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Successful companies recognize the business benefits of providing stellar customer service. Not only does it generate referrals from satisfied customers and bolster customer loyalty, but it also differentiates them from their competitors.
Likewise, providing a good candidate experience tends to generate similar benefits for employers. According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, the way people search for jobs today is very similar to how they make purchasing decisions.
Job creation in the U.S. is on an upward trajectory. While growth has been slower or stagnant in certain areas, there are many industries where the production of new jobs has accelerated. Markets tied to energy, production, technology, health care, transportation and consulting have increased employment 10 to 30 percent over the last few years.
The following is a list of specific industries where job growth has increased by double digits with an addition of at least 20,000 jobs from 2010 to 2012:
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals – 28,333 jobs added since 2010, signifying 30 percent growth
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells – 21,970 jobs added, up 29 percent
Electronic Shopping – 25,327 jobs added, up 23 percent
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction – 32,715 jobs added, up 21 percent
Temporary Help Services – 438,116 jobs added, up 21 percent
Machine Shops – 44,754 jobs added, up 18 percent
Marketing Consulting Services – 27,113 jobs added, up 13 percent
Computer Systems Design Services – 88,740 jobs added, up 12 percent
Specialized Freight (except used goods) Trucking, Local – 22,936 jobs added, up 11 percent
Home Health Care Services – 116,360 jobs added, up 10 percent
The study uses Economic Modeling Specialists’ (EMSI) rich labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources, such as the U.S.
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Creating a good job search experience for applicants isn’t just good will; it’s good business.
“Providing a good candidate experience is a win-win for both candidates and employers,” says Sanja Licina, Ph.D., Senior Director of Talent Intelligence and Consulting at CareerBuilder. Creating a positive experience for candidates applying to your jobs isn’t solely in the best interest of the candidates, Licina says, who identified the following two ways employers stand to gain from the effort.
A recent CareerBuilder study shows 57 percent of workers age 60 plus said they would look for a new job after retiring from their current company, showing that retirement no longer means the end of one’s career. In fact, an estimated 4.7% of jobs are held by workers who are 65 years of age and over, up from 4% in 2001.
With all due respect to Barbara Walters, the next time she’s putting together her ‘Most Fascinating People’ list, she might want to consult the list of keynote speakers for the most recent Inc. 500/5000 Conference.
The annual event, which honors the fastest-growing businesses in America, also features some of today’s most intelligent, interesting and charismatic thought leaders.
(Not that the Kardashian family isn’t fascinating…I’m just saying it’s possible what these speakers are doing right now is slightly more interesting than, say, creating a new line of leopard-print thongs for their DASH clothing boutique.
Between rushing from session to session, finding an outlet for your iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle/Samsung Tablet, and trying to win a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle/Samsung Tablet during Staffing World 2012 in Vegas earlier this month…
Chances are you might have missed a few of the conversations happening on the expo floor, in which case, CareerBuilder has you covered. Check out the following videos to hear straight from Staffing World attendees (a.k.a.
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