9.7.2018

The Alaant Loop: Delayed Retirement, Temperature in the Workplace, Career Confidence

Delayed Retirement, Temperature in the Workplace, Career Confidence
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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:

Death by Hiring Process: 5 Ways to Keep Good Candidates Engaged

Death by Hiring Process: 5 Ways to Keep Good Candidates Engaged

By: Amy Alvarez via the Alaant Blog

There is nothing worse when you’re looking for a job than having to wait an excessive amount of time to hear from the hiring company. You interview and then what seems like forever you finally hear that they’re moving in a different direction or that yes, they’d like you to meet with another member of the team.

More Americans are delaying retirement. But finding jobs when older isn't so easy

More Americans are delaying retirement. But finding jobs when older isn't so easy

By: Lori Weisberg and Mike Freeman via The San Diego Union-Tribune

With a master’s degree in computer science and 30 years of experience working for technology companies, Tom Middleton had little doubt he would soon find new employment after losing his job a decade ago ...

Temperature Impacts Workplace Productivity Too

Temperature Impacts Workplace Productivity Too

By: Nidhi Singh via Entrepreneur

Hot weather drops productivity of people by 4 per cent per degree, a study suggests. Meetings, conference calls, internet, emails are known to be productivity killers at the workplace, but did you know that rising temperature can make people less productive as well?

criminal record should not automatically be an employment disqualifier

Ask HR: A criminal record should not automatically be an employment disqualifier

By: Johnny C. Taylor Jr via USA TODAY

As I’ve responded to readers’ questions these past months, I’ve noticed that many of you are dealing with difficult issues related to today’s hot job market. These issues are top of mind for those of you looking to land a new job or move to a better position, as well as those of you trying to find, hire and retain the best people.

Ways to build your career confidence in a month

Ways to build your career confidence in a month

By: Lindsay Tigar via the Ladders

That degree you paid too much money for, but are glad you have. The awards that take your resumé to an impressive level. Your ability to not only meet a goal — but to exceed it. All of these hard skills are important facets of your job, but as career expert and author of Confidence Creator Heather Monahan, they don’t hold a candle to one essential soft skill: confidence.

Leaving a job in the first 15 months

These are the three things to invest in to build employee loyalty

By: Gwen Moran via Fast Company

Before you consider a new benefit or program, think seriously about these three key areas. At a time with exceptionally low unemployment levels, Glassdoor research says that more than one-third of employers expect more employees to quit this year. How can you retain them?

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

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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