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WELCOME ALICIA SUN TO #TEAMEXAQUEO

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As a team that helps client organizations find and keep talent who will thrive inside their cultures, it’s important that we do the same for our company. Being a fully remote team is a unique structure and it takes a special person to embrace how we work.

WHY WE SCHEDULE SHARED #exaqueoPTO

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Time off is a luxury for many of us. Not because we don’t get vacation days, but because we don’t take them. According to Project: Time Off , Americans left over 700 million vacation days on the table last year. In 2017, over 50% ended the year with unused vacation days.

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.

Hiring Manager Intake Form

Communication between recruiters and hiring managers is the #1 indicator of successful hiring. Facilitating this communication without interrupting everyone’s schedule is key. Download the intake form and start recruiting better candidates today.

Welcome Ian Moore to #teamexaqueo!

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Years ago when I founded exaqueo, I knew I wanted to build a team of passionate and talented employer brand experts. Over the past year, I’m excited to share, exaqueo has doubled in size.

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.

EMPLOYER BRANDING 2.0: STOP TRYING TO ATTRACT EVERYONE

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Employer brand. To our team of experts, employer brand is more than just a talent acquisition or human resources project or initiative. It’s how an employer (just like yours) messages, markets, and brings to life its full employment experience, both externally to candidates and internally to employees. Employer brand is a holistic strategy. ( <-- Click to tweet this!

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.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

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.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE FROM THE EMPLOYER BRANDING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE #EBRANDCON

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When I landed in San Diego for the Employer Branding Strategies Conference , I wasn’t sure what I was going to walk into. Don’t get me wrong, I knew I’d be in for a whirlwind of networking, breakout sessions, snacks, and vendor giveaways – I have been to plenty of corporate events before. However, walking into the conference center on the first morning, I could tell this conference would be different.

TALENT AND HR NEWS UPDATE: INTERN ENGAGEMENT AND GEN Z

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Summer is here and internship programs are in full swing. Understanding how interns benefit your business and how to engage Generation Z is key to recruiting and retaining talent for the future. In this month’s round-up, we’ve curated five articles with insights into interns and the newest generation in the workplace. 1) How to make the most of an internship for the intern and your business from Lexington Herald Leader Does your department host interns over the summer?

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.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

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?

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.

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.

17 Features Every ATS Must Have

What should an ATS do for you? With so many applicant tracking systems on the market it can be hard to find the best one for your organization. Check out our list and learn the 17 crucial features every ATS must have!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

Ultimate Recruiting Metrics Spreadsheet

Tracking your recruiting performance is tough without an ATS. This is exactly why we created our recruiting metrics spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet now and start tracking the KPIs that matter!