The Innovators Sep 24, 2021
Why It's Important to Make Sure Your Employees Have Fun at Work

Work has historically been oriented toward the activity of, well, working. If we carried out the tasks and responsibilities we were hired to perform as expected, we were paid. If we did our work well over time, we got paid more. If we came through with good work for long enough, perhaps we got promoted. If we wanted to have fun in life, we did that in our personal lives, pursuing hobbies and...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 23, 2021
Why Fair Chance Hiring Could Give You a Leg Up in the Post-Pandemic Talent Market

Human resource professionals and recruiters are having a tough time navigating the post-pandemic job market and the Great Resignation. Despite a record-high 10.9 million job openings in the US, 8.4 million Americans are out of work. Why are HR leaders having such a hard time finding and hiring talent? Part of the problem is the stringent and outdated "ideal candidate" checklists HR...

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The Innovators Sep 22, 2021
3 Ways to Promote Employee Engagement Amid the Great Resignation

Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report has troubling news for employers: 48 percent of American workers are actively looking for new job opportunities or at least keeping an eye on the market. Gallup also reports that only 34 percent of U.S. workers are engaged, signifying widespread discontent in the workplace. With many employers facing candidate shortages, replacing...

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The Innovators Sep 21, 2021
Most DEI Programs Exclude People With Disabilities. Here's How Your Company Can Change That.

More companies than ever are creating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to recruit and retain the best employees from the widest talent pool. But one group often goes overlooked in these initiatives: people with disabilities. Currently, only about 18 percent of people with disabilities are employed. That leaves a lot of untapped talent ready, willing, and able to work. By...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 20, 2021
The Onboarding Secrets of the Most Successful Organizations

Once you've put in the time and effort to identify the perfect candidate for your open role, the real work has only just begun. How you set the tone and support employees early on can make the difference between those who thrive and those who quickly head out the door. Employee turnover is more than just a hassle. It's an expensive, time-consuming, productivity-killing problem that can...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 17, 2021
Precarious Balance: How to Keep Women Workers From Leaving

My 6-year-old walked in again. I was on camera and not on mute. Everyone chuckled and seemed happy to see her. I was, too, but I also felt stressed. Everyone was polite, but surely this was disruptive. When my husband and I had no childcare support in those early days of the pandemic, sympathetic colleagues and flexible, remote hours kept me afloat. I wasn't sleeping very well in March of...

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Smart Tech Sep 16, 2021
11 Tips for Conducting Video Interviews That'll Impress Your Candidates

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your top tip to help hiring managers and recruiters conduct successful interviews over Zoom and other video software? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 15, 2021
Building Your Post-Pandemic Workforce? Here Are the 5 Skills Your Organization Needs

As the economy continues to recover from the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are finding they must readjust their talent bases to fit the new world of work. Many organizations have had to change their goals or structures over the last year and a half, and that means the skills they need have changed, too. Similarly, hiring managers will have to revamp their...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 14, 2021
In the Age of the Great Resignation, You Can't Retain Employees Unless You Invest in Them

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's driving a groundswell of people leaving their jobs in what's known as the Great Resignation, the Turnover Tsunami, or the Great COVID Job Turn. These mass resignations place strain on companies. For example, in the retail sector alone, a May 2021 report from Korn Ferry found 94 percent of employers were struggling to fill vacancies. Many companies...

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The Innovators Sep 13, 2021
Want to Boost Innovation? Cultivate Employee Networks

Ninety percent of executives claim that long-term organizational success depends on developing and implementing new ideas. But innovation is difficult, especially in large organizations designed for efficiency and consistency. Most proactive innovation efforts fall short of expectations. Few programs result in the ongoing innovation needed for business growth or adapting to rapidly shifting...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 10, 2021
11 Signs of a Great Candidate, Based on Their LinkedIn Profile

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What particular elements do you pay close attention to when evaluating candidates' LinkedIn profiles? Why are these things reliable signs of an impressive candidate? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only...

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The Innovators Sep 9, 2021
The Most Important Thing Your Company Can Do Post-Pandemic: Get Creative With Employee Benefits

Welcome to the aftermath. The dust is beginning to settle; the world is beginning to open back up. We're slowly adapting to the dawn of a new day. That said, the labor market has been decisively affected by the pandemic. No one can seem to find hourly workers. People are quitting their jobs in droves. You can work from anywhere, including the top of Mount Everest, as long as the Wi-Fi is...

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Smart Tech Sep 8, 2021
Company Intranets Play a Surprising Role in Keeping Employees Engaged and Connected

A modern intranet can align an entire workforce behind a company's mission and bring new levels of efficiency to collaboration and knowledge sharing. Yet, intranets still bear the stigma of being clunky and unintuitive. The old intranet was often a stagnant repository for information, but the intranet's capabilities have evolved since then. Today, many companies use the alternative term...

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The Traditional Talent Market Is Gone. Has Your Company Adapted?

There is no such thing as a traditional job market anymore. In the wake of the pandemic, many candidates are rethinking their career goals and personal priorities. They're looking for something new. With an abundance of open roles and job seekers looking to make a change, it's a buyer's market. Like it or not, companies need to adapt their recruitment and retention tactics to this new...

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Success Sep 3, 2021
Professional Guidance Where You Least Expect It: The 5 Types of Mentors You're Missing Out On

Throughout her career — from her days as a young professional working in pharmaceuticals to her roles in higher education and her return to medical sales — Lisa Swift-Young has repeatedly turned to one thing to help her gain experience and accelerate her growth: mentorship. Now an executive business coach in her own right, Swift-Young told in an interview in August that...

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Smart Tech Sep 2, 2021
Why Video Interviews Will Stick Around After the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to confront many of their most fundamental assumptions, from the necessity of 9-5 office work to how they hire, onboard, and retain employees. As we slowly move toward the resolution of this crisis, many companies are holding onto the tools and strategies they initially adopted as short-term measures. In particular, remote work will remain the norm at...

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The Innovators Sep 1, 2021
Employee Mental Health: What Employers and Recruiters Need to Know — and Do — Now

Across the country, businesses of all sizes are striving to adapt their recruitment and retention practices to the new normal of the post-pandemic job market. Several factors precipitated the ongoing Great Resignation and mass movement of employees to new jobs, and they are invariably tied to the effects of the global pandemic on employee mental health. When the pandemic started, leaders...

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The Innovators Aug 31, 2021
5 Keys to Implementing a Development-Centric People Strategy

Your company may be among the growing number of employers today that have incorporated learning and development conversations into their hiring strategies. If so, you likely understand that millennial and Generation Z candidates see an employer's commitment to their professional development as a key consideration when weighing job opportunities in this very highly competitive labor...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 30, 2021
Write a Job Ad That Reaches the Right Candidates With These 4 Tips

Your business is growing, and you're looking to hire new employees. But how do you create job ads that draw the perfect candidates to your roles? Writing a job advertisement that captures the attention of the right group of candidates isn't easy. You need to put your company's best foot forward, and you only have limited space to convey key concepts like your workplace environment, your...

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The Innovators Aug 27, 2021
Why Well-Being Is a Business Imperative in the Hybrid Workplace

The resolution of the ongoing pandemic seems increasingly difficult to anticipate. Hopes of an end are glimpsed and dashed in turn, with restrictions and precautions constantly changing. But there is one prediction we can safely make: The future of work is hybrid. Not only are global conditions ripe for the rise of a hybrid workforce, but employees are also vocally expressing their...

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The Innovators Aug 26, 2021
How the Pandemic Changed Employer Attitudes Toward Redeployment, Severance, and Workforce Transitions

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered widescale workforce restructurings across all industries, leading the unemployment rate to skyrocket to nearly 15 percent during the height of the crisis. As millions lost their jobs, organizations became the subject of intense public scrutiny regarding how they conducted layoffs during this tumultuous time. Employers realized that how...

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Get Hired Aug 25, 2021
How to Hunt for a New Job When You're a Primary Benefits Holder 

If your family relies on your current position for health benefits, that could put extra weight on your shoulders when you're looking for a new job. Even if you're unhappy in your current role, you might talk yourself out of leaving to meet your family's needs. Roughly 157 million Americans depend on employer-sponsored health insurance, according to research from the Kaiser Family...

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The Innovators Aug 24, 2021
Why Employees Don't Know the Company Mission — and How to Fix It

The modern-day workforce is mission-driven. In fact, more than 80 percent of American workers rate meaningful work as a top priority in their careers. But how many employees can accurately describe their company's mission? Can you? According to the 2021 Mission Alignment Index (MAI) from my company, Gtmhub, about one-third of the world's largest companies fail at mission alignment....

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Inside Recruiting Aug 23, 2021
Want to Attract Gen. Z to Manufacturing Careers? Do This.

The manufacturing industry is in a state of flux. On one hand, the Biden administration is working to pass an infrastructure bill that could potentially create half a million new manufacturing jobs by 2024. On the other hand, analysts predict a manufacturing skills gap will leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030. With a large number of baby boomers now retiring, could Generation Z — soon...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 20, 2021
Why Are Hiring Managers Struggling to Recruit Hourly Talent? They Don't Have the Right Tools.

The reopening of society means nothing if businesses don't have staff. The US reported a record 9.3 million job openings in April, but industries like hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, and retail may not have enough employees to keep the lights on. Last year, 55.5 percent of the workforce was paid an hourly rate. But 2020 also saw mass layoffs and furloughs of hourly workers who have...

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The Innovators Aug 19, 2021
What's Next: How the Lessons of the Pandemic Will Steer the Future of the Workplace

While many of us are more than eager to shake off the weight of the pandemic, many of the lessons we've learned throughout the past year and a half will prove incredibly beneficial as we grow into the post-pandemic future. Now that companies are quickly shifting to hybrid and in-person environments, leaders must not forget everything they learned during their brief but transformative...

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The Innovators Aug 18, 2021
Most Leaders Lack Visibility Into Their External Workforces. Here's How to Get It.

While businesses have long acknowledged the importance of the external workforce, COVID-19 shone a spotlight on that workforce's remarkable capacity to lend businesses flexibility in times of profound disruption. External workers — often referred to as "contingent workers," "gig workers," "freelancers," "contractors," and "temporary staff" — constitute a growing portion of the overall...

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The Innovators Aug 17, 2021
The Power of Putting People First: How to Win C-Suite Buy-In for Employee Training

In the words of Richard Branson, "If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients." Proving that fact to the rest of your organization might be challenging, but it will pay off — literally — in the long run. Research from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) found companies that spend the most on employee training have 218 percent higher income per...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 16, 2021
Confessions of a Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader: The Great Job Exodus of 2021

Oh, these pandemic times. Throughout much of 2020, many of us were looking for ways to remain steady in an uncertain world, believing we would eventually find our lost certainty once again. But like Jack in the movie Titanic, no matter how much we begged, the old world couldn't hang on forever. The way it was will no longer be the way it is. It's time for us to accept that. The reality...

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Get Hired Aug 13, 2021
Don't Wait for Everything to Reopen — Start Your Job Search Now

If you race dragsters, you don't wait for the green light to accelerate. Your left foot is on the brake while your right foot is giving gas. You watch the starting lights of the "Christmas tree" count down the yellows while applying more gas. As soon as the light turns green, you release the brake and stomp further on the accelerator. This head start is not only legal but gives you an...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 12, 2021
Age Bias Is Sneaky. Here's How to Keep It Out of the Hiring Process.

Companies should understand by now that a diverse organization outperforms a less diverse organization on a host of metrics, including sales, retention, customer appreciation ratings, and the overall value of the business. But diversity isn't just about gender identity or skin color, which tend to receive most of the focus in conversations about equity and inclusion at work. Age and...

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Smart Tech Aug 11, 2021
The TikTok Revolution in Talent Search: What the Social Media Giant's Video Resumes Mean for the Future of Recruiting

Last month, the social media behemoth TikTok — best known for viral dance routines and offbeat videos — made a bold move: It went professional. With the announcement of TikTok Resumes, the video platform declared it doesn't want to just dominate users' free time — it wants to play a part in their job searches, too. TikTok isn't the first company to try bringing video resumes to a...

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The Innovators Aug 10, 2021
Paying Your Employees in Crypto? It's Not as Weird as It Sounds.

Cryptocurrency is one of the biggest trends in the world right now, and many workers are interested in how cryptocurrency can be used in their lives as both a medium of exchange and a potential investment. On the employer side, paying in cryptocurrency could actually make compensation easier, especially if you hire employees from around the world. Here are a few things to think about as...

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Contingent Talent Will Play a Key Role in the Post-Pandemic Workforce

As the world begins the long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have a lot to think about. Should they remain virtual? How will they facilitate a smooth return to the office if they decide to bring people back? Furthermore, now that the viability of fully remote workforces has been proven, new opportunities have opened up for incorporating contingent workers into...

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Why EQ Is More Important Than IQ in the Tech Industry

Today's tech industry is thriving, with CompTIA projecting there will be nearly 250,000 net new tech jobs created in 2021, in addition to the 3.9 million tech job postings opened in 2020. It reminds me of the tech market 30 years ago, when I was graduating college. Back then, most of the hiring focus was on programming skills and intellectual capability. Heck, the company I worked for was...

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The Innovators Aug 6, 2021
3 Reasons Why Coaching Shouldn't Be Reserved for the C-Suite 

As we start to navigate a post-pandemic world, businesses are asking, "How do we build winning teams that last?" As a population, we've just experienced perhaps the most transformative year of our lives. The pandemic has forced us to weather storms we never imagined. While it impacted all of us in different ways, the youngest generation has arguably borne the brunt of this tumultuous...

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The Golden Age of Recruiting: Why Talent Acquisition Will Rule the 2020s and Beyond

Certain professions come to represent their eras. The 1950s gave us the enduring figure of the traveling salesperson. Wall Street traders dominated the '80s. Telecomm rose to prominence in the mid-90s, while tech professionals had their moment in the late '90s and again in the 2010s. Real estate was king of the early 2000s. And now, it's the recruiters' turn to shine. 2021 is the beginning...

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Get Hired Aug 5, 2021
5 Key Metrics That Will Elevate Your Resume

You know that your resume needs to stand out in today's recruiting environment. When hiring managers review applications, they'll usually have several candidates who can do the day-to-day job they're looking to fill. In these cases, applicants who differentiate themselves effectively will beat out those who simply wrote out a laundry list of what they were "responsible...

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Why Your Onboarding Process for New Sales Hires Needs Updating in the Post-Pandemic Era

The past year hasn't been kind to businesses. In July 2020, 70 percent of small business leaders indicated they were worried about their organizations' finances, and 58 percent worried they might have to close due to dwindling revenues. While most companies are recovering in 2021, there's not much room for error. To navigate this tenuous time, the best thing you can do is hire and...

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The Innovators Aug 5, 2021
Sexual Harassment Prevention That Actually Works: Recurrent, Specific Training

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many companies have taken steps to establish or update their sexual harassment policies. However, these efforts are by no means coordinated or nationwide. In fact, only 17 of the 50 US states have legal mandates in place that require employers to provide employees with sexual harassment training. With so many companies in the US still treating sexual...

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Smart Tech Aug 4, 2021
In the New Normal, AI and Data Analytics May Play an Even Bigger Role in Performance Management

Performance management tools have proven extremely helpful for many organizations throughout the pandemic, giving employers a way to track performance and collect important data while staff members worked remotely. Now, as companies think about returning to the office in some capacity, it's worth exploring how performance management tools might help us navigate the new normal. As with many...

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9 Tips on Finding More Diverse Candidates for Your Company's Open Positions

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your best tip for finding a more diverse pool of candidates for your company's open positions? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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The Innovators Aug 3, 2021
What Can Mushrooms Teach Us About Leadership? A Lot, Actually.

Mutually beneficial relationships form the backbone of highly evolved ecologies, like the communities found inside anthills and beehives. And these relationships form the foundations of healthy organizations, too. When business leaders look to nature for inspiration, they'll often find lessons on how to run a thriving company in some of the most unexpected places. For example, consider the...

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Success Aug 3, 2021
These Are the 45 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Article by Jack Canfield Successful people maintain a positive focus in life, no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures. They focus on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to fulfilling their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents. They are proactive in pursuing their...

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The Innovators Aug 2, 2021
Getting Hybrid Work Right: Listen to What Your Employees Really Need

For companies around the world, the shift to hybrid work is just beginning. As employees head back to the office part-time, business leaders and HR teams must be intentional about their hybrid work strategies in order to monitor and adapt to new challenges as they arise. Right now, employee engagement is the main challenge for many organizations launching their hybrid workplaces. How can...

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Remote Work Changed the Recruiting Industry Forever

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous changes into every facet of the way we live and work. As the world has gone digital, the recruiting industry has followed suit. Now, the industry's best practices are unrecognizable from their pre-COVID days. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that many recruiters are now working with national and even global talent pools, as the prominence of...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
6 Creative Ways to Capture Candidate Attention During a Talent Shortage

In the midst of a talent shortage, employers may be overlooking one of the best channels to connect with talent today: their cellphones. The majority of Americans, 97 percent, now carry a cellphone. Furthermore, 90 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs. That means cellphones are one of the easiest ways to interact with your target candidates, regardless of who...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
How to Optimize Your Background Screening Process for Post-Pandemic Hiring

Employees are quitting their jobs at record rates as part of a "turnover tsunami" spurred by the pandemic. And the numbers are expected to climb as employees who stayed in mediocre jobs during the pandemic spend the latter half of the year looking for better opportunities. This is terrific news if you're hiring. With more candidates to choose from, you have more opportunities to hit a home...

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