Tagged 'Jobs'

Could Students use Kickstarter to Achieve Their Dreams?

Posted by Drew Hendricks on September 21st, 2012 at 2:43 pm

With Kickstarter gaining both traction and popularity, it's no wonder that college students have found use for the microfunding online platform. Check out this infographic that highlilghts

In Hospitality Management, Happy Employees Equal Happy Shareholders

Posted by Drew Hendricks on May 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Well known hospitality management insider Darci Reisenhuber, who works as Hilton Embassy Suites’ director of brand culture and internal communications, states that the most stated reason that guests have for not returning to a particular hotel chain is that employees don’t care. In fact, Reisenhuber says 68 percent of guests made this statement; the second place statement, that the hotel was too expensive, accounts for only 14 percent of guests surveyed.
Now, researchers at Washington State University have proven that employee satisfaction correlates strongly with guest satisfaction in the hospitality industry. In other words, guest satisfaction translates into dollar signs for hotels and restaurants. How, then, do hotels and restaurants keep employees happy while managing the bottom line? The key, according to a Dakota County Technical College blog, is investing in talent development.
Talent Assessment
Talent assessment begins with the hiring process. Individual hotels and restaurants should make sure that they are hiring people who have the potential to move up in the company. Often, this will mean interviewing candidates when applications come in, not necessarily when open positions are available. Creating a bench of potential applicants will ensure... Read more

Why is recruiting for top media talent so hard?

Posted by Judy Popky on May 12th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

First off... this is my first blog post.  Ever.  I just never really think that people care about what I think.  I mean, I know I have a lot of opinions... but do you care?  Well, I guess we'll find out...
I recently relocated for a new job.  I was fairly choosy in where I wanted to go and why.  When I got here, one of my first charges (after filling out the proverbial paperwork), was to organize and staff the department for success.  I needed 5 (yep, FIVE) people to join a talented and smart, but young team already in place.
We started looking, recruiting, mining LinkedIn and all the obvious places.  Talent was really scarce. I should clarify.  GOOD talent was really scarce.
So, I know the recession hit the ad industry pretty hard.  But, it appears to have rebounded nicely for talented digital, media and developing pros.  We quickly realized that we were competing with sister companies in the same building to huge client engagements across town and across the country.
But, why is it so hard to find top talent?
I have a theory:
Back in the first dot com crash in late 2000, many of the young upstarts who opted out... Read more

Dumbo: The place for digital

Posted by Rich Cherecwich on May 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Madison Avenue is starting to lose ground to Dumbo, and I'm not talking about the big-eared pachyderm of Disney fame. Rather, we're discussing the Brooklyn neighborhood (an acronym for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass") that has become a hotbed for digital agencies.
More than 60 digital shops and marketing firms call Dumbo home, and some, including Spike DDB, have relocated from pricier Madison Avenue digs.
Dumbo was, for all intents and purposes, a dump not too long ago, but the neighborhood has been reborn as a haven for creative types -- the perfect locale for agency folks tired of the stuffiness at Midtown firms.
The digital agency Big Spaceship opened its office in Dumbo more than a decade ago because office space cost a scant $12-a-square foot. Prices have doubled since then, but Madison Avenue firms are still shelling out $70 a square foot for their offices, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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New LinkedIn feature aids job seekers

Posted by Greg Bardsley on May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 am

The business-oriented social networking site has made an update that allows users to "follow" companies in the same manner that Facebook users can be a "fan".   While the move is undoubtedly aimed at expanding LinkedIn's popularity, the update could open up doors for job seekers as well.
The "fan" feature allows companies to post updates when employees join or leave an organization. Hypothetically speaking, job seekers who follow a company would see this posting and apply for a job based on what is posted.
Just because the capability is there doesn't mean it's an automatic go, however, as employers would need to embrace the feature and input employee data in order to make the connection. The possibility is certainly there, however, as LinkedIn's audience is career-minded.  
It's important to note that this is simply one avenue that LinkedIn's "follow" feature could go down. It'll be a matter of time before we discover the true capabilities of the new feature.  
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