Posts made in May, 2013

Mobile Job Search

It’s hard to remember a time when my smart phone wasn’t connected to my hand 24/7 and it seems I’m not alone. According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, one in five job seekers believes that their mobile devices are a go-to resource for job searches. Some other interesting highlights from the survey: ·         Mobile job seekers want more than just job listings on their device: While 60% are likely to search for jobs on their mobile device, more than half (54%) read company reviews from employees, and 52% research salary information. ·         Non-mobile optimized career sites deterring candidates: One in four (25%) job seekers are...

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Glassdoor Report: Which Employees Show Greatest Optimism for Business Outlook?

When employees get asked the following: “Do you believe your company’s business outlook will get better, stay the same, or worsen in the next six months?” it says a lot about the company. Glassdoor put this question to the test in its company review survey in which employees voluntarily and anonymously shared their perspective on what it’s like to work at their company. Some of the interesting results include: Google employees are most optimistic, as 86% of employees believe the company’s business will perform better in the next six months. As a Google Software Engineer (Stockholm, Sweden) recently wrote, “The projects we’re working on are...

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6 in 10 Employees Say Job Expectations Different From Reality (Glassdoor Survey)

When you interview a candidate, are you giving them an accurate description of what the job expectations are for the position? If you think you are already doing this, you might be surprised to learn the results from a survey commissioned by Glassdoor. Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, is sharing its latest survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, revealing that 6 in 10 (61%) employees say they’ve found aspects of a new job different than expectations set during the interview. Of employees who say they’ve found aspects of a new job different than expected, top areas where they feel expectations differ most include: · Employee morale (40%) · Job...

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How HR Can Help Direct Managers Connect with Employees

As a follow-up to last week’s post on boss’ influence on employment brands, Glassdoor’s HR Director Amanda Lachapelle provided us with some tips on how HR can help direct managers connect with employees. Thanks, Amanda! Encourage direct managers to have regular 1:1 meetings with each team member. During these meetings, it’s a time to step away from specific work tasks and look at the bigger picture. These meetings should be two-way conversations – they should help managers get insight on what each individual is looking for in their career, and in turn provide the employee with a clearer picture of how their career path fits into the business...

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Beware of the Boss’ Influence on Employment Brand

According to a new Glassdoor survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, one in five employees report that their direct managers have had a negative impact on their career, while just over half (52%) of employees say their boss has had a positive impact on their career. So what are some of the most significant career impacts according to employees? Of employees who say their boss has a POSITIVE impact on their career, top positive impacts include: Supporting collaborative team work (49%) Securing my next pay raise (46%) Providing work-life balance support (33%) Increasing my exposure to senior leadership (27%) Securing my next promotion (24%) Of employees who say their...

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