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The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

When Rachel Williams joined X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) earlier this year as the head of equity, inclusion, and diversity talent acquisition, she quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be like anything she’d done before. She’d spent more than a decade in the talent space, but the corporate environments she’d previously worked in were nothing like thisRead more about The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World[…]

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

I’m happy to announce the roll out of the third LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, particularly because — judging by the results — this may be the last year we’ll need a person to write the introduction. Next year, it will probably be produced with artificial intelligence by, say, Robot Louis Stevenson. This year we’ve scoured LinkedInRead more about These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World[…]

How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps

How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps

Early this year, the Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) released new research into what it takes for an organization to successfully transform its culture. It studied nearly 7,700 global business professionals representing thousands of companies — 64% of whom had experience with culture transformation. The report identified a direct correlation between a company’s cultural health and its businessRead more about How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps[…]

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

In Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace Report, 67% of U.S. workers reported being either actively disengaged (16%) or simply not engaged (51%). More than half were actively looking for a new job. Some find those numbers dispiriting. But not Marta Riggins, the head of employer brand for Instacart, the online grocery shopping and delivery service.Read more about Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand[…]

4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees

4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees

While Thanksgiving might only be celebrated in the U.S. and a few other countries, the need to express gratitude is universal. And in the workplace, it’s important to regularly show employees that you’re thankful for their hard work and dedication — after all, without them, the company wouldn’t exist. In a 2018 study of 175,000 globalRead more about 4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees[…]

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages.Read more about Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?[…]

Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters can play a strategic role in any company, but too often their focus is filling jobs with a reasonably competent person at a reasonable cost in some reasonable timeframe. But as far as I’m concerned, this kind of hiring is an overhead function that can be automated with some combination of an ATS, aRead more about Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant[…]

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

Some job announcements just aren’t as juicy as others. But if you’re finding that your ad campaigns and job posts aren’t bringing in the kind of candidates that you’d hoped, it may be time to get creative. For inspiration, we found eight smart, eye-catching examples that will get your creative juices flowing. These companies not only managedRead more about 8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours[…]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process

In 1998, two researchers published an extensive meta-analysis of studies into job performance assessment techniques, spanning the previous 85 years of research. What they discovered was that unstructured job interviews only predict about 14% of an employee’s actual on-the-job performance. Structured interviews, on the other hand, were found to be the third-best predictor of performance,Read more about A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process[…]

We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers

We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers

Raise your hand if you love asking or being asked the following interview questions: How many golf balls can you fit on a jet? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What would you like your salary to be? If you’re not raising your hand, we feel the same way. Oftentimes the “go-to” jobRead more about We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers[…]