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Agency Recruiters Say Companies Need to Move Faster

by Dec 16, 2014, 6:06 am ET

MRI survey candidate driven 12.2014Candidates are quicker to turn down offers, increasingly rejecting them within weeks of their first interview.

It’s another sign of what the vast majority of agency recruiters say is a candidate-driven employment market.

MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study says 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. keep reading…

Now, a Job Site for Candidates With Cold Feet

by Dec 12, 2014, 11:07 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 7.47.30 AMAn employee gets a new job. They’ve told their company they’re quitting. They’re going to start the new job soon. Heck, why not see what else is out there before Day 1?

Yes, there’s now a job site for them. keep reading…

5 Reasons Job Hoppers Make Great Sales Reps

by Dec 11, 2014, 5:49 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 11.06.19 AMAlthough recruiters are traditionally warned to stay away from job hoppers, many employers now expect candidates to have a history of job hopping. In fact, a recent survey from CareerBuilder shows that 55 percent of employers reported hiring a job hopper.

Why are recruiters ignoring the advice to avoid flighty employees?

For one, jumping from job to job is common. The CareerBuilder survey found that by age 35, 25 percent of full-time employees have held five or more jobs, while 20 percent of those ages 55 and older have had 10 or more jobs.

But there is a deeper explanation. Employers see the value job hoppers can bring to certain positions. For example, workers who frequently switch from job to job may have the personality and experience needed to excel as a sales rep.

Here are the top five reasons to consider hiring a job hopper for your open sales rep position. keep reading…

Google, Fool Top Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice List

by Dec 10, 2014, 2:00 am ET

Glassdoor top places 2015If your company hasn’t made a “Best Places to Work” list, you should be asking “Why not?”

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of these lists. The Great Place to Work Institute has what is arguably the most prestigious. Companies spend tens of thousands to make the top 100, and even then, many don’t.

But that’s no excuse for not making some list. There are “best places” lists compiled by business journals and C of Cs. SHRM chapters have them, as do any number of organizations. Every state has one; some have several. And there’s one in practically every city of size, including in the Yukon, where Home Hardware made the list. keep reading…

For Those Tired of Cat Videos, They Can Now Watch a Job Board’s Mouse

by Dec 9, 2014, 8:49 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 12.48.01 PMA career site called Shine is running an ad campaign highlighting its 220,000 job posts and overall suite of services, such as employment branding. The star is a mouse. keep reading…

Speculation Continues That Amazon Is Eying the Recruiting Technology Field

by Dec 8, 2014, 3:32 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 12.18.22 PMFrom the tight-knit rumor mill of recruiters and others in the field from around the world comes talk that Amazon wants to dip its toes into some sort of recruiting technology service. keep reading…

Rearview Talent – A Reflection on Trends That Shaped 2014

by Dec 8, 2014, 12:05 pm ET

Are you ready for 2015 when it comes to talent acquisition? Well maybe it’s the holiday cheer or the start of a new year, but we have a gift for you! Please join wonderful hostess Nicole Dessain as she lets you in on a little secret, the best and most effective trends of 2014. In this upcoming CareerBeam-sponsored webinar, expect more than just the following:

  • Understand how the 10 talent.trends impacted the talent agenda in 2014
  • Learn how companies tackled challenges associated with these trends
  • Get to know innovative talent frameworks that help address talent challenges in the 21st century (such as the talent.experience lifecycle™ )
  • Gain perspective on what talent topics will be hot in 2015

Get registered today and learn about the top trends of 2014 before going in to the new year. That way you can use this newfound “gift” in all the most exciting and efficient ways.

Date/Time of Webinar: December 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/eodawnmscir6&eom

Sponsor: CareerBeam

Can’t attend?  No problem!  Register and receive the recording to watch at a more convenient time!

November Surprise: 321k Jobs and Higher Pay

by Dec 5, 2014, 9:41 am ET

Econ Index Nov 2014Economists were expecting November’s job growth to be about average, right around 220,000. Instead, the U.S. Labor Department this morning said employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the most in almost three years.

To add to the robust report, the government adjusted upward its initial numbers for September and October by 44,000 jobs. Together with November, the U.S. economy has averaged 241,000 new jobs each month this year. In 2013 the average for the 11 months was 204,000 and in 2012 it was 184,000.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent. A year ago the rate was 7 percent. keep reading…

Executive Search Firms Having a Banner Year

by Dec 3, 2014, 11:34 pm ET

Exec search firm employees 2014Only a few years ago, in-housing executive search was a hot topic. Bring it back inside, assign high-level searches to one person or a team and you save tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars, was how the thinking went.

How many companies actually did this is hard to tell. Judging, though, from the numbers being reported by the public search firms and the Association of Executive Search Consultants, among others, executive search is having a great year, possibly its best year ever.

In 2013, companies reported that 5.9 percent of their external hires were sourced by search firms. That was almost double the 2012 percentage and the highest number in more than a decade. keep reading…

November’s 208K New Jobs to Put Pressure on Wages

by Dec 3, 2014, 12:54 pm ET

ADP Nov infographicPrivate sector employers added 208,000 jobs in November, the seventh time this year that job growth has topped 200,000.

The report from HR services and payroll process ADP says that every one of the broad industry groups it tracks added jobs, with small businesses growing the fastest. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees created 101,000 new jobs. Employers with more than 500 workers contributed 42,000 new jobs.

“November continued to show solid job growth above 200,000,” said Carlos Rodriguez, ADP president and CEO. “Small businesses continued to drive job gains adding almost half the total for the month.”

Economists, however, were forecasting even stronger growth. Surveys put their expectations at an average of about 220,000 for the month. Bloomberg’s survey of 47 economists had predictions ranging from as little as 190,000 to as much as 262,000, with the average at 222,000. keep reading…

This Is Your Chance to Talk Openly With Your Talent-acquisition Peers

by Dec 2, 2014, 5:10 am ET

EREConf14_footerYou’ve probably been to a conference and left wanting more — wanting to delve deeper into a topic that was just touched upon. If so, the “Think Tanks” which are part of the April ERE conference in San Diego, is for you.

We’ve experimented with this format the last two conferences, to rave reviews from participants. So this spring, all ERE Recruiting Conference attendees will participate in one of three think tanks on the first day of the conference.

How They Work keep reading…

A Turkey of A Song (You’re On Your Own for the Bird)

by Nov 26, 2014, 9:32 pm ET

As our Thanksgiving gift to you ERE brings you this special edition of turkey-flavored Roundup. (And I thank you in advance for not leaving comments like, “Sure was a real turkey,” etc.)

The special feature is attorney Jeff Nowak’s family Thanksgiving song, with lyrics that everyone who has ever dealt with FMLA issues will enjoy (a word that may not coincide with your FMLA experience).

Click the image to hear Nowak’s rendition of Albuquerque Turkey and you’ll know in a flash why he keeps his day job as co-chair of Franczek Radelet’s Labor and Employment Practice. If you prefer to avoid frightening children and pets, you can read the lyrics here.

Turkeys Are History

OK so we didn’t spend much on your Thanksgiving present, but, hey, what did you get from your employer? Bloomberg tells us 80 percent of you got nada. Its survey says the tradition of employers handing out turkeys is almost one for the history books. Only 4 percent of employers still do that. keep reading…

Sourcing, Skill Matching, and Other Startups Launch … From India

by Nov 25, 2014, 6:37 am ET

IndiaI’m a long time reader of ERE.net and the startup posts, and know Indian companies sometimes win ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards or are featured, but there’s a lot of startup action going unnoticed. India’s recruiting technology startups are fueled particularly by the growth in tech hiring which has been taking place owing to the large number of overall startups which are coming up and growing in the country.

Some of the interesting companies that I see: keep reading…

Top 10 Hiring and Recruiting Blunders by Employers

by Nov 19, 2014, 5:18 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.01.03 AMFrom the annoyance of individual discrimination charges to bet-the-company class actions, employers’ recruiting and hiring processes are fraught with legal risk. Are you guilty of any of these top 10 hiring and recruiting blunders that are committed by employers? keep reading…

Boon Says Good Deeds Are Rewarded

by Nov 18, 2014, 8:53 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 5.45.17 AMOut of Los Angeles and in private beta comes a new startup where people get paid for successful referrals. keep reading…

FB@Work, Facebook’s New Business Service, Being Tested

by Nov 17, 2014, 7:23 pm ET

facebookFacebook is testing a new professional service specifically intended to be used in the workplace.

The company has so far been mum about “Facebook at Work.” However, the Financial Times, which disclosed the secret project, said it is designed as a collaboration tool, allowing users to share documents, communicate with colleagues, and build networks of professional contacts. Because it will enable users to keep their social network completely separate from their professional one, the new service is being considered a competitor to LinkedIn and to services from Google and Microsoft. keep reading…

CFOs Becoming More Involved With HR

by Nov 13, 2014, 6:43 pm ET

CFO role survey 2014CFOs are becoming more involved in human resources issues, as companies more and more break down traditional silos in favor of ever greater collaboration among departments and divisions.

Better than 8 in 10 CFOs say their responsibilities have expanded in the last three years to touch areas as diverse as marketing and operations. Human resources leads the list, with 21 percent of the 2,100 CFOs surveyed saying their job now includes at least some involvement with HR issues. Following closely, 19 percent of CFOs reported having some responsibility for IT. keep reading…

Why Your Employer Brand Isn’t Working

by Nov 13, 2014, 5:50 pm ET

With so many different approaches or tactics to evaluate the effectiveness of your employer brand, and more specifically how effective your brand is at attracting the top talent, please join this upcoming Indeed-sponsored webinar, with host David Lee, as he covers the following:

  • Have a brand that attracts genuine talent, and how to help make that happen
  • How to deliver on your brand promise … consistently
  • Communicating your brand in a clear and effective way that differs from the norm
  • Making sure managers understand their central role in the brand

Register today and ensure you get the most out of this upcoming webinar; this is a great opportunity to increase your brand’s effectiveness and make it stand above the rest.

Date/Time of Webinar:  November 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/e234f8eu4noz&eom

Sponsor: Indeed

100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 200K Vets

by Nov 11, 2014, 12:01 am ET

veterans day 2014As America honors its military veterans today, there is encouraging news on the jobs front: The unemployment rate for the nation’s veterans has declined sharply in the year since the last Veterans Day.

Thanks to a nationwide focus on hiring veterans, and especially younger veterans who served in the post 9/11 military, unemployment for all veterans went from 6.9 percent in October 2013 to 4.5 percent last month. The national unemployment rate dropped 1.4 percentage points to 5.4 percent. (All percentages are non-seasonally adjusted.)

Contributing to the sharp decline was a project launched three years ago by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other large employers. As its name implies, the 100,000 Jobs Mission committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Now, with more than 170 companies participating, the project has employed more than 190,000 former military. keep reading…

This Startup Wants You on the Phone, Not Video

by Nov 8, 2014, 8:08 am ET

Talkpush-small1-300x132Since video hasn’t made the phone obsolete quite yet, in beta and launching in a couple of weeks is a new company that helps you screen job candidates who’ve recorded job interviews.  keep reading…