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BY: JONATHAN MARX, DAVID MEELER, AND SCOTT HUFFMON Using networks, such as friends and family, during a job search has long been recognized as an effective strategy, yet job seekers typically utilize same-gender contacts more than cross-gender ones. This results in men typically directing other men to higher-paying, male-dominated jobs and women directing other women to lower-paying, female-dominated jobs. Consequently, the existing gender divide in the workforce is further reinforced. One might expect a reversal of these gender-based patterns, especially for college gradua
BY: MICHELE MAVI Whether you just landed a promotion or have been managing teams for a while, it’s always a good idea to asses yourself against the tried and true habits of good managers. Everyone has off days, but if you’re able to generally stick to these five key behaviors, you’ll be the best boss around: 1. Accept That, Sometimes, You Won’t Communicate Clearly Do you consistently have to repeat yourself to your team? Do you feel like subordinates always misunderstand you? If you’re frustrated that your team doesn’t quite g
BY: RICH MOY Recruiting for any role can be challenging, but finding great developers is uniquely difficult. Not only is the demand for technical talent at a fever pitch, but most developers aren’t even actively pursuing new job opportunities at the moment. While the talent pool is mostly passive, 75 percent of developers surveyed for Stack Overflow’s 2017 “Developer Hiring Landscape” report said they would be interested in hearing from recruiters about new job opportunities. Developers also noted that email is often the best way to start conv
BY: DAN HARRIS Not everyone is cut out for sales – and that’s truer than ever. Today’s salespeople are in a category all their own. Companies are looking for the most highly skilled professionals to add to their teams, demanding salespeople be entrepreneurial, determined, tech-savvy, and great communicators. Unfortunately, the challenge isn’t only in finding top sales talent. Holding onto that talent is difficult, too. A report from SalesFuel released earlier this year found that 69 percent of millennial sales reps have already voluntarily left
BY: JASON MCDOWELL While student populations in certain countries have varying concerns, most of Generation Z wants to make good money, to have a fair work/life balance, and to have access to professional training and development, according to “World’s Most Attractive Employers,” a survey of nearly 295,000 global business and engineering/IT students conducted by international employerbranding firm Universum Global. The biggest companies may need to step up their games if they intend to attract this upcoming round of top talent. The Universu
BY: MATTHEW KOSINSKI A couple weeks back, employer branding leaders Universum Global and online careers resource DHI Group, Inc., released the 2017 edition of the annual “Employer Branding Now” report. Based on a survey of roughly 2,500 HR managers, marketing managers, talent acquisition managers, recruiting managers,and resourcing managers from 50 different countries, the report found that employer branding has grown in importance over the last year, with more and more companies defining their employer value propositions (EVPs), investing
BY: GLENN LAUMEISTER Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and marvel at those users who have reached rapid, stunning success? Whether it’s the fashion blogger who now appears on international magazine covers or the food photographer who has published a bestselling cookbook of their own, you have to wonder: “How did they do that so quickly?” The success of these people ins’t random. They – sometimes along with their teams – worked hard to establish and maintain their personal brands. If you look across their social chan
BY: JASON MCDOWELL Businesses in myriad industries are struggling with skills gaps, spurring executives to seek new methods and technologies for acquiring talent. Unfortunately, the tactics recruiters and hiring managers use to plug talent holes don’t always address the larger problem of the nationwide talent gap. While businesses can leverage freelancers and contract workers to make up for some weaknesses and scale up projects, at the end of the day, many companies simply require more full-time employees than they can get their hands on. The Tru
BY: RECRUITER Q&A Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! Today’s Question: If you could change one thing about the way recruiting is done, what would it be and why? 1. Trash Those Boring Job Ads Stop using job descriptions because they are boring, boring, boring! Even worse, most look the same.
BY: BETSEY BANKER Today, many employers are tasked with preserving and promoting the health and happiness of their employees. As a result, much attention is paid to perks beyond healthcare and 401(k) benefits. Wellness leaders are responding, offering a wide variety of lifestyle improvement and chronic disease management programs while exploring everything from flexible work arrangements to pet insurance. In truth, however, our employee wellness programs don’t have to be so complicated. A good wellness program improves the health and happiness of individuals. While