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The Four Metrics Every Staffing Firm Should Track

Of the many reasons people go into the staffing and recruiting industry, tracking metrics is rarely one of them. Despite knowing the importance of tracking metrics, however, the vast majority of staffing firms do not put this belief into practice.

For example, according to CareerBuilder’s most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, a mere 14 percent of staffing firms track source of candidates and candidates hired. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

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1 in 2 Workers Would Keep Working Even If They Won the Lottery

As it turns out, not every worker dreams about winning the lottery and telling leadership where they can shove next month’s status reports. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 51 percent of workers say they would continue to work, even if they didn’t need the job financially.

When asked why they wouldn’t automatically ditch their jobs to hang out 24/7 at Oprah’s Maui beach house (or something to that effect), the vast majority of workers cited a fear of monotony, and nearly the same number like the sense of accomplishment working gives them. Continue reading >>

By in Retention, Survey Results, Talent Factor

Eye-Opening Truths About Employee Tenure That May Surprise You

Employee Tenure Trends That May Surprise You

Are employees staying longer or leaving faster? You may *think* you know the answer, but let’s take a look at three decades of employee tenure data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall we?

This post is based on information from the book “The Talent Equation,” co-written by CareerBuilder’s CEO Matt Ferguson. Find more interesting stats here.

Possibly contrary to what you *may* have thought, the average employee tenure has actually gone UP by one year over the past three decades. Continue reading >>

By in Book Review, Insights & Trends, Retention

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc.

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc.

Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc., a professional recruiting and staffing firm. His selfless attitude and always wanting to be a great team player has helped him build long-term relationships both within and outside the company. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

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Should We Block Social Media at Work? And Other Questions from This Week

…and other questions that came up this week.

This week, while you were busy asking “WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE COMCAST?” over and over and over again…wondering where you could satisfy your craving for cappuccino and potato chipsat the same time…or placing bets on how the Archie comic character will die…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

(Click on the questions below to read the full articles.)

How does the average American work week compare to the rest of the world’s? Continue reading >>

By in In Review

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8 Things Workers Wish They Could Say to Their Bosses

Ever wonder what your employees would tell you if things like pink slips and general human decorum didn’t exist? Or what frustrations they’re venting to their spouses, their Facebook friends or their boxes of wine? Get a peek into your employees’ brains with the eight things workers wish they could say to their bosses (but never will).

“This meeting is a waste of my time.”

Too many meetings are like Katherine Heigl movies: When they’re over, you wish you had the last two hours of your life back. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership, Talent Management

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Ivy Barber

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Ivy Barber

With our society’s always-on, go-go-go mentality, do you ever take the time to stop and think: “I keep running, but where am I going and where do I want to be?” As you go about your hectic routine of hiring and retaining the best talent for your organization, remember that it’s important for you to hit the pause button and reflect on your own career path. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Job Seeker Spotlight

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What Does “Having It All” Really Mean?

Can women have it all? It’s one of those age-old questions that falls somewhere between “Who killed President Kennedy?” and “Whatever happened to Kennedy, the MTV Veejay?”

Perhaps one of the reasons we’re still asking this question – and struggling to agree on an answer – is because “having it all” means different things to different people. Case in point: We recently asked some of CareerBuilder’s female leaders what the term “having it all” means to them. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Leadership

Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

Job Forecast: Hiring Looks Sunny in Second Half of 2014

Nearly half of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount over the next six months — quite an improvement over the same period a year ago, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. TWEET THIS

Meanwhile, one-third of employers (33 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. That number has also gone up if you compare it with 31 percent in the second half of 2013. Continue reading >>

By in Forecasts, Talent Factor

Boost your company's performance by harnessing employees' creativity.

Want to Boost Company Performance? Harness Creativity

Much of a company’s wealth lies in its people – yet the idea of harnessing this creativity is often underappreciated or ignored altogether. Many complex processes are occurring in a modern company, so much so that it is often impossible for higher-level management to understand exactly how these processes work and how they could be improved. This is why getting ideas from employees who work day to day in a specific area can be incredibly valuable. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Management, Workforce Data

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