78% of People Plan to Look for a New Job in 2019 – Which is Why You Need to Focus on Improving Employee Engagement

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The new year is starting out with some headlines that undoubtedly have employers on edge. Half of DC-area Workers Would Jump Ship for Amazon, Why More Employers May Be Checking in With Talent Every Day, or even Employee Experience Rarely Exceed Expectations, Study Says. All of these headlines point to one thing: in order to retain your top talent and keep them happy, you’re going to have to pay attention to employee engagement.

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New Year, New Corporate Wellness Programs

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In years past, workplace wellness programs meant discounted gym memberships and awkward office-wide weight loss competitions. And while we love a good discount, across the board, corporate wellness is diversifying and modernizing for the better. From a focus on meditation and mindfulness to personalized, data-driven wellness plans, what we’re seeing from employers across the country is a holistic, modern approach to wellness in the workplace.

So, employers, here’s what you need to know to bring your corporate wellness program out of the Stone Age and into 2019.

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Battle of the Interview Formats: Recorded, Phone or Face-to-Face

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Job seekers are at a premium right now – in fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is at its lowest in 50 years. In a tight labor market, reaching qualified candidates faster than the competition is incredibly important for companies with roles to fill.

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Tight Labor Market Got You Down? We Can Help.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century, with the jobless rate dropping to just 3.7 percent. That’s fantastic news for job seekers looking to make their next big career move, but for companies of all sizes, it’s another story entirely.

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3 ½ Steps for Successful Candidate Communications

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Imagine this: You spot a job posting online for a position you’re so excited about that you tell everyone. Even your mom. You rush home after work to submit your polished resume with a perfectly crafted cover letter and then… you wait a few days, anxiously anticipating some sort of communication. But then days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and you finally resign to accepting that you won’t hear back from this company.

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Four Ways Recruiters Can Cure the Job Search Blues

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To many job seekers, the job hunt can be just as much fun as a root canal without novocaine. According to a recent survey conducted by Nexxt of over 1,400 job seekers, nearly half (48%) are frustrated with the job search process, leaving them discouraged and less likely to continue applying for open positions.

Of course, every job search has its peaks and valleys, but the process shouldn’t be so soul sucking that candidates throw in the towel and stop looking all together. And while some job seekers might simply need a pep talk to get their momentum back, there are also several things employers and recruiters can do to make the process a lot less painful for their prospects, and ultimately, themselves.

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