Insights & Trends 250
From claiming they need the day to fix some botched plastic surgery to saying they accidentally got on a plane, America’s workers have either had some sitcom-worthy misadventures this year, or they’ve simply gotten more creative with their sick day excuses. A new CareerBuilder survey looks at how many workers have faked being sick this year, as well as some of the strangest excuses they’ve used while doing so.
As the time for 2015 planning swings into full gear, it’s important to think about all the factors that will have an impact on how you shape your recruiting strategy. The AHA has recently released their 2015 Environment Scan, which takes an in-depth look into factors that will influence the next year in health care.
A recent CareerBuilder survey shows 3 in 5 employers support a minimum wage increase. Employers were also asked why they supported or opposed a minimum wage increase. To what extent does the academic literature in economics support their arguments?
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said. The late poet could easily have been talking about the staffing industry, where the ability to provide unforgettable experiences sets firms apart from their competitors.
CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2014 Opportunities in Staffing Study reveals, however, that some of the biggest staffing challenges are a consistent, memorable candidate experience.
CareerBuilder studied the 2014 list of Inc. 5000 companies and their current recruitment strategies, and found that nearly 2 in 5 (39 percent) of them do not have a career site. What’s even more surprising is that 40 percent made it difficult to find any information regarding career opportunities.
However, the companies whose information was easy to find did have one thing in common that stood out: 96 percent had a dedicated page to their career site.
Are middle-skill jobs part of your workforce equation? The term "middle-skill jobs" may have somewhat of a stigma associated with it, and we can start changing such perceptions by embracing these jobs of tomorrow and using data to start preparing for the demand sooner rather than later.
Get Posts by Email
Sign up to receive the latest recruitment tips, employer trends and hiring insights from CareerBuilder.