We at Nexxt are located in the Philadelphia region, and if you're not from here, you've probably heard that Philadelphians are pretty passionate people. So, we wanted to see how our city is viewed by locals, especially after Philadelphia was ranked the 25th worst city in the U.S. to find a job in 2016.
Job board use skyrockets on Monday morning. Think about it – people are fresh off the weekend, sitting in cubicles at their lackluster jobs with a long week ahead of them. But once they’ve had some coffee and crank out some work, they slip back into a busy pattern and forget about that new opportunity they spotted online.
These candidates aren’t actively applying to jobs, but they’re not exactly thrilled about their current situation. Things haven’t gotten to the point where they’re looking to move on, but if the right opportunity came around, they’d be on board. This is what we call the passive candidate.
Who Are These Passive Candidates?
Nexxt's Vice President of Recruitment Media Sales, Joe Stubblebine recently contributed an article to HR Professionals Magazine to explain why an industry veteran like Beyond evolved to become a recruitment media company connecting employers with the best candidates.
Since Beyond, the Career Network, was founded, the recruitment and hiring space has gone through some serious changes. With each new technology and marketing concept that emerges, the way professionals job hunt and companies hire changes too. Think about it – when you applied for your first job, did a recruiter text you? Or did you mail your resume and follow up with HR using your landline? Perhaps I’m dating myself, but job seekers and recruiters today have witnessed profound changes even in just the last few years.
Joe Weinlick, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Nexxt recently wrote a column for The Philadelphia Business Journal to talk about the state of recruitment, why job candidates feel neglected by employers, Google's impact on the industry, and what employers need to be doing differently.
If you read our blog regularly, then you know that Beyond recently rebranded to Nexxt. We're so excited about it and we can't stop talking about. So, when Rick Bell, Editorial Director of Workforce asked Nexxt SVP of Marketing Joe Weinlick to be a guest on the Talent10x Podcast, hosted by Rick and Frank Kalman, Managing Editor of Talent Economy of course we accepted!
Did you hear what went down at SHRM17?
This year at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, there was juggling. There was music. There were fidget spinners. There was even a group of young street performers tapping it up in Nexxt gear.
And, the world found out what's beyond Beyond.
In a statement sent to reporters on Monday, the firm said it has “evolved to become a dynamic recruitment marketing solution, catering to the changing needs of the entire hiring spectrum.”