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New Hires Skip Out When the Role Doesn’t Meet Expectations

An employer is most likely to lose newly recruited employees when their job is not what they anticipated, according to a new survey.Nearly all (90 percent) of the 1,817 executives polled in a recent survey by the Futurestep division of HR consulting, executive search and recruitment firm Korn Ferry said that new-hire retention is an issue for their organization. ...




How HR Pros Can Boost Their Brand to Build Their Careers

As a recruiter, you understand how important it is for job seekers to have a strong online presence—so invest time in building a brand of your own.
As an HR professional, you no doubt know that social hiring is now the norm. Only 4 percent of recruiters do not use social media sites such as LinkedIn to source and assess candidates, according to the results of recruiting platform Jobvite’s most recent Recruiter Nation Survey. ...




This One Interview Question We All Dread

At the end of a job interview when they ask the inevitable, ‘So, do you have any questions?’ Make sure you have prepared some good questions. After all, a job interview is a two-way conversation. If the interviewer has questions for the candidate, then even the candidate might have questions regarding the company. ...




Workplace wellbeing - in the hands of technology

A quarter of professionals are currently feeling unhappy with their work-life balance, according to recent research, indicating that the pressures of working life are becoming too much for millions of employees across the country. With such a high percentage of employees struggling to cope with the ‘always on’ working culture, it isn’t surprising that the total number of working days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety was 11. ...




3 Reasons Military Veterans Make Top-Notch Employees

Congratulations, vet! You managed to survive military life and transition out of the military. Reentering the civilian job market means that you will have to face the interview process. So how do you take all those skill you learned in the military and apply them to your new life?
 
There are a few tips and tricks that will help you navigate the transition to working in the civilian sector, Now you have plenty of time on your hands to grow that epic veteran beard and catch up on your sleep. ...




How to Deal With Confidential Office Buzz

When to ignore it, when to avoid it and when to listen.
 
 
Personal branding isn't anything mysterious.
 
A lot of it has to do with making sure employers, recruiters, professional contacts and just about everyone knows what you're good at and what you care about. ...




Is It Time to Kill the 40-Hour Workweek?

Henry Ford’s ideal schedule for employees may no longer be relevant in today’s knowledge economy.

In June 2015, the founder of Tower Paddle Boards realized there was a disconnect between his company’s brand and its culture. He was selling a product that promoted a balanced and active lifestyle, yet he wasn’t nurturing that way of life among his nine employees. ...




Veteran employment specialist offers job hunting advice

How I bounced back after a job loss, and ways you can, too
In my two years as an employment specialist for the VA, I have helped hundreds of Veterans and transitioning Servicemembers find jobs in the federal government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. ...




Federal hiring freeze could cause problems for managers, veterans

President Donald Trump’s new federal hiring freeze could cause major problems for not only managers at the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense but also thousands of former servicemembers hoping to land government posts. On Monday, in one of his first executive actions in the White House, Trump ordered “a freeze on the hiring of federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. ...




Recruiting Bots Are Here to Stay

After launching FirstJob, a San Francisco-based online marketplace for early-career job seekers, in 2013, founders Eyal Grayevsky and James Maddox started to understand the pain points and inefficiencies faced by both applicants and employers.
 
For job seekers, Grayevsky said in a recent interview with SHRM Online, "85 percent of applications went 'dark,' " resulting in applicants becoming frustrated when they hear nothing back and employers suffering damage to their brand. ...