Recruitment Tips, Employer Trends, and Hiring Insights from CareerBuilder

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Stephanie Gaspary Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains.
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CareerBuilder Welcomes Broadbean to Our Global HR SaaS Operation

RECRUITING IS COMPLICATED. CAREERBUILDER MAKES IT EASY.
AND NOW WITH BROADBEAN IT JUST GOT EVEN EASIER.

If you were anywhere on the internet today — and offline as well — you were most likely bombarded with wacky, too good to be true product releases and corporate messaging that had you wondering, “joke or not a joke?” (A self-proclaimed candy addict, my favorite was gummy checks which actually had me wishing momentarily that I still used checks before realizing it was April 1.) But, let me be the first to say, THIS ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A JOKE! Continue reading >>

By in Announcements, HR Software

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Job Posting Tip: Stop Advertising for “Rock Stars”

As the first thing job candidates see, the job title is the most  important component of your Job Posting. The job title helps  determine – more than anything else – whether or not a candidate will click through to view your Job Posting.

Use the  following 3 job posting tips to create a job title that inspires action:

1) Stop advertising for “Rock Stars”. Continue reading >>

By in Job Postings

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Free Webinar: The Truth About the Skills Gap

Over the month of March we’ve been talking a lot about the continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. Many hiring managers and recruiters confront the reality of the skills gap on a daily basis. In fact, more than half of employers nationwide have an open job for which they cannot find qualified candidates, and 80 percent have difficulty filling positions altogether.  Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Webinars

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It’s 2014: Do You Know Where Your Wages Are?

As the country recovers from the Great Recession, things are looking up for the economy. Jobs are not quite so difficult to come by and markets are bouncing back. Although these conditions might seem favorable for workers who have waited years for a raise or job seekers looking for new opportunities, an alarming trend has emerged: Employers are not paying better wages. Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Employee Engagement, Insights & Trends

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4 Things You Must Do to Jump the Skills Gap

Companies are facing a growing problem:They can’t make the right hires. Although they’re adding jobs in response to more positive economic conditions, they cannot find skilled workers to fill those jobs. According to our survey, an incredible 52 percent of employers claim they have difficulties finding qualified candidates for their open jobs.

This may come as a surprise, considering 44 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Employee Engagement, Insights & Trends, Talent Acquisition

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3 Reasons Why Training Your Employees Now is Crucial

Five years after the end of the Great Recession, though the economy is rising to pre-recession health and more jobs are being added daily, we’re seeing a unique and alarming trend emerging in the job market: Employers are having trouble finding qualified people to fill their open positions.

Many factors have contributed to this skills gap. According to our research, one of the largest components is rooted in a scarcity of training opportunities for employees and candidates. Continue reading >>

By in Closing the Skills Gap, Employee Engagement, Insights & Trends

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Candidate Behavior Webinar: The Rise of the Consumer Candidate

Did you know that 77 percent of workers are open to or looking for new opportunities? Keeping up with today’s elusive job candidate is an ongoing challenge. Understanding how and why candidates search for jobs is key to attracting and engaging the right people at the right time.

Complimentary Candidate Behavior webinar from CareerBuilder:

Sign up today for: The Rise of the Consumer Candidate >

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. Continue reading >>

By in News & Events, Webinars

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New Report: The Opportunities and Advantages of Mobile Recruitment

We’ve been talking a lot about mobile recruitment lately yet many of you may still not buy into all the hype. Just two decades ago, the idea of having a website dedicated to recruitment was unheard of; however, that all changed once employers began to understand that not only was the internet not going away, it quickly became the most effective way to reach job candidates. Continue reading >>

By in Candidate Sourcing, Mobile, Talent Acquisition

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New Study: Trends in Mobile Recruitment Adoption

A recent CareerBuilder study found that employers are falling behind when it comes to mobile recruitment adoption.

Only 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mobile-optimized career site. The numbers are even worse when it comes to the health care industry, as only 11.6 percent of hospitals and 5.6 percent of assisted living facilities have mobile-optimized sites. Staffing firms fared slightly better, where 33 percent have mobile-optimized career sites. Continue reading >>

By in Mobile, Talent Acquisition, Trends

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From Big Data to Mobile: CareerBuilder Unveils New Solutions at SHRM 2013

At SHRM’s Annual Conference, going on right now in Chicago, CareerBuilder is giving employers a sneak peek at exciting new products and major upgrades that will be rolling out soon.  From big data to big moves in mobile, CareerBuilder continues its mission to empower employment and connect employers with the talent they need.

If you’re attending SHRM this year, stop by booth 2250 to talk to some of the people who helped develop these new releases and major advancements. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Trade Shows

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