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Results from CareerBuilder’s new Applicant Experience study show how employers may be losing out on talent – and business – if someone has a bad experience applying for a job with their company. According to the survey of more than 800,000 workers nationwide, 44 percent of workers who didn’t hear back from an employer when they applied for a job said they have a worse opinion of that employer.
For many American workers, the recession has turned dreams of barbeques on faraway beaches, swims with faraway dolphins, and vacations with faraway children to… more work at the office?
It’s true — many workers are reluctantly saying “no” to their annual vacation, according to CareerBuilder’s annual summer vacation survey among more than 5,000 full-time workers and more than 2,000 managers, and instead choosing (or being forced to settle for) bright office lighting over natural sunlight.
Not to be all “I told you so,” but you know how we’ve told you before that ignoring candidates is bad for your company’s brand image and its bottom line? Well…now there’s even more research to back it up.
Is work keeping dads from their other very important job: Being a parent?
Dads everywhere (Woody Allen aside) got the opportunity to spend quality time with their kids this past Father’s Day, though it appears this kind of “family time” may becoming more the exception than the rule. As it turns out, two in five working dads (43 percent) who have had a child in the last three years reported they didn’t take any paternity leave, according to CareerBuilder’s annual Father’s Day survey, conducted among 729 full-time working fathers with children 18 and under.
“Your talent is your greatest asset, and developing it is a core skill for leaders,” says Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Vice President and General Manager for Learning@Cisco, an education services business focused on educating customers and partners as well as providing education solutions. Beliveau-Dunn is responsible for the P&L, product and service development and delivery, operations, marketing, the technical community, and support.
Thanks to its “unique work atmosphere and innovative approach to technology and business,” the Youngstown, Ohio-based company continues to attract and retain top talent, empower employment in the city and contribute to the area’s overall economic growth.
Twenty-One Percent of Health Care Candidates Rank Work-Life Balance as a Top Reason for Applying to a Job
It probably comes as no surprise that job candidates from a variety of industries rank top reasons for applying to jobs in different levels of importance. While location and desirable industry remain important for all, taking a closer look at recent CareerBuilder Applicant Experience survey data*, several reasons for applying to a jobs stand out as unique for each industry.