Recruitment Best Practices

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.

Here are 3 key findings that small businesses should be aware of:

Money ranks low as a means of fulfillment. As it turns out, traditional markers for success, such as salary, aren’t the only motivation for today’s workers. The study, which was evenly split between employed and unemployed job seekers, revealed 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.At face value, offering good pay might sound like the end-all solution to keeping the best employees around, but it matters less than you think.

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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.

Beyond 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 [INFOGRAPHIC] here

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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.


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Career Journeys – Lance Baird

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Today we’re continuing our look at professionals who – either by choice or by chance – have taken unconventional paths to career success.

We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled.

That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile. Lance Baird is an MBA grad and marketing professional turned principal in his own company whose career has consisted of some major leaps of faith.

Read about Lance’s career journey.


Will Texting Help You Hire or Get You Fired?

 

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“Sorry, it’s just not going to work out. Good luck with your life.”

Breaking up via text isn’t anything new, but it still makes us cringe at a personal level because it feels incredibly impersonal. It’s almost paradoxical, because the texting medium itself represents a connection we have with people we know and trust.

Text messaging has become a powerful piece of communication in our everyday lives. While we all know that person that has steadily refused to participate in the SMS frenzy, research shows that it’s grown to be a core part of how we interact with others. Other than making a call or taking a photo, sending text messages is at the top of the list in terms of how people use their mobile devices.

For recruiters on the front lines of communication for their organizations, it’s worth noting the power of text. It’s innately personal and incredibly direct – what better way to cut straight through the noise and get a person’s attention right away? Plus, it’s becoming an increasingly acceptable communication tool in the business world. It makes sense that recruiters will want to leverage this ubiquitous form of communication for reaching and engaging with candidates.

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