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In a Candidate's Market, It's Time to Streamline Your Applications

June 18, 2018 at 06:16 PM

Recruiting used to be about finding candidates and hiring them, but today, it's so much more. As a recruiter, you can't just find any old candidate — you have to find a candidate who fits the company culture. And to prevent that candidate from being poached by another company before you can hire them, you have to keep them engaged throughout the recruiting process. See, today's job market is a candidate's ...

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The Factor That Drives Job Hopping More Than Any Other: Education

June 18, 2018 at 04:12 PM

Few can hope to succeed over the long haul with just a high school education. And while college isn't necessarily the best choice for everyone, many students have internalized the message that it's the only option, passing up valuable ...

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The Interviewer Has Asked You to Deliver a Presentation — Here's How to Nail It

June 18, 2018 at 05:52 PM

The standard question-and-answer interview is still the format you're most likely to face on the job hunt, but it's far from the only way in which employers are evaluating candidates. In fact, today's hiring managers are getting quite creative, with many asking for direct proof of candidates' skills in the form of tests, practice projects, role-playing, and even presentations. Yes, more and more candidates are being asked to deliver presentations ...

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How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Degree to Back It Up

June 18, 2018 at 05:11 PM

Article by Haley Shoaf Companies need people, not collections of degrees. Despite that obvious truth, many people who would otherwise be great candidates for open positions don't apply for roles that advertise education requirements they don't meet — even when their other experiences and skills would make them the perfect fit. This phenomenon is more apparent in some industries than others. According to a Harvard Business ...

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Employer Branding on the Cheap: 8 Things You Can Do for Next to Nothing

June 8, 2018 at 09:36 PM

The Employer Brand Forum is a Facebook group specifically for professionals who are responsible for employer branding efforts. Below, we collect some of our favorite dirt-cheap employer branding tips from members of the group. Check them out for inspiration that won't break the bank: 1. Ask Employees to Create Videos Having your employees make videos about ...

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Business Development: The Flexible Career With High Earning Potential

June 8, 2018 at 08:47 PM

According to an Indeed survey, job seekers want three things out of a new job: Great compensation A convenient location Flexible work options Doing business development for offers exactly these things — plus a host of other benefits. Interested in doing business development under the umbrella? Join the ...

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To Buy or Not to Buy: An LMS Purchasing Checklist

June 18, 2018 at 01:49 PM

When businesses decide to adopt learning management systems (LMSs), they quickly face a huge array of choices, with one factor capturing much of their attention: pricing. Subscription-based models with varying costs compete alongside free open-source options with no upfront costs or monthly ownership expenses. It's easy to understand why free options are tempting, as an LMS can quickly become a big expense for any organization. But free options aren't always ...

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How to Create a Sustainable Workplace That Attracts Talent

June 18, 2018 at 01:50 PM

Building an attractive workplace is an ongoing challenge for companies of all sizes. Employers are constantly striving to stand out from the competition, and while offerings like ping-pong tables and unlimited vacation might appear to be the perks employees want, it's actually a company's internal values that attract and retain talent. Millennials make up more than a third of the American workforce today, totaling 56 million workers. Given that 

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Can a University Terminate for Tenured Teacher's Twitter Tweaks?

June 11, 2018 at 09:50 PM

A series of Twitter posts from a tenured Fresno State English professor about former first lady Barbara Bush has once again sparked a national conversation about how the First Amendment applies in the university setting — and in particular, how it protects provocative university professors. The professor, Randa Jarrar, sent the following tweet shortly after the announcement of Bush's death on April 17: "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart ...

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5 Tips on Giving Effective Feedback

June 8, 2018 at 08:08 PM

Feedback is a skill, and great leaders are intentional about how they deliver it. They know that for feedback to lead to higher levels of performance, it must be given properly. But what does properly given feedback look like? Here are five tips to apply to your next feedback conversation. Whether you're delivering feedback to a leader, a direct report, or a coworker, these techniques will help you offer constructive ...

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