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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 for the job. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Employment Metrix
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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 employees the flexibility they want. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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Companies with top performers will outdo competitors, enjoy elevated levels of human capital productivity, and see their revenue trending upward. So, how do you attract top talent and raise the skill level of your employees? Because, let’s face it: top performers aren’t just going to inundate your ATS with applications. What you need is a robust people strategy, an innovative and well-structured recruiting program, and a strong value proposition and employer brand. Here’s how. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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Generation Z is the first generation that can barely remember a time before smartphones and the internet. They hold many qualities in common with millennials, but have been greatly influenced by coming of age during the Great Recession. Understanding how these factors make them unique is the first step to understanding how they will change the workplace. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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By now, almost everyone has heard that Amazon has backed out of moving one of its two new headquarters to Long Island City, NY. The reason? NYC and Amazon just couldn’t agree on things, and negotiations came to a standstill. And, while there’s much debate over who was right and who was wrong, there are a few lessons employers can take away from the situation to ensure good talent doesn’t slip away, much like Amazon slipped away from NYC. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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With 78% of people planning to look for a new job this year, it’s more important than ever to make sure your employees are happy and engaged. This may sound like a massive undertaking, but improving employee engagement is simpler than you’d expect. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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In years past, workplace wellness programs meant discounted gym memberships and awkward office-wide weight loss competitions. And while we love a good discount, across the board, corporate wellness is diversifying and modernizing for the better. From a focus on meditation and mindfulness to personalized, data-driven wellness plans, what we’re seeing from employers across the country is a holistic, modern approach to wellness in the workplace. So, employers, here’s what you need to know to bring your corporate wellness program out of the Stone Age and into 2019. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Employment Metrix
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Nexxt is excited to welcome our newest member, Wade W. Pierson, as the Vice President of Sales. Wade has worked in the human resource and staffing space for over two decades, and plans to use this experience to lead Nexxt’s sales team to success through exceptional customer experience. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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Job seekers are at a premium right now – in fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is at its lowest in 50 years. In a tight labor market, reaching qualified candidates faster than the competition is incredibly important for companies with roles to fill. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century, with the jobless rate dropping to just 3.7 percent. That’s fantastic news for job seekers looking to make their next big career move, but for companies of all sizes, it’s another story entirely. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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Imagine this: You spot a job posting online for a position you’re so excited about that you tell everyone. Even your mom. You rush home after work to submit your polished resume with a perfectly crafted cover letter and then… you wait a few days, anxiously anticipating some sort of communication. But then days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and you finally resign to accepting that you won’t hear back from this company. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Employment Metrix
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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 Nov 16, 2018 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 Nov 12, 2018 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