8.24.2018

The Alaant Loop: Job Search, Inclusion, Quit Thinking About Millennials

Etiquette Tips for New Hires, Improve Your Desk, STEM Jobs & More
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The Alaant Loop is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

How to Ease Out of Summer Mode

Are Glassdoor Reviews Poisoning Your Prospects?

By: Carol Doyle via Linium Recruiting - Search Smart Blog

It’s all too true that one bad apple can indeed spoil the bunch, and when it comes to employee reviews on Glassdoor, they can start to negatively affect your reputation and image. While we are supporters of total transparency, we do want to caution ...

Just Hired? Office Etiquette Tips for New Employees

By: Sammi Caramela via Business News Daily

As a new employee, you might feel nervous stepping into the office on your first day. You're unsure of what to expect, how to behave and the dynamic of your company's culture.

QUIT THINKING OF THEM AS MILLENNIALS

13 Ways Smaller Firms Can Attract STEM Talent

By: Tim Sackett via Fistful of Talent

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018.1 Considering that nearly seven in ten (67 percent) job seekers...

Simple Desk Improvements That Make an Open Office  Easier to Bear

Simple Desk Improvements That Make an Open Office Easier to Bear

By: Alan Henry via NY Times

Open floor plans and “flexible” office seating are common in today’s modern, meticulously designed workplaces. While designers and managers hope that they’ll improve communication by encouraging people to talk to one another, more than a few studies have pointed out that they may actually do the opposite ... 

Why Every Onboarding Experience Should Begin With a Recognition Survey

Why Every Onboarding Experience Should Begin With a Recognition Survey

By: Kat Judd via Employee Benefit News

The hiring process is over and you’ve started the onboarding process for your newest employee. You sent the offer letter, arranged training sessions for their first week, and paired them with a work buddy to help acclimate them to the workplace. You’ve done all you can for your new hire, right? Wrong …

2 in 5 Americans Say STEM Worker Shortage is at Crisis Levels

2 in 5 Americans Say STEM Worker Shortage is at Crisis Levels

Via Industry Week

For the past 10 years, the U.S. has put a strong focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, but there is still a serious shortage of workers. In the fourth annual STEM survey by Emerson released on August 21, 2 out of 5 Americans believe the STEM worker shortage is at crisis levels.

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Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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