VOL. 132 | NO. 118 | Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Angela Copeland
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas, to meet a number of folks who work at the job website Indeed.com. If you’ve looked for a job in the last 10 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Indeed.
In 2010, they passed Monster to become the highest-trafficked job site in the United States. In May, a report from SilkRoad found that Indeed helps people get more jobs than all other sites combined. According to SilkRoad, the site delivered 72 percent of interviews and 65 percent of new hires in 2016. That’s powerful stuff.
I spoke with Paul Wolfe, Indeed’s senior vice president of human resources. I wanted to get his take on what job seekers are looking for in a future employer. Not only does Paul lead the charge on Indeed’s hiring, but he has insight into the hiring process at companies around the world.
As you might expect, one of the key things employees are looking for is flexibility. Since 2014, job searches including words related to flexible work arrangements (think “work from home” jobs) has been on the rise globally.
“Flexibility is a big thing,” said Paul. “With the advances of technology, you can do your job from any place really.”
Student debt is also on the minds of job seekers. Twenty-five percent of students say that loan assistance is a high priority for them, while just 3 percent of employers…
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