Posts Tagged ‘hiring’
Okay, so before I dive into this blog post, I wanted to share some fun news! Today I was interviewed by the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report! And also recently by the Wall Street Journal. Lots of interest in Gen Y (aka Millennial) news and insights! I’ll post links when the articles are published.
That’s all. Here’s what this blog post is really about…
Last month I was a panelist for an online discussion about recruiting and retaining Gen Y employees. It was hosted/presented by ComeRecommended.com, and 5 other experts were on the panel with me. ComeRecommended.com is an exclusive online community connecting the best internship and entry-level job candidates with the best employers. And was founded by a fabulous Millennial entrepreneur, Heather R. Huhman.
It was an interesting format using a service called Cover It Live. So it wasn’t like a webinar or webcast where you could hear us; the questions and answers were all done in a written format. It was pretty cool!
Anyhoo, here’s a link to the recording of the event. It’s free so they’re not hitting you up for any money:
Here’s an overview of the topic discussion:
Recruiting budgets, staff and overall resources are being slashed all over the country. So, how do you go about hiring quality interns and entry-level employees during these tough economic times? What benefit packages can you offer that are inexpensive to your organization but highly sought-after by young professionals? And once you have them, what are the best practices for retaining Generation Y? These questions and more will be answered by esteemed workplace experts in a free online panel discussion-you won’t even need to leave your desk!
More to share but not enough time to write at the moment! Will write again soon.
Bye for now!
Patricia Cecil-Reed of FindtheRightSchool.com recently wrote an article for Yahoo! HotJobs called: Best-Kept-Secret Careers: 5 Emerging Careers That Fly Under the Radar.
The info she provides is great not only for Millennial college students trying to determine a career path, but for any of you Gen X, Gen Jonesers and Boomers looking to make a career change.
The article starts with:
The world around us is changing, and our economy along with it. A challenging economy may usher in change a bit more quickly than we might like, but out of the ashes, new fields arise. Green energy, better health care — it seems there may be some silver linings around those dark clouds. Apply your interests to one of these rising fields, and you may be able to follow your career dreams to the top.Here are some up-and-coming careers in today’s hottest fields. They may fly under the radar for now, but that’s likely to change in the future.
There are plenty of career opportunities to explore in the field of digital technology, with the exponential growth of the Internet, computers at work and home, and gaming — both online and with game systems like PS3 and X-Box.
Data Miner:Â This career tops the U.S. News & World Report’s list of ahead-of-the-curve careers. Data miners use statistics to evaluate and predict future customer behavior. Many of today’s data miners work mostly with data collected from the Internet, making their profession a valuable component of digital technology.
Annual Salary:Â $70,760 is the mean annualÂ salary. The top ten percent can earn over $100,000.
But CLICK HERE to read the other 4 industry suggestions Patricia has identified. I’m sure you’ll find this info helpful!
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This is a guest blog post written byÂ CareerAlley, and distributed through RecruitingBlogSwap.com, aÂ content exchange service sponsored byÂ CollegeRecruiter.com,Â a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
Title: Who’s Hiring at the Biggest Companies?
I’ve been reviewing the Best Companies across a series of posts (and we are only through 30% of those companies), but what about the largest companies? Many people feel better about being in a large organization, but who are they and are they hiring? Let’s cover a few (excluding any that have been covered in previous posts).
Randstad Holding – Randstad is one of the largest temporary and contract staffing companies in the world. They are an international company and emply several hundred thousand people a year via their temp and contract staffing divisions. Since hiring is what they do for a living, their career site is robust with Job Search, Locations, Career Tools and about Randstad. Job search allows registration and a search engine as well as “Top Jobs”. Clicking Jobs (mid right side of page) provides two choices, job search for other companies or working at Randstad.
Kroger – Kroger is a retailer with over 2,400 supermarkets and department stores in the United States. Their career site has a wide range of search opportunities – Hourly Store, Manufacturing, Shared Services and Distribution Center. You can also review company background and register from this page. Clicking on Opportunities provides an advanced search function. A simple search returned 146 job opportunities across the United States.
Coca-Cola – I think we all know what Coca-Cola does, but just in case, they are a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates. Their careers page offers information on the company with an inter-active map that allows you to select your country for job search. The North America link has job search as well as Internships. Clicking on search for North America links to an advanced search page with the ability to register on the site. There were 91 job opportunities in North America (with a simple search).
Oracle – Employs more than 68,000 in over 100 countries around the world and is a software developer. Their career site has a full range of company information, special sites for college recruiting and professional development. Clicking on Open Positions at Oracle where you can register, job search, create a profile and look for opportunities in other countries. You must select specific criteria to search for jobs.
I hope you found this guest blog post helpful and good luck!
Bye for now,