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By 2030, it is estimated that 107 million workers may need to switch occupations – a trend that was already gaining traction before COVID-19 hit, but has accelerated significantly since the onset of the pandemic. The demand for basic cognitive and manual skills is expected to decrease over the next decade, while the need for technological, social,… Read more »

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No matter how seasoned you are as a recruiter, you can’t rely solely only on your intuition or experience to optimize hiring success. The playing field is leveled when data is leveraged as a basis for effective planning and decision making.    While specific hiring KPIs may vary from company to company, there are some metrics… Read more »

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world health day

World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19, or managed to avoid it, you may wonder… Read more »

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Is the job candidate you’re looking for not really a candidate at all?  It’s not a trick question but rather part of reality in the recruitment world. Often, the best talent is the talent that’s not actively on the market at the moment. They’re called passive job seekers – as opposed to being active candidates.   To… Read more »

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In any meeting, in person or virtual, everyone should – and deserves to be – heard. Otherwise, why are they even there? Unless they have a contribution to make and are equitably allowed to do so, then why waste anyone’s time on a meeting in the first place?  Yup. If a meeting is an opportunity for everyone present… Read more »

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With Millennials and Generation Z members rapidly emerging as the driving force in the global workplace – and job seekers of all ages and demographics increasingly tapping into it – social media needs to be a significant piece of any recruitment strategy pie.  Social media recruiting differs from other methods. It allows a recruiter to… Read more »

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As you advance your talent acquisition career, you’ll quickly fall behind unless you understand the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it enables the right decision-making. The recruitment process is a treasure trove of data. When mined carefully, it reveals critical information on how to hire, when to hire, how much to spend on hiring,… Read more »

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Everyone hearts browsers – and more and more, browser extensions as well. These life-saving plug-ins perform various filters and controls to customize your browsing experience and functionality. There are a lot of extensions to choose from, but here are seven that can prove uber-effective for those in the recruiting and talent management industry:    1…. Read more »

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You’ve probably heard of both hard and soft skills in relation to your job search. But if you need a refresher, think of hard skills as those that are teachable and easier to identify. Think of degrees, certificates, or proficiency in a second language. Needless to say, they’re really important.  But soft skills are right there with… Read more »

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“Walk a mile in my shoes … “ If you know anything about vintage music, you’ll recognize this line from a song by Joe South, which was covered a number of times by Elvis Presley’s likes. Moving beyond musical history, it’s a great mantra for many aspects of life and relationship building – including successful… Read more »