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Candidates are researching your company. Where are they looking?

Candidates are researching your company. Where are they looking?

To help recruiters fine-tune their hiring, in Hudson/HRO Today’s 2016 Global Candidate Study, we asked candidates about their behaviors when it comes to researching a company prior to the initial interview.

Not surprisingly, researching a company prior to an initial interview is almost universal, with 94.1 percent of respondents researching the company in advance. We asked the candidates:

What are all the sources of information that you used to research the company itself during your last job search? Please select all that apply.

 
 
 

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for New York City

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for New York City

Whether you’re a candidate looking for a job or a growing business in need of a recruitment agency in New York City, it’s important that your vision for the future is grounded in the realities facing your industry in the coming months and years. Here we’ve gathered the most recent predictions for employment and hiring in NYC:

Infrastructure Expansion for NYC Tech and Life Sciences Industries

New York City’s tech and startup sectors are expected to expand this year, sparked in part by the summer 2017 opening of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in the East River.

 
 
 

Passive vs. Active Candidates: Do They Still Exist?

Passive vs. Active Candidates: Do They Still Exist?

Traditionally, recruiters consider an “active” candidate a person actively or casually looking for a new job a few times per week and a “passive” candidate a person deemed to be satisfied with his/her current job and only searching occasionally for a new job, if at all. However, the definition of active and passive candidate and the perceived value of each for recruitment are evolving.

Today, mobile devices give candidates 24/7 job board access, which allows them to regularly monitor the job market and turn from passive to active job seeker with the click of an apply button.

 
 
 

HR Trends and the Workplace in 2017

HR Trends and the Workplace in 2017

By now you’re done glancing in the rearview mirror as 2016 recedes behind you, and you’re fully focused on your career ahead. Whether you are a team leader thrilled with your current position, in full-on job search mode, or curious about opportunities down the road, it’s always smart to have the lay of the land — and an awareness that the world of work is constantly shifting. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the top workplace and hiring trends for 2017 to help you get your bearings.

The Digital Workplace is Here

Of course, digital products and services have been around for quite some time, but today almost everything we do at work and at home can be connected to a digital tool.

 
 
 

5 signs your employer doesn't deserve you

5 signs your employer doesn't deserve you

People tolerate stuff a lot longer than we should; we're always willing to give something just a little more time to work itself out.

But sometimes you have to step back and assess your situation. You might think you should be grateful for your job, but is that really the case?

Here are 5 surefire signs your job doesn't deserve you for another year…

1. You're not learning anything new

Once you've perfected your current work tasks, it's time to start looking beyond your role and exploring new things at the company.

 
 
 

The 7 New Year's career resolutions you should really be making

The 7 New Year's career resolutions you should really be making

What's your current New Year's resolution? Spend more time at the gym? More home-cooked meals? Time away from your emails?

All great ideas, but what about some career-related ideas?

We've put together the 7 resolutions you should really be making this New Year – whether you're job seeking or not!

1. Learn one new skill

This doesn't have to be a skill you use every day in your job. It could be anything productive that stretches you—from a musical instrument to web design.

 
 
 

How to turn around a bad day at the office in 5 simple steps

How to turn around a bad day at the office in 5 simple steps

It doesn't matter where you work or what you do, you're going to have a rough day at the office at some point.

Bad days never get easy to deal with, and sometimes they can seriously affect your confidence (and your productivity).

That's why we've put together a simple step-by-step guide for turning around a bad day at the office...

Step 1. Pinpoint the problem

Try to identify the root of the problem. What's the one real issue you're having today?

 
 
 

Corporate Social Responsibility: Giving Back is Good for Your Brand

Corporate Social Responsibility: Giving Back is Good for Your Brand

‘Tis the season for giving and for looking forward to the year ahead. That makes it the perfect time for companies to take stock of their philanthropic and social responsibility programs and how these efforts reflect on their consumer and employer brands.

Unwrapping Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to business practices that benefit society, including customers, employees, suppliers, and local and global communities. The benefits can come through a company’s environmental efforts, sustainability practices, philanthropy, volunteering and ethical sourcing practices.

 
 
 

Why You Need a Career Development Plan

Why You Need a Career Development Plan

HOW A PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN CAN ASSIST YOUR CAREER PLANNING

A great career doesn’t just happen by itself. Like anything else you want to achieve in life, a successful career takes time, effort and most importantly, planning, to get right. For that reason, a professional career development plan in the form of a written summary of your ambitions, aspirations and objectives can be extremely useful in helping to clarify your career goals and sharpen your focus.

A career development plan is designed to outline your interests, values and skills, and to help you think about:

 
 
 

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

‘You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.’
--Alvin Toffler

As leaders, sometimes we can become so busy with our heads down, getting things done, that we can forget to look up and see how the world is changing around us.

In today’s volatile, uncertain and ambiguous business environment, it’s important to use the leadership quality of vision, to gather information and make a critical assessment of whether we’re still heading in the right direction, so we can make adjustments if necessary and take advantages of opportunities in a more agile way.

 
 
 
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