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“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”.
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.
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.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
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