Tag: Silicon Valley

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Should You Hold a Candidate’s Former Employer Against Them?

We hear a lot about negative online employer reviews, especially from an employer-brand standpoint, and how these reviews can hurt your chances at attracting top talent. But what about the jobseekers who come from employers recovering from a prominent scandal? Should recruiters discount them because of where they previously worked?

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Trump Signals Potential Place for Skilled Foreign Workers

President Donald Trump has turned much of traditional American politics on its head, and many of his policies have put some traditional Republican allies in a tough position. While these traditional allies may support some of the president’s policies, they cringe at others. Case in point: the business community.

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Want Better Glassdoor Reviews? Improve Your Company Culture

Online job boards, like Glassdoor, are a great way for companies to check out what employees have to say about the culture, pay, and overall experience of working at that specific company. However, a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) investigation showed that companies were manipulating employee reviews in the hopes of attracting top talent.

Screen Job Candidates with Text Messaging

Employees are the most significant investment an organization will make for its future. Recruiting the right people is an integral part of any business plan, but unfortunately, it is also a challenging and time-consuming task.

Race a Factor in Advancement in Silicon Valley

A new study finds that while the San Francisco Bay Area is home to one of the most heterogeneous populations in the United States, diversity in technology leadership roles has generally stagnated over the last decade.

Is Virtual Reality the New Recruiting Frontier?

If you’ve ever donned a headset and been transported to a virtual world, you’ll likely agree that virtual reality (VR) has tremendous potential for various business functions, including recruiting, onboarding, and training.

Developing a Recruiting Strategy? Don’t Forget Employer Brand

It’s comes as no surprise that HR professionals consistently name recruiting top talent and retaining valued employees among their toughest challenges. Developing a strategy to meet those challenges may entail a number of elements, but establishing and communicating the employer’s “brand” should never be overlooked.

Alliances—the New Paradigm for Employees and Employers

Today, there’s a fundamental disconnect for employers and employees, says Ben Casnocha, entrepreneur and cofounder of LinkedIn. The old company-as-family approach is gone (if it ever existed), but you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when employees act like free agents. Where’s the middle ground?