Niche Recruiting

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – The State of the Retail Industry in 2018

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There’s been a lot said about where retail is going (guilty as charged), but less about where it is now. What do workers really think about the retail industry in 2018? How much money do they make? What do they love and hate about their jobs? Do they see a clear career path for themselves?  

Below, we take a look at the state of retail in 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly; and what it all means for the stores looking to hire.

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Catch Me While You Can: A Guide to Nabbing High-Quality Customer Service Reps

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Despite hectic holiday sales and irate shoppers, many customer service professionals love what they do. In fact, in a recent Nexxt survey of 2,500 customer service workers, 3 in 4 reported that whether in a retail or call center setting, the industry is rewarding to work in. Additionally, many respondents said they’re in it for the long haul – 44 percent have been working in the field for over 15 years!

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Have No Fear, the Robot Revolution is NOT Here

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We’ve seen it in I, Robot, Ex Machina and RoboCop; the formidable takeover of the human race by machines, or more specifically, artificial intelligence (AI). But is the threat of the robo-revolution real or is it just our 21st century anxiety getting the better of us? Well, it depends what industry you’re in, but when it comes to customer service, we need to pump the breaks – it’s not all doom and gloom.

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Activate Passive Candidates Through Retargeting

Start recruiting the way top advertisers do.

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In a never-ending battle to reach and acquire top talent, HR pros and recruiters are being forced to think outside the box to fill openings. Though a lot of people look at jobs, only the most active job seekers are applying every day. Retargeting is a way to activate other professionals, who may otherwise not be on the hunt for a new job. And, if recruiters aren’t making use of this up-and-coming recruitment tactic, they could be missing out on top candidates, who are not yet active job seekers.

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Stop the Revolving Door: How to Hire (and Keep) Employees in this High Turnover Field

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Question: What’s one of the most in-demand jobs with one of the highest turnover rates?

No, it’s not middle school teachers who have to make sure kids don’t eat Tide Pods. Nor is it postal workers who work in canine laden neighborhoods. So, what job is it? The answer is registered nurses.

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Who’s Taking Care of Grandma? – Healthcare Hiring Crisis Solved

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Of the many “unsexy” jobs out there, home health aide is at the top of the list. But, make no mistake, they’re incredibly important roles. It takes a special and selfless person to help a stranger with the basics like bathing, eating and dressing.

Elder care workers, including home health aides, are among the most necessary and in-demand employees as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elder care employment will grow 41% by 2026.

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The (New) Equation to Healthcare Hiring

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Dear Healthcare HR pros,

You have nearly 4 million jobs to fill by 2026. God speed.

That’s a daunting task that requires sifting through resumes, screening calls, in-person interviews, paperwork, and precious, precious time spent by recruiters. A nightmare for HR pros in the medical industry.

While it will be a key driver in our national job market, the medical field’s projected growth is turning up the heat on healthcare recruiters everywhere to attract and retain top talent at warp speed. How are HR pros and recruiters possibly going to edge out competition in this rat race?

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Recruitment Roundup – Emotions in the Workplace

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we focus on human bias and emotion in the workplace. Though this combination is often associated with negative events, there are some instances where bias and emotion are beneficial to have around. We found articles that demonstrate both. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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