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While you were busy updating your Twitter account with what was surely a clever joke, changing your travel plans, or shopping for a new growler,here’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week…
So, some guy gave some speech where he talked about jobs this week…
Here’s one way to work your social media policy…
Some companies have fun, whether they like it or not.
If you’ve snuck a peek at CareerBuilder’s Big Game ad winners, you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme: workers questioning their current jobs because of workplace behavior.
Say what you will about the bizarre premises of casual Fridays with everyone in their underwear or, um, flatulent colleagues, but the inspiration behind these ads is sure to resonate with employees across the nation, if CareerBuilder’s latest survey is any indication.
More Than One In Five Health Care Employers Plan to Hire in 2010, Reveals Annual CareerBuilder Forecast
Although the recession has been hard on many industries, the health care industry is one that has managed to thrive. Since the recession's start, the health care industry has added 631,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and has consistently added headcount each month. CareerBuilder’s annual health care hiring forecast indicates that this hiring momentum will likely continue into 2010. The survey was conducted between November 5 and November 23, 2009, among more than 240 health care employers.
Hiring in 2010
- More than one in five (22 percent) health employers said they plan to increase the number of full-time, permanent employees this year, up from 17 percent last year.
- Ten percent of employers said they had plans to increase the number of part-time employees at their organizations in 2010, in order to help meet demand.
"While most industries struggled with headcount since the start of the recession, health care was and continues to be one of the strongest industries for hiring," said Jason Ferrara, vice president of corporate marketing for CareerBuilder.
"Forty percent of health care employers, by far the highest among industries we surveyed, have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. This shows that there is high demand for qualified health care workers across a variety of areas; everything from medical assistants to records specialists to nurses."
Five Health Care Recruitment Trends for 2010
This past weekend during World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XIV urged priests to start using social media to get their message across to followers. It seems the 82-year-old Pope has had somewhat of a change of heart over the use of social media, recognizing that trying to reach followers “amid today’s cultural shifts, to which young people are especially sensitive, necessarily involves using new communications technologies.”
In finally embracing social media, the Pope is setting an example not just for priests, but for anyone who wants his or her message to have a greater impact on and reach a wider audience – including employers.
What makes a company great to work for? Recently, we asked all of you what you think makes your company great -- specifically, how you sell your company to your ideal candidates. Your answers covered everything from honesty in your candidate expectations to allowing dogs in the office, and now, FORTUNE has released its own list of 2010's 100 Best Companies to Work For. For the companies that made the cut, what makes them so great?
The answers include on-site child care, unlimited sick days, an absence of layoffs (some companies on the list have never had a layoff), time given to focus on creative projects, stock options, surfing lessons, the "no asshole" rule, high priorities on diversity -- and that's just a fraction of the amazing things some companies are doing to keep their employees happy and attract their ideal candidates.
What company strengths mentioned on FORTUNE's list would be most appealing to your candidates and employees? Which do you share -- and which are on your wish list?
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