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Five Things You Need To Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Greg Rachke on July 12, 2013


1. Employer Hiring Plans: More Temps, No Change in Permanent Full-Timers

John Zappe writes an interesting article about the future of hiring. Outlined by an increase in hiring both temp and full-time employees, the future of hiring looks to be pretty positive.

If you’ve read articles saying that hiring summer employees is a thing of the past, think again. Zappe points out the CareerBuilder study results and analyzes the state of the hiring economy.

Zappe does mention, “The forecast also predicts a slowing, though still strong, increase in the number of new jobs created by the industry for the remainder of the year.”

If you’re hiring, you may want to check out this article here.


2.    Teen Hiring: Another Indication of How Weak the Economic Recovery Is

Wondering how the state of the economy is? Not good, says John Zappe, columnist for TLNT.com.

16129621 sIn his recent article analyzing data found by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, Zappe says that competition for jobs has increased and the number of jobs available has decreased. In our weak economy, the unemployment rate is on the rise.

Zappe attributes the high unemployment rate to a number of things. He says that teens are being edged out by college students, and retirees who have lost most of their 401k to the recession.

“That July, 457,000 teens between ages 16 and 19 found jobs, a number tempered by such a slow May hiring month that 2010 saw the fewest teenagers in the decade to find jobs.”

Read the article in full here.

3. The Mobile Candidate Experience — It’s Already Too Late

Are you recruiting via mobile device? Listen up.

describe the imageOn June 11, 2013, Google announced plans to update their mobile formula. The update will rank pages that aren’t optimized for mobile viewing lower.

Larry Engel writes, “If your website isn’t built to render a mobile-optimized version of each page, your career site and job posting pages are going to start ranking lower and may even be removed from Google’s mobile search results.”

It’s time to contact your IT department to get your website mobile compatible. If you don’t, wave your SEO rankings goodbye.

Check out the article here.

4. A WOW Recruiting Opportunity — Micro-Videos on Twitter and Instagram

Have you heard of Vine? It’s that social video sharing app that everyone’s been talking about. HR pros are recruiting by video and so should you!

Recruiting tools allow you to follow the crowd. Social video sharing is the new craze. If you’re looking to attract millennials to your job, this is the way to do it.

Dr. John Sullivan
gives his reasoning as to why social video recruiting is the best:

  • Increased authenticity – because micro-videos are unedited and they are created by your employees, they cover the employee perspective, which makes them more credible, believable, and authentic to those viewing them.
  • Feel the passion the pictures and the sounds of videos have proven to be effective in revealing the passion and the excitement that your employees feel about their job and their firm.

Social video sharing is more popular than ever. If you haven’t used them yet, check out our Vine 101 blog from earlier this week.

Don’t get caught in the social media ice age. Read the article here.

5. How to Recruit and Hire International Interns

Looking to hire international interns? Nathan Parcells gives his insight on how to find the right international applicant for the job.

Parcells writes, “If your company is looking for a boost in diversity and a global edge, hiring an international intern may be just what you need. A successful hire takes a lot of advanced planning, but is much easier with the help out an outside agency.”

If you’re considering hiring an international intern, check out these tips and tools here.

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