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From reaching candidates via text message to hiring high achievers, here’s a rundown of the posts you were loving in 2016. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Employment Metrix
Army veteran. West Point grad. Ironman. Marathon runner. When a candidate like this comes across your desk, you can’t help but be impressed. But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Employment Metrix
We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled. That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Employment Metrix
Say a resume comes across your desk and the candidate’s career path seems so erratic you think their career GPS must have failed them at some point. Do you cast it aside in favor of a someone with a more predictable trajectory? Not so fast. For the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at people who took unique paths to career success. They’re inspiring, surprising, and they just might make you take a closer look at the next unconventional candidate you come across. In our first profile, we’re featuring a member of our own Nexxt family, Cheryl Thompson. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Employment Metrix
With the 2016 Summer Olympics kicking off this Friday evening, we’ve been reminiscing about past Olympics and wondering what incredible stories will come out of this year’s games. And then (because we can’t help ourselves) we started thinking about how Olympians actually have a lot to teach us about navigating our own careers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Employment Metrix
Even if you’re the most passionate recruiter around, hiring the right person might seem sort of inconsequential compared with the big, bad problems facing the world. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As the saying goes, if you want things to change, you have to start in your own backyard. So here are 3 ways to focus on recruiting in a world gone mad, and maybe even make a difference in the process. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Employment Metrix
According to a recent Deloitte study, 78% of mobile users check our phones within one hour of waking up, with most saying they look at their phones within five minutes. And what are we most likely to check first? Our text messages. Even more so than email or social media, text messaging is a form of communication that’s not likely to be missed. So, it’s no surprise that text recruitment is becoming a thing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Employment Metrix
Employee perks are getting pretty sweet at some companies – but that doesn’t mean their employees appreciate it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Employment Metrix
In the case of this struggling Yelper, it seems many of the “fancy” perks that supposedly drive employee engagement were satisfied. Free healthcare? Check. Plentiful snacks? You bet. They even have a level of brand swagger that most employers can only dream of. But, it wasn’t enough. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Employment Metrix
THE INTERN Movie Trailer © 2015 - Warner Bros The most common conflict we see between the current generations in the workforce is actually one that isn’t new: the older generation thinks the younger generation isn’t fit to work. While... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Employment Metrix
This is a definite challenge, and a great idea for a future post, so thanks for the suggestion. While it wasn't the focus of this particular post, perhaps when you have a candidate you really believe in you could try to find things they have in common with current employees who are a great fit and highly competent, and use that to sell managers and execs on your selection.
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If you found a stellar candidate the same day your job was posted, would you hire them? Probably not, according to our recent survey of HR pros. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Employment Metrix
We all know Amazon for their staggering array of merchandise and impressive ability to deliver urgent – and not-so-urgent – purchases to your door with lightning-quick efficiency. Now, most of us also know them as a slightly scary place to work. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Employment Metrix
One of the most prominent small business trends in recent years is getting the hiring manager involved in the hiring process. It sounds obvious, but there was a time when hiring managers simply told recruiters to bring back the best... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Employment Metrix
The hardest part of posting a new job advertisement is building the description itself. You know what the job entails and you even have a perfect candidate in mind, but how do you make sure your job ad appeals to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Employment Metrix
Most job seekers really, really, really want to find a new job. Some have specific companies where they’d ideally like to work, but chances are they’re still applying other places. And then there’s Nina Mufleh. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Employment Metrix
When did we all decide that the primary function of a job description is to either bore or terrify potential applicants? Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Employment Metrix
If there’s one hiring trend that experts can agree on, it’s that the balance of power has shifted to candidates for the first time in years. Today’s job seekers realize they have more leverage in the hiring process, and companies will need to take a hard look at their recruitment tactics if they want to stay competitive. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Employment Metrix
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