Tag: career

Myths about Moving Up

There are several myths about career advancement. Companies would do well to acknowledge and avoid playing into these myths in order to recruit and retain employees.

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Learning Decay: A Challenge for Training in the Workplace

According to a Bridge study about knowledge retention from training, 70% of employee respondents admitted to forgetting something they had been taught during a training within 24 hours of learning it.1 And because so many organizations invest so much time and money developing their training programs, this number is quite alarming.

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More Employees Expected to Quit in 2018, Citing Salary as the Top Reason

Glassdoor® has released new data which reveals that 35% of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit over the next 12 months. The survey, conducted among 750 hiring decision makers (those in recruitment, HR, and responsible for hiring) in the U.S. and UK, also finds that nearly half (45%) note that salary is the […]

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Survey: Job Seekers More Interested in Money and Career vs. Culture

A new survey found that employees are more interested in “career pathing and professional growth”—and making more money—than workplace culture, chemistry, and perks.  This was among the findings of Addison Group’s fourth annual Workplace Survey, conducted among 1,000 white collar employees across all industries.

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Workers Identify Barriers to Closing the Skills Gap

In a new survey, 79% of U.S.  workers acknowledge there is a skills gap in the United States.  Notably, however, nearly the same percentage (78%) believe they have above average skills for their current job, and 80% think the workforce can be successfully reskilled to meet the demands of the job market.  So, why in […]

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Why You Should Avoid Overstating Applicant Qualifications

When hiring new employees, you want to hire the best, right? It seems like it would be a good thing for new hires to be extremely well qualified. After all, isn’t it good for the organization if the new hires have skill sets that go beyond what they need for their current role?

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Recruiting: What Drives the ‘Modern’ Candidate to Seek a Job with You (or Not)?

A new survey report examines what technology capabilities job candidates expect from a prospective employer’s career site.  The iCIMS survey, The Modern Job Seeker, conducted among 500 full-time employed U.S. adults, also includes information on how job seekers are researching companies before applying for a job, as well as the importance of social media and […]

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The ‘Power of Positive’: A New HR Method from Sports Coaches

When, earlier this year, Boston Celtics’ new addition Kyrie Irving (who was at the time a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers) stated during the course of a podcast that he is a firm believer that the Earth is flat, social media and news outlets went into a frenzy. Even middle school students began challenging […]

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