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WELCOME ALYSSA BANI TO #TEAMEXAQUEO!

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Spring is a time of change and new beginnings, and here at exaqueo that couldn’t be more true. We’ve welcomed more clients to our roster and are developing employer brands around the globe. Part of what makes our work so different is our rigorous, relationship-based approach to workforce research.

Captivate Candidates Before They Even Apply

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Tax time and candidate experience have something in common! Well, that’s a stretch, but I’ll show you the connection. In order to spark my creativity, I subscribe to Creativity Daily ; it’s a daily newsletter that highlights recent marketing ads and commercials, both the hits and the misses.

WORKING DOG MOM: MILLENNIALS, CULTURE + EMPLOYER BRANDING

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Their soft cries wake me up. It’s poop, pee, and then feeding. I grab a coffee between laps as I chase them around the house while picking up their toys. I settle them down for a morning nap and I log on to my virtual workspace. This is how I start almost every day ?I’m I’m a working Mom, a working Dog Mom. For those working Moms of humans reading this, I know dogs and babies aren’t the same. In fact, that’s precisely why I have dogs and not children right now.

4 ways to make your employer brand more magnetic

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How does a magnet attract? It’s magnetism, defined as “a physical phenomenon produced by the motion of electric charge, resulting in attractive and repulsive forces between objects.” Take any magnet and a paperclip from your desk, and it will stick. What makes magnets equally interesting is not everything sticks -- brass, copper, and lead. Magnets are only attracted to what are considered to be “strong” metals.

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires

Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires. So you’ve hired some great new employees - congratulations! Unfortunately, your work isn’t over yet. With 20% of new hires leaving within the first 45 days, creating a great onboarding program along with proper training is crucial if you want your new employees to be engaged and stay long term. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

EMPLOYER BRAND GIVES BACK: A COLLECTION OF EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING STORIES

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It’s hard to imagine, but Thanksgiving in the U.S. is this week! Here at exaqueo , our team has been eagerly awaiting its arrival because of a “behind-the-scenes project” to celebrate giving back. In working on this project, we’ve had the opportunity to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for, including our families, friends, and clients.

A New Way to Think About Your Candidate Experience — Don’t Just Satisfy, Captivate!

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What happens if you ignore your candidate experience? That is a question the recently released 2017 North American Candidate Experience research report sheds some light on.

exaqueo’s “How to” Series: How to Advance your Employer Brand Skills … Inch by Inch

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It’s learning and development month here at exaqueo. All month long, our team of employer brand experts will share some of their favorite “how to” tips and help you hone your craft. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates, or check back for future posts.

4 Ways to Celebrate Women at Work and Amplify Your Employer Brand #IWD2018

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Diversity and inclusion. Gender parity. Marches and campaigns. The topic of working women and challenging stereotypes dates back generations. In recent times, celebrating International Women’s Day ( #IWD2018 ) helps individuals, organizations, and societies take action, press for progress, and celebrate the achievements of women. As a woman-owned business, exaqueo celebrates the achievements of our team of employer brand strategists, most of whom are women.

Free E-Guide: 8 Surprising Facts About Labor Law Posting Regulations

As an HR professional, it’s important to learn about the labor laws and posting requirements that affect your company. Staying on top of these continual changing rules can be challenging, but this free Poster Guard® e-Guide can help you better understand the regulations. In addition to an overview of the laws that apply to every business, you’ll learn about specific requirements for local postings, Spanish postings, remote workers, industry-specific notices and much more. Our e-Guide will provide you valuable information to keep your business in complete compliance.

Interview with Author George Anders

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From time to time here at exaqueo we like to conduct interviews so we can gain different perspectives in the industry. As a liberal arts student myself, I found it particularly interesting to ask George Anders a few questions about his latest book, “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a Liberal Arts Education.”

exaqueo’s “How to” Series: How to Write Job Postings That Attract Best-fit Talent

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It’s learning and development month here at exaqueo. All month long, our team of employer brand experts will share some of their favorite “how to” tips and help you hone your craft. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates, or check back for future posts. Conversations about how to write compelling, effective job descriptions have been going on for as long as many of us can remember. So, why the continued dialogue? Because no one has nailed it yet?

Uncover the Happy at Work: Two Ways to Put a Smile on Your EB

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I’ve been lucky to find jobs that truly make me happy. From my first job at 16 as a parks and recreation playground leader, to helping workers in rural areas reskill after the economic downturn in 2008, to my current role as a Brand Strategist with exaqueo. My passion, energy, and enthusiasm have served me well over the past 10 years, and in turn have lead to a very happy and successful career. I’m not naive, nor unrealistic.

How to Create Moments That Matter in the Candidate Experience

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WE DO NOT REMEMBER DAYS, WE REMEMBER MOMENTS. Cesare Pavese As talent acquisition and human resources professionals, we are often caught up in the business-side of hiring; we forget it’s people at the heart of our work.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Voice of the Client: How Olympus Stays True to Employees

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When Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) decided to go down the path of a corporate brand overhaul, leaders in the Human Resources department saw an opportunity to discover who they are as a company. As the corporate brand began to take shape, so did the Olympus employer value proposition (EVP). Recently, the exaqueo team had the opportunity to partner with Therese Beck, Olympus’ director of employee experience.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Sending #EBLove

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Confucius once said: “choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." Here at exaqueo , we love what we do and strive to help others discover careers that are their best fit. Additionally, we are thrilled to hear about what you are doing in this space!

Talent and HR News Monthly Update: Work/Life Balance//Happiness at Work

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INTRO 1) These Key HR Steps Will Help You To Retain Your Top Employees from Forbes In an earlier post, I covered the potential of pulse survey data to unlock the secrets of employee motivation and retention. Google, Amazon, and Adidas, among others, have already reported making strides in this direction. Yet, many companies in Asia still lag in their approach to using pulse surveys to build a base of structured data from which to analyze their workforce.

A Personal Brand Promise I'm Willing To Make

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Brands are always making promises. From consumer to employer brands, a brand promise is a core part of a strong brand architecture. It reinforces what the brand stands for. Then, it's up to the product or service to deliver on that promise. Personal brands are no different.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

LOOK BACK + LOOK AHEAD: 3 KEY EMPLOYER BRAND LESSONS FROM 2017

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You may be wrapping presents, lighting candles, or decorating trees. But here at exaqueo, we’re already looking ahead to 2018. In an ever-expanding field like employer brand, it seems there’s a new technology, economic shift or brand trend to track every day. And 2017 was no different. One of our core values at exaqueo is "seek to understand." For every challenge, obstacle, or misstep, rather than place blame or dwell, we look to learn and move forward. That’s how I look at a year in review too.

Big Idea 2018: Making the Shift from Employer Brand Launch to Management

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Imagine this: your organization spent thousands of dollars to conduct workforce research to build an authentic employer brand that launches perfectly. There is excitement around the new employer brand launch, complete with a thunderclap, champagne and branded cookies. But, what happens after the initial launch and excitement fizzles? What happens after time passes?

5 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS IN CELEBRATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK #SMW17

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Last week around the globe, professionals in various industries took up their smartphones and devices to connect in celebration of global Social Media Week (SMW). From live events to Instagram stories, there were many ways you could share and discover social media insights, ideas and opportunities.

Should Your Brand Be Family Friendly?

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The headline (like many these days) was provocative: 'Inside Apple's New Campus: No Childcare But You Can Freeze Your Eggs.' Sure, the new campus is beautiful and innovative. But for a company like Apple to have such conflicting benefits? It seems like a bad business and bad PR move.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Be Real About Diversity and Your Employer Brand

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Diversity Noun | di·ver·si·ty | də-ˈvər-sə-tē, dī- The condition of having or being composed of differing elements and “the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.” As a woman of color, I’ll admit, I cringe whenever I hear the phrase “diversity initiative” -- and I’ve heard it a lot throughout my 20-year career in recruiting and employer branding.

#PlanForVacation: 43 Percent of American Workers Don’t Vacation Because They Fear THIS

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Vacation Noun | va·ca·tion | v??k?SH(?)n n an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling Americans don’t truly embrace the definition of vacation or taking any extended periods of recreation. In fact, when they do take time off it’s a tethered vacation , remaining connected the entire time. Or only take time off when there’s a national holiday and forced out of the office.

exaqueo’s “How to” Series: How to Capture Employee Photos Through a More Strategic Lens

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It’s learning and development month here at exaqueo. All month long, our team of employer brand experts will share some of their favorite “how to” tips and help you hone your craft. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates, or check back for future posts.

CULTURE EXPERT KEVIN RICHESON ON COMPANY CULTURE AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Here at exaqueo , we like to conduct interviews with leaders in our field so we can gain different viewpoints in the industry. A career expert in culture, with over 30 years in hospitality including executive roles at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Carnival Cruise Lines, Kevin Richeson understands how the way people behave at work is the biggest driver in business success. Recently, he sat down with exaqueo brand strategist, Emily Fritz, to share his unique perspective on culture.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

5 Things University Recruitment Teams Need to Do Now

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Fall is sneaking up on us. Halloween decorations are hitting the grocery store shelves. And before we know it, sweaters and boots will be the daily uniform. As always, this time of year gets many people—parents, students, teachers and recruiters—thinking about back-to-school. At exaqueo , we are passionate about helping clients tackle tough talent challenges by using smart strategies. Often, we are asked to offer our expertise in the area of university recruitment.

Your Employer Brand Is a Hero

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Obstacles provide opportunities. It’s true. Obstacles inspire innovators to create. They rally athletes to overcome. They prompt leaders to motivate. Any given day, we face obstacles and no matter how we measure them, big or small, it is how we adjust and take action that defines the impact and benefit of the outcome. For almost a week, Hurricane Harvey repeatedly hammered the Texas and Louisiana Gulf coasts.

5 Employees Who Will Activate Your Employer Brand — Whether You Want Them To Or Not

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In the employer brand world there is a lot of talk about employee advocacy and brand ambassadors. A lot of talk. Many organizations, it seems, want employees talking positively about them. And why wouldn’t they? When it comes to telling a company’s story, employees are the best messengers of the message. They are a more trusted source and their networks are exponentially larger than their employer’s network. Everyone wants their employees talking about them, until they don’t.

Talent and HR News Monthly Update: Women's History Month / Working Moms

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As a woman-owned business, we are especially proud to celebrate this month. Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day remind us of how lucky we are to be led by such a strong, entrepreneurial, intelligent woman , and to work alongside them everyday. As we admire our female colleagues , mentors, and role models, we have no doubt that the world could benefit from a few more female voices in the workforce.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.