Technology in regards to workplace communication has been a hot topic ever since business practices started evolving. What used to once require an international trip can now be done via Skype. Hiring practices that used to include newspaper ads have now shifted towards online job boards and even text messages. While things seem to get more convenient with each technological evolution, what does this mean for our communication skills in the workplace? Well, it means we can now use technology to do what we don’t want to do in person– like fire an employee.
Job Search Process
As the new year kicks off, it’s easy to get caught up in the ebb and flow of the hiring process. When you’re trying to find the perfect candidate, getting back to those who didn’t make the cut probably isn’t high on your priority list. Between posting jobs, scheduling interviews, and keeping up with daily tasks, it’s easy to forget about responding to that eager candidate.
When you’re tasked with recruiting across the globe, you’re concerned with where to post, how to target the correct candidate, and if you are representing the brand appropriately. The last thing on most recruiters’ minds is the rules, social norms, and sometimes even national laws that govern how jobs are posted. Which is why I’m here – Hi! Sarah Morgan here! International Recruiting is kinda my “Shtick” – so let me be your guide.
Here are 3 of the most common international recruiting questions I'm asked.
This is the first installment of Nexxt’s new weekly roundup of articles from the web. We’re fulfilling our New Year’s Resolution to bring you interesting and exciting news in the recruitment space. This week’s roundup tackles topics like job “dating” apps, professional podcasts, and the importance of scheduling correctly. Oh, and of course we threw in some insight from Gen Z. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.
Hiring top talent in the telecommunications industry is quickly becoming more difficult for recruiters. Jobs in telecom combine elements of technology, customer service, engineering, and a blend of many other hi-tech and hi-touch positions. This presents the challenge of recruiting a diverse pool of talent, often under tight time constraints. High turnover and a competitive landscape are added obstacles to overcome. With a constant need for employees, how can a company address such a wide spectrum of talent?
New position available! Candidate must be willing to get screamed at and insulted by angry customers. Interactions include phone calls, face-to-face, or online chat – all of which need to be handled with poise. Candidate must keep cool at all times, ensuring the customer leaves every encounter with a positive view of the company, no matter how negative he or she may be.
While that’s not exactly what a job description would say, it’s the reality a customer service professional faces day in and day out. Customer service can certainly be rewarding at times – sometimes a simple solution can leave someone singing praises. However, there will always be people who simply refuse to be happy.
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3 Hiring Challenges for Seasonal and High-Volume Recruiters
Hiring for retail is often easier said than done. When the busy season approaches, it can be difficult to find enough qualified candidates in a timely manner. That, coupled with turnover, can create a sticky situation when trying to build an exceptional team. Luckily, we’ve gathered practical solutions for these common retail recruiting problems.
Picture this: you get into work at 6 am and are on your feet until your shift ends at 6 pm. You are exhausted from the day, both mentally and physically, and can’t wait to just sit down. At the end of this long yet typical day, would fixing your resume be your top priority? Probably not.
This is one of many reasons hiring for healthcare can be a difficult and frustrating undertaking. Between the fast-paced industry and hard-to-fill positions, traditional hiring methods can come up short when trying to find the perfect candidate in a pinch. Thankfully, newer, more effective practices are coming to the forefront, making it easier to not only find qualified candidates but to also get in touch with them.
Nexxt's Founder & CEO, Rich Milgram was recently profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer to talk about Nexxt, how his personality has shaped his career, and career advice he'd share with soon to be college graduates.