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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Employers Expect Uptick in Hiring in the New Year, CareerBuilder’s 2010 Job Forecast Finds

“There have been many signs over the past few months that point to the healing of the U.S. economy, especially the continued decrease in the number of jobs lost per month, a trend that will hopefully carry over into the new year,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Although 20 percent of employers plan to add headcount in 2010, up from 14 percent last year, they still remain cautious in regards to their hiring. Continue reading >>

By in Forecasts


The Annual Review: 2009′s Top 10 Workplace Trends

The year is almost over, which of course means it’s time for a completely unprecedented, unexpected-in-every-way “top 10 of 2009” list…

Here, I give you my list of the 10 biggest trends we saw this year in the world of workforce management.  (Notice anything I missed? Let me know in the comments section below!)


    Social Media Specialists made their way to corporate America. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Social Media

Employment News for the Week of December 19

While you were busy crashing from too much celebration on National Cupcake Day, taking advantage of Free Shipping Day, or saying, “Who is doing what now?” here’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week… releases its second annual “Best Places to Work” list with a new number one.  
What prom and job growth Continue reading >> have in common. 

By in In Review


How Does Your Company Sell Itself to Win Over Your Ideal Candidates? Part I: The Conceptual

Last week, The Hiring Site ran a contest in which we asked you, “How does your company sell itself to ensure you win over your ideal candidates?“ Honesty, Family, Growth, Culture, Reputation, Respect, Listen, Communicate, Relationships, Understanding, Connect, and Fun — These are all words that, when reading through the near-600 comments to write this post, I came across more than once. Continue reading >>

By in Contests, News & Events, Talent Acquisition

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Office Temperature Affects Worker Production, New Survey Shows

Just in case you weren’t already overwhelmed with trying to keep work place morale up, employee stress low and staff burnout at a minimum…Well, here’s one more thing to consider as you look for ways to maintain office productivity: the thermostat.

While companies may be tempted to keep office thermostats low in efforts to save money this season, the move could actually end up costing them – in the form of lost production.  Continue reading >>

By in Survey Results


10 Steps to Getting Started with Social Media

If you’re new to – or have yet to venture into – social media recruitment, you might want to check out CareerBuilder’s recent webinar on the subject (now available on demand here).

Not just a clever name, “Social Media Basics for Your Employment Brand,” gives a quick and easy-to-digest overview of what social media is and its value as an employment branding tool. Continue reading >>

By in Employment Branding, Webinars

Employment News for the Week of December 11

While you were busy waiting to see if you’d be named Barbara Walter’s Most Fascinating Person of 2009, lining up to take a shot at your neighbor’s flat screen, or trying to get the one-hit wonder of the decade out of your head (ha ha, good luck), here’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week… 

With internships on the rise, check out what makes a company a best place to intern Continue reading >>.

By in In Review


What Do Candidates Really Want This Holiday Season — and Are They Getting It?

coloreddotsWhile it’s true that many companies have been forced to make difficult business decisions this year, many employers still plan to reward their employees for hard work with holiday perks like bonuses, gifts and parties — even if these perks are scaled back a bit. These results are from CareerBuilder’s recent survey about workplace holiday giving among more than 3,000 hiring managers and HR professionals. We’ve got the lowdown on what businesses are doing about bonuses, gifts, and the oft-infamous work holiday party.

By in Economy, Philanthropy, Retention, Survey Results


7 Steps to Must-Read Job Postings

It may sound a little dramatic, but a well-crafted job posting can mean the difference between life and death finding mediocre candidates and finding extraordinary candidates.

Job postings that are easy-to-read, detailed and clear tend to generate better candidates, simply because candidates are more likely to read the posting in full (which, let’s face it, isn’t always the case) and recognize whether or not they’re truly qualified for the position. Continue reading >>

By in Employment Branding, Job Postings


Give Us Your Thoughts for Your Chance to Win an iPod Shuffle or CareerBuilder Fleece

Calling all recruiters and hiring managers:  Keep warm this winter season (or at least listen to good tunes in the cold) with a brand new 4G iPod Shuffle or CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleece! Read on to find out how and enter.

Very few spaces exist in which there is a lack of competition for consumer dollars — and the same is true of the competition for talent. Continue reading >>

By in Contests, News & Events, Talent Acquisition

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