Recruitment Tips, Employer Trends, and Hiring Insights from CareerBuilder

Outrageous interview mistakes

FAIL! You Won’t Believe These Outrageous Job Interview Mistakes

If you’ve watched one of those reality TV singing competitions like The Voice or American Idol, you’ll know that the contestants barely have a few minutes to make their mark and impress the judges with their talent if they expect to move on to the next round. Turns out job interviews are similar in that it’s a race against time to impress the hiring managers. Continue reading >>

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1 in 5 workers plan to change jobs in 2014

New Year, New Employer: 1 in 5 Workers Expect to Change Jobs in 2014

Eat healthy. Drink less. Travel to a new place. Visit the gym more. Who are we kidding — just JOIN a gym. These are the typical resolutions you might expect to find on people’s lists this time of year.

But employers, brace yourselves: As many as 1 in 5 (21 percent) U.S. workers are getting ready to walk out your door by resolving to change jobs this year, according to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 3,000 full-time employees. Continue reading >>

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Recruiting trends to embrace in 2014

8 Recruiting Trends to Embrace in 2014

Happy New Year! OK, let’s be honest — you’re probably not THAT happy right now. You’re back at work after a long break cleaning out your inbox and confronted by what seems like an endless number of tasks. But as you get around to making lists and prioritizing your goals for 2014, we want to challenge you to think about how you can be strategic and really make a difference in your company and your industry in 2014. Continue reading >>

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talent statistics

52 Percent of Candidates Say Companies Fail to Meet Expectations

It happens all the time: candidates who seem good on paper often fail to live up to their potential in person. Yet, employers can be guilty of the same, as findings from CareerBuilder’s Candidate Behavior Study indicate.

In what may be an indication that companies are failing to live up to their employment brands, when asked about their experience applying to jobs, 52 percent of candidates said they disagreed with the following statement: “My interaction with the companies I have applied to matches what I expected based on tier reputations.”

In the same survey, even more candidates (70 percent) said their experience during the application process – positive or negative – has an impact on their decision to accept a position with that company. Continue reading >>

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2014 job forecast

U.S. Job Forecast and Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2014

Ever get stranded at an airport for hours thanks to weather-related flight delays? (Apologies if this has touched a nerve by rehashing your holiday plight.) But the idea is that airlines make a judgment call as to whether or not conditions are safe to proceed given external conditions beyond their control. According to our annual job forecast, this approach is much like the one employers are taking to hiring in 2014: Proceed slowly and with caution. Continue reading >>

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talent statistics

Data-Based Decision Making Linked to Higher Revenue

More evidence of the power of big data: a recent study found that, among large companies, firms that adopt data-driven decision making are 5 to 6 percent more productive than those who don’t.

The finding comes from a new study published in The Talent Equation that focuses on big data’s potential to transform the way companies think about recruitment and workforce planning. Continue reading >>

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Human resources and CRM

Four Things HR Must Know About Big Data [VIDEO]

For their new book, The Talent Equation, co-authors Prasanna Tambe and Lorin Hitt embarked on an original, landmark study on big data and its ties to human resources. In a new video interview, Tambe and Hitt discuss the findings from the landmark study and the implications these findings have for human resources professionals worldwide.

Over the course of surveying more than 2,700 employers and analyzing 33 million résumés, Tambe and Hitt found some surprising links between employees’ education attainment, tenure and a company’s market performance – all of which could significantly impact the human resources profession in years to come. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Survey Results, Talent Acquisition, Video

Holiday perks

Employers Are Decking the Office With Holiday Perks This Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like…the recession’s easing up. While Santa may be busy shipping coal to those who were naughty this year, employers are spreading holiday cheer in the form of bonuses, parties and gifts.

That’s according to CareerBuilder’s annual holiday survey, which took into account responses from more than 2,000 hiring managers and nearly 3,500 workers in the U.S. Continue reading >>

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talent statistics

Candidates Use 16 Different Sources During a Job Search

Regardless of whether they’re buying a house or sandwich, consumers today are arguably more savvy researchers than ever before and have access to an unprecedented amount of information and resources at their fingertips. This behavior pattern has transferred over to the way people search for jobs, as well.

For instance, just as they might consult several different sources of information to research a potential purchase, people are doing similar research prior to applying for jobs. Continue reading >>

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Many workers are shopping online

Hello Holiday Shopping, Goodbye Workplace Productivity?

Ah, Thanksgiving — a time to connect with loved ones, give thanks, eat till you’re sick and, of course, shop till you drop. Unfortunately, many are saving that last activity till they get back to work.

Purchasing pens, Post-Its and other office supplies online while at work is one thing; but come this holiday season, more than half (54 percent) of workers in the U.S. Continue reading >>

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