Tag Archives: Employers

Making The Case For Flexible Workers – Infographic

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With 25 million Americans working part-time, 20 million telecommuting, and 10 million working as independent contractors, employers can no longer ignore flexible workers as candidates for open jobs.

Have a look why flexible workers are becoming more attractive to companies.

Source: Hourly.com

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Finding The Productivity Sweet Spot – Infographic

Everyone wastes a bit of time at work, and some of the key sources may surprise you. It’s not just the internet that can cost employers time at work. Read our infographic on time wasting at work to understand if fantasy football or facebook causes us to procrastinate more.
There is an ideal balance of non-work activity that keeps people refeshed and employees engaged. It’s just unrealistic to expect 100% efficiency through the day. Distractions at work existed before the Internet. The key for companies is to manage these time wasters at work to an ideal level.

Source: NICE

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Global Most InDemand Employers – Infographic

LinkedIn released a list Wednesday of the 100 most in-demand employers, based on interactions between the more than 175 million professionals and companies on the social network, including how often professionals visit and follow a company’s page.

Tech companies — and particularly software companies — dominated the list. Google ranked highest overall and proved to be the top company for marketing professionals, software engineers and students. Apple and Microsoft ranked second and third on the list, respectively, while Facebook came in fourth. Other tech companies like Salesforce and Twitter ranked among the top 20 companies worldwide.

Interestingly, LinkedIn found that half of the 100 most sought after companies were smaller businesses with fewer than 7,000 employees. As LinkedIn points out in the report, “Bigger isn’t always better.”

The infographic breaks down some of the data by category and region. You can check out the full list of companies on LinkedIn’s website.

Source: Mashable.com, LinkedIn

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Online Reputation: Think Twice Before You Share – Infographic

The economy is in a slump, and getting a job isn’t easy, but you probably already knew that. If you’re currently among the ranks of the unemployed, beware. The pictures and updates you’re posting to social media could be holding you back from landing a job.

A Microsoft-commissioned study published in 2010 found that nearly 80% of employers research potential hires on the Internet. That number has increased significantly since the study was published.

“Now, recruiters can easily and anonymously collect information that they would not be permitted to ask in an interview, and the survey found that recruiters are doing just that,” the study reads.

For starters, avoid talking negatively about past or current employers. Inappropriate pictures and photos showing one drinking or suggesting drug use can also be damaging.

So job seekers, it’s probably not the best idea to post that picture of yourself playing your favorite drinking game (even if it is Edward 40 Hands).

The infographic, created by OnlineClasses.org, summarizes data from the Microsoft study and other research. Follow the flow chart closely to successfully manage your online reputation.

Source: Mashable.com, OnlineClasses.org

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How To Make The Right First Impression On Social Media – Infographic

First impressions are everything, but sometimes they creep up on you. As a job candidate, 86% of potential employers will look at your social profiles — even if you don’t explicitly share those links. While Facebook red-cup duty is common practice for job seekers, you might be surprised to know that recruiters think poor spelling looks worse than drinking.

Along with copyediting yourself, data shows you may want to keep Burning Man references under cover, too — 18% of recruiters reacted negatively to the festival.

Column Five Media put together an infographic of tips for using social media to make first impressions — and included a few things every job seeker should avoid. Data is courtesy of Jobvite.

Source: Mashable.com, Jobvite, Column Five

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Employers Don’t Like Social Media – Infographic

There’s been plenty of talk about how social media has become a successful vehicle for recruiters and job seekers alike, but what about employers?

According to this infographic, researched and developed by PayScale, the higher-ups are really not too keen on the social media movement at large, especially when it involves giving social media freedom to employees within the company. And the fear of negative information keeps employers running for a tight leash. Only half of companies have a formal social media policy, and 42% of companies surveyed nix all forms of social media activity at work. In the employers’ eyes, social media should be exclusively reserved for carefully managed brand promotion and professionally handled social recruiting…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Payscale

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The Signs of Stressed and Overworked Employees – Infographic

Are you stressed at work? You’re not alone: A recent Gallup poll indicates that on-the-job pressure is the top reason for employee dissatisfaction in the American workforce, and nearly half of American workers say their job is “very or extremely stressful.”

And whether you notice it or not, you’re broadcasting clear signs that should indicate to your employer that you are overworked and need a change of pace. The infographic below, developed by Column Five in conjunction with employee wellness company Keas, shows exactly how employees behave when they’ve been pushed to their limits. Workers tend to develop classic symptoms when their workload gets too much to bear, such as poor memory, fatigue and bad time management. They also exhibit odd behaviors, working too much or too little in response to the level of stress in the workplace. Employers should be watching for these key symptoms and redirecting overworked employees to a more manageable situation…Read More

Infographic research and design by Column Five

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