Recruitment Best Practices

The Major Flaw In Your Recruitment Strategy

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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?

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Talent10x: What Goes Into a Company Re-Brand?

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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!

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What’s in a name? KoP hiring company Beyond rebrands as Nexxt

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At an industry summit in New Orleans this week, hiring company Beyond, based out of King of Prussia, Pa., announced some pretty major news: the 88-person company will henceforth be known as Nexxt.

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.”

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Nexxt career network identifies hot sectors for job seekers

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What used to be Beyond is now Nexxt.

Just last week, the King of Prussia-based career network Beyond abandoned its brand name and launched a revamped online platform, all to suggest what’s Nexxt in the cause of connecting job recruiters with job seekers.

Pressing the changes is a “tight” labor-market era, with companies struggling to find quality workers, said Nexxt founder and CEO Rich Milgram. The times demand a more aggressive, multitiered approach from the service — one of the “top ten career networks in the nation” — to scour the digital hills for talent and more aggressively pitch jobs and unfamiliar employers to people who aren’t even looking for a new gig.

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Beyond Has Moved Beyond Job Boards

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Innovating quietly and forcefully for the past 20 years, Beyond has changed its brand to accurately reflect who we are today—a platform powering recruiters across the globe.
 
Beyond is now Nexxt, a completely transformed platform that evolves with today’s recruiters and today’s job candidates to help recruiters go beyond job boards and see what’s Nexxt:

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Are You Incorporating Technology Into Your Recruitment Process? You Could Be Scaring Job Seekers Away

 

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Nexxt recently conducted a national survey of more than 6,000 job seekers, which revealed that job seekers are concerned that technology could take over the interview process. The majority of respondents (56%) said technology has already made the interview process too impersonal, with more than half reporting that commonly used video technologies like Skype interfere with a hiring manager’s ability to accurately evaluate a candidate’s soft skills. As video becomes common place and new technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) make their way into the interview process, job seekers are even more anxious about advanced technologies’ role in determining if they get hired.  

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Making the Most of Your Job Boards

 

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[Excerpted from recruitingtrends]

New tools and features may help mid-sized companies build a stronger talent pipeline.

Job boards are the second-most popular means of recruiting behind employee referrals, and many companies still find the best talent through this channel. However, as the talent base accessed through these platforms widens, it's sometimes difficult for a recruiter to find the right candidates. Mid-sized businesses spend as much as 30 percent of their recruitment budgets on job-search sites, so it's important that they see returns on their listings.

In order to maximize their investment, companies can take steps to make better use of these platforms. Talent-acquisition departments can perform an audit of their current vendors, look to platforms that segment their users into "communities" for a more targeted approach to selecting candidates, utilize mobile recruiting tools, and tell a strong brand story through their job listings and online advertisements.

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Technology Is Killing The Art Of Communication In The Workplace

 

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be bilingual, I still wish I was but lucky for me there’s an app for that. Traveling to a foreign country doesn’t seem as intimidating anymore. In theory I could simply speak into an app and my words could be translated to the cab driver in Spain or the train conductor in Italy or the street vendor in Vietnam. It’s amazing what these mobile devices in our pockets have given us, but it’s also sad to think about what they have taken away.

No longer do you need to talk to a person to make plans—you send a text. You don’t have to call to make a reservation—you click a button. And you don’t have to even call to order a pizza anymore—you send a pizza emoji. Communicating is completely different now, thanks to technology, and while so many things are better because of it, the art of communication is dying—especially when it comes to the world of work.

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