This week, while you were busy telling David Letterman about your stomach ailments, remembering where you were 50 years ago, looking forward to playing Candy Crush on your next flight or believing in love again…here’s what was happening in the world of work, talent management and recruitment:
By the numbers…
577 million: Collective vacation days American workers leave on the table every year, according to an Expedia study. Anyone up for a road trip to Six Flags? [Business Journal]
92: Percentage of Americans who fear job interviews, according to survey from Everest College (prompting the question, “What would Jerry Seinfeld say about this?”). The survey also found that workers’ specific phobias around the interview varied with age, income, education level and gender. [MainStreet]
125 million: Number of workplace drug urine tests researchers studied to find that drug use among American workers has dropped 74 percent over the past 25 years. [Fox Business]
83: Percentage of workers who plan to look for new jobs in 2014, according to a new survey from Right Management. [Los Angeles Times]
39,000: Number of jobs the tech industry added between January and September, 60 percent of which went to women, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. [Business Insider]
And around the HR blogosphere…
6 Controversial Resume Rules Even Recruiters Can’t Agree On: Candidates always want to know: “What should I include on my resume?” But here’s the dirty secret: Sometimes even recruiters can’t say for sure.
8 Bad Mistakes New Managers Make: If you’re trying to be everyone’s best friend, making promises you can’t keep, or making any of these other six mistakes….you’re probably a new manager.
The Worst Ways to “Help” Employees Over the Holidays: Sometimes employers’ attempts to spread holiday cheer can feel more like spreading disease…How not to “help” employees during this often stressful time.
“Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out Of: Putting restrictions on who you’re interested in, writes TLNT’s Ron Thomas, just proves “how we really do not get the talent thing.”
What did we miss? Let us know what stood out to you this week in the comments below.