Job Search Tip for 2013? Social Networking!


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In 2013, you can be sure of one thing; getting a new job will start and ends with social media. Both job seekers and employers already take advantage of social networks; either through career sites, job boards or with cloud-based hiring tools like Ovation Technologies.

Job seekers connect with employers to be “in the know” for hot new jobs; employers use social media to reach out to top talent and passive candidates.

There is no doubt; the main theme of 2013 will be social media recruitment.

If you understand exactly how important social media has become to the recruiting process, you will appreciate this infographic Visual.ly. It outlines where most job seekers are doing their social networking.

Use this as a blueprint, so employers and hiring managers can discover top talent. The statistics cited on the infographic, the young males 18 to 29-years-old are doing the most social networking. Thirty percent of women use Facebook to social network as opposed to nearly three –quarters (70 percent) of men. This is also true for high-income earners, where most job seekers on Twitter have an income of $100,000 or more.

The infographic will help you learn more about how job seekers navigate social networking. Let these insights help you easily find top talent.

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You Check Your Credit, Why Not Your Criminal Background? [Infographic]


What will you find in YOUR background check?You hear it everywhere; in the news, advertising in print and on TV.

What’s in YOUR credit report?

With the importance of good credit for your financial condition, it is necessary to check your credit history regularly.

In fact, it is so essential, financial planners recommend you run a check ONCE A YEAR, if not MORE!

People who are smart about their finances do not question the wisdom; so why don’t you do the same for your CRIMINAL BACKGROUND?

Problems appearing in a criminal background check are the same issues that arise in credit histories:

How can you be sure what is in your records is accurate and correct?

Protect your reputation today with your own background check. It’s not only good to know what others—such as possible employers—will discover, but it will give you an opportunity to fix any serious errors.

This infographic from Ovation Technologies outlines how a criminal background check can reveal various errors, the same problems that occur in a credit report.

But there is a difference; in the case of a criminal report, serious errors could send you to JAIL! Arm yourself with the truth; knowledge of what exactly is in your background.

Before it’s too late!

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The Dollars and Sense of Employee Engagement [Infographic]


the-dollars-and-sense-of-employee-engagement_5029165934e0dAs a human resources professional, are there any differences between a happy employee and an engaged employee?

According to this infographic published by Halogen Software, the answer is YES!

Not only are the two vastly different, but each can have a different effect on your business. Attitude is fine, and gives a certain level of value to the organization.

However, engagement is the true driving force for productivity—with measurable, bottom line results.

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When human resources departments establish proactive strategies to promote engagement—as opposed to simply making employees happy—it can have a real impact on production (up to $3 million, as in in the example put forth in the infographic).

Ways to develop an engaged workforce include: genuine attention to employee needs, encouragement to provide constructive input and high personal standards.

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LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Employers [Infographic]


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This week, LinkedIn released this infographic, outlining the highlights of their latest list of the top 100 in-demand employers.

The catalogue was compiled through interactions of the more than 175 million professionals and businesses on the professional social network; calculated by the number of visits and follows of a group’s page.

Tech companies, including software companies—no surprise—ranked highest on the list. Google was at the top, proving to be the most attractive company for marketing specialists; software and computer engineers; students and IT techs.

Google was followed by Apple and Microsoft respectively, and Facebook was fourth on the list. Tech companies like Twitter and Salesforce were also among the top 20 global companies.

Surprisingly, smaller companies had a strong presence on the list, where half of the 100 companies were with fewer than 7,000 employees.

According to the infographic, “Bigger isn’t always better.”

The infographic also divided the data by both business type and region. The full list of companies can be found on LinkedIn’s website.

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LinkedIn's Most In-Demand Employers [Infographic]


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This week, LinkedIn released this infographic, outlining the highlights of their latest list of the top 100 in-demand employers.

The catalogue was compiled through interactions of the more than 175 million professionals and businesses on the professional social network; calculated by the number of visits and follows of a group’s page.

Tech companies, including software companies—no surprise—ranked highest on the list. Google was at the top, proving to be the most attractive company for marketing specialists; software and computer engineers; students and IT techs.

Google was followed by Apple and Microsoft respectively, and Facebook was fourth on the list. Tech companies like Twitter and Salesforce were also among the top 20 global companies.

Surprisingly, smaller companies had a strong presence on the list, where half of the 100 companies were with fewer than 7,000 employees.

According to the infographic, “Bigger isn’t always better.”

The infographic also divided the data by both business type and region. The full list of companies can be found on LinkedIn’s website.

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What Makes Workers Happy… or Sad? [Infographic]


 What makes a worker happy?

According to a poll by the Gallup organization, 72 percent of workers are unhappy—defined as “essentially sleepwalking through their day.” In addition, 25 percent of employees are actively searching for new jobs.

This wave of dissatisfaction can be a nightmare for human resources professionals, who are tasked with keeping workers engaged.  The pressure is on—to find creative ways to make the workplace better, keeping people happy and turnover rates low.

Of course, HR can never satisfy every employee, but when more than two-thirds of the workforce can be described as “sad,” it is time to pay attention to ways to boost morale.

In this infographic from ComplianceAndSafety.com analyzes what makes an employee “happy” or “sad.” What is the recipe for happier office workers? One answer: greater opportunities for “workshifting”—telecommuting and working remotely.

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Gardeners Happiest; Bankers, HR Least Happy at Work [Infographic]


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Are you happy at work?

If you are a florist or gardener, you just may be in the happiest of all professions.

UK-based career site City & Guilds released this infographic of their 2012 Career Happiness Index, offering wide-ranging insights into what people regard as the most significant factors for joy at work.

Florists and gardeners were at the top; followed closely by hairdressers/beauticians, plumbers, water workers, and marketers. Bank workers, IT professionals and human resources staff are the least happy.

Most workers surveyed said the most notable feature of a job is feeling recognized and appreciated. I n this group, florists felt this way the strongest while bankers felt least appreciated and recognized.

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