February 2013 20
Back in the day, retirement actually meant something. Not like today, where it seems more workers are playing fast and loose with the term: A new study from CareerBuilder indicates that the majority of workers plan to continue working after retirement.
According to the nationwide survey, released today, 60 percent of workers age 60 and older plan to look for a new job after retiring from their current companies, up from 57 percent last year.
Job hunting can be a frustrating process especially if you have no idea whether the employer made a decision or even saw your application. The vast majority (75 percent) of workers who applied to jobs using various resources in the last year said they never heard back from the employer, according to a nationwide CareerBuilder survey.
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Yes, people, this is happening. Even employers are jumping on the “Harlem Shake” video bandwagon. While creating such a video may seem borderline cliche at this point, the embrace of this trend by employers indicates something huge: Understanding that video, as a recruitment tool, is no longer the exception- but the rule- to candidate attraction. Right now, companies of all sizes and across all industries are utilizing this medium to differentiate themselves and enhance efficiency for recruiters and hiring managers.
According to the BLS’ new databook on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the last 40 years. Labor force participation is significantly higher among women today than it was in the 1970s, but it seems to have peaked at 60 percent in 1999. By 2011, only 58.1 percent of women were in the labor force, down .5 percentage point from 2010.
Compensation is important to most job candidates and employees, and employers are stepping up this year in that respect. According to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Hiring Forecast, 72 percent of employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees, and 47 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new employees. These increased salaries are a great way retain talent–in fact, 70 percent reported increasing salaries is the best way to boost employee retention–but 58 percent also pointed to better benefits.
Somewhere on the list of questions like “OMG, are Kate and Prince William having TWINS?!?” and “Will Facebook ever add a ‘dislike’ button?” is that other great mystery of our time (at least those of us who use job boards to recruit): “Are my job postings as effective as they could be?”
While time will tell on the first two questions, the wait is over for the last one, thanks to a new offering from CareerBuilder, which utilizes big data to help employers assess the impact of their job postings.