Tag: New Year

40% of Employers Plan to Hire Full-Time Workers in 2017, Says Forecast

The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade with two in five employers (40%) planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Three in 10 expect to hire part-time, permanent staff while half of all employers anticipate adding temporary […]

5 Hiring Trend Forecasts for 2016

In yesterday’s Advisor we explored a survey by CareerBuilder concerning employer confidence and hiring projections for 2016. Today, five trends to focus on for 2016. Five Trends to Watch in the New Year When looking at key trends that will help shape the employment landscape in 2016, it appears that several are tied to higher […]

Hiring Trends to Continue for 2016

U.S. employers remain confident in their hiring plans as they embark on a new year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Thirty-six percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2016, the same as in 2015. Nearly one-half of employers (47%) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. Workers can also expect to […]

Horrible Party Game Costs TV Personalities Their Jobs

Ranked as one of Amazon’s top selling games, Cards Against Humanity is definitely not for the faint of heart. The game is similar to the family-friendly Apples to Apples, but you won’t find some of those G-rated phrases in this game. Instead, you’ll find “mature” (if only those playing it actually acted this way) content […]

Results of Holiday Survey, 2015

A recent BLR® survey asked the question: How does your company conduct itself concerning holidays? Check out the results of our 2015 Holiday Survey. Thanksgiving When asked which days will be paid holidays for employees for Thanksgiving 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day was a paid holiday. Additionally, 65.1% provided a paid […]

Technology Can Help Employees Keep Their Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when employees make resolutions to be a better—and healthier—person in the New Year by changing some of their behavior. According to a recent Marist Poll, health-related resolutions ranked at the top with respondents, including losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, improving overall health, and eating healthier foods.

CareerBuilder Releases List of Hottest Jobs for 2016

If finding a new job in 2016 is among your New Year’s resolutions, new research from CareerBuilder could provide some guidance about where to start. In partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), CareerBuilder compiled a list of the hottest in-demand jobs for 2016.

2015 Holiday Survey Results

BLR® recently concluded a survey that sought to answer the basic question: how do you handle the holidays in the workplace? Today we’ll take a look at the results. Thanksgiving When asked which days would be paid holidays for their employees at Thanksgiving in 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day would be […]

Anticipate Great Success at Work in 2016

The opening line of Carly Simon’s 1971 song Anticipation is “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.” As I write this, it’s the first day back at work in the new year, and anticipation sums up the way I feel today. Webster’s defines anticipation as “a feeling […]