About Jon Phillips

Jon Phillips is an interface designer with a strong focus on user-centered and interaction design, and a lover of great typography. When he's not designing or writing, he can be found playing guitar or capturing great moments on camera.

How to Assess & Improve Your Company’s Online Reputation

techwomanWe now live in a world where people are constantly sharing their thoughts and opinions about anything and everything. As a company, this can be a curse or a blessing. A few mentions on social media or some online reviews or blog posts about your company can greatly improve your image — or may very well tarnish it.

So, how can you make the best of this and ensure that your brand’s reputation does indeed flourish? How can you handle criticism and negative reviews and still keep your company’s reputation intact? Just as job candidates need to keep a close eye on their online reputation, especially on social networks, companies should invest enough resources to managing their own reputation.

The cost of a poor online reputation should never be underestimated. People will talk about your company, it’s a given. How your company reacts to those mentions is crucial. Let’s have a look at a few tips and tricks as well as some tools that can help you do just that.
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Recruiting for Diversity


Hiring and retaining diverse employees remains, even in this day and age, a challenge for many organizations. And finding great positions can be quite the task for job seekers as well. It is crucial for businesses to embrace diversity and tap into a workforce that is skilled, productive, creative and that can bring new ideas to the table.

It is no secret that the landscape has changed over the last few decades, and it continues to evolve — all for the better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more and more foreign born citizens are finding jobs and the trend seems to be going in the right direction. The unemployment rate for the foreign born in the United States was 6.9 percent in 2013, down from 8.1 percent in 2012.
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How Social Media is Shaping The Recruiting & Hiring Process

The unemployment rate is below six percent for the first time since before the recession. The demand to fill positions with specialized, niche skill sets is high, and these candidates can be especially hard to source. This means uncovering and attracting the best job seekers requires sophisticated recruiting tactics. As an employer, how can you get a leg up on your competition?

Social media is not only changing the way companies go about recruiting and hiring, job seekers are also becoming more aware of the power of social platforms and are increasingly using their social profiles as a tool to find great work opportunities.

Many job seekers know that employers are turning to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to source candidates, and are effectively using these platforms to get an edge over other candidates.

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Top 10 Human Resources Conferences in 2015

146262066With 2015 almost at our door comes the time for New Year resolutions. For job seekers, that means putting in the time and effort required to find a new position, for others it’s simply a great time to reflect on the last year and make plans to advance their career. For employers it’s all about planning recruiting and hiring for the year ahead, with a lot of energy deployed in Q4 of this year.

No matter your aspirations or staffing needs, every year there are HR events, conferences, and seminars all around the country – and 2015 is no different. Obviously there are other smaller and more local events that you could attend, but today’s post will outline the top 10 human resources conferences in 2015.
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The Career Resolutions You Should Be Making This New Year

iStock_000004655588MediumThe New Year is almost upon us and many job seekers will soon be making resolutions and plans regarding their careers for the year to come. Whether you are currently unemployed and looking for work or seeking a new position, there is a myriad of resolutions you can make to launch your career or take it to the next level in 2015.

Today we will look at 5 resolutions. Depending on where you are with your job search or career, some of those resolutions may seem like big moves, or if not, they are at least good reminders of a few things you can do to advance your search.
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5 Hiring Tips for Warp-Speed Recruitment

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 1.33.41 PMRecruiting techniques and best practices are always changing, and with each new generation the workforce evolves and so should hiring techniques. Recent graduates and job seekers now expect more from their future employers than ever before.

Gone are the days of plain old job boards littered with simple and often deceptive job descriptions. Finding highly skilled candidates isn’t more difficult, if you know how.

Our latest infographic highlights 5 of the most technologically advanced hiring techniques to boost your recruitment strategy. Click here to view the infographic on our website.

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