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Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that the economic recession took a… Continue reading >>

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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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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

Eye-Opening Truths About Employee Tenure That May Surprise You

Employee Tenure Trends That May Surprise You

Are employees staying longer or leaving faster? You may *think* you know the answer, but let’s take a look at three decades of employee tenure data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall we?

This post is based on information from the book “The Talent Equation,” co-written by CareerBuilder’s CEO Matt Ferguson. Find more interesting stats here.

Possibly contrary to what you *may* have thought, the average employee tenure has actually gone UP by one year over the past three decades. Continue reading >>

By in Book Review, Insights & Trends, Retention

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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

Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

Job Forecast: Hiring Looks Sunny in Second Half of 2014

Nearly half of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount over the next six months — quite an improvement over the same period a year ago, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. TWEET THIS

Meanwhile, one-third of employers (33 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. That number has also gone up if you compare it with 31 percent in the second half of 2013. Continue reading >>

By in Forecasts, Talent Factor

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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

Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

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

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the June 2014 Jobs Report

Maybe the U.S. economy sensed the jobs report would be released around the Fourth of July and wanted to steal its thunder because this was one (surprisingly) healthy jobs report released this morning. And before you check your calendar to make sure you’re not losing your mind, yes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did release the June 2014 report a day earlier because of the holiday weekend. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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The Top 10 Metros for Projected Temporary Job Growth

The job market for temp workers has been soaring for long enough that it’s easy to forget how badly it was hurting during the recession. The temporary help services industry, long considered an early indicator of full-time hiring trends, lost almost 750,000 jobs from 2007 to 2009 — more than any other industry in the United States and more than the next three worst-performing industries combined. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Staffing & Recruiting

Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. Workers Do NOT Earn Their Desired Salary

You Did WHAT?! More Employers Eliminate Candidates Based on Social Media Activity

One thing Alec BaldwinKendall Jenner and James Franco have in common — besides questionable judgment and a LOT of free time, apparently — is they’re no strangers to pushing the boundaries on social media, intentional or not. Many job candidates find themselves in a similar predicament, except instead of ending up in tabloid headlines they lose out on their shot at employment. Continue reading >>

By in Social Media, Talent Acquisition, Talent Factor

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