Job Seekers Stick With Mobile After Submitting Applications

—Geography: United States —Research Source: CareerBuilder —Date: December 2014 —Findings: —65% of job seekers said that they rarely return to a job on their desktop after trying to apply on a mobile phone. —10% of employers said that they’re losing out on talented applicants because they don’t have a mobile process. —Recommendations: —Companies need to […]

Job Application Process Length Discourages Job Seekers

—Geography: United States —Research Source: CareerBuilder —Date: October 2013 —Findings: —60% of job seekers who have begun a job application didn’t finish it because there were too many steps or it was too complex. —82% said there were too many steps in the job application process. —41% said they were asked too many personal questions […]

Video Job Interviews Are Becoming The Standard For Screening

—Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: August 2012 —Findings: —63% of HR managers conduct video job interviews in 2012, up from 14% in 2011. —13% think their organization will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next 3 years. —Recommendations: —In order to be efficient, cut costs and increase productivity, companies […]

Beware Of Candidates That Lie On Their Resume

—Geography: United States —Research Source: CareerBuilder —Date: August 2014 —Findings: —58% of employers have caught a lie on a resume. —33% of employers have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession. —51% would automatically dismiss a candidate if they caught a lie on their resume, while 40% said it would depend on what the lie […]

Higher Investments In Employer Branding But No Clear Strategy

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Employer Brand International —Date: May 2014 —Findings: —38% of companies plan  to increase or maintain their investment in employer branding programs, up from 33% in 2011. —17% report that they haven’t clearly defined their employer branding strategy. —58% of companies say that social media is the main activity being undertaken […]

Companies Hiring More College Graduates In 2015

—Geography: United States —Research Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) —Date: May 2013 —Findings: —Employers plan to hire 8.3% more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 than they did from the Class of 2014. —The hiring projection for international positions is expected to increase by 3.2% for Class of 2015 graduates. […]

Managers Have The Most Difficulty Finding Those With Leadership Skills

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —When recruiting, managers find that candidates with leadership ability (34%), strategic thinking and analytical skills (32%), communication skills (28%) and industry knowledge (28%) are either hard or next to impossible to find. —Candidates who can work virtually (19%), are digital savvy […]

Students Select Parents As Mentors Despite Them Providing Ineffective Advice

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & StudentAdvisor.com —Date: November 2012 —Findings: —70% of students surveyed have at least one mentor. —37% say their parent is their mentor, 28% say their professor, 21% say their family or friend, 17% say their current or former employer and a mere 1% say someone they’ve found in […]

Applicants Change Consumer Behavior Based On Recruiting Experience

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & Beyond.com —Date: May 2014 —Findings: —55% of all generations said that their biggest turnoff they had when applying for jobs was that the company never got back to them after they submitted a resume. —35% would purchase from a competitor company if they had a bad recruiting […]

College Internships Not Turning Into Full Time Jobs

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & Beyond.com —Date: May 2014 —Findings: —63% of all generations have had no internships and only 20% have had one internship. Out of the internships they took, slightly less than half were paid at 49% and 32% said that at least 1 was paid. —35% of Gen Y’s, […]