It’s February. We’re here for you.
We’re now in the middle of the snowiest month of 2017, and big things are happening out here!
Just to give you an idea of how momentous this time is, tonight there will be a TRIPLE CELESTIAL EVENT: we will see a full “snow” moon, a penumbral lunar eclipse, AND Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will appear in the skies around 3am est.
Here in our first “Weekly Picks“ (ever!), we are offering our picks for this week’s Recruiting industry & tech highlights. We’ve compiled the most noteworthy tricks, tips, chatter, and goings on, and we’ve even thrown in some pure entertainment. Enjoy and share around!
Here’s the scuttlebutt:
With a boost from ISL via Recruiting Blogs, this week we are asking, “What Recruitment Trends Will We See in 2017?”
Trends to look out for:
- Brand Identity
- ‘Boomerang’ Candidates
- New Job Titles
- *Candidates Focusing on Workplace Culture
This week, we heard some useful advice from a biochemist using cognitive science to increase workplace productivity. Here’s Dr. Brian Crane, professor of chemistry at Cornell University on how to structure your work schedule to be more productive:
Also from Business Insider, a Yelp recruiter who’s interviewed hundreds of people shares her 2 favorite interview questions:
- ‘Tell me about a time where you really had to work hard to learn something. Here’s a hint: ‘Algebra’ or ‘French 101’ aren’t the best responses.”The goal is to reveal not only your capacity for learning, but your passions. That also fits into one of Carlson’s other go-to questions:
- “What makes you un-boring?”
Basically, back in December, Google rolled out support for the WebVR API to a beta of Chrome, but now that update is going wide. Soon we’ll be seeing VR integrated in a much more seamless and widespread way!
Because lifelong learning is the only way to keep up, this week Glassdoor has linked us to 250 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online For Free.
Innovative course offerings include a variety of subject areas, including:
- Computer Science
- Business & Management
- Art & Design
- Health & Medicine
- Education & Teaching
For a light distraction from the endless stream of disheartening current events, this week look to Forbes’
33 Cartoons About Technology Changing Everything
OR do some positive listening with this list of
5 Podcast Episodes to Increase Motivation & Productivity (via XTech Staffing)
Finally, we will need to be creative and communicative to be good to each other in these tough times. These 5 Steps To A More Flexible Workplace are a good place to start. Simple steps include:
2. Trust Your Employees
3. Let the Mission Lead the Way
4. Let Them Take Time Off
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask