Tag: trends

Using Indeed Trends to Optimize Your Job Postings

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be pretty familiar with the job aggregation site Indeed. A favorite of ours here at Kinetix, Indeed accounts for 58% of all job-related traffic across the internet according to Silk Road. Apart from job postings, sponsored listings, featured employer profiles, and a candidate-friendly resume database, Indeed also has a pretty…

Real Lies, Realized: 10 Fake HR Tech & Recruiting “Trends” You Should Really Ignore.

For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuff you never really needed to fix a problem you didn’t know you had. Of course, where “best practices” are basically […]

Election 2016: Hiring Trends In Swing States

We all know the 2016 election will be a special one, and not just because it features two of the least popular candidates in recent memory. Less widely discussed is how this election year’s job market is another anomaly. The candidates are too busy talking about creating jobs than reflecting on the current situation. By […]

A Teachable Moment: Recruiting, Trends and Conferences

It’s kind of amazing what teachers do, spending hours inside and outside the classroom to prepare students to take the next step and be productive citizens. It’s one of the hardest jobs that exists, if you ask me. They deserve those summers off. In addition to the investment they make in time, they invest emotionally […]

Fashion Forward and Hiring Trends

If you pull out of a picture of any of my friends in the 80’s or 90’s, there’s a moment of fear. Fear of side pony-tails, daisy dukes and other fashion trends of the 80’s and 90’s that leave us feeling like a spectacle or some character from an “old” movie. We quickly try to explain to our children using standard phrases like “that was…

4 Recruitment Trends Changing Talent Acquisition

The Web, recruitment technology, generational changes, and the skills gap have uprooted traditional recruitment strategies practically overnight. With the proliferation of HR tech, the talent acquisition landscape has become something of a shapeshifter, continuously changing and slowing down for no one.

Steve Boese shares CHART OF THE DAY: Trends in Labor Force Participation

It’s been ages since I broke off a CHART OF THE DAY post and even longer since I talked about the Labor Force Participation Rate, so let’s remedy both of these situations in one shot. Courtesy of your pals at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, have a look at a recently published chart on participation, this one broken down by gender. As always,…

5 Trends for Job Seekers in 2016

With the new year comes renewed interest in changing jobs. If you want to move into a career poised for growth or one that is more stable, consider this first. While it may be tempting to drastically change careers, it may make more sense to switch …