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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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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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Recruitment Roundup – Things of the Past

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. With recruiters and employers competing for top talent, new trends have come to the forefront. From parental leave for pets to new outlooks on tattoos, things are progressing in the work world. Old trends and discriminations are officially a thing of the past. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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Recruitment Roundup – Retail Therapy

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re all about retail. It’s a changing landscape that will continue to present new recruitment challenges as it evolves. So, we gathered articles with potential problems and solutions for hiring in the modern-day retail industry.  Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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Recruitment Roundup – Ethics & The Law

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re diving into ethics and the law. We see just how bad it gets for companies when they cross over from unethical into illegal territory. We also take a look at how acting ethically when it comes to policies can not only improve reputation, but also retention. The moral of this week’s story? Be ethical in your business practices, it pays off.  Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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Recruitment Roundup – The Ways of the Future

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup! This week we’re giving you a look at the future of HR. Well, okay, maybe not exactly a look at the future – rather, tips on how to be more successful in the times to come. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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“It’s Over” – When Face-to-Face Communication Reigns Supreme

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Technology in regards to workplace communication has been a hot topic ever since business practices started evolving. What used to once require an international trip can now be done via Skype. Hiring practices that used to include newspaper ads have now shifted towards online job boards and even text messages. While things seem to get more convenient with each technological evolution, what does this mean for our communication skills in the workplace? Well, it means we can now use technology to do what we don’t want to do in person– like fire an employee.

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Philadelphia’s Job Market Has a Reputation Problem

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We at Nexxt are located in the Philadelphia region, and if you're not from here, you've probably heard that Philadelphians are pretty passionate people. So, we wanted to see how our city is viewed by locals, especially after Philadelphia was ranked the 25th worst city in the U.S. to find a job in 2016.

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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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