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Job seekers are often advised to research every aspect of their next career step, including industry standards for salaries and job pay grades. But this information is hard for job seekers to come by, as salary transparency is only implemented by a small number of employers. That doesn’t mean that workers aren’t curious, though.
When asked what types of discussions they overheard the most, 22 percent of support staff workers — including administrative assistants, receptionists, security guards and more — cited conversations around someone’s compensation, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey.
People are living longer, healthier lives, so many are able to work well into their golden years. In this job market that is turning more competitive for talent, there is a pool of experienced workers looking for jobs that could be a good fit for your company.
The Labor Market 150 Index took a close look at new jobs in growing occupations that pay above the living wage between 2010 and 2014. It turns out energy and manufacturing metro areas in the U.S. have the highest share of solid-paying new jobs. See which metros ranked in the top five,
CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. have released the inaugural Labor Market 150 Index, a quarterly ranking of the labor markets of the largest 150 U.S. metropolitan areas. Using historical and leading indicators, the Labor Market 150 Index provides a detailed and comprehensive picture of local job markets.
The index makes it clear that STEM industries – those reliant on workers with science, technology, engineering and math skills – have the ability to put cities on the map – literally.
Economic improvements led by the competitive IT industry means that more candidates are expecting higher starting salary offers.
Thirty percent of workers say they regularly search for jobs even though they’re currently employed, and 16 percent are determined to land a new position in the New Year. How can you make employees think twice about leaving your company in 2015?
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