Recruiting “Passives”: Only a Phone Call Away?

By on August 31, 2015

In this oft-mentioned, so-called “war for talent,” some 21st century employers are going to greater lengths to attract top-performers. Last week the Chicago Tribune featured June Inc., a Windy City startup that pairs employers, via phone, with prospective talent, specifically tech workers. Employers come to the table with offers in-hand; all the candidate has to do is pick up a phone, listen to...

Talent Attraction Troubles? Time to Look at Your Employer Brand

By on August 24, 2015

If you were to guess what percentage of respondents to LinkedIn’s global job seeker survey cited an organization’s reputation as a great place to work as being the most important factor when considering a new job, what would you estimate that percentage to be? Tired of guessing? It’s more than half. Worldwide, 56% of job seekers — active and passive — cite a positive employment brand as the most...

Your Next Retention Strategy? Reducing Workplace Stress

By on August 18, 2015

Continually improving economic conditions may be good on workers’ wallets, but they have yet to alleviate employee stress. In fact, stress at work has gotten so bad that workers have decided to jump ship specifically for this reason — a recent survey of more than 7,000 U.S. workers by reveals that 42% changed jobs due to workplace stress. Who can blame them? Regardless of the...

FAQ #6: Who Do I Cast in my Recruitment Videos?

By on August 14, 2015

Your video series represents great employees across your organization, so you’ll want to consider a diverse—gender, ethnicity, role, age, etc.—representation. Use pre-interviews as part of your casting process as this will ensure that the people you select can provide concise, yet well-articulated, answers to a series of thoughtfully-crafted...

Avoid the Pitfalls of a Social-centric Recruitment Plan

By on August 13, 2015

There’s no question that social media is firmly embedded in American culture. In fact, Americans spend more time browsing Twitter and Facebook than any other internet activity, including email. So it’s little surprise that organizations are leveraging social media much more heavily in their recruiting efforts. It also makes sense employers would want to invest in a medium drawing the most...

Bringing Remote Employees a Little Closer to Home

By on August 8, 2015

Conference calls, emails, instant messaging, texting, we use a lot of tools to make workplace communication work. And the communication process is even more complex when the person you want to talk to is thousands of miles away. As many of us know, it can be exponentially more difficult to track down a colleague who isn’t in the same city or state as you are. Given that many organizations employ...

Why You Should Consider an International Internship Program

By on August 6, 2015

According to a 2013 ERE survey, more than half (56%) of U.S. companies do not hire international interns. Being an international intern myself (Switzerland), this statistic makes me even more appreciative of the opportunity CKR Interactive has given me. Employers may consider the paperwork and the bureaucratic hoops they’d have to jump through to be more trouble than it’s worth, especially given...

FAQ #5: Is There a Difference Between Employee Satisfaction & Engagement?

By on August 5, 2015

Satisfaction tends to measure whether or not employees are happy overall with their current job and intend to stay. Engagement reflects a much deeper commitment to the organization, which manifests in a willingness to go above and beyond to help the organization succeed. Because of this, an engaged employee often has a greater impact on organizational performance than a satisfied...

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