to adjust their lives to fit in this new order. One of the hardest things to reconcile is work: how can you be successful as a parent and a professional? In celebration of Mother’s Day, we spoke to 1,000 working parents. We …
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:00

Solving Recruiting’s “99%” Problem: How to Turn Engaged Candidates into Advocates
What’s the purpose of your job? Hang on — that wasn’t meant to be accusatory. Companies often lose sight of what recruiting is really about, so I wanted to offer a reminder. The purpose of your job is to hire people. Your job isn’t to grind through interviews, process candidates or collect applications — it’s to help your company find …
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:00

Is it time to sell your job board – or time to buy?
Conventional wisdom would have us believe that job boards and related services – now moving into their third decade of existence – are on the way out. They’ve been overwhelmed and pushed aside by technologies such as programmatic and AI.…
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 08:30

We Need More Nurses; Here’s How to Recruit Them
Twenty-six years ago, the annual National Nurses Week was born in the U.S. Beginning every year on May 6 and concluding May 12 (the birthday of rock-star nurse Florence Nightingale), the week is designed to pay tribute to the vital contributions of America’s registered nurses (RNs). It’s been said that “constant attention by a good nurse may be just as …
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 09:00

Indeed Interactive 2019: An Insider’s Guide
We’re just a few weeks away from kicking off Indeed Interactive 2019 in Austin, Texas. This year our theme involves solving “The Talent Equation” — in other words, determining which factors candidates weigh most heavily in their employment search. Today’s job seekers have many options, and it can be difficult to know which variables drive their selection process, from compensation …
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 09:00

The Difference Between Recruiting Millennials and Gen Z
Generations are a funny thing and a concept that we have yet to define in concrete terms. No, seriously. By most accounts, it means something nebulous like “all of the people born and living at about the same time, taken collectively.” Doesn’t exactly give you a lot to work with, and yet, when millennials rolled into the workforce, the whole …
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:00

Are on-demand workers changing your business?
The on-demand labor world – better known as the gig economy – has been with us for a while now. Some of you run marketplaces focused on on-demand workers; others supply candidates to on-demand companies like Uber or DoorDash. Depending…
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:30

How to Hire in a Tight Labor Market
It seems that almost every week there’s another article in the news about how tight the labor market is. With so many opportunities for job seekers, recruiting and hiring pose new challenges for employers. How is it possible to attract great candidates when the labor market is so tight? Before getting to specific strategies, let’s take a closer look at …
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:01

Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2019
How did you start your day today? Was it turning off the alarm on your phone, then quickly scanning for any messages you received since last night? Did you check a weather app to see if you needed to take an umbrella? Did you use GPS to avoid traffic as you drove to work? If you’re like many people, you’ve …
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:00

Find a Healthy Balance: Top-Rated Workplaces for Work-Life Balance in 2019
Do you consider your job very stressful? If so, you’re not alone — in a recent survey on workplace stress levels, 76% of respondents said stress at work has had a negative impact on their personal relationships, while 66% have lost sleep due to work stress. But implementing best practices for work-life balance is crucial to getting the best out …
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00

Mile high: join me in Denver for the Jobg8 conference!
As you may (or may not) know, I work with the folks at Jobg8 on their North American summit – specifically, to put together the speakers and agenda for the gathering. I get ideas from others in the industry (who…
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:30

Take Your Pick: How to Break a Tie Between Two Top-Tier Candidates
Here’s a nice problem to have: You’re trying to fill a job, and you’ve interviewed two top candidates. Both appear to be a good fit, so it’s a dead heat. It’s nice knowing you’ll end up with a great hire, but how do you pick the winner? Looking at your candidates from multiple angles and putting their abilities to the …
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00

It’s the Little Things: To Build a Great Employer Brand, Start Small
Lots of people think of employer brand as something “big.” They think that it requires huge budgets and that it is something expressed in Super Bowl commercials, at big showpiece conferences or with cool recruiting swag. But not everybody can afford to do that. And I would argue that employer brand becomes truly powerful when you see it, touch it …
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:00

Xing, Triplebyte, and lots of money: news of the recruitment marketing industry
Funding has picked up again (see bullet #1, below), and some major players like Xing and Google are making some major moves. As you’ll see, activity is present around the globe – demonstrating once again that our industry is truly…
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:30

Recruiting in Germany? 10 Q&A’s You Don’t Want to Miss
Recruiting throughout the world can be a difficult task. If you’re in the United States and asked to recruit in a foreign country, you might not know where exactly to start, especially if you are not familiar with the language. There are different cities/states, industries, cultural differences, and more that are vital parts to a successful recruitment campaign and overall hiring plan. But don’t worry – we’re here to help!
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:00

Spring into a Less-Stressed Workplace
Anxiety, back pain, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, weight gain or loss. It may sound like a pharmaceutical ad, but it’s actually a list of common symptoms associated with stress: uncomfortable when experienced on their own and potentially dangerous taken together. April is Stress Awareness Month, and the truth is that stress is almost impossible to avoid these days. We live fast-paced …
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 09:00

Tales from a Tight Labor Market: Why the Tech Skills Gap Is Smaller than You Think, Fastest Growing Job Searches and More
The world of work is a complex and rapidly changing place, but the right data accurately interpreted can help us all understand what’s going on. Knowledge is power, and informed decision making is the most powerful of all. Here at Indeed we are fortunate to have the Indeed Hiring Lab, a dedicated global team of researchers helping us make …
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:01

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