The candidate-driven market is here to stay and the pace at which candidates are rejecting offers is quickening.
MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study says that 83 percent of the 333 responding recruiters describe the current employment market as candidate-driven. In three years, the percentage of recruiters who say candidates are in the driver’s seat has risen 29 points.
“It is definitely and without a doubt a candidate-driven market, however many employers are still laboring under the same processes as they did when it was an employer-driven market,” the twice yearly survey report notes, quoting one of the participating recruiters. Read more…
Hustle (via Merriam-Webster): “To sell or promote energetically and aggressively.”
Hustle (via Urban Dictionary): “Anything you need to do to make money.”
Hustle (via Sackett): “Getting sh*t done with a smile.”
I’ve been thinking a lot lately on what really makes someone successful. I know folks who are completely brilliant, in a way most of us can’t even comprehend, both intellectually and creatively. I know why they’re successful. Read more…
The “Employer Brand” is, to put it simply, an organization’s reputation as an employer.
This brand is what people (employees, applicants, candidates, and the public) associate with the organization whether that be good, bad, or indifferent.
It encompasses culture, history, traditions and all the various touch-points of the employment experience. It includes employee onboarding practices and the office environment. It contains collaborative work efforts, employee benefit package, workplace flexibility practices, and the external reputation of organizational leaders.
For better or for worse, your brand includes it all. Read more…
I read a quote the other day that reminded me that being dumb has never been so unpopular.
The quote was attributed to Diana Galbadon, the author of the Outlander book series, who said: “People ask me why I write strong women, and I say, ‘Well, I don’t like stupid ones.’”
Galbadon’s quip caused me to recollect how I once foolishly chided a manager for including “intelligent” in her job posting, because what’s the point of requesting a smart candidate? Who the hell doesn’t think he’s intelligent? Read more…
Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic past holiday posts. Look for them until Christmas Eve.
What may very well be the ultimate temp job on the planet is pretty much for men only. (Oh look, see the HR compliance managers keeling over.)
Sure, there are a few Mrs. Clauses out there, but every kid knows Santa is a chubby guy with a white beard, ruddy cheeks, and a deep Ho, Ho, Ho. Read more…
As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top.
1. Affordable Care Act
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compliance was and remains a hot topic.
Key employer mandates will hit in 2015, and avoidance is no longer an option. Companies are looking for help to understand the challenges of ACA and for vendors to help them. Read more…
As little as a decade ago company culture wasn’t even an aspect of candidate attraction.
Heck, it was hardly a term anybody was familiar with.
Today, company culture can be the make it or break it of your talent attraction initiatives. We now have cultural interviews, culture-centric job descriptions, cultural assessment tools, and your first line of defense, the culture career page. Read more…
Although this articles about the handful of reasons why your job posts just aren’t working, there is really one real reason: The best candidates always come through referrals.
As a matter of fact, referrals are where we get roughly 80 percent of our candidates from.
That being said, sometimes you’ve simply tapped out your networks and you find you need to advertise your job opening across the Internet. Read more…