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Monthly Archives: May 2012


Innovation Provides Foundation for Success at CivicPlus

CareerBuilder celebrates CivicPlus, a website solution company based in Manhattan, Kansas, for its remarkable growth and continued success.

A recent finalist in CareerBuilder’s first annual Big Strides in Small Business competition, CivicPlus provides community engagement and government website solutions for more than 1,100 local government entities throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Currently operating with 120 employees, CivicPlus grew both its staff and client base by around 30 percent last year and is on course to do the same in 2012. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership, Small Business

Lena Requist

Work and Play a Winning Combination at Ontraport

CareerBuilder recognizes Santa Barbara, California-based Ontraport as a small business making big strides.

Recently recognized as a finalist in CareerBuilder’s Big Strides in Small Business competition, Ontraport launched in 2006 with only three partners. Today, the software solutions company operates on a full-time staff of 30 and prides itself on a culture that encourages employees to voice their ideas, think innovatively and pursue personal and professional growth opportunities. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership, Small Business

effective business meeting

6 Ways to Get Your People Excited About Meetings

You try to be a good leader for your business. You created a vision for your business (or for your department) and you shared it with your people. You work on a daily basis to make sure that they have the tools and information they need to do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible.

One of the tools you use in leadership is the meeting. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership Development, Talent Management

Business lunch

Support New Hires to Integrate Into Your Company Culture

The first few months for a new hire in the workplace are usually a mix of conflicting feelings. On the one hand they are excited and eager to prove themselves to their new employers, but at the same time they feel hesitant about their “fit” with the company. New hires’ learning curves are steep. They are both actively adjusting to the new culture while getting up to speed on their responsibilities. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership Development, Talent Management

Andrew at Fest

Taking Strides: Q&A with the CEO of kCura, Winner of the Big Strides in Small Business Award

CareerBuilder is proud to recognize kCura, a Chicago-based e-discovery software development firm, as the winner of the first Big Strides in Small Business Award. To learn more about what makes kCura so remarkable, read the following remarks from kCura’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Sieja (pictured here, second on the right, engaging with customers at this year’s company user conference), who shares his leadership insight on the following topics. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Leadership, Small Business


And the Big Strides in Small Business Award goes to…

As small businesses nationwide report increased hiring plans, CareerBuilder recognizes three in particular that have shown remarkable growth.

Today, CareerBuilder announced Chicago-based legal software company kCura as the winner of its first annual Big Strides in Small Business Award. Chosen among more than 100 nominees across the U.S., kCura was recognized for its outstanding efforts to reskill workers for new job opportunities and make a positive impact on its community. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Small Business, Survey Results

Employees in disaster situation

How Prepared is Your Workplace for a Potential Disaster?

Incidents: Spilling ice cream on the keyboard (done it). Tripping and falling on the stairs in front of hordes of people (witnessed it). Forgetting to dress for work and not realizing it until you get there (had nightmares about it). When things like this happen, we use our wits and our quick thinking to get ourselves out of the messes we’ve gotten ourselves (or fallen, as the case may be) into. Continue reading >>

By in Infographics, Insights & Trends, Survey Results

Work-Life Integration and Young Professionals

Four Ways to Foster Work-Life Integration for Young Professionals

Young professionals have let go of the unattainable goal of work-life balance. They understand that if you consider work and sleep—it’s just mathematically impossible. So they look for, and stay in, work situations where they can have time for what they care about, or what I like to call work-life integration – having each of the spheres of life, i.e., career, family, friendships, recreation, health, and so forth, honored. Continue reading >>

By in Retention, Talent Management


5 Seconds to the Smartest Recruiting Move You’ll Make Today

Question: If you go to your company’s career site from your mobile device, what do you see?  It’s not a trick question.

“If it’s tough to navigate for you, if you’re frustrated by the user experience, I guarantee you job seekers are feeling the same way. And that’s going to end up hurting you,” says Eric Offner, a mobile recruitment expert with CareerBuilder. Continue reading >>

By in Mobile


Temperatures Aren’t the Only Things Rising This Summer

There’s more to look forward to this summer than just beach trips, baseball games and US Weekly’s annual “Best and Worst Celebrity Beach Bods” issue…

In a positive sign for the economy, seasonal hiring is expected to increase over the summer months, according to CareerBuilder’s annual Summer Job Forecast.

Of the more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in the survey, three in ten (29 percent) plan to hire workers for the summer, up from 21 percent in 2011 and an average of 22 percent over the past four years. Continue reading >>

By in Survey Results

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