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…or for the 69 percent of employers who say they’ve changed their mind about a candidate after speaking with a reference.
These findings come from a new CareerBuilder survey of 2,494 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide.
Of the survey participants, 62 percent said that when they contacted a reference listed on an application, the reference didn’t have good things to say about the candidate.
Congratulations! Your company has finally decided on a shiny new recruiting software vendor (also referred to as an Applicant Tracking System), and you’re implementing the new software in just a couple of short weeks. High-fives all around. The financial and time investment was significant, yes, but you feel good about your purchase and you’re excited about the fantastic results you’re sure to get.
We’re in the thick of Cyber Monday, a term coined in 2005 to explain the online version of Black Friday’s shopping craze. The highly anticipated day isn’t just about a handful of online deals, either: This Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row. On top of that, what began as “Cyber Monday” has extended into more of “Cyber Week,” with online promotions and deals becoming a week-long blitz.
If your small business seems to be lacking a little body heat these days, you’re not alone: According to CareerBuilder’s recent Talent Crunch study, one third of small business employers said they experienced increased turnover in the past year.
The trend isn’t all that surprising if you take into account how employees are reporting higher levels of stress and burnout due to longer working hours.
Although the professional, scientific, and technical industry sector makes up only 6 percent of the U.S. workforce, it was responsible for 10 percent of national job growth from 2010 to 2012, illustrating our nation’s march toward a more technical, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) type workforce. Within the industry, there are over 9.2 million jobs, driven by sub-sectors like computer system design services and management, scientific, and technical consulting services.
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