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CareerBuilder's study seems to echo other recent findings. People are increasingly reliant on staying connected via mobile devices, the Internet, and other forms of media. For employees, this means the flexibility to work when and where they want to. Organizations that embrace this trend could have an edge in attracting quality talent. The report also points out the effects that the shift toward independent work is having on the labor market.
The updated platform may be welcome news to those that are trying to modernize their recruiting technology to meet applicant needs. Many recruiters still use multiple systems to process background checks, assessments and track candidate progress through hiring cycles, which increases the risk candidates could fall through the cracks. It will be interesting to see if the CareerBuilder update will, in fact, be able to validate the estimated cost and time savings as companies implement it.
The expansion of Amazon's presence in other parts of the world signals a need for more talent than the U.S. can supply currently. The company's forward-thinking recruitment approach will enable them to stay on top in the consumer market. Earlier this year, Amazon started recruiting more customer service agents to work remotely, anticipating a flux in sales. However, the company isn't taking cues from Facebook, which is training internal employees for AI roles.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".