From Virgin's new "no vacation policy" policy to 42Floors' "pre-cation" benefit, companies are getting more creative than ever with their vacation policies. But are these unconventional policies innovative or outrageous?
Believing a wage increase would improve workers’ standard of living, help the economy and improve employee retention, a strong majority of employers support an increase in minimum wage. According to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 full-time hiring and human resource managers nationwide, 62 percent of employers think the minimum wage in their state should be increased.
Research suggests that morning people tend to be more productive than their snooze button-hitting counterparts. But even night owls can reap the mood- and brain-boosting benefits of these seven morning habits of highly successful people.
Establishing yourself as a talent advisor is equal parts what you know (being an expert in your field), how you prove what you know (making your voice heard) and who’s listening (getting executive-level buy-in). A new e-book from CareerBuilder provides 10 steps to help you effectively make the transition from transactional recruiter to talent advisor.
Today, success has a lot to do with self-promotion. There's a fine line, however, between showcasing your talent and showing off. Fortunately, there's a better way to promote yourself at work (without being obnoxious).
Pumpkin spice lattes for everyone: It’s officially the start of National Staffing Employee Week! (Shouldn’t every week be national staffing employee week, though?)
All week long, from September 15 through September 21, the American Staffing Association is paying tribute to the millions of temporary and contract employees who are employed by staffing firms every business day. According to the ASA, these individuals are the “stars of our nation’s work force,” helping businesses fulfill needs in nearly every occupational sector, and 79 percent of them work full-time (35 hours or more per week).
New college graduates don’t have it easy today. Finding a new job is never a trip to Six Flags, but for individuals only beginning their job search – in a still-recovering job market – finding gainful employment can feel like torture.
Simply knowing where to start is half the battle. Thanks to new research from EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, that part of the equation is now a little bit easier: New findings published in CityLab reveal the best new places for college graduates to look for jobs
For its research, EMSI looked at roughly 320 occupations requiring post-secondary education (including bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees, along with specialized training) across the 100 largest metros and ranked them in areas such as concentration of jobs and competition.
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