A Reality Check Must Be Part of Every Hiring PlanRead the rest of this entry »
The most important part of filling an opening may well be the intake meeting. Also often called the recruitment planning meeting or kickoff, this is when the recruiter and the hiring manager get together -- yes, it should always be face-to-face -- to discuss the job opening and the details of the search.
Too many intake meetings are perfunctory. Get the recruiter in. Discuss the job description, rundown the skills, work out ...
Tech Is Fastest Growing Retail JobRead the rest of this entry »
The fastest growing job in retail is -- wait for it -- software developer.
From 2013 through 2017, the percentage of developers employed in the retail sector went from 7% to 9%, according to an analysis by LinkedIn. During the same period, the percentage of people identifying themselves as retail associates declined by 4 points to 29% of the total retail workforce.
To put that latter point into perspective, in 2013 there ...
Why You Should Say 'Thank You' For Being RejectedRead the rest of this entry »
You just got the dreaded email saying you didn't get the job. Now what?
Write a thank you letter to the hiring manager who didn't pick you.
That may be the last thing you want to do. But it's also the last thing that manager will expect.
Why would you do such a thing, when your first reaction might be to do just the opposite? First of all, it's classy ...
AI Is Helping Banks Better Understand and Retain WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
As challenging as it is these days to hire workers with the right combination of skills and talent, employers of all types are focusing on retaining the employees they have.
Banking is no exception, and as a competitive, service-sector industry, ensuring a good employee experience translates into the ever-important positive customer experience. To stay atop of employee sentiment, banks, like employers everywhere, regularly survey their workers. It can be a ...
Survey: 2 In 5 Caregivers Are Victims Or Witnessed HarassmentRead the rest of this entry »
Though they may work in a care-giving environment, that doesn't exempt nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from being sexually harassed.
A far-ranging survey by Medscape found that 11% of them had experienced some form of sexual harassment; 14% have witnessed harassment, sexual abuse or misconduct. By far, most of the respondents were nurses.
If those percentages seem low in comparison to national statistics that's because the Medscape survey asked ...
Temp Jobs Continue to GrowRead the rest of this entry »
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows the number of temp jobs continues to rise. Out last week, the report showed the number of temporary jobs rose by 3.2% in June on a year-over-year basis.
3.04 million workers were employed by the nation's temporary help services agencies last month, a rise of almost 100,000 workers from June 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has ...
One Space or Two? The Battle ContinuesRead the rest of this entry »
One space or two? At the end of a sentence, are you a one-spacer or two-spacer? It's an issue of such little importance than it has spawned some bitter arguments ever since the advent of personal computers brought proportional spacing to the masses.
Your Next Video Interview Could Be Analyzed by a MachineRead the rest of this entry »
Your next video interview could be with an AI-driven machine that will analyze your tone of voice, your facial expressions and the words you use to help a human recruiter decide if you move on or get the dreaded "We'll keep your resume on file" email.
HireVue began integrating facial and voice analysis into its video interview platform several years ago, and now, if not entirely common, the technology ...
When HR Responds Quickly, It Shows You Really Do CareRead the rest of this entry »
One of the most annoying time sucks is office email. Even in a small office, emails are like a fire hose; they pour into your inbox without regard to anything else you might be doing. Worst of all, senders can be like spoiled children; they want you to respond, NOW!
No wonder, then, that productivity professionals will tell you to only check email a few times a day -- if you ...
Have a Great 4th of July!Read the rest of this entry »
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