A Quick Guide for International Employer Branding

Thanks to technology, the ability to work with people ANYWHERE in the world is now truly a reality. So, if a company in the United States wants to hire people who live in Sweden, Japan, and New Zealand for example, it is now easier than ever before to connect with those candidates and hire them.

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Recruiters Turn to Text Campaigns to Acquire Talent

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[Excerpted from recruitingtrends]

As a recruiter, you've tried the job boards and you've purchased some email campaigns, but you're still not getting the volume of response you need to fill those open jobs. Now might be the time to consider adding text messaging as a new platform to complement your existing arsenal of recruitment-advertising channels.

Text messaging is rapidly becoming an integral part of the recruitment process. A growing number of HR departments and recruiters see this means of communicating with potential job candidates as a successful channel for acquiring and onboarding new talent.

Most people spend each day with their smartphone devices within easy reach. A recent TIME Mobility Poll finds 84 percent of respondents couldn't go a single day without their mobile device. It's no surprise that texting has become the preferred communication medium of choice for a large portion of the population. As people are always on the go, texting offers a more immediate means of getting a response than a phone call. In fact, the International Smartphone Mobility Report shows Americans spend about 26 minutes a day texting, compared to only six minutes a day on voice calls.

Texting as a Recruiting Tool

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Want to Improve Employee Retention? It All Starts Here

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I see these headlines everywhere (especially with Valentine’s Day approaching), “The Key to a Healthy Relationship,” “The Thing You’re Doing Wrong in Your Relationship,” “Why Relationships Last”…it keeps following me around the internet. And it’s true these three things are key…to ANY relationship—whether it’s with your boyfriend, wife, mother, best friend, or boss.

So these headlines got me thinking...if you want to retain your relationship, ugh, I mean your employees—it comes down to three things.

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Want to Hire Achievers? Avoid this Personality Type

We have now entered the time of year when most NFL teams’ seasons have ended and coaches are getting fired and hired. I couldn’t help but think, about how public this job search process is for them. True, it’s on a level that most of us will never encounter as these people’s successes and failures are analyzed to death week after week on ESPN, but it got me thinking—in the real world, if you knew someone’s failures at work so intimately, would you want him on your team, let alone running it?

With that being said maybe it’s time we embrace the failures of job candidates and give them the benefit of the doubt that maybe their last opportunity was actually a learning experience.

Show me a person who has never made a mistake, and I’ll show you a person who has never achieved much
Plus, do you really want to hire someone that’s perfect? When a candidate tells you their biggest weakness is that they’re a perfectionist, do you even buy that line anymore? Here are 5 reasons why hiring a perfectionist is not actually a great move.

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Your Recruitment Program: Workers Around the World Could Make All the Difference

We often talk to recruiters and ask them in which industries they’re having challenges hiring and what it comes down to is they have challenges because they’re limiting their hires to just the United States. And sometimes going outside of the US could be the answer.

We understand that hiring workers around the world sounds overwhelming, but hiring workers around the world might make all the difference for your recruitment program. And recruiters in the United States are not alone; we recently asked the top job boards across the globe to tell us what their biggest hiring challenges are. This [INFOGRAPHIC] is a look at global hiring trends from around the world.

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Just Accept It, Millennials Are Our Future: 3 Strategies to Train Tomorrow’s Leaders

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[Excerpted from Social-Hire]

Can Millennials become good leaders?  More companies are starting to embrace Millennials as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the workforce. Since Generation X is smaller demographically, Millennials will become the dominant force in the workplace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2025, Millennials will account for 75 percent of the global workforce.

In a recent survey on Multi-Generational Leadership, a growing number of Millennials are currently managing Gen X and Baby Boomer professionals. However, the survey found that 45 percent of Baby Boomers and Gen X respondents feel that Millennials’ lack of managerial experience could have a negative impact on a company’s culture. On a related note, more than one-third of Millennial respondents said that it’s difficult managing older generations.

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Hey Employers, The Number of People That Want to Work on Thanksgiving Will Shock You!

 

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Go Ahead and Stay Open on Thanksgiving, Your Employees Don't Care!

Back in 2012 when big box stores announced that they would be opening on Thanksgiving to allow shoppers to get a jump on their holiday shopping, American workers were appalled. But four Thanksgivings later, it seems as though working on Thanksgiving is just something we now accept as…well acceptable.

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