Considerations for Effective Employer Branding

By on November 30, 2015

Uncovering and articulating your employer brand certainly requires time and dedication, but it’s always worth the effort — attractive employer brands are essential in order to attract the best candidates to your organization. Below are some thoughts on how you can uncover what makes your company unique and what makes you stand out among the rest. Create a Winning Team Select people from various,...

Millennial Managers, Here They Come!

By on November 23, 2015

They already account for one-third of the U.S. workforce. Now, according to a study from Ernst & Young, they’re moving into management roles at a rapid pace – 87% of new managers today are Millennials. And while it will be years before we know just how this segment of the workforce will function collectively as managers, the perceptions captured by Ernst & Young paint an interesting...

Mastering the Essential Elements of an EVP

By on November 16, 2015

The past few years have witnessed a surge in Employer Value Proposition (EVP) program development as employers find that their ability to attract top talent is challenged by an improving job market. However, while a good number of employers recognize the importance of an EVP as the basis for a strong employer brand, many struggle — understandably — with the various elements that make up the EVP...

Visual Job Descriptions: Giving Humankind the Upper Hand

By on November 12, 2015

Astounding, somewhat sad and entirely true. The average human attention span, according to research conducted by Microsoft, is a mere eight seconds. But what may be even more disturbing — goldfish have longer attention spans than us (nine seconds), and all they do is swim in a bowl all day! Talent acquisition professionals are all too familiar with this problem. Keeping prospective candidates...

Women in the Workplace

By on November 9, 2015

In 1980, women began to outnumber men in college enrollments. Today, they earn more bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees than their male counterparts. And the differences don’t stop there. Perspectives on work, careers and family have shifted significantly during the past three decades. For example, 66% of women aged 18 to 34 (the millennials) put “career” high on their list of life...

Create-Your-Own Job Descriptions: The Solution to Employee Turnover?

By on November 4, 2015

Employee turnover is bad for your company — it costs your organization a lot of time, money and it’s bad for employee morale. Hiring the right people from the start might just be the best way to slow down the revolving door that is employee turnover, but it’s sometimes easier said than done. So in the event you do experience turnover, regardless if it’s voluntary or the new hires...

It’s All In Our Heads: The Science Behind Visual Job Descriptions

By on October 27, 2015

Visual job descriptions. If you’re responsible in any way for your organization’s talent acquisition function and you’re sick of job descriptions like the rest of us, this blog is for you. It makes a lot of sense that visual representations of your job are more enticing than an outdated job req with its laundry list of superfluous requirements and responsibilities. Our hope is that you also see...

The History — and Future — of Job Descriptions

By on October 26, 2015

Let’s face it. Job descriptions are dreaded by, well, pretty much everyone. While the origins of job descriptions can be traced back nearly a century, they haven’t evolved much in the past few decades. Fortunately, rapidly evolving job seeker preferences and the need to connect with top talent in more innovative ways are coming together to spur significant change that’s been long overdue....

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