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Monthly Archives: February 2013


For Most Workers, Life After Retirement Looks a Lot Like Life Before Retirement

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. Continue reading >>

By in Generational Hiring, Survey Results

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Seventy-Five Percent of Job Applicants Do Not Hear Back From Employers

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. Continue reading >>

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By in Survey Results, Talent Factor


Case Study: Emerald Performance Materials, LLC

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC recently discovered that, when it comes to attracting the right candidates for a hard-to-fill position, the difference is in the job posting.

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Emerald’s products play a variety of roles in the products that are consumed and used every day enabling them to last longer, look, smell, taste or perform better. Continue reading >>

By in Case Studies


What Your “Harlem Shake” Video Says About Your Company’s Culture

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.  Continue reading >>

By in Talent Management, Video

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More Women than Men Want to Learn New Skills Outside Their Current Position Scope

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. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Retention, Talent Acquisition, Talent Factor

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Five Great Perks For Retaining Your Employees

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. Continue reading >>

By in Retention


Are You Down With RPP? New Tool Reveals Effectiveness of Your Job Ads

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.  Continue reading >>

By in Free Tools, Job Postings

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“Meeting Request My Heart”: When Love Leaks into the Workplace

How will you celebrate this Valentine’s Day? Perhaps you’ll canoodle with your loved one over an almost-chicken dinner, or gossip with friends and cocktails (same thing?) over mani-pedis. Maybe you’ll throw conversation hearts at the TV screen while crying over “Gigli” for the fourteenth time (who hasn’t?), or whip up a batch of your favorite Valentine’s Day cookies while calling all your exes and promptly hanging up. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Survey Results, Talent Management

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Temporary Hiring Expected to Reach a Six-Year High

As market demands for skilled labor increase, more companies are turning to staffing and recruiting companies and temporary workers to help meet increased market demands. Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up four percent since last year and up 12 percent since 2009. Continue reading >>

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By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Factor


Job Seeker Spotlight: Emily Mathews, Meeting & Event Planning

People are so much more than the skills or work history listed on their résumés. With Job Seeker Spotlight, we give individuals the opportunity to highlight their creativity, personality and passion to employers who are looking to hire today. To connect with any of our featured individuals, log into the Resume Database and search by name and location. If you don’t currently have access, subscribe today. Continue reading >>

By in Job Seeker Spotlight

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