Posts made in October, 2012

HR Pros: How You Can Make Halloween A Scream In The Office

While less than half of companies are reported to celebrate Halloween in some way at the office (40%) , a majority (59%) of employees see employer-hosted events like a Halloween party as good for morale. This year, Glassdoor surveyed¹ employees to find out what they think of Halloween festivities, costumes, inappropriate attire and more. If you are involved in deciding how big to go for your company’s Halloween festivities, these insights may surprise you when it comes to what employees really enjoy, what they’re most likely to participate in and what they think HR should do if a co-worker takes a costume a bit too far (think Snooki on a bad day):  Costume...

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Should HR pros be rallying for Halloween fun or not at work?

Should HR pros be rallying for Halloween fun or not at work? It’s a question many HR practitioners are now considering with the scariest day of the year next week. So what should HR practitioners consider, and what’s the ROI for employers? Glassdoor, a jobs and career community changing the way employers recruit and retain talent, is releasing its latest survey shedding light into what employees care most and least about when it comes to an employer-hosted Halloween celebration in the office. Highlights include: ·        More than half (52%) of employees say they are likely or very likely to participate in employer-hosted Halloween fun ·        2...

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Guest Post: Tips for More Effective Phone Interviews

More and more employers are turning to phone interviews because these are more efficient for busy recruiters. Since those being interviewed do not have body language on their side when on the phone, everything they say and tone of voice can make or break the interview. It is important to know how to interview well on the phone because a bad interview can get the most qualified of candidates dismissed. Dress as You Would for a Face-to-Face Interview This may sound odd, but dressing the part will give you more confidence and create a more professional attitude. While your potential employer would not see you sitting on the couch in pajamas and fuzzy slippers, this can come...

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What on earth is Wordle and how can it help me?

There’s a great, free tool you should consider using before you apply to that next position. It’s called Wordle and it’s an excellent way to graphically see which keywords are most prevalent in your resume and which keywords are most prevalent in the job description. Read my tips on using Wordle here.

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Glassdoor Releases Q3 Employment Confidence Survey

Glassdoor.com released its Employment Confidence Survey for the third quarter and the results are interesting. Some highlights: Employees reveal rising confidence in their company outlook, the job market and job security during Q3 2012, although optimism has decreased regarding pay increases from last quarter. Layoff Concerns Down: 17% of employees (full/part) believe they may be laid off in the next six months; 28% believe their co-workers may be laid off in the next six months Company Outlook Improves: 48% of employees (full/part/self) believe their company’ outlook will improve in the next six months (an all-time high since Q1 2009); Men (53%) are more optimistic...

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