Inside Recruiting Jan 26, 2021
10 Harry Potter Characters You Meet in Interviews

Sometimes, between all of the repetitive mundane tasks, recruiting isn't a very fun job. But meeting new candidates in interviews is always an experience to look forward to. (On that note, did you know that with the right tool you could free yourself of up to 80 percent of your recruiting workload?) With the advent of remote interviews, meeting candidates for in-person interviews may seem...

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Success Jan 26, 2021
How to Make Your Severance Last

Leaving a job isn't always easy — especially if it isn't by choice. With 54 percent of working adults worried they could be axed in the coming year, now is a good time for all of us to start thinking about what we'd do if placed in that position. A severance package can certainly help soften the blow of a sudden job loss. While severance pay can provide a much-needed financial cushion if...

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Success Jan 26, 2021
15 HARD (but Totally Doable, Totally Worth It) Resolutions You Haven't Tried and Won't Fail

Article by Lydia Sweatt Don't believe the hype: Setting a New Year's resolution is worth doing every year. With the right intent, chasing a goal or two promotes discipline, reinforces accountability, and encourages self-reflection. It makes you better. However, goals aren't always easy to reach. On January 1, you may be pumped up and ready to go, planning to tackle your resolutions with...

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Get Hired Jan 25, 2021
3 Amazing Tools to Easily Ace Any Online Assessment in 2021

In the following article, you will learn how to improve your preemployment assessment score. This can be easily achieved through the use of three techniques: accuracy, new skill learning, and reducing anxiety. The job market is the most competitive it has ever been. With an incredible number of candidates for each position, you may feel like a needle in a haystack. You are probably asking...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 25, 2021
To Understand the 2021 Labor Market, We Can Look to 2020

The US labor market is experiencing something it has never experienced before. As we start a new year, however, we can pinpoint the specific trends that drove the labor market at the end of 2020, and that in turn can help us predict how the market might look in 2021. Identifying and accepting these trends can enhance a company's speed of execution and productivity, while having a very...

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Smart Tech Jan 25, 2021
How One Pixar Film (and a Few Free Chrome Extensions) Can Make You a Better Recruiter 

After watching the Pixar film Ratatouille about 15 times in the past year, I've learned two things. The first is that I desperately need to get out of my house. The second is that recruiters can up their talent acquisition games with the right tips and tricks. How did I come to that latter conclusion from an animated film? In the movie, there's a famous scene where veteran chef Collette...

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Success Jan 25, 2021
The 5 Best Etiquette Rules for Video Conferences

In 2020, video conferencing was as ubiquitous as making bread and clapping for healthcare workers. But many have also struggled with the art perfecting video conferences. Today, we share tips on how to hold great video conferences that keep your team connected. 1. Be Punctual Treat your video conferences as you would any other meeting. Make sure you have everything set up in...

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The Innovators Jan 22, 2021
Modern Business Doesn't Happen in a Silo: Using Transparency to Build a Better Work World

If there's one thing businesses should prioritize in 2021, it's transparency. Transparency is good for everybody. It leads to more efficiency and more diversity, and to a world that is more egalitarian and more connected. It's also good for business. As founder and CEO of a growth-stage tech startup, I quickly realized the power of transparency for my own company. My team has insights...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 22, 2021
9 Common Recruitment Types: Which Works Best for You?

Employees are the most important assets in any organization. They are your prized possession. As a result, it is only sensible to invest time, money, and energy into finding the right employees who align with the organization's ethos and principles. In this quest, what is the best way to find the right employees? Where do you find them? Are they already with you, or do you need to explore new...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 22, 2021
Why Employee Benefits Are So Crucial in 2021

The events of last year led many employees to question their priorities. Employee perks such as team social activities and free snacks in the office, once attractive, were rendered unnecessary when the workforce went remote. Conversely, people are starting to take their health and finances more seriously. As such, benefits like health insurance, flexible work arrangements, and salary...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 21, 2021
13 Tips for Attracting Top Candidates When They're Already Employed

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: We've all been there: You find the perfect candidate, but they're already employed at a bigger company paying a higher salary. How do you convince candidates to leave their existing roles and take a chance with you? These answers are provided by Young...

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Smart Tech Jan 21, 2021
The 4 Stages of a Relationship Between a Recruiter and Their ATS

Relationships are never easy. If you've been in one for a few years, you understand better than anyone that disagreements, mistakes, and mishaps are inevitable. While those issues are difficult enough to deal with on their own, public awareness of these problems creates further complications. Over the past decade, one relationship in particular has had its fair share of public spats. You...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 21, 2021
What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Construction and Development Industry?

The construction and development industry is considered to be essential work under most new government lockdown legislation. Let's take a look at what that means in practice: How Construction and Development Were Affected in 2020 Like the majority of sectors, the construction and development industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly by the various...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
Why UK Employers Need to Get SMCR Ready

With the SMCR deadline looming, UK managers need to ensure that their staff members are not caught out. Here's what you need to know: What Is SMCR and Why Is It Important? The SMCR, or Senior Managers and Certification Regime, is a regulatory body in the UK designed to encourage better conduct and increase accountability across financial services firms. It was launched by...

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The Innovators Jan 20, 2021
We're in the First 100 Days of a New Decade. Let's Seize the Moment.

By now, we know that the business landscape will continue to be turbulent for some time to come. After the year we've just survived, it's clear that 2021 will bring additional change and pressure, and executives must be equipped to lead through a continuously shifting environment. If we take our cues from leadership experts and US politics, the first 100 days of a new era can make or...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
Gone Virtual: What HR Pros and Recruiters Really Need to Do to Succeed in a Remote Environment

HR and recruiting have changed so much because of the pandemic. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that everything has gone virtual. HR and recruiting, as fields, have always been conducive to virtual work environments, but the COVID-19 pandemic made this virtual work the norm instead of a nice perk. Like professionals across a variety of verticals, many HR and talent acquisition pros...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Onboard New Hires

One of the most searched-for questions on the internet during the pandemic has been "how to onboard new hires remotely?" This is a difficult task to carry out, especially when it comes to giving new hires a sense of belonging. But what if we told you that most of your remote onboarding problems could be solved by simply writing good emails? Well-written employee onboarding emails can shoot...

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Success Jan 19, 2021
How to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Article by Isaiah Hankel The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of Americans out of their jobs in March, and the layoffs have more or less continued since. If you're feeling stressed about your own job security or unmotivated as you look for work in today's highly competitive job market, this probably isn't what you want to hear. However, the good news is that employment opportunities...

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Success Jan 19, 2021
Working From Home: What Are Your Rights as an Employee?

In a time of unprecedented working styles, it is worth exploring the legal rights of an employee in this brand new context. We speak to Matthew Sullivan of law firm Kramer Sullivan to share their insights into employee rights in 2021. Tax Relief According to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a UK government department, some of the costs associated with working from...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 19, 2021
It's Quitter's Day! Here's How to Tell Whether Your Candidate Will Actually Stick to Their New Year's Resolutions

It's perfectly natural for candidates to put on their best faces during the recruitment process. People often present themselves how they want to be perceived in the interview — but as you assess talent, it's your job to distinguish each candidate's calculated best impression from their genuine self. This becomes especially relevant in the first quarter of the year, when many...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 18, 2021
3 Ways to Make Your Technical Interviews Work in a Virtual Hiring World

Done well, technical interviews follow a consistent process to identify the most qualified candidates for your team and leave candidates with a positive impression of your company. Done poorly, technical interviews can negatively impact candidate experience, produce inconsistent results, and even raise compliance issues for your company. For companies that have well-established processes...

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Smart Tech Jan 18, 2021
Recruiting Made Easier: How One Free Chrome Extension Can Help

For recruiters, it's frustrating when someone says hiring is an easy job. While the pandemic brought on a slew of terrible circumstances, such as economic turmoil, layoffs, and budget cuts, recruiting pre-pandemic wasn't a walk in the park either. With record-low unemployment, 78 percent of employed professionals open to job hopping, and heavy competition from outside organizations, the...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 18, 2021
Ending the 'Shecession': 3 Ways Businesses Can Attract and Retain Female Professionals

The "shecession" is trending right now, and for good reason. Record numbers of women exited the US workforce throughout 2020 — 617,000 in September alone, compared to 78,000 men.  Largely, this disparity is the result of the fact that women have had to shoulder much of the pandemic's impact on US households, from the lack of daycare options to caring for elderly parents and overseeing...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 15, 2021
These Are the Skills Hiring Managers Need to Look for in 2021

While the past year has uprooted millions of workers and thrown the global economy into disarray, it has also had a catalytic effect on many industries and companies. For example, of all the changes COVID-19 has caused, perhaps the most significant has been a fundamental reconsideration of the way companies find and deploy human capital. From the overnight shift to remote work to the surging...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
How to Deal With a Personality Clash at Work — Without Losing Your Professionalism

All workplaces are prone to occasional disagreements, most of which are due to simple miscommunication. Some, however, are driven by personality clashes between people on the same team. Such clashes have the potential to cause serious disruptions. What can you do if you find yourself on one end of such a clash — or you are the manager dealing with opposing personalities on your...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
The Best Salary Finance Schemes for Employees

"Salary finance schemes" are a way for employees to withdraw their salaries in advance of payday. It is also a way for employers to provide financial assistance and increased financial security to their workforces. Though relatively new in the world of employee benefits, salary finance schemes have become an increasingly important incentive for today's job hunters. As working habits...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Intention vs. Action in Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting: Can You Spot the Difference?

So here we are, the year 2021, arguably the most anticipated year in modern history.  Apart from the progress we hope to see in efforts to halt the pandemic, this year will also force us to confront another elephant in the room leftover from 2020: Did everybody really mean what they said about diversity, inclusion, and racial equality?  In early 2020, close to 40 percent of...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
10 Ways to Optimize Your Virtual Hiring Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Many companies have moved to an online environment. What's the best tip you'd give them on conducting a virtual hiring process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most...

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Get Hired Jan 14, 2021
Resume Tips for Career Changers [With Summary Section Template]

Shifting careers was always a challenge, even before 2020. One of the biggest hurdles career changers face is being able to show hiring managers how their past work experience will help them succeed in the new role. Did you know hiring managers only spend an average of six seconds reading each resume? That being the case, career changers must learn how to stand out and share their...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Outcomes Over Output: What Employees Are Looking for in 2021

The pandemic has forever changed the way employees view work. Once it eventually subsides, many workers will be eager to explore their career options and change jobs. If businesses want to attract and retain the talent they need to move forward, they must understand candidates' mindsets and desires in this new talent market. According to the Citrix Talent Accelerator, a survey of 2,000...

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Smart Tech Jan 13, 2021
Make Your Remote Workers More Secure With a VPN

As remote work becomes the norm, company security becomes more important than ever. VPNs can protect employees as they work remotely, allowing them to browse the internet free of risk. What Is a VPN? A virtual private network (VPN) allows users to protect their privacy while browsing online. It bypasses a user's internet service provider (ISP) and instead routes the internet...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 13, 2021
Having Trouble Hiring Developers? Try These 5 Tips

Hiring great talent is becoming increasingly difficult. Companies are fiercely competing for the best candidates, and everyone is upping their hiring games in different ways, from offering amazing benefits to transforming entire company cultures. Nowhere is this competition more evident than in software development, one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It's also highly...

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The Innovators Jan 13, 2021
Neurodiversity: Paving the Way to Universal Design Inclusivity in the Workplace

Though these last months have been fraught with global challenges, we have seen some hopeful developments when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, business leaders across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK are providing more work opportunities for the historically marginalized group of neurodivergent individuals — people whose minds operate differently...

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The Innovators Jan 12, 2021
How Do You Deliver a Consistent Benefit Experience When Your Employees Are Scattered Around the Globe?

The international working landscape, in which skills and expertise are shared across borders, has increased the need for globally consistent employee experiences. This is especially true now, in the work-from-home era, which has added another layer of complexity to recruiting and engaging talent. Benefits are often more important than job title, colleagues, or organizational culture...

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Get Hired Jan 12, 2021
6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Executive Job Search

Overwork and burnout. An unexpected layoff. Uncertainty about your next move. An urge to pivot to something new in your career.  There are many reasons why a senior leader might reach a professional crossroads and embark on an executive job search. In our work with corporate vice president and C-suite leaders, we see a number of common mistakes these executive job seekers often...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 12, 2021
How to Overcome 4 Major Hurdles to Successfully Sourcing Cleared Candidates

Imagine if we categorized industries into different track-and-field events based on the roles they recruited for.  Recruiters in the retail, construction, and hospitality industries would participate in sprints, since those roles have the shortest time to hire. On the flip side, recruiters in industries that require security-cleared candidates would participate in long-distance...

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The Innovators Jan 11, 2021
How Employees Might Be Working in 2021

As we enter 2021, our typical work life looks different than it did in previous years, leaving many to predict what will happen to the future of the office.Office WorkWith many offices forced to close over the past year, employers and employees alike have had to adjust to the trials and tribulations of working from home. For many, the return to the office cannot come soon enough. The office...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 11, 2021
How to Get Developers to Respond to Your Cold Emails

I've noticed that most of my IT recruiting colleagues rely on the funnel approach to attracting candidates, which involves collecting a number of candidates and then reaching out to them about vacancies via a mailing list.Generally the task is completed, people are found, and the HR lead is happy. But there are two significant problems with this approach. First, template-based email outreach...

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The Two Halves of 2021: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between

The beginning of 2021 will include a new presidential administration and a focus on vaccine availability and the timing of additional federal aid. The second half of the year, we will all be busy rebuilding our battered economy and creating a new normal.If we rebound as anticipated, a hiring bonanza is likely. LaborIQ by ThinkWhy estimates approximately 76 million hires will occur in 2021,...

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Smart Tech Jan 8, 2021
How Should Teams Take Back Control of Talent Acquisition in 2021? By Embracing Deep Recruitment Technology

We could use many adjectives to describe 2020 (including some choice words that may not be ideal to print). If we had to pick a descriptor that would be universally understood, it would be "chaotic." Over the past 12 months, company executives and recruitment leaders have endured fluctuations in unemployment, budgets, and workplace practices. With so much out of their control, leaders were...

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The Innovators Jan 8, 2021
Employers, Meet Humanity: How the Pandemic Created a White Space to Reinvent Your Company Culture

The new year is upon us, and now more than ever do we need a slice of humanity at work. The pandemic forced many organizations into a tailspin, throwing employer-employee relationships totally out of sorts. But this situation has also created a real opportunity to reinvent that relationship and foster stronger cultures and companies. How will your organization respond?You often hear words like...

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The Innovators Jan 7, 2021
Making Remote Internships Work: 4 Tips for Success

Consider two statements. First, no matter what happens in 2021, remote work is here to stay. Second, successful companies know that in order to build resilient, renewable talent pipelines, they need to have strong internship programs.Put those two truths together, and we find ourselves facing a clear challenge: Is it possible for remote internship programs to succeed? This is a challenge we...

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Get Hired Jan 7, 2021
13 Questions You Should Ask to Understand Whether a Company Cares About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Let's be candid here. If you ask a hiring manager (or any one of your interviewers) whether their company has diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies or procedures in place, you're likely to receive a legalistic, by-the-books "Of course!" response. Just because a company says something is true, that doesn't mean it is in practice. So, how do you find out what a company's culture...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Must-Know Tech Lingo for Recruiters

As a high-level tech recruiter, your job is to find the perfect fit for the available roles in your company. It's not an easy task for an obvious reason: you're a recruiter, not a developer. Yet you must screen candidates and discuss detailed job requirements for positions outside your personal area of expertise.Whether you're just embarking on your path as a tech recruiter or simply need a...

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Do You Know Who's in Your Systems? The Costs and Risks of Non-Employees

The digitalization of the workforce and rise of the gig economy have significantly altered the structure of many organizations, which in turn has posed new challenges for HR teams. In addition to traditional full-time employees (FTEs), many HR teams and their colleagues in IT and cybersecurity must now manage increasing numbers of contractors, vendors, partners, affiliates, and freelancers,...

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Checklist: How to Host a Successful Virtual Recruiting Event

Hosting a recruiting event is one of the best ways to engage talent and set your employer brand apart from the competition. But in today's work-from-home world, talent acquisition is changing, and many recruiters are feeling the pressure. In fact, 48 percent of HR professionals reported feeling unprepared to adapt their recruitment and onboarding processes digitally in a survey conducted in...

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How to Use Social Media to Find the Right Talent 3 Times Faster

The current job market is filled with millennials and, soon, Generation Z. These demographic groups tend to consume social media as often as they eat food or drink water. If you are still using only old-school recruiting methods like posting on career sites or advertising in newspapers, you have to seriously up your game. How do you reach Gen. Z and millennial candidates? You cannot pull them...

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The Virtual Work World Is Here to Stay: What 2020 Means for Hiring in 2021

Ask any recruiter, HR professional, or job seeker about the future of hiring, and they will tell you the game will never be the same again. Recruitment practices were totally transformed as companies transitioned from in-person work to a completely remote model practically overnight.These dramatic changes to both hiring practices and professional mindset came to the fore in Talview's latest...

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