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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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[FREE WEBINAR] Building a Better Employment Brand

It’s a testament to your employment brand when even Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson want to work there. Though their movie “The Internship” may be fiction, Google’s ability to attract top talent (in addition to the attention of Hollywood) is very real. 

Along with companies like Starbucks, Facebook, Southwest and Whole Foods, Google owes much of its success to its ability to bring in top talent - and it owes THAT to its employment brand. Continue reading >>

By in Employment Branding, Webinars


7 Essential Succession Planning Questions HR Needs to Ask Now

A good succession plan is essential to your organization’s future success. Creating one, however, takes strategy, focus and knowing the right questions to ask.

“’Succession planning’ is the big industry buzzword right now,” says Brendan O’Neill, a solutions architect at CareerBuilder who works with clients to implement labor market data into their recruitment strategy. Though it may be a buzz word, succession planning is not without its merit. Continue reading >>

By in Retention, Talent Pipeline

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How Much Do Employee Absences Cost? And Other Questions From This Week

This week, while you were busy asking, “Where are all of these creepy dolls coming from?”…pondering a very different “The Shawshank Redemption” with Morgan Freeman on helium…or wondering how in the world you managed to get caught by the police…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

What does my office jargon say about me? Continue reading >>

By in In Review

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How Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos Recruit Tech Talent

It’s no secret that Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos are among the most in-demand and desirable companies to work for. But like a supermodel who has trouble getting a date, even these companies don’t always have it easy when it comes to attracting top tech talent.

Zappos, for instance, struggles with selling candidates on moving to Las Vegas, where the cost of living is lower and compensation isn’t as competitive as it is in Silicon Valley. Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition

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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, Talent Acquisition

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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:

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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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