Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to Use Instagram for Social Media Recruiting

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Social media recruiting for businesses isn’t a new thing. You would be hard pressed to find a recruiter who doesn’t maintain a social presence on various social platforms these days. While LinkedIn may seem like the most obvious choice for social media recruiting, alternative networks like Instagram can be useful to find talent, facilitate interactions with potential candidates, and sell yourself as an employer.

For the unfamiliar, Instagram is an image-based social network that lets users upload, edit, and share photos and videos with their followers. Like Twitter and Facebook, users can follow other accounts and search for images using hashtags. Users can also interact with one another by liking or commenting on posts. Instagram is a great platform for building brand awareness and can complement your other social networks, especially Facebook.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

5 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

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With the New Year just around the corner, a lot of us are starting to think about how to improve our jobs, health, and life. Since the average American works about 8.9 hours a day, making adjustments to our habits at work where we spend a fair amount of time can have a positive impact on our health.

Not only does being healthy feel good, but it goes hand in hand with having less stress, greater productivity, and fewer missed days of work. If you're starting to consider how you can stay healthy at work, you’re not alone. Here are 5 tips to follow to be healthier and feel better at work.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

4 Secrets of Google’s Recruitment Process

Google is frequently ranked as one of the best places to work around the globe. It’s no secret that they are a powerhouse when it comes to hiring and retaining talented employees. Every year, Google gets about 2.5 million applications. That’s a mind-boggling amount of potential candidates to process, so how do they find and hire the best employees?

Laszlo Bock, Google's senior vice president of people management, sheds some light on the Google recruitment process in his book Work Rules!. Based on data-driven research, Google's recruitment strategy is designed to hire the most talented and creative people in the world who fit into their company culture. If you want to start finding the right talent for your business, consider taking a page out of Google’s book.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5 Common Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

5 Common Hiring Mistakes Employers Make
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There’s no way around it: hiring a new employee is a time-consuming and expensive process for employers. It takes hours of interviews, meetings, testing, paperwork, contacting references, and background checks. After going through these hurdles, it can be a big setback for a company if the new hire doesn’t turn out to be the right fit for the job.

That’s why finding and hiring the right candidate the first time is crucial. Knowing how to avoid the most common hiring mistakes can help save your company time and money while increasing employee retention. Here are the 5 biggest hiring mistakes employers should look out for:
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Smartphone Use in the Workplace

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Smartphones are here to stay and affect our everyday lives. As of 2015, 92% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 own a smartphone, and so do 65% of adults over 35 years old. From Millennials to Baby Boomers, people are utilizing their phones to stay connected, but how does that usage affect your workplace?

Depending on what kind of work environment you want to foster as an employer or join as an employee, you need to consider the positives and negatives of smartphone use in the workplace. Is banning phones the right move for businesses, or should employers be more lenient? Let’s weigh the pros and cons.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable, and trying to ignore it is a mistake you don’t want to make. In an office setting, you’re working with people from various backgrounds and differing opinions at every level. It’s only a matter of time and circumstance until conflict arises.

“While conflict is a normal part of any social and organizational setting, the challenge of conflict lies in how one chooses to deal with it.”

How do you handle workplace conflict? The key is to proactively look for it before it occurs. This will help you either prevent or lessen the impact it has. Whether you’re the CEO, manager, or newest employee, you have a responsibility to always be aware of potential conflict.

This guide brings you through conflict resolution in the workplace for individual involvement and 3rd-party mediation. It provides the strategies you should keep in mind when working with others, even in a remote environment.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

5 Workplace Health Tips You Need to Boost Productivity

Do you want the ideal job? Well, you need to look for more than just salary, work/life balance, and culture. Working for the ideal company also means selecting a place where you can stay healthy both in mind and body. These workplace health tips will guide you towards a more positive experience wherever you land.

Before we begin, it’s important to measure the level of stress you’re under right now. When you understand this level, you’ll better appreciate the contents of this article. Use this infographic from Pound Place to better gauge your stress level, and then we’ll begin.
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