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

We at Beyond 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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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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4 Tips to Help Startups Compete with Industry Giants

Rich MilgramAt Beyond, our primary goal is to help you find and hire the best people for your business. That’s what our team is here for. But, outside of helping businesses of all sizes meet their hiring goals, I am also passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and helping businesses succeed in all areas. This post is a bit different from the others you typically read on Employment Metrix, but my hope is that by sharing some of my learnings over the course of 18+ years of growing Beyond as a company, you will be able to take your budding business to the next level.

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Would You Work a “Gig” in Today’s Shifting Economy?

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[Excerpted from Social Hire]

The gig economy in the U.S. has grown rapidly in recent years, with more workers taking on freelance, independent contractor and other non-traditional jobs. Within this new landscape exists a growing number of opportunities with on-demand companies, such as driving for Uber or performing jobs through TaskRabbit. With the freedom to act as your own boss and work flexible hours, you’d think people would be jumping to pursue these non-traditional employment opportunities. Most people, however, continue to prefer the stability of traditional jobs.

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How Embracing The Gig Economy Can Create A Happy Work Environment For Your Employees

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Recently Beyond conducted a survey to understand the booming gig economy. And the gig economy is such a hot topic at the moment that Beyond’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Joe Weinlick was asked to talk to CBS about it. Here’s the conversation.

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SHRM 2016: Recap

So we just got back from the SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC and we just want to say, “Thank you!” to everyone that stopped by the Beyond booth. We had a great time in our nation’s capital and can’t wait to see everyone next year in New Orleans.

Until then, let’s recap! Here were the highlights of the show for us.

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SHRM DC 2016

Typically right before the SHRM Annual Conference we put out a blog post about what you should do while you’re at the conference and what attractions you can’t miss out on in the host city, but as we were putting one together for SHRM 2016 in Washington, DC we realized that we’ve been attending the SHRM Annual Conference for the past ten years! Yeah, that’s a lot.

So we started reminiscing about all the swag we’ve given out over the years, the most expensive giveaway, the cities we’ve visited, and the number of HR Pros we’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the years.

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You'll Be Shocked To Hear What Freelance Workers Are Demanding

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recently conducted a survey of more than 5,000 job seekers, which revealed that many are hesitant to pursue the growing number of independent contractor opportunities with on-demand companies, such as driving for Uber or performing jobs through TaskRabbit. The survey found that 68% of respondents indicated that they would not work for an on-demand company or would maybe consider it depending upon their financial situation at the time. The gig economy in the U.S. has grown rapidly in recent years, creating more independent contractor opportunities for workers. However, the survey results showed that the lack of legal rights and benefits for on-demand contractors are deterrents for job seekers. 

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