This is Emily McKinney's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Emily McKinney's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Emily McKinney
Recent Activity
Image
Cheerful salespeople, busy shoppers and shelves filled to the brim with products. That’s what you can expect in a brick-and-mortar retail storefront. But what about what we don’t see behind the scenes in a retail warehouse or distribution center? How do workers feel about their jobs there? What do they think about the future? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Employment Metrix
Image
As fall (and the fall sports season) quickly closes in, Nexxt is excited to announce our new partnership with the Northeast Conference (NEC). Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Temperatures are still soaring into the 90s in most parts of the country, but in the retail industry, it’s already the holiday season. In fact, many retailers get a head start on their seasonal hiring right after Labor Day. This may seem premature (like Starbucks already selling pumpkin spice lattes), but in today’s tight labor market, an early start is key to attracting the highest quality talent. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. With recruiters and employers competing for top talent, new trends have come to the forefront. From parental leave for pets to new outlooks on tattoos, things are progressing in the work world. Old trends and discriminations are officially a thing of the past. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
This week we sat down with Michele B., a store manager at a popular body care and home fragrances retailer at a mall outside Philadelphia, PA. In addition to ensuring the success of the store and managing staff, Michele is also responsible for all talent acquisition, including seasonal hiring, which kicks off the first week of September – yes, you heard that right! Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
We spend half of our lives at the workplace, between tasks, teamwork, shared lunches, and brainstorming sessions, to meet expectations. That's why our work environment influences so much. Our performance, mood, and drive to work towards better results all depend on it. But, if we compare the labor market now to ones of the past, it's clear that the competition has shifted from the employees to employers. It used to be that candidates fought for the position at a prominent company, but with the increasingly low unemployment rate, companies are now finding themselves competing for talent and headhunting for better workers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Geoffrey the Giraffe’s gut-wrenching farewell photo in an empty Toys “R” Us store is the latest retail closure pulling at our heartstrings. With a variety of high profile stores calling it quits over the last few years, it’s no surprise that Nexxt’s recent survey of 1,100 retail workers shows that nearly 3 in 4 believe the traditional retail industry is dying. But do these feelings of doom and gloom from workers carry any weight? Or are they just exaggerated anxieties about a naturally evolving industry? Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. Growing up, we’re told image doesn’t matter, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Well, when it comes to representing a company, image does matter. In fact, it’s one of the most important things. This week we take a look at how companies are dealing with image – both internally and externally. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
What does a banker from Nigeria have in common with a food scientist from Mexico? A lot more than you’d think! Earlier this year, Nexxt worked with The Boston Consulting Group and The Network to survey over 350,000 people from across the world to understand the preferences of the global workforce and what that means for companies, and tangentially, recruiters. Read on for our top takeaways from the survey. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. This week, we take a look at unbelievable trends in the recruitment space. From landing a job while homeless to using a cartoon version of yourself to engage with candidates, this week’s reads might have you doing a double-take. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
There’s no beating around the bush. “Out-source” is a dirty word that induces fear in the hearts and minds of customer service pros. In fact, more CSRs are concerned about out-sourcing impacting call center and customer support jobs than a robot automating their work. But is there reason for this fear? Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. Right now, it’s a job seeker’s market - and they certainly know it. From job hopping, to ghosting, to being lured into relocation by $10,000, it’s clear that the candidates are currently in control. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
February 2018 – we were a steadily growing 10-person startup. We just moved into our fourth office space in 18 months and were adding one new person to our team every two months to keep up with demand. No one had ever quit – until now. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Over two thirds of Customer Service Representatives are either actively or occasionally looking for new opportunities. As a recruiter, how do you get a leg up? These tools can do the trick. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. This week we take a look at everything staffing: from people who network in an Uber, to higher minimum wages, and understaffed nursing homes. These pieces offer insight into what employees are thinking and what motivates them to stay. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
We’ve seen it in I, Robot, Ex Machina and RoboCop; the formidable takeover of the human race by machines, or more specifically, artificial intelligence (AI). But is the threat of the robo-revolution real or is it just our 21st century anxiety getting the better of us? Well, it depends what industry you’re in, but when it comes to customer service, we need to pump the breaks – it’s not all doom and gloom. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! What Do Amazon, July 4th, and Speed-Dating Have in Common? They’re all in the Roundup this week! From managerial headaches to escape room interviews, we’re covering a wide variety of interesting topics this week. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week, we’re taking a look at what employees are up to in this tight labor market. From planning to quit their jobs to judging a book (your company) by its cover, it seems like the employees have all the power. Or do they? Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Earlier this year, Nexxt worked with The Boston Consulting Group and The Network to survey 366,000 people from 197 countries in order to gain deeper insight into the global workforce. More specifically – where workers around the world are looking for jobs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Another year, another SHRM Annual Conference – this time in Chicago. We had a ton of fun in the Windy City and wanted to thank everyone who stopped by the Nexxt booth! Here are a just a few highlights from this year’s event. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence by machines, which can complete tasks like planning, learning and problem solving. In other words, AI is when a machine does human stuff. In the recruitment industry, AI and machine learning are being most frequently used to source candidates in a smarter way. Meaning that AI tools can search job boards, professional profiles, and even online presences, to find a match for an open position and then communicate with the potential candidate. So, what does this mean for recruitment professionals? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! Technology has taken over our lives, and that’s not changing any time soon. This week, we look at how the use of technology is not only changing the recruitment space, but the overall workplace as well. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
In a never-ending battle to reach and acquire top talent, HR pros and recruiters are being forced to think outside the box to fill openings. Though a lot of people look at jobs, only the most active job seekers are applying every day. Retargeting is a way to activate other professionals, who may otherwise not be on the hunt for a new job. And, if recruiters aren’t making use of this up-and-coming recruitment tactic, they could be missing out on top candidates, who are not yet active job seekers. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re looking at the ups and downs of the workforce. More specifically, how companies are increasing benefits and wages in order to retain workers in an even tighter labor market. Will these efforts pay off with the unemployment rate dipping even lower? Time will tell. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Employment Metrix
Image
Lured by an entrepreneurial spirit, an exciting earning potential, and increased flexibility, professionals of all shapes and sizes have left traditional desk jobs for stints with companies like Uber, Postmates or Task Rabbit. And this trend isn’t slowing down. According to a 2017 report by Intuit and Emergent Research, the number of workers in the gig economy is expected to sky rocket from 3.9 million to 9.2 million by 2021. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Employment Metrix