The talent shortage is a pressing concern for organizations and business leaders, and the situation is unlikely to ease anytime soon. How can companies emerge victorious in the war for talent? This kind of hiring environment calls for a revamp of the hiring process, according to Gary Burnison, CEO of executive search firm Korn Ferry. "A tight labor market continually raises the stakes for employers. The advantage is clearly more towards the employee," Burnison told Bloomberg Law.
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and year-end rush, many people seek deeper meaning in the crush of festivities. This might be a reaction to endless present-buying and the abundant requests for charitable donations, but increasingly, that desire to find a greater purpose has become a year-round mission; employees are looking for something more than just pay.
As signs of autumn emerge, with pumpkin spice filling the air and students everywhere doing their math homework, companies are working on their own math: next year’s salary budgets. Employees hoping for big raises across the board will be sorely disappointed. For the sixth year in a row, average pay increases are pegged at 3 percent, according to four different surveys. Heftier hikes appear to have gone the way of employer-provided turkeys at the holidays and golden watches at retirement.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".