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To many job seekers, the job hunt can be just as much fun as a root canal without novocaine. According to a recent survey conducted by Nexxt of over 1,400 job seekers, nearly half (48%) are frustrated with the job search process, leaving them discouraged and less likely to continue applying for open positions. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Employment Metrix
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Nexxt is excited to announce our latest partnership with Bridging The Gap, which will support military members in finding career opportunities in the civilian job market. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Employment Metrix
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If you type “company culture” into any search engine, you’ll quickly see the term “radical transparency” rise to the top. First coined in the early 1990s by stock market guru and hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, it’s become a hot topic over the last few years as more and more companies adopt the concept. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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A few weeks ago, we announced our partnership with the Northeast Conference (NEC). Nexxtciting things were promised – and we’re delivering on that promise. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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Office culture matters now more than ever – especially with companies like Google and Facebook offering cool spaces and in-office perks. Well, here at Nexxt, we take culture seriously … and Halloween even more so. Enjoy these pictures of our 2018 Halloween festivities! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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The recruitment landscape isn’t the same as when we were first starting out in the workforce, some 20, 10 or even five years ago. And while we have some handy new tools at our disposal to reach cream of the crop applicants, some seriously outdated means of recruitment haven’t died with the other trends we never want to see again… (frosted tips, anyone?). So, without further ado, here are the top three outdated recruitment habits we need recruiters to break once and for all. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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In just two weeks, the pay bump that Amazon promised its 250,000 employees and 100,000 seasonal workers will go into effect in the U.S. and U.K. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, regardless of employees’ full-time, part-time or seasonal status – just in time for the holiday season. But if this extreme bump in pay seems too good to be true, well, it kind of is. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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As a recruiter, you’re guaranteed to work with every type of person, for better or worse. While most applicants let their winning personalities shine through, others come off as self-righteous, timid or even rude. As a recruiter, it can be difficult to navigate this mine field of temperaments, so below, we share four common interview scenarios you’re sure to face and how to handle them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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With low unemployment rates holding steady, companies are thinking outside the box and offering bold benefits to differentiate themselves and attract top talent. From higher salaries to flexibility to telecommuting, it’s clear employers are upping their game. Some companies have even gone as far as testing out a shortened workweek. Is it possible that this highly desired benefit could start to be offered by more companies? Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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We’ve shared what retail workers love and hate about their jobs. We’ve even uncovered what they think about the future of the industry. But what about their preferences as job seekers? How do retail workers want to be approached by recruiters about open positions they’re a match for? Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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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 Sep 20, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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