Watch out Batman and Robin, there's a new dynamic duo in town. As previously announced, Jazz has integrated with LinkedIn Recruiter to help recruiters and hiring managers access real-time profile insights and match existing candidates’ LinkedIn profiles within Jazz. In a nutshell, the integration extends the value of LinkedIn Recruiter to Jazz.
After nine years on Forbes’ 100 Best Companies to Work For list—six of those in the top spot—it is clear that Google knows the secrets of employer branding. Despite its need for highly specialized skills, Google has an endless supply of qualified applicants begging to be brought aboard. Does your company?
Bank of America struggled with a 40 percent turnover rate in its call center, a problem shared by many organizations. The typical call center employee only stays with a company for 1.1 years, according to QATC. Call center turnover causes problems beyond simply hiring and training enough people to fill in the gaps. So how did Bank of America stop employee churn and create an environment that encouraged employee loyalty? They put people analytics to work.
According to a recent Gallup report, State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders, 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged at work. What does employee engagement mean? How do you build and sustain it?
LinkedIn is to recruiters what Snapchat is to Millennials, Instagram is to foodie photogs, and Facebook is to your older relatives. Which is to say, LinkedIn is a recruiter’s go-to social profile. And for good reason.
Writing job descriptions may seem straightforward enough, but if you knew you only had a few seconds to sell a potential candidate on your job, would you reconsider what you say and how you say it?
According to a 2015 report from PWC, nearly 70 percent of businesses said they were hiring this year and nearly 40 percent said the mismatch between skills and open positions was a large concern. In fact, it's such a serious issue that the president mentioned it during his 2014 State of the Union address.
According to research on employee engagement, engaged employees are highly aligned with the mission of their companies. An engaging mission statement describing the reason your company exists—and most importantly, why it's relevant—can be a tool that gets your employees fired up and dedicated to the company's values and mission.
A young man quietly climbed the ranks within a department of a bank. He worked hard, excelled as an individual contributor, and learned the details of every role in his department. He saw where he could fit and how he could make a difference.
The war for talent is real—and it's affecting companies of all sizes and industries. Talented prospective employees are out there, but so are many other organizations fighting for their attention and their signatures on the dotted line. To ensure you're winning the very best talent, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches. As you prepare for battle, check out these facts and solutions, and consider how they can impact your fight for talent.
J. Paul Getty once said, "The employer generally gets the employees he deserves." This simple quote conveys the most important thing you need to know about employer branding: creating and promoting your brand effectively will attract great, like-minded employees who want to build their career with your organization.
However, the benefits of stellar employer branding go far beyond simply bringing on excellent employees. Here are four benefits of crafting an employer brand worth working for.
Take a second to think about the most successful sports franchises of all time. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New England Patriots (pre-Deflategate, of course), and New York Yankees come to mind.
What’s one recurring theme these winning teams share? Well, besides lots of shiny trophies, they all have a consistent focus on talent. Team owners understand that talent is the most important business asset, and having a strategy in place for recruiting, acquiring, and managing talent is crucial to continued success.
The right accounting candidate adapts to changing technology and regulations, understands the right human touch to use on accounts, and improves your business finances. But a resume only tells a piece of the accounting candidate's story—so what accounting interview questions do you ask to uncover the ideal mix of skills and traits?
The best recruiters know that the difference between a good hire and great hire lies beyond the basic job requirements. A great employee doesn’t just check all the boxes—they fit in professionally, intellectually, and socially.
Thanks to online applications, the traditional resume has some digital competition. While some job seekers still submit a resume as an email attachment, if you're using an applicant tracking system like Jazz, they can submit it through the platform and accompany it with additional information that enhances their profile and showcases their breadth of experience. And the more information you have, the better you can assess and screen them.
In 2008, most organizations were preparing to downsize in order to weather the global financial storm. Many companies were implementing a hiring freeze, and talent acquisition was delayed until the economy improved. BlackRock headed in the opposite direction and began planning for growth.
"I sometimes forget to check with the outside world to see if my ideas really fit the experience."
That sentence may be one of the least flattering statements used to identify an introvert, brought to us by the Myers-Briggs personality test. It does, however, express how much introverts value their internal-only thinking time. If you're an introvert, one area of conflict that has probably become painfully acute involves the new standard in office floor plans.
Every company strives to attract, recruit, and hire the best talent for their organization. To this end, how you hire is just as important as who you hire. Top recruiters and companies face an interesting challenge in today's market: Cracking the code of the Millennial in the workplace.
It’s 2015. Based on the cinematic musings of Robert Zemeckis, I assumed there would be hoverboards by now. Contrary to Zemeckis’ idea of the future, 2015 does not include flying cars and hydrated pizza. It includes Kanye West attempting to sing Queen, the selfie stick, and the newly minted “Yuccie.”
What a time to be alive.
Building a winning team at your company—regardless of department—is your first task as you grow and scale. But once you've planned, sourced, screened, interviewed, and hired your way to a top-performing team, your next job is to define your team's success metrics, a task that's easier said than done (and often overlooked completely).