Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. It’s the schedule the vast majority of us in salaried positions follow, and have followed for the past several decades. Legally, 40 hours of work each week is considered “full-time,” and demands certain full-time benefits, and any work done beyond those 40 hours is considered overtime. The traditional “9 to 5” day has become a familiar staple of office culture and work culture in general, but entrepreneurs and managers are starting to discover the flaws in such an employment model.
Each spring the sun shines its light on the faces of our future workforce—those whose pale skin has been buried in books as they study for finals. Springtime also seems to be the time when family, friends, and acquaintances seem to come out of the wood-work to offer advice for job seekers who are wondering ‘What am I going to do with my life?’
Curious about the most common advice people receive when they’re searching for a career path (be it when they choose their major, enter the workforce, or want to change careers) we decided to informally poll our friends, family, and coworkers to see what kind of advice they received in their lives. Was the advice good? Did they follow it? And, if so, did it work?
Employee referral programs typically outproduce any other source of hire, when looking at recruiting cycle times, costs, and new hire quality. No surprise, right? What should be surprising is that companies typically invest the smallest amount of resources into referral programs when compared to other recruiting programs, tools, technology, and databases. Listen to the average […]
When I last checked in on video interviewing nearly a year ago, the concept was still an emerging best practice in recruiting. That’s changed quite a bit as more talent acquisition professionals have adopted the technology and found ways to integrate it into their hiring. Providers in the video interviewing space haven’t been sitting still […]
A lot of advancements have taken place in the mobile recruiting space over the past several years, but one simple capability was left in the dark – the text message. Texting with a job seeker or candidate might not sound like a new concept, if it is being done through a recruiters personal or company […]
We are very excited to unveil the winners of The 2013 Recruiting Awards announced minutes ago at The Recruiting Trends Conference in Las Vegas.
Yesterday we shared 20 Mobile Recruiting Insights from #mrec13, and we’ve added another 25 below. 2013 MOBILE RECRUITING STATISTICS: 62% of PASSIVE job seekers will explore a company’s career page on #mobile 40% of mobile candidates abandon a non-mobile friendly apply process 1 second = 7% increase in drop-off Active job seekers look for opportunities […]
It’s #mrec13 time, the only conference focused exclusively on mobile recruiting and technology. The event this year is being held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta – with 2 days worth of great content planned. Congratulations to Michael Marlatt and team for putting together another great event! If you have a chance […]
Nominations for The 2013 Recruiting Awards open today on Thursday September 19, 2013 and close Monday, October 7th, 2013. The Recruiting Awards are for recruiting professionals regardless of the industry or company they recruit for, and are open to corporate and agency recruiters.
It’s been about 2 years since I ran a four-part series designed to help you decide if video interviewing is a recruiting solution you should explore. If you are in the early stages of using or are considering the use of video interviews, here is the series: The Power of Video Interviewing The Benefits & […]
There has been a lot of talk the past few years about “the shift to mobile” from recruiting leaders, with a primary focus on effectively managing the mobile experience. Examples of solutions have primarily focused on the mobile optimization of a career site to some larger employers building apps. While these and other areas are […]
Whether you call it a strategy session or an intake meeting – the initial conversation you have with your hiring manager is the most critical step in the recruitment process. In my experience, anytime there has been an issue with a search, it could be traced back to the strategy session. The success, or failure, […]