2017 Trends & Predictions

Explore the most recent trends from our experts. Learn what’s going to be hot (or not) in 2017 and beyond.

Chatbots: Instant Gratification for Job Applicants

Instant gratification is the way of the world today. Whatever people want, from their online purchases to the pizza they ordered, they want it NOW. Chatbots, which are pre-programmed and scripted chat partners that don’t require a human to respond to you, are the...

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Could Pay Transparency Be Good for Business?

Pay Transparency Any company that seeks to take care of its bottom line (i.e. every company) knows how important it is to make decisions based on the numbers. Employees are expected to provide data to prove the efficacy of their time and effort, and management expects...

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UX Design Trends for 2017

User experience design (UX) is always evolving. So to help you keep up with all the changes coming this year, InVision recently published an article outlining 5 UX design trends to watch in 2017. Among the things we’ll see is an increased focus on time-saving design....

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Executive Orders Spark Recruitment Shakeup

Late Friday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning immigration from the seven following predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. Another executive order surfaced on Monday, outlining an...

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Control Shift: A New Way to Connect with Candidates

Now more than ever, consumers are ceding power to technology by exchanging data for utility. That’s the subject of “Control Shift,” a digital trends report recently published by the Innovation Group. In it you’ll find insights that can help you enhance the experience for job seekers and better connect with top talent. So read on, and discover a new era of recruitment.

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Drones & Professional Recruitment

Drones are sweet. Sure, they’re also controversial. But have you ever flown one? It’s a lot of fun, and surprisingly easy. Plus, drones can be used for business purposes, including advertising. So what does that mean for recruitment? Let’s explore some scenarios that...

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Automated Hiring: Is AI the Future of HR?

If a company promised to help you hire candidates faster and for less money, would you take note? If their tools were based on algorithms that could target highly skilled individuals and could eliminate biased hiring procedures, would you give them a shot? Some of...

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Outplacement as an Employee Benefit

It’s an unfortunate and uncomfortable but common conversation for the HR department: an employee’s time with your company has come to an end. And while plans may have already been made to cover the business in absence of the employee, what about the employee now in...

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Millennials – New Rules for a New Generation

Millennials. You’ve read plenty about them: the lazy, impatient, flighty whippersnappers swarming the American workforce. They will soon comprise the majority of the global workforce, and they are toppling office culture as we know it. But clashes with corporate...

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Career Sites New Grads Are Buzzing About

Finding and landing a job after college can be challenging for new grads. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of helpful resources available. This infographic depicts some of the most popular career sites new grads are using to help make their professional visions a...

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What Will Tomorrow’s Careers Site Look Like?

We are hearing more and more discussion about how a happy workforce is a productive one. This is not a concept but rather a hard fact that is backed up by more and more statistics. Last year’s winners in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For actually showed revenue...

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Miss our recent webinar? Catch it here.

For those who were able to join us for the live presentation of our recent webinar, Recruitment and Retention Trends for 2015, we thank you for your participation. If you were unable to attend or would like to review the webinar, you can use the links provided below...

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The 1 Reason Your Brand Should Be On Instagram

More than half (53 percent) of Internet-using 18- to 29-year-old Americans use Instagram, up from 37 percent in 2013. Across demographics, Pew reports that half of all Instagram users check the platform daily. If you’re not using visual storytelling, it’s time to start.

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Trends for 2015: Serialization

Don’t be afraid to tell an in-depth story, but tell it over time. Perhaps you tell the story of an employee, in-depth through detailed stories about their career, but build it over a series of 10 weeks in newsletters or blog posts. Instead of rolling out values all at once, consider spacing them out with one value each month, tied with exercises and complementary content that explores it more fully.

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Trends for 2015: Complementary Experiences Become Critical

Think in terms of scenarios and motivations with relation to your candidate experience: the candidate coming to simply apply may not need to be inundated with tons of content, while the candidate needing to learn in more depth about your culture will likely need a different type of experience than the one just hearing about you for the first time.

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Trends for 2015: A Culture of Customization

Image credit: Kazuhiro Keino Bespoke Experiences Go Mainstream Part of the JWT INSIDE 2015 Trends Series  The last year saw the rise of hundreds of new products all offering to be tailored just to your specifications. MTailor launched, offering custom men’s shirting...

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2015 HR Trends: Two Things to Strive For & One to Watch

Our industry is changing and maturing faster than ever. As 2014 winds down I wanted to take a few minutes to outline a few predictions for the upcoming year and highlight a technology that may finally be coming of age. Following are a few predictions for human resources in 2015.

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Culture Advice for 2015 from a Creative

Every year you’re inundated with "Top Trends of 20-whatever" lists to prepare you for the year ahead. While I agree with a lot of those lists, I really think there needs to be a "Trends You Can No Longer Ignore" list – things you simply must address in order to remain...

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Minimum Marketable Culture

Minimum Marketable Product Culture A new way of developing company cultures.   When product designers want to get an idea to market quickly, they’ll develop a Minimum Marketable Product (MMP)*. Simply defined by Roman Pichler, an MMP is, “The product with the...

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Branding Experts on Trends in 2015

What are going to be the big branding trends in 2015? What will be the biggest opportunity? The toughest challenge?   That’s exactly what Branding Magazine asked 16 branding experts from around the world in this full Branding Roundtable. What follows is just a hint of...

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A Lack Of “Experience”

While the word “experience” is frequently used, explaining it can prove deceptively challenging. A useful trick to understanding “experience” is recognizing its absence. Often times you don’t even realize the role it plays until it is removed. For example, one recent...

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Industry-Changing HR Media

I recently heard a story about how a colleague of mine searched for his first job back in the early 1990s. At the time, he was living on the East Coast and wanted to move to the West Coast. Classified ads in the local newspaper were really the only way to learn about...

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Take On Trending Topics

Meta-analysis, hipster phrase turned useful tool, takes many different sources of individual information and summarizes their findings to evaluate larger trends. More importantly, this method can get small organizations into big conversations. The ever-present “Top...

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