Imagine a world where people who want to work, can work. Imagine a world where businesses that need talent, get talent. Imagine a world where hiring is easy. “Everyone has talent,” said Maya Angelou. Let’s reduce friction in the labor market, and get work for all talent.
Kids don’t care about what you do, they mainly care about why you do it. When I had to explain to my nine year old daughter what I do, it was simple. I don’t explain software features, partnerships, revenue streams – all of this means nothing to them, all children care about is the purpose of what you do.
“There is no one perfect employer, we’ve never visited a company that has done it all right. They get some of it right, but not all of it.“ Jason Dorsey explained the key is being willing to meet in the middle and accept what every generation has to offer.
In part 2 of our sit down with Jason Dorsey, a best selling author, keynote speaker, television guest, and Chief Strategy Officer, told us he travels the world evaluating workplaces to create more productive offices that respect each generation and are able to capitalize on all of their talents. Read more
“If it’s your passion, go do it.” Jason Dorsey walked the talk when he dropped out of college to pursue his passion of helping people. Along the way he became a world-renowned speaker, three time best selling author, consultant, and Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Generational Kinetics.
In a sit down with Jason Dorsey at the SmartRecruiters headquarters, he explained his work and the challenges millennials face in entering the workplace (and how to overcome the situation below). Read more
If you’re looking for a new job, your success may greatly depend on where you’re located and which industry you have experience in.
Each month, Bright looks at job postings and resumes aggregated from various internet sources, and supplements it with government, financial and other data sources to measure changes in employment. We’ve estimated 171,000 net jobs created in April of 2013, with the following metro areas faring the best in terms of job openings per capita: Read more
There are plenty of reasons employees jump from nonprofits to work in the private sector. While the benefit of improving a community through a nonprofit’s work is unparalleled in the corporate space, long hours and pay differences can prompt nonprofit employees to start exploring private sector job opportunities. So why is this important to your recruitment strategy? The answer, in short, is corporate responsibility.
Twitter makes it possible to put your 140 characters in front of the recruiter, hiring manager and CEO who make a large percentage of hiring decisions. The three steps to getting a job through Twitter are to market your skills/personality, tweet at hiring decision makers, and look out for who is hiring. Marketing your skills and personality is the first (and most reliable) step. Read more
Hearing multiple conversations about unemployment and slow job growth is not uncommon. Reports of slow job creation, and increasing unemployment rates have been common headlines across varieties of news outlets. Although there is plenty of debate as to who and what caused the recent economic lag, there is one thing we can all agree on: we need to do whatever we can to support job growth and entrepreneurship to help revive the economy. Big brands can help. Read more
Corporate conscience is about giving back to the communities that keep your business afloat, maybe even ones beyond your reach. Having a social good culture let’s your employees know they are working for something that is bigger than themselves; their business is not one dimensional and more importantly, it cares about people. I am firm believer that what you put into the world is exactly what you’re going to get out of it. People want to do things that matter, companies that encourage employees to participate in volunteerism and giving back are creating fulfilling environments to work in. Read more
Not really. There are still 20 some million unemployed or underemployed people (depending upon whose definition of “underemployed” you use). Add to that 88 million who have dropped out of the workforce entirely, and you come up with a total of approximately 110 million workers who are unemployed, underemployed, or who have simply given up hope of ever finding a job. Read more