3 Digital Resume Types that Enhance the Candidate Screening Process

3 Digital Resume Types that Enhance the Candidate Screening Process

In today's digital age, the paper resume is a bit antiquated. Gone are the days of printing your resume on high-quality paper, packaging it neatly with your job application, and dropping it in the mail. Today, applications are online. As a result, the traditional resume has some digital competition. Get to know the top three.

4 Elements from BlackRock's Winning Talent Strategy Every Company Should Use

4 Elements from BlackRock's Winning Talent Strategy Every Company Should Use

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. 

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving the Collaborative Workspace Trend

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving the Collaborative Workspace Trend
"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.

6 Ways You Can Try to Stop Millennials from Treating Jobs Like Gigs

6 Ways You Can Try to Stop Millennials from Treating Jobs Like Gigs

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.

Generational Stereotypes in the Workplace that Remind Us What We Used to Be Like

Generational Stereotypes in the Workplace that Remind Us What We Used to Be Like

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.

What's the ROI of Hiring Winning Teams? It's All in Your Success Metrics

What's the ROI of Hiring Winning Teams? It's All in Your Success Metrics

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). 

Are Millennials to Blame for the Current Skills Gap?

Are Millennials to Blame for the Current Skills Gap?

Nearly 8,000 Millennials rate the skills they've gained at work as more helpful in improving their job performance than the knowledge they've gained in college. While Millennials feel confident about their soft skills, they struggle most with technical and role-specific abilities. So who should teach young workers the new tricks they need to succeed on the job?

4 Facts about Employee Engagement from an Un-Uber Ride-Sharing Company

4 Facts about Employee Engagement from an Un-Uber Ride-Sharing Company

A couple months ago I stood in a makeshift queue in San Francisco’s Financial District waiting for a bus to take me home. Time passed. The line got longer, then shorter. People lost patience. The sun, at first blinding, sunk behind nearby Nob Hill. I refreshed my scheduling app to see if the bus was en route. It displayed, simply, “No Current Prediction.”

 

The Resumator is Now Jazz, and the Rest is Harmony

The Resumator is Now Jazz, and the Rest is Harmony

It’s an exciting time for us. As you may have noticed, we’ve gotten a major makeover, metaphorically speaking. It’s with a combination of earnest excitement and humble gratitude that we reveal to you our new identity.

Today we bid The Resumator, the original non-enterprise applicant tracking system, a fond farewell.

People Analytics: The Human Side of Big Data

People Analytics: The Human Side of Big Data

“Ever since we’ve had companies, we’ve had managers trying to figure out which people are best suited to working for them." Today, we call this people analytics, the practice of analyzing employees to optimize their  productivity.

To find out how data can power HR and recruiting departments, I sat down with two of our data scientists to talk about the power and potential of people analytics.

The Solution to Our Productivity Problem: It's All in Who You Hire

The Solution to Our Productivity Problem: It's All in Who You Hire

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for May is out, and while we can celebrate the fact that hiring is on the rise (over 1 million jobs have now been created in 2015), we should also be aware of an ongoing productivity problem. The solution, however, may be in who you hire.

Millennial Manifest Destiny: Coming to Terms with a Work-In-Progress Career

Millennial Manifest Destiny: Coming to Terms with a Work-In-Progress Career

Millennial Manifest Destiny: It’s not just that that Gen Y can live their dreams, it’s that they're destined to be and do whatever they want. One Millennial wants to know: So, where are all the high-paying screenwriting jobs?

Here's her true-life tale of piecing together a career in the face of endless possibility.

“Why Should I Want to Work Here” Is the New “Why Should I Hire You”

“Why Should I Want to Work Here” Is the New “Why Should I Hire You”

As a hiring manager, what you ask of job candidates is also what job candidates are asking of your company: Why should I want to work here? With candidates holding more of the power, the spotlight is on companies to showcase what makes them unique and attractive to top talent.

This Is What the Commute Looks Like in the Bay Area

This Is What the Commute Looks Like in the Bay Area

A train horn sounds, coffee is spilled, and a distinguished man in a business suit sprints to his forgotten briefcase on the platform before slipping between sliding doors. Ah, the workday commute. The complicated dependence between man and metal machine.

No other part of the workday is quite as romanticized as the commute—how long it takes; how many stops, miles, or detours; how far you end up from where you began. It’s not that we hate it—it’s that we love to hate it. We wear our commutes and all its complicated planes, trains, and automobiles like a badge of honor. But why?

 

A Cautionary Tale: What Every Leader Can Learn from a Queen Bee

A Cautionary Tale: What Every Leader Can Learn from a Queen Bee

There’s a secret to building an agile, empowered workplace, and it may be in your own backyard (if you’re an apiarist or simply haven’t noticed the buzzing). Do bees hold the key to modern leadership structure? From the outside, the industrious insects seem to be all about rigid structure and hierarchical management, but if you take a closer look you’ll see that the hive flourishes thanks to its flexibility.

 

3 Tips for Hiring in a Candidate's Job Market

3 Tips for Hiring in a Candidate's Job Market

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report for March, it left the nation wondering if the economy was still on course for prosperity. Unlike the month prior, April’s job report delivered on its optimistic expectations. But are the implications for hiring just as rosy as they are for job seekers? Here are three things you can take away from the latest jobs report.