Everybody and their mother is on social media now, so it’s not surprising that recruiters and hiring managers feel comfortable looking to networks like Facebook or Twitter to get a better picture of candidates they’re considering for a job.According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey, hiring managers are likely to use social networks to screen candidates, and 35 percent of employers view a lack of presence online as a cause for concern.
Reviewing a candidate’s social media presence may soon become standard operating procedure. According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment study, the number of employers taking to the web to research applicants has steadily risen over the past few years — from 39 percent of employers in 2013 to 43 percent last year to this year’s 52 percent.
Why Can’t We Be Friends?
There is a myth in talent management. A myth that we perpetuate on a daily basis.
“The best will always prosper.”
And if you want to see a perfect example of why this is a myth, you need to understand the dynamics of youth employment and unemployment.
We decide to organise a race. We all know how a race works—the first person past the post wins.
It’s been called the toughest job in the world, so why do so few people include being a parent on their professional resume? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, just 8 percent of working moms include their parenting skills in their resume or cover letter, while 7 in 10 employers agree that raising a child or children can provide useful experience.
As the economy is picking up steam, there are nowadays only two unemployed workers per job opening. This means that the labor market is as tight as prior to the Great Recession. In this context, hiring new talent is getting harder and more expensive as you have to compete with other employers looking at the same people. Academic research by Lisa Kahn on the careers of college graduates reveals a surprising new tip to help you tap talent that other employers may neglect.
Just as Mother Nature shook off winter and spring finally sprung, the April jobs report rebounded after shaking off a disappointing March. Whether you’re taking a break at the office water cooler or conversing with peers in the industry, you’ll have three conversation starters in your pocket.
National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2015) was created as a way to thank nurses for the vital part they play in delivering the best care to their patients. “The 2015 National Nurses Week theme ‘Ethical Practice. Quality Care.’ recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession,” according to the American Nurses Association.
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