A list of who’s who in HR descended upon Las Vegas last week for one of the world’s biggest conferences dedicated to HR technology. Sessions and conversations at HR Tech 2014 ran the gamut from the latest trends in big data and analytics, to SaaS and the cloud, to social and mobile.
Here, in random order, are some of the top things we learned from HR Tech this year.
EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, recently released data about the state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — and found five manufacturing jobs that employers are struggling with filling the most. Although manufacturing production is growing at its fastest pace in over a decade, 302,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled today — and that number could rise to 875,000 by 2020 for many of these types of jobs.
A new Careerbuilder survey indicates that though the majority of Class of 2014 college graduates are currently working, 51 percent of that group are in jobs that don’t require a degree. What does this mean for the career trajectory of this group, and what other trends are we seeing? Let's take a closer look at what else is in store for the Class of 2014 -- and what that might mean for your business.
There are numerous cases and studies to support the fact that discrimination does in fact exist based on resumes, and it particularly affects African-American and Hispanic job candidates. Meanwhile, job seekers with more Western or Anglo-sounding names tend to get their foot in the door a lot more.
Last month on The Hiring Site, we addressed some of the misconceptions around hiring foreign workers. As a follow-up to that story, we reached out to Wilma Longdon-Poku, a native of Ghana, to share her recent experience looking for work in the United States and provide further insight into the misconceptions around hiring foreign workers.
Employers spend a good deal of time and money on building a candidate experience that will keep their talent pipelines well-stocked, but how much of that investment is hindered by their own technology – or lack thereof? A new, nationwide CareerBuilder study explores five major technology-related barriers that can kill your candidate experience and your chances of landing great talent.
The study is part of a larger report titled “How Candidate Experience is Transforming HR Technology.” View full results and executive summary here.
Been a while since someone cleaned your cache? Wish you had someone to unzip your files right about now? Are you down with FTP? In anticipation of the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, we’re inviting people to “Talk Techie” to us – for the chance to bring home $500 during the conference.
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