Workplace Culture

National Study Helps Confirm Why It’s So Challenging to Hire Hourly Workers

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Survey reveals how hourly workers feel about searching for jobs at the moment, the types of jobs they’re seeking, and what they are most enticed by when it comes to job offers.

Nexxt, a talent solutions technology company, recently announced the results of a national survey of more than 1,200 job seekers which revealed what hourly workers want, the types of hourly jobs that are the most desirable, and who is most likely to search for an hourly job.

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The Benefits of Adding Salary to The Job Description as A Way to Stand Out

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Think about the last job you applied to. What caught your eye in the description that enticed you to apply? Great job descriptions include the following: the job title (of course), a summary of the role, along with the responsibilities and duties so that your applicant can gauge their potential day to day. But with so many companies competing for talent, a hot topic that has been up for debate is if you should include the salary in the job description to increase applicants.

Have you ever interviewed a phenomenal candidate only to lose them once it came time to talk salary? It ends up being a major waste of time for all parties involved. You think you’re getting a stellar candidate and they think they’re getting their dream role. Companies are hesitant to list salary ranges in fear of losing potential candidates to competing employers but listing the salary range for a job can actually attract the best fit for your role.

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Are Personality Tests Viable in the Modern Workplace?

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Your individual personality is a combination of your unique characteristics, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Over time, as a result of a series of influences including your environment, your experiences, and genetics, your personality develops. To better understand the complexity of someone’s personality, there is the option to take a personality test. Personality tests are an interesting tool to learn more about yourself and others. They can be used in a number of different settings, but if they’re going to be implemented in the workplace, employers and employees should recognize how they work, and how they can best serve their purpose in working together to reach a common goal. 

What to Know About Personality Tests

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Why Recruiting Gen-Z is a Whole Different Animal from Their Predecessors

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Gen-Z is the generation born between 1996 and 2012. Currently the oldest members of this generation are 25-ish, which is the age when most people are entry level employees and are at the beginning of their careers. However, Gen-Z won’t be as eager to join your company compared to the previous generation—Millennials. There are some things companies should get aligned now that this generation are becoming job seekers.

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How to Best Adjust to The Hybrid Work Schedule

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It feels like only yesterday I was making recommendations about how to make yourself comfortable and effective as we all shifted to work from home 100%. I bet you’ve changed and tweaked and reconsidered your work from home space a bunch since then, I know that I have. I used to make a rule about the dog not being in the office during office hours, and, well, he’s in my lap right now. Things change.

For a great many of us, things are about to change once again. We’re headed back to the office into a hybrid schedule—some balance of working from an office again, and working from home still. In preparation for the switch, here’s some tips to get you ready.

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Four Tips to Upgrade Your Workplace Culture

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We’ve heard the term a thousand times by now: “workplace culture”. However, when was the last time you stopped to truly evaluate yours? Whether you’re a startup CEO establishing it at your own business or a first day new-hire getting a feel for it at your company, it’s important to consider workplace culture and modify it as times and employee needs progress. Healthy culture plays a crucial role in employee satisfaction, productivity, and longevity. With so many employees working remotely since 2020, the typical office structure has been turned on its head. Whether your company is returning to the office, continuing remotely, or adapting a hybrid model, here are four tips to upgrade your workplace culture this year:

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The Wild and Crazy World of Signing Incentives

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The other day I was driving down the street and I saw a national pizza shop chain offering iPhones to new hires. I’ve seen signs in windows offering $500 to new hires. I was in a meeting with my boss talking about his niece who was considering signing a contract as a nurse for unlimited hours because the pay was too good to refuse. Everywhere you look—there’s a shortage of candidates and hires. What’s the best offering to get them in your pipeline?

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Corporate Culture Begins with The Recruitment Process (And How You Treat Candidates Throughout It)

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Corporate culture is the lifeblood of a company, it’s who you are. Crafting a strong corporate culture can be the difference in a company’s survival. An employee will work harder and fight for a company if they believe that that company will fight for them and if they believe in the organization as a whole. But where does corporate culture begin? That answer is simpler than most companies make it, recruiting. Recruiting is the seed from which your corporate culture grows and that includes how you treat candidates throughout the hiring process.

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Are Job Seekers Ready to Get Back Out into the World?

It's been more than a year since the world changed, but as we're beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, are job seekers and employers ready to get back out into the world? At Nexxt we’ve been checking in with job seekers to understand how their behavior over the course of 2020 into 2021 has changed when it comes to searching for jobs, their priorities, and their confidence levels.  Download the pdf.

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