Author Archives: thegoodjobs

3 minute rant: We are hiring! (who cares)

It’s 2016, and lots of employers are hiring. Lots. Every time I pop onto LinkedIn or Twitter, it’s filled to the brim with posts about open jobs. 99% say “We are hiring!”. It’s interesting that employers still believe that by simply posting a virtual HELP WANTED sign, that talent will respond. Is ‘HELP WANTED’ compelling […]

Millennials are the Worst! Hiring my generation

by Hannah Leigh Thompson, The Good Jobs intern Type “millennials are” into Google, and what does the great search engine supply? “Millennials are lazy entitled narcissists” – thanks, Time. Millennials are “idiots”, “stupid” and “screwed”, and “what age”. “Millennials are what age”? This one I can answer fairly conclusively. According to the almighty oracle Wikipedia […]

Let Job Seekers Customize Their Own Jobs

One great way the web revolutionized shopping — configurators. People love to build their own Ford or Nikes or Dells, or design their own M&Ms. We crave customization. Burger King may no longer let us have it our way, but more than ever, that’s what we want. Yet as Marcus Buckingham pointed out in a […]

Winning the War For Talent!

The current job market is a war zone… and culture is your best weapon! Many thanks to our friends at Wevue and their excellent post for this infographic. For more about the architecture of the current job market, visit their site!

How To Lower Costs & Enhance Culture with Direct Recruiting

Having trouble attracting the right kind of applicants at a reasonable cost? Recruiters are convenient but expensive, and sometimes push applicants that don’t quite fit the culture or needs of your organization. On the other hand, the direct recruitment model can be tricky – but it’s a great way to communicate your needs to the […]

Why a Millennial Chooses Milwaukee: Communication and Culture

by Hannah Leigh Thompson, The Good Jobs intern I have lived in Milwaukee most of my life, and I consider this city my home. Milwaukee is a beautiful city, an entrepreneurial city, with a fantastic food and music culture – uniquely suited for my millennial demographic. But I’m fairly sure that my demographic doesn’t know […]

5 Ways to Perfect the Work-Life Balance

It’s a common trend these days to not only work for eight hours during the day, but then to bring work home for the night as well. If they don’t physically bring paper work home, they are checking their work emails all night long. Lately, even when the 9-to-5ers strictly “work” from 9:00PM to 5:00PM, […]

Hiring for Culture Fit: What to Ask and What to Look For

When most people think of the term “company culture,” they think of free happy hours, games in the office, bean bag chairs, etc. The list goes on and on. The truth is, a strong company culture is much more than that. According to Hireology’s CEO, Adam Robinson, “an authentic culture is really easy to spot: […]

Patagonia’s CCO, Doug Freeman, Did A Reddit “Ask Me Anything” – And I Learned 4 Lessons About Finding Work

Doug Freeman is an avid cyclist and the COO of Patagonia. Yesterday afternoon, he showed up on the “Ask Me Anything” subreddit. As a supporter and admirer of Patagonia, I explored the conversation. Freeman’s transparent conversations led me to discover what’s going on within Patagonia, what plans they have for the future, and what personally led Freeman to where he […]

Company Culture: 5 Steps to Build A Strong Work Environment

 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of culture is: The set of shared attitudes, value, goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. Does this sound appealing to you? To me, this defines exactly what a company should strive for. A cohesive environment filled with employees that share the same values and goals is headed […]