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What’s an Off-Boarding Strategy? And Other Questions from This Week

April 18, 2014 2:00 pm
What's an off-boarding strategy? And other questions from this week at work. |

This week, while you were busy wondering what it’s like to work with John Stamos… asking yourself, “What can I get for free this week?”… or going back and forth between who should win the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

What’s an off-boarding strategy, and do I need one? Continue reading >>

Stress Awareness Month: 7 Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm
7 Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace #StressAwarenessMonth |

Things that are likely to cause a decent amount of stress: sending out an innocent tweet that ends up horrifying the world, watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, and … work!

Yep, more than 8 in 10 (83 percent) of American workers said they were stressed out as a result of their jobs in a 2013 study. Continue reading >>

Empowerment through Education: Cummins Works to Close the Skills Gap

April 17, 2014 2:00 pm
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Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap, create jobs and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Cummins Inc. for its efforts to close the skills gap through its TEC: Technical Education for Communities program. In the following interview, Mary Titsworth Chandler, the corporate responsibility director of Global Strategic Projects and Planning at Cummins, discusses how TEC is making an impact on both the individuals and the communities around them. Continue reading >>

Are Office Dress Codes Going Out of Fashion?

April 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Is formal business wear going the way of the dinosaur? |

Do the impeccably-clad Don Drapers of the world continue to dominate workplace fashion? Or have leaders like Mark Zuckerberg inspired employers everywhere to ditch formal attire by making the ultra casual jeans and hoodies an office dress code staple?

Remember the time Zuck caused a stir when he wore a black hoodie to a Facebook investor meeting? Well, can you really blame him? Continue reading >>

What Mozilla Employees Are Teaching Us About Social Media

April 15, 2014 2:00 pm
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“Ugh, you won’t BELIEVE what my boss just did!” In addition to instead of complaining to their significant others, BFFs and pets, some employees are now turning to social media to vocalize their work-related opinions, reactions or even frustrations in the hopes that it will spark change.

You may have heard about the flurry of Twitter activity surrounding Mozilla’s new CEO, as some employees took to Twitter to voice their opinions about his 2008 decision to donate to California’s Proposition 8 ballot banning gay marriage, and even called for his resignation. Continue reading >>

The No. 1 Reason Candidates Decline Job Offers Is…

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm
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They got a better one.

According to the most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, 46 percent of recruiters say the top reason candidates decline a job offer is because they received another offer. The second biggest reason? Thirty percent of recruiters said compensation and benefits offered were not in line with the candidate’s expectations. The good news is that, according to 77 percent of recruiters, candidates decline a job offer less than 10 percent of the time; however, that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when they do. Continue reading >>

5 Tips To Supercharge Onboarding New Hires

April 12, 2014 1:46 pm
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Your onboarding process might be the root of your employee turnover problem. A report from the Society of Human Resource Management found half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months, and half of all hourly employees leave within the first 120 days. Few, if any, companies can afford this level of employee turnover.
 
Additionally, a 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey found it took a year or longer for most new employees to get up to speed in 30 percent of companies. Continue reading >>

Am I Bad at Interviewing? And Other Questions from This Week

April 11, 2014 4:25 pm
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This week, while you were busy wondering if Oprah’s at home…channeling Austin Powers and asking yourself, “Who throws a shoe?”… or debating whether or not to spend $100 on a grilled cheese sandwich… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

Does a little change really change a lot? Continue reading >>

Ooh La La! France Says No to After-Work Emails: Work-Life Balance Win?

April 10, 2014 9:28 pm
France bans work emails after 6. |

In case you were thinking, “The French are so lucky — they have the most charming pâtisseries and outdoor cafés, not to mention world-renowned attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre — be prepared to turn as green with envy as one of their green tea eclairsCompanies and workers in France just reached a deal, which is currently pending government approval, to steer clear of work-related communications and tools outside of working hours. Continue reading >>

Skilling Them Softly: How to Evaluate Candidates’ Soft Skills

April 10, 2014 5:38 pm
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Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.

Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important. Continue reading >>