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Want to get more responses to your job ads? You can advertise in more places. If you are paying based on performance you can raise your bid. But, there is one thing you can do that doesn't cost anything and... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Employment Metrix
The much awaited Apple Watch is out! At Nexxt, we don't want to waste a second, so we've already started designing our Smartwatch Smartalerts. It may take a little while for technology and the market to catch up, but why... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Employment Metrix
Perhaps I should have noted: This is meant to be satire. A great first step to screening for new hires would be to attract better hires through well-written job descriptions, ad placement, process, etc. . . And, to your point, there are some great recruiting campaigns that turn the assessment INTO the application in a way that stimulates and engages the most qualified candidates.
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Years ago, in those grim days after the .com bubble imploded, I worked with an insanely talented and dedicated head of engineering. One day the fire alarm in our building went off. While most people scurried to grab their phones and wallets, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed two servers, and walked down nine flights of stairs with one server under each arm. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Employment Metrix
Confidence is great, but there is such a thing as TOO confident. It's fun, however, to imagine an interview in which we say whatever we feel like. . . If you've noticed, I am the first person to arrive at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Employment Metrix
Thanks, your truly. Agree. The challenge is that it is very hard to know who will succeed--so companies fall back on what is safe. As you note, first is someone they know (referral). Next is the best match on specific skills and experience. The challenge for the industry is to figure out how to level the playing field to better evaluate who can bring the best value in that position. Today, the responsibility for breaking through falls with the job seeker -- who must edit their resume to highlight the skills and keywords in the job description, and mine contacts to get a personal introduction when possible. Hang in there.
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Are you missing great candidates because of the communications gap? Are you skipping the candidates who are very capable of doing the job, but just do a poor job telling their story in a way that will get them noticed, selected for an interview, and hired? Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Employment Metrix
In a poll Nexxt conducted last week, 49% of job seekers said they would be willing to work on Thanksgiving. Will you be spending Thanksgiving with any of these job seekers? If so, keep in mind that they may put on a positive face even if their thoughts are elsewhere. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Employment Metrix
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