Self-Serve Kiosks: Hiring Made Easy

Hiring kiosks are most popular with retailers and fast food restaurants, but that is beginning to change.  Using self-service hiring and appointment-setting kiosks continues to grow.
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Kiosks such as this one are popular with businesses, they can also be a great hiring tool.

Banks have ATM’s; movie theaters and airlines have electronic ticket booths; more businesses are jumping on the self-service bandwagon.

Employers are increasingly using self-service technology in hiring, as a more efficient use of HR personnel. Both employers and applicants find kiosks extremely convenient and effective.

The biggest advantages of hiring kiosks:
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Good/Bad News: Hiring Up, Engagement Down

Nearly two-thirds of employers expect a rise in voluntary turnover as the economy improves and market demand increases for specialized skills.

Beyond Money: How to Win and Keep Top PerformersWith an improving economy, employers are increasingly concerned about employee retention. The threat of a mass talent migration of workers searching for better employment opportunities is forcing more companies to evaluate and improve employee retention programs.

According to Mercer’s Attraction and Retention Survey for 2012: Continue reading “Good/Bad News: Hiring Up, Engagement Down”

Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying

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I was speaking to a group of job seekers recently about the “new rules” of networking and the following question came up:

I’ve connected with a lot of people and they’ve all been very helpful in giving me advice and answering my questions. Some even agreed to meet with me for informational interviews. But now, I just don’t know what to do next. I can’t ask them for more help, and I don’t know how to keep the networking going. What can I do to keep them engaged without them feeling like I’m nagging them for help in finding a job?

This is a common problem job seekers experience. Nobody wants to be seen as a “networking nuisance.” Especially people looking for work, since networking is the number one method for getting a job these days.

What’s the answer? It lies in the scales of justice… Continue reading “Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying”