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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 >>
“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.
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 >>
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.
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 eclairs. Companies 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 >>
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 >>