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Simple Ways to Improve Your Candidate Experience

Simple Ways to Improve Your Candidate Experience

It’s helpful to think of the candidate experience as the Golden Rule of hiring. Treat job candidates as you would like to be treated at every step of the hiring process and you foster goodwill towards your organization, whether or not you offer them the role. According to a 2017 candidate experience survey by CareerBuilder, 78 percent of candidates believe their experience is an indicator of how the company values its employees.

But just as the Golden Rule all too easily slips through the cracks—standstill traffic or slow grocery store lines prove this time and again—the candidate experience can get a bit rough around the edges during a hiring push, or when your HR department is overtasked.

 
 
 

Talent Supply and Demand for Common Oil & Energy Roles

Talent Supply and Demand for Common Oil & Energy Roles

The oil and gas industry is recovering, with thousands of jobs returning to the sector in 2017. But many once-bitten-twice-shy workers are not returning to their former roles, and the industry is struggling to attract millennials, according to energy experts. (New York Times) These factors have increased competition for top energy and resources talent. (Business Insider)

But what does that mean exactly? Which roles are in highest demand? Where?

To answer these questions, below is a snapshot of energy and resources talent supply and demand for common oil and energy industry roles between March and August 2017, sourced from CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights tool.

 
 
 

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before

After a few years in junior to mid-level roles, you may reach a point when you want to become a people manager.

Yet how do you demonstrate your management capabilities when you do not have actual experience managing a team?

Even without past management involvement, the important thing is that you have the capabilities that managers need in their day-to-day role.

This isn’t just about practical skills such as time management, goal-setting and having difficult conversations.

 
 
 

Alternatives to layoffs: managing workforce change

Alternatives to layoffs: managing workforce change

In Japan there is a term called mottainai, which expresses regret when something good is wasted. Environmentalists, who follow the mottainai philosophy, look to the four Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair in all aspects of life.

When it comes to employee outplacement, another form of mottainai: is the waste of talent that can occur when companies do not proactively manage their workforce. When time is tight and with the imperative to cut costs or patch crucial talent gaps, companies often feel they have no choice but to do it reactively – wasting resources, in-house talent and hard-won morale.

Hudson avoids mottainai in the context of managing workforce change by using another principle of four Rs:

 
 
 

Job Hopping and Hiring: How to Get Job Hoppers to Stay

Job Hopping and Hiring: How to Get Job Hoppers to Stay

Job hopping is when employees change jobs within a year or two, usually more than once. It’s a trend strongly associated with Millennials, and as the demographic recently became the largest in the workforce, job hopping is here to stay. A 2016 Gallup survey found that six in 10 Millennials always have their radar up for new job opportunities.

As a recruiter or hiring manager, it is all too easy to focus on the negatives of job hopping: it can feel as though the majority of your existing employees have a foot out the door, and prospective hires lack the commitment to hang around. But the trend is both more complicated and more positive than at first glance.

 
 
 

Demand for Medical Device Talent Still Outpaces Supply

Demand for Medical Device Talent Still Outpaces Supply

CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights tool shows that available U.S. talent supply for key medical device roles is meeting just a small portion of the demand.

Across three common medical device roles, Sales Representatives and Industrial Engineers registered the most significant talent shortfall with supply meeting just over 10 percent of demand.

 
 
 

Pharma Talent Demand Outpaces Supply

Pharma Talent Demand Outpaces Supply

According to CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights portal, from February 2017 to July 2017, U.S. pharmaceutical talent supply met only a portion of demand.

Across four common pharmaceutical roles, Medical Scientists (except epidemiologists) registered the most significant talent shortfall, with supply meeting 8.2 percent of demand or less.

 
 
 

9 things you need to take off your resume right now

9 things you need to take off your resume right now

Some resume mistakes are straightforward. Bad grammar, spelling mistakes and inconsistent formatting—they're all simple enough to spot if you keep your eyes peeled.

But then there are other kinds of resume mistakes. The ones that you don't realize are wrong!

Here are 9 things you need to take off your resume right now...

1. Your date of birth or graduation year
Many studies on unconscious bias have shown that even seemingly innocuous details like your DOB may have an effect on your chances. No one needs to know how old you are or the year you graduated from school. Just leave them off.

 
 
 

Houston Jobs Market: 2017 Year-to-Date Review

Houston Jobs Market: 2017 Year-to-Date Review

Whether you’re an executive at a Houston business in need of a recruitment strategy or a candidate looking for a job, it’s important to understand the realities facing your industry and local economy. Here we’ve gathered the most recent news and predictions for hiring and employment in Houston:

Houston Before the Storm

The most recent employment figures available preceded the devastation of the region by Hurricane Harvey:

 
 
 

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Even if you are well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit.

Here are six real-life examples from Glassdoor of unusual questions people have been asked in job interviews, and how to answer them if they come up for you:

"If I were talking to your best friend, what is one thing your friend would say you need to improve?"

 
 
 
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