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The Untapped Power of Workforce Diversity

When interviewing a candidate for a job, have you ever asked yourself, “Would I mind being stuck with this person in an airport during a snowstorm?”

If so, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, 80 percent of staffing in elite professional services in the United States use this so-called “airport test” to evaluate job candidates, according to Noreena Hertz in her book, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Insights & Trends

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Companies Spend More On Coffee Than Training. Wait, What?

Nearly half of U.S. companies spend less than $68 per day on training employees, which means they spend more on coffee than training, according to The Talent Equation.

Anyone who knows me understands that I’m more addicted to caffeine than the average person, but even I think it’s time for companies to get their priorities straight.

The’re no denying the pain felt due to a lack of training in many industries, including health care and sales. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor

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What Happens If the CEO Quits? And More Questions from this Week

This week, while you were busy wondering how you can get the last nine years of your life back…speculating about who will replace David Lettermansecond-guessing your pick-up tactics…or asking yourself, “Did I maybe take a wrong turn somewhere and end up in the wrong hearing?”… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

What happens if the CEO quits? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Trends

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the March 2014 Jobs Report

If you live in a city like Chicago where the weather is constantly freezing and dreary in flux, your reaction to a sunny 40-degree day is, “Eh…it’s not ideal, but we’ll take it.” That’s the type of reaction economic experts had to the March jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following the past few winter months that consistently fell short of expectations. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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Conscious Un-Company-ing: Creating a Successful Corporate Alumni Program

There may be little hope for reconciliation between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow because she belongs with Brad Pitt, but conscious uncouplings between companies and employees don’t have to last forever. Thanks to corporate alumni programs, companies such as Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are able to stay connected with former employees — often in hopes the employees will one day come back to them as “boomerang hires.”

Increasing the possibility of rehiring former employees isn’t the only benefit to creating a corporate alumni program, however. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Referral Programs

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CareerBuilder Welcomes Broadbean to Our Global HR SaaS Operation


If you were anywhere on the internet today — and offline as well — you were most likely bombarded with wacky, too good to be true product releases and corporate messaging that had you wondering, “joke or not a joke?” (A self-proclaimed candy addict, my favorite was gummy checks which actually had me wishing momentarily that I still used checks before realizing it was April 1.) But, let me be the first to say, THIS ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A JOKE! Continue reading >>

By in Announcements, HR Software

ob Seeker Spotlight:Jay Divine

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Jay Divine

Last year, we launched Job Seeker Spotlight, a program designed to highlight the efforts of individuals currently looking for work on CareerBuilder. We showcased what made each one of them unique — highlighting their creativity, personality and passion to increase their exposure and catch the eyes of employers out there.

Now we’re doing even more to coach each featured job seeker and provide the right direction with our Talent Development solutions. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Job Seeker Spotlight

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Job Posting Tip: Stop Advertising for “Rock Stars”

As the first thing job candidates see, the job title is the most  important component of your Job Posting. The job title helps  determine – more than anything else – whether or not a candidate will click through to view your Job Posting.

Use the  following 3 job posting tips to create a job title that inspires action:

1) Stop advertising for “Rock Stars”. Continue reading >>

By in Job Postings

Out-of-the-box résumés: Creative or gimmicky

Outside-the-Box Résumés: Creative or Gimmicky?

Imagine sitting at your desk plowing through a stack of cookie-cutter résumés when you stumble upon a Lego résumé or a chocolate bar résumé or a cereal box résumé.

You may have heard how some candidates are upping the ante when it comes to impressing employers by offering up something much more than the regular résumé and cover letter that’s generally required. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Acquisition

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Temporary Employment Up 28 Percent Since 2010

Temporary employment has accelerated since the last recession, and new data shows that an upward trajectory will continue throughout 2014.

According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), more than 2.9 million U.S. workers were employed in temporary jobs in 2013, jumping 28 percent since 2010 and outpacing the 5 percent growth rate for all jobs.

To help employers identify areas where they can expect the biggest competition for talent, CareerBuilder and EMSI compiled a list of the fastest-growing occupations for temporary employment in 2014. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor

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