3 Key Findings Small Businesses Need to Know About Today’s Employees

 

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At one point in time, success for the US worker was synonymous with climbing the corporate ladder and paying one’s dues. The common career path included a lifelong commitment with one organization, with sights set on a series of promotions over several decades. Today’s workers, Millennials now the majority, have different ideals about success and many don’t march to the same beat as the generations before them. A recent study asked more than 11,000 job seekers how they define career success and it found that the modern day worker’s notions have evolved.

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Your Secret Weapon for Starting a Conversation with In-Demand Candidates


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More than 70% of people use mobile devices to search for jobs. And while smartphone use can be a touchy issue with
some potential downsides, there’s no denying the value that this wave of technology has brought into our lives for connecting us with friends, family and the workplace.

So, what does this mean for organizations seeking new talent? The reality is, today’s top-tier recruiters are leveraging mobile, and especially text-based solutions, to reach the in-demand candidates faster than the competition. Let’s take a look at why that matters and how it can get you in front of the right candidates at the right time.

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Modern Workers Redefine Success and What You Need To Know To Hire Them

According to a recent survey of more than 11,000 active and passive job seekers, the definition of success has changed.

No longer are we tied to one company that will take care of us in our retirement or guarantees us a salary increase for being loyal.

Today, modern workers rely on themselves to provide for their futures and with that comes something that might sound irresponsible to those who came before them, but they want to be happy.

Nexxt asked these thousand of job seekers how they define a career and what they are looking to get out of their current or next job.

So as a recruiter these things are good to know.

Check out the "This Is Not Your Father's Career" infographic here

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How Job Seekers Feel About The Upcoming Presidential Election & What You Need to Know As An Employer

We at Nexxt recently surveyed more than 5,000 job seekers (both active and passive) to understand how they feel about the upcoming presidential election, how it is influencing their job search and how they interact with their coworkers.  So as an employer, here's what you need to know. Check out the full infographic here.

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You Won't Believe The One Thing Everyone Agrees On This Election

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Nexxt announced results from a national survey of more than 5,000 job seekers, which revealed that a majority (72%) of job seekers said talking about politics at work is inappropriate, and almost half (46%) said they’ve felt uncomfortable at work due to political chatter. While job seekers want to remain professional about politics in the office, posts on personal social media accounts are acceptable. In fact, 65% of respondents feel it’s appropriate to post passionate political views on social media or other public forums where their colleagues can read it. The survey shows that the traditional admonition to avoid political speech at work applies to the most unconventional presidential election in recent history, while social media is the go-to medium for sharing opinions.

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The Job Search Climate Is Changing: Are Your Recruiting Tactics Changing With It?

We at Nexxt recently surveyed more than 11,000 job seekers (both active and passive) to understand how they are searching for jobs and not surprisingly, mobile devices are playing a big part.  So as a recruiter, what do you need to know? Check out the full [INFOGRAPHIC] here.

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Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.

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As a recruiter, is job hopping a red flag? Or do you understand why people leave their jobs?

Walk into any bar around town at happy hour and you’ll overhear more than one person complaining about work. Job dissatisfaction is pretty common and often people feel like they owe it to a company to suffer through a bad experience. A terrible manager, poor company culture, or even boredom make the work week difficult to get through. But how long should an employee have to wait a bad job out before you move on? The answer might surprise you.

According to a national survey of 11,000 job seekers conducted by Nexxt, 46 percent of respondents said that six months to one year was an appropriate amount of time to “stick out” a job if it doesn’t make you happy. Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.

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Nexxt is a recruitment media company that uses today’s most effective marketing tactics to reach the full spectrum of talent – from active to passive, and everything in between. Learn more about hiring with Nexxt.

 


Candidate Career Journeys - Michele Gonzalez

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Army veteran. West Point grad. Ironman. Marathon runner. When a candidate like this comes across your desk, you can’t help but be impressed.

But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a stay-at-home mom? One year ago, Michele Gonzalez, of the popular blog NYC Running Mama, was exactly this candidate. And it wasn't as easy as you might think for her to find her new career niche. Now she’s back to work full-time, running full steam ahead with her career.

In the final installment of our Career Journeys series on The Confident Career, Michele shares the challenges of returning to work after multi-year hiatus and finding a way to transfer her military skills to a civilian career. (By the way, wouldn’t you hate to have been one of the companies who passed on a candidate like this?)

Read about Michele’s career journey through the military, marathons, motherhood and more.

Nexxt is a recruitment media company that uses today’s most effective marketing tactics to reach the full spectrum of talent – from active to passive, and everything in between. Learn more about hiring with Nexxt.

 


You'll Be Shocked To Hear How Modern Workers Define Success

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Nexxt recently conducted a survey of more than 11,000 job seekers, which revealed that traditional markers of success such as salary and company tenure aren’t as relevant to today’s workers. According to the survey—which was evenly split between employed and unemployed job seekers, a strong majority (77%) believe they have achieved career success. The top reason cited was pride in their work (48%), which ranked well above money (2%) as an indicator of success. Results also showed that tenure at one job is an anomaly; in fact, only 8% of respondents who feel they’ve achieved career success have worked for just one company.

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