As an employer, everything you do expresses your employment brand. But how do you even start to think about building or improving your employment branding? What is needed and where to start? Consider these 7 things every HR pro needs to consider to build the best employment brand possible to attract and retain top talent.
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Guest Blogger John Sumser, a member of the Glassdoor Clearview Collection, is the founder and editor-in-chief of HRExaminer, a weekly online magazine about the people and technology of HR. Widely respected as an independent analyst, Sumser has been chronicling and critiquing the HRTechnology industry for eighteen years. During that time, he has consulted with more than 100 HR vendors on matters of strategy and positioning in the market. Prior to his involvement in the HR Technology industry, Sumser was a senior executive in Defense Technology. From large scale software development to naval architecture, he was the leader of tech development teams in a broad variety of settings. His passion is the intersection of people and technology.
Not sure how to stand out when writing a job ad? Want top talent but not sure how to get their attention? Read on for seven ways to write a better job description.
In professional recruiting circles, a lot of attention is paid to so-called passive candidates. In theory, these are people who only get jobs when recruiters reach out and ask them. Happily employed and fully engaged in their current job, they are supposedly prized precisely because they aren’t looking. This notion, which fuels much of the Recruiting Training industry, depends on a number of odd arguments. Here are some considerations as to why an active job seeker may be better for you and for your business, more so than a passive job seeker.
There are a lot of us who have interesting skills, but just can’t seem to find the right place to put them to work. It’s easy to blame age or lack of expertise. But, it’s often the case that we are square pegs in the land of round holes. For the most part, no amount of reshaping will actually turn a square peg into a right sized round one. A resume is just one way to present yourself in the search for work and meaning. It works for lots of people. It doesn’t work for everyone. Maybe you are one of the chosen few. However, a smart alternative is called the one page business proposal. It takes a combination of hard work and the willingness to fail. If your job hunt isn’t working for you, read on to try something different.
If you haven’t encountered the video interview yet, just wait. In order to better manage the time of Recruiters and Hiring Managers and to save travel expenses, many companies are turning to them. But, to make sure you succeed at your video interview, there are things you need to do, and not do. Consider these 10 ways to NOT screw up your video interview.
Working too hard? Too long? Too much? The first step involves coming to the understanding that you have a ‘work-life balance’ problem. Here are 13 symptoms that you’ve lost your work-life balance. If you have more than two or three, it’s time to do something differently, so consider these tips to improve your work-life balance.
Work-life balance is the exclusive property of your employees. It’s another situation in which you can facilitate, but not cause, the outcome. What constitutes an appropriate balance varies from employee to employee. So why is work-life balance important to employees and how can employers implement notable programs? Consider these five programs.
Blending the demands of the life we call work a
Almost 60% of new hires come from either referrals or a Job Board (including the company career site as a job board). Generally speaking, it takes 10 referrals to generate one new hire. It takes about 100 job board submissions to do the same. So what does this data mean for job seekers? Here are the five things for you to take away from where employers find employees.
It’s a confusing time. While some of us are sidelined and praying for a relevant job, others are in demand. There is talk of significant skills shortages even while the unemployment rate sits at troubling high levels. Some areas of the country are desolate, others are booming. The joke in Silicon Valley is that all of the unemployed construction folks have found new careers as social media consultants. It’s not far from the truth.