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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 toll on the income of U.S. employees. As it turns out, salaries haven’t risen noticeably during the economic recovery either.

recent CareerBuilder survey asked U.S. workers what they would need to earn in order to feel successful.

Take a look at the graphic below, and you’ll notice that the majority of U.S. Continue reading >>

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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

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 >>

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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

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 >>

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How Do the Majority of Workers Grade Their Bosses?

It’s often been said that employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Research shows that “bad” bosses are among the top reasons employees quit, so it’s important for managers to have a gauge on how their employees perceive them. A new survey from CareerBuilder sheds light on this topic: According to a nationwide poll of 3,022 full-time, private sector workers, the majority of bosses are doing an above-average job. Continue reading >>

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The Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work Are…

Whether you call it multitasking, recharging or just good ol’ fashioned procrastinating, we’ve all been guilty of taking a minute here and there during the work day to refresh our Facebook feed, check the latest World Cup scores or run out to grab a cupcake. But which of these distractions cut into U.S. workers’ daily productivity the most?

In a new CareerBuilder survey, employers reveal the top 10 productivity killers at work.  Continue reading >>

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Millennials Vs. Baby Boomers: Who ‘Won’ the Recession?

A new analysis from CareerBuilder and EMSI indicates that, when it comes to post-recession job recovery, baby boomers are leading the charge against millennials.

While the number of jobs held by baby boomers (individuals aged 55-64) grew 9 percent from 2007 to 2013, jobs held by millennials (individuals aged 25-34) have increased a mere .3 percent. In terms of numbers, that translates to a gain of 1.9 million jobs versus 110,000 jobs, respectively. Continue reading >>

By in Generational Hiring, Talent Factor

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

Job-Hopping, Much? 1 in 4 Workers Under 35 Have Held 5+ Jobs

What do wearables and job-hopping have in common? Like it or not, both are becoming increasingly normal today.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 1 in 4 workers have had 5-plus jobs by the age of 35. (Yes, you read that right.) TWEET THIS Older workers have job-hopped far less; just 1 in 5 of those 55 and older have held 10-plus jobs in their lifetime. Continue reading >>

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Which 10 States Are Leading Post-Recession Job Growth?

North Dakota might not be home to any national monuments, notable sports teams, memorable architecture, noteworthy museums or famous residents, but there is one characteristic distinguishing it from the other 49 states: remarkable job growth.

Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI), a CareerBuilder company, recently released a list of the states showing the fastest recovery in terms of job growth since the end of the Great Recession. Continue reading >>

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