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Unprecedented ‘Hour of Code’ Event Draws Millions of Participants

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education in schools. This week, Code.org is staging an unprecedented worldwide event to encourage computer science learning in schools and bring us closer to bridging the skills gap. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Technology

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7 Real-Life Companies, 7 Creative New Ways to Recruit Technology Talent

While companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook are pretty much synonymous with the term “cool employee perks” (bocce ball, anyone? How about a stress-relieving massage at the on-campus spa?), they’re not the only technology companies where workers enjoy unique – and enviable – benefits on a daily basis.

From letting employees bring their dogs to work to offering unlimited paid vacation, tech companies of all sizes are finding all kinds of cool new ways to lure top technology talent.  Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition, Technology

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Think A Different Pink: Viral Video Becomes Anthem for Girls in STEM

Pink — a color we typically associate with tutus, ballerina shoes and tiaras for little girls — actually used to be what many European countries used to dress boys in. Blue, on the other hand, was the dominant hue for girls.

Mind blown, right? Makes you question and rethink the origins of age-old stereotypes that many of us have just come to assume is the norm. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Technology

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Mobile-Minded: Best Practices for Creating Your Mobile Career Site

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the nice-to-haves and the need-to-haves. For instance, yes, having cable is nice, but do you really need it? And, yes, it would be nice to have an Air-O-Sage leg massager, but is it absolutely necessary? And, really, does the world need another Bill & Ted movie?*

When it comes to having a mobile recruitment strategy, however, the answer should be clear: As the mobile job search becomes more ubiquitous, having a mobile recruiting strategy is crucial for staying competitive. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Mobile, Talent Acquisition, Technology

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Cook Systems Puts IT Training on the Front Burner

Two years ago, Wayne Cook (pictured), chief executive officer of Cook Systems International, was looking at the availability of technology talent and realized something needed to change – and fast. Not only was the supply of affordable talent failing to meet the demand for it, but employers were struggling to hold on to the talent they had – particularly in the area of Java development.   Continue reading >>

By in Case Studies, Empowering Employment, Technology

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The One Video You Need to See This Week: Will Sensory Tattoos Make Their Way Into the Workplace?

Now that researchers have developed a sensory tattoo that monitors athlete productivity, will one that monitors employee productivity be far behind?

Forget heart-rate monitors, athletes will soon be able to measure their physical progress by applying temporary tattoos that monitor sweat, track chemical balance and gauge physical activity.

Developed by a team at the University of California-San Diego, these tattoos seem to take the wearable gadget trend to the next level. Continue reading >>

By in Innovation, Technology, Trends

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Health Care Workers Feel Technology Training Is Inadequate

While improvements in technology have succeeded in making companies more efficient, some health care workers are struggling to master the very technology that is designed to make their jobs easier and more productive.

A new study from CareerBuilder highlights the struggles some health care employees are having adapting to the changing technology at their organizations.

Why Health Care Tech Improvements Aren’t Improving Patient Care

More than 500 health care workers nationwide, 44 percent said they feel they are adequately trained when it comes to their job duties involving technology, with 14 percent of workers saying the technical part of their job is becoming too overwhelming. Continue reading >>

By in Health Care, Survey Results, Technology

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What’s the Role of Technology and Data in HR?

In the following Q&A, Jennifer Seith, CareerBuilder’s managing director of emerging technologies, sits down with Laurie Ledford, CHRO at Marsh & McLennan Companies, to discuss the ever-increasing role data plays in the human resources function – and how it plays a greater role for the overall business. The original, full-length version of this article from the Argyle Journal can be viewed here. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Acquisition, Technology

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New Tablet Experience Makes It Easier for Employers to Reach Mobile Job Seekers

Much like CDs, landlines and dining room tables, desktop computers are starting to become obsolete. Studies show that Americans are becoming increasingly more reliant on their mobile devices for things they once relied on desktops to provide – from news, entertainment and shopping to searching for jobs.

According to comScore, 9 million workers searched for jobs on mobile devices in March 2013 (a 300 percent increase in just a year), and a recent Glassdoor survey shows that 68 percent of workers do so on a weekly basis. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Mobile, Technology

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The One Video You Need to See This Week: Will We All Be Wearing Our Technology Soon?

“Having technology around you, on you, inside you, 24/7 is going to become totally commonplace.” –Becky Stern, Adafruit

We’ve been wearing technology, in a sense, since the birth of the wristwatch — and we’ve seen wearable technology advance to become more and more integrated with our bodies and movements in inventions like Google Glass and Nike Fuelband, and even our smartphones. Continue reading >>

By in Technology, Trends, Video

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