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Mary Lorenz Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.
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The Four Metrics Every Staffing Firm Should Track

Of the many reasons people go into the staffing and recruiting industry, tracking metrics is rarely one of them. Despite knowing the importance of tracking metrics, however, the vast majority of staffing firms do not put this belief into practice.

For example, according to CareerBuilder’s most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, a mere 14 percent of staffing firms track source of candidates and candidates hired. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Survey Results, Workforce Data

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1 in 2 Workers Would Keep Working Even If They Won the Lottery

As it turns out, not every worker dreams about winning the lottery and telling leadership where they can shove next month’s status reports. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 51 percent of workers say they would continue to work, even if they didn’t need the job financially.

When asked why they wouldn’t automatically ditch their jobs to hang out 24/7 at Oprah’s Maui beach house (or something to that effect), the vast majority of workers cited a fear of monotony, and nearly the same number like the sense of accomplishment working gives them. Continue reading >>

By in Retention, Survey Results, Talent Factor

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Should We Block Social Media at Work? And Other Questions from This Week

…and other questions that came up this week.

This week, while you were busy asking “WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE COMCAST?” over and over and over again…wondering where you could satisfy your craving for cappuccino and potato chipsat the same time…or placing bets on how the Archie comic character will die…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

(Click on the questions below to read the full articles.)

How does the average American work week compare to the rest of the world’s? Continue reading >>

By in In Review

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8 Things Workers Wish They Could Say to Their Bosses

Ever wonder what your employees would tell you if things like pink slips and general human decorum didn’t exist? Or what frustrations they’re venting to their spouses, their Facebook friends or their boxes of wine? Get a peek into your employees’ brains with the eight things workers wish they could say to their bosses (but never will).

“This meeting is a waste of my time.”

Too many meetings are like Katherine Heigl movies: When they’re over, you wish you had the last two hours of your life back. Continue reading >>

By in Leadership, Talent Management

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What Does “Having It All” Really Mean?

Can women have it all? It’s one of those age-old questions that falls somewhere between “Who killed President Kennedy?” and “Whatever happened to Kennedy, the MTV Veejay?”

Perhaps one of the reasons we’re still asking this question – and struggling to agree on an answer – is because “having it all” means different things to different people. Case in point: We recently asked some of CareerBuilder’s female leaders what the term “having it all” means to them. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Leadership

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6 Essential Factors for Determining Compensation

If only Jessie J were right, and we could forget about the price tag; unfortunately, when it comes to attracting quality job candidates and retaining the best employees, it often is about the money (money money).

“You can’t attract a lot of people if you’re not willing to pay market price,” says Ellen Silva, director of workforce analytics at CareerBuilder. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Acquisition, Workforce Data

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Do I Really Need to Reply to Every Job Applicant? And Other Questions from This Week

…and other questions that came up this week.

This week, while you were busy asking yourself what, exactly, everybody’s turning down for…wondering what Garth Brooks has been up to lately…or hotly debating whether or not cupcakes are dead…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

Is it weird that I’ve had a job open for a month now? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Insights & Trends

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Top 10 Metros with the Biggest Share of Post-Recession Job Creation

It’s no secret the Great Recession has changed many things: baby boomers have a larger share of jobs, consumers are more financially responsible, and now, as illustrated by new research from CareerBuilder and EMSI, certain metro areas are more competitive, thanks to a surge in post-recession job creation.

CareerBuilder and EMSI recently looked at total job growth across industries for each of the 50 most populous U.S. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Talent Factor

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No Failure to Launch: 9 Rules for Implementing New Recruiting Technology

“If you don’t have a good recruiting system in place, you’re going to lose a lot of great candidates,” said John Hinojos, vice president of consulting services at HRchitect, at the recent ERE West Conference in San Diego. “Your platform is the face of your company.”

While it’s important to have a good recruiting technology in place, it’s equally as important to gain company-wide adoption. Continue reading >>

By in Staffing & Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

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From Working Girls to Devils in Prada: Top Female Leaders on Film and TV

Of the many reasons to love the movie “Working Girl” (i.e., the epic dialogue, the epic love triangle, Joan Cusack’s epic eye makeup), watching Melanie Griffith’s Tess McGill grow from wallflower to ambitious executive is at the top. Unfortunately, there are far too few strong female leaders on film and TV; even more unfortunately, these characters are often portrayed as either inherently unlikable or loveable, but “punchlines for being sexless and sad” (as this article from The Wire points out). Continue reading >>

By in Leadership

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