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In the following Q&A, Landry, president of Allegiance Staffing, discusses how CareerBuilder’s Talent Network helped him understand the power of tracking candidate data and how it has changed both his business and his perspective.
In CareerBuilder’s new STEM report, we take a comprehensive look at the highly educated and skilled workers driving today’s economy. While nearly every business wants to hire science, technology, engineering and mathematics candidates, not enough are asking them what they want.
What are the biggest misconceptions about hiring foreign workers, and how can we overcome them? Upwardly Global CEO Nikki Cicerani weighs in.
“They have all of this aptitude and ability, and what they really need is a little guidance and a few connections,” says Nikki Cicerani of the skilled immigrants and refugees served by Upwardly Global, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate employment barriers for these individuals.
The continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. is a problem for many companies looking to hire top talent — and the reality is, organizations now need to consider how they can help shape candidates into the workers they need. But to do this, companies must commit to retaining and educating workers.
Is your organization ready to take steps toward bridging the skills gap?
We’ve all been there: You’ve sifted through stacks of resumes, rounded up the best candidates and now it’s interview time. Only, the candidate who looked like a perfect fit on paper walks in to the interview and appears to be lacking. The individual has a hard time communicating accomplishments the way you’d expect.
It must be time to move back to the collection of resumes and search again right?
With our society’s always-on, go-go-go mentality, do you ever take the time to stop and think: “I keep running, but where am I going and where do I want to be?” As you go about your hectic routine of hiring and retaining the best talent for your organization, remember that it’s important for you to hit the pause button and reflect on your own career path.
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