I am known in my industry as the one person who doesn’t buy into the concept of the candidate experience.
The concept is huge with the corporate HR types, which makes it huge with HR consultants who sell to the corporate HR types. I think it is a modern-day equivalent to snake oil -- and talent advisors are buying it by the case.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said. The late poet could easily have been talking about the staffing industry, where the ability to provide unforgettable experiences sets firms apart from their competitors.
CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2014 Opportunities in Staffing Study reveals, however, that some of the biggest staffing challenges are a consistent, memorable candidate experience.
CareerBuilder studied the 2014 list of Inc. 5000 companies and their current recruitment strategies, and found that nearly 2 in 5 (39 percent) of them do not have a career site. What’s even more surprising is that 40 percent made it difficult to find any information regarding career opportunities.
However, the companies whose information was easy to find did have one thing in common that stood out: 96 percent had a dedicated page to their career site.
Are middle-skill jobs part of your workforce equation? The term "middle-skill jobs" may have somewhat of a stigma associated with it, and we can start changing such perceptions by embracing these jobs of tomorrow and using data to start preparing for the demand sooner rather than later.
Leave it to Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Apple to push the envelope even further when it comes to employee perks by offering to pay up to $20,000 for female employees to freeze their eggs.
A list of who’s who in HR descended upon Las Vegas last week for one of the world’s biggest conferences dedicated to HR technology. Sessions and conversations at HR Tech 2014 ran the gamut from the latest trends in big data and analytics, to SaaS and the cloud, to social and mobile.
Here, in random order, are some of the top things we learned from HR Tech this year.
EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, recently released data about the state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — and found five manufacturing jobs that employers are struggling with filling the most. Although manufacturing production is growing at its fastest pace in over a decade, 302,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled today — and that number could rise to 875,000 by 2020 for many of these types of jobs.
A new Careerbuilder survey indicates that though the majority of Class of 2014 college graduates are currently working, 51 percent of that group are in jobs that don’t require a degree. What does this mean for the career trajectory of this group, and what other trends are we seeing? Let's take a closer look at what else is in store for the Class of 2014 -- and what that might mean for your business.
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