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Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Create a Culture Where People Want to Do Great Work

“Maintaining our culture is my number one stress factor,” says Lanham Napier, President and CEO of Rackspace Hosting. As the leader of one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Napier knows a thing or two about creating great cultures. In the following interview, Napier reveals  why process takes a back seat to relationships, who he calls his “all-time business hero” and why companies should have a “fun budget”. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Leadership

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Good Applicant Experiences Go a Long Way with IT, Health Care Talent

Good news for employers who are trying to recruit those in-demand IT or health care candidates: The odds are in your favor, as the vast majority of these candidates want to be recruited.

According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 86 percent of IT/engineering workers say they are actively looking for a job or are open to new opportunities, and 81 percent of health care workers say the same. Continue reading >>

By in Health Care, Information Technology, Survey Results


Five Things You Might Not Know About Millennial Candidates

A new survey from CareerBuilder and Inavero sheds light on the perceptions and habits of that ever-elusive group of job candidates: Millennials.

Results from the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study indicate that Millennials (also commonly referred to as “Generation Y”) are always up for the next new challenge and wouldn’t say no to a change of scenery.

Learn more below about the findings from the survey of 1,078 workers nationwide:

    Millennials are almost always game for the next opportunity. Continue reading >>

By in Generational Hiring, Insights & Trends, Survey Results


Looking for Great Employees? Recruit Athletes Says Adecco President

“Athletes make the best employees,” says Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Staffing US. In the following interview, she discusses how the recruiting and workforce solutions firm has partnered with the United States Olympic Committee to help our country’s elite athletes as they bring the skills they learn on the field into the workplace.

Could you explain what the Team USA Career Program is? Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Leadership Interviews, Staffing & Recruiting

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Sixty-Seven Percent of Candidates Think About the Job Search Six Months Prior to Actively Searching

Sixty-seven percent of job candidates think about looking for a new job within six months before actively searching, according to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study. Throughout those six months, candidates are consulting multiple sources to research opportunities and potential employers. For example, 84 percent go on search engines like Google, 53 percent visit company websites, and 54 percent look at company social pages. Continue reading >>

By in Social Media, Talent Factor, Talent Pipeline


The Recruiter-Candidate Relationship: It’s Complicated

Maintaining relationships with candidates is one of the hardest elements of the recruitment process; however, a new survey shows that it’s also one of the most crucial.

CareerBuilder, in partnership with Inavero, recently surveyed 1,078 workers worldwide to find out just how long and intensive the job search process is for today’s candidates. According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 66 percent of job candidates said they thought about looking for a new job within six months before actively searching. Continue reading >>

By in Survey Results, Talent Pipeline

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“Bring Your People With You” | How Quest Diagnostics Empowers Employment

In the following interview, David W. Norgard, vice president of human resources for Quest Diagnostics, discusses how the diagnostic services provider empowers and engages employees in an ever-transitioning world.

What does the term Empowering Employment mean to you? On a “macro” level, empowering employment means supporting initiatives that enable job creation in the jobs that represent the future. On a “micro” level, it means building bridges to appropriate target audiences to communicate the opportunities and how to effectively pursue them. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Leadership, Leadership Interviews


Risky Business: Are Workers’ Technology Habits a Risk for Employers?

Your company’s greatest security threat could be your own employees, a new CareerBuilder survey reveals.

While not every company has to worry about employees leaving iPhone prototypes at the local watering hole (if I had a quarter…), a new CareerBuilder survey about laptop security finds that many workers could be putting their companies at a security risk, thanks to unsecured laptops, shared passwords and opened links from unknown sources. Continue reading >>

By in Survey Results, Talent Management


The Myth of the Passive Candidate

“We need to get rid of the words ‘active’ versus ‘passive’. They just aren’t relevant words in the job search landscape anymore,’’ says Kassandra Barnes, Research and Content Manager at CareerBuilder. Barnes is referring to the findings of CareerBuilder’s recently released 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, a collaboration with Inavero highlighting the behaviors and perceptions of today’s job candidates.

One of the survey’s major findings was the discovery that, employed or unemployed, the vast majority of workers are almost always seeking new opportunities. Continue reading >>

By in Candidate Sourcing, Survey Results

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Seventy-Four Percent of Workers Are Actively Searching for a New Job or Open to a New Opportunity

Are passive candidates nearly non-existent in today’s workforce? According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 74 percent of workers are actively searching for a new job or are open to a new opportunity.

This number continues to climb when looking at millennials, with 79 percent stating they are either actively looking or open to a new opportunity. In comparison, 67 percent of baby boomers state they are actively looking or open to a new opportunity. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor

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