Big Data Experience Increases As A Programming Job Requirement

Geography: United States Research Source:  Wanted Analytics —Date: January 2015 —Findings:  337% increase in computer programming jobs requesting a background in data analysis in the past 4 months. 2700% increase in need for “database design” as a skill for big data programming jobs within the past 4 months. 4% of U.S. computer programmers have the big data experience […]

Demand For Video Game Specialists On The Rise

Geography: United States Research Source: Wanted Analytics —Date: September 2012 —Findings: 60% increase in advertising for video-gaming related careers between 2011 and 2012. 460% increase in demand for video game specialists in Chicago between August 2011 and August 2012. 156% increase in demand in San Jose. Recommendations: Video game capabilities are a growing demand in some industries, and […]

Majority Of Execs Unsatisfied With Succession Management

Geography: Global Research Source: Hanover Research —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 36% of executives are satisfied or very satisfied with their company’s succession management programs. 23% said they had a solid pool of “ready now” candidates. 78% report their company’s succession management programs only covers the title of “vice president” and above. Recommendations: With only around one-third of executives globally reporting […]

Social Media And Mobile Tools Important For Recruiting

Geography: United States Research Source: ADP —Date: August 2013 —Findings: 33% of recruiters report an improvement in the impact of social media and mobile tools in the recruitment process. 75% feel social media has a moderate to great impact on talent acquisition. 70% of job seekers search for jobs on their mobile device. 44% of recruiters rated LinkedIn […]

Online Reputation Important For Workers

Geography: United States Research Source: Spherion —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 40% of employees use referrals to land a job. 33% use social media. 14% use classified advertising. 9% use a staffing or recruiting agency. 6% use professional associations or networking. 41% of employees consider location or the commute to be the largest deciding factor, other than salary, in joining a […]

Infographic: How Employers Use Social Media For Job Screening

Geography: United States Research Source: Reppler Date: February 2013 Summary: This infographic highlights the how employers are using social networking sites to screen prospective employees, which social networks they are using the most when screening, and if they’ve hired or rejected applicants based on what they’ve found online.

77% Of Companies Having Trouble Finding Talent

Geography: United States Research Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. —Date: August 2014 —Findings: 77% of HR executives said their companies were unable to fill positions due to lack of available talent. 45% say that technology and technical job openings are the most difficult to fill. 36% are offering referral bonuses to existing employees that bring in talent. […]

Candidates Expect Call After Applying

Geography: United States Research Source: Career Builder —Date: November 2014 —Findings: 40% of job candidates feel that an auto-response after an application is not personal enough. 67% expect a phone call from an employer once they have applied. Recommendations: When accepting applications for job positions, giving every candidate a call may be too time intensive. If the candidate […]

How HR Views Candidate Resumes

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: April 2014 —Findings: 93% of HR professionals said inaccuracies in resumes either sometimes or always negatively impacted their decision to extend a job interview. HR professionals look positively on resumes that are chronological (66%), in bulleted format (43%) and are tailored to a specific industry (43%). 77% of HR professionals said job […]

Websites Will Eventually Make Resumes Obsolete

Geography: United States —Research Source: branded.me & .ME Registry —Date: January 14, 2015 —Findings: 63% said that a personal website is more valuable to their long-term career than a resume. 85% said a personal website will become more important over the next 5 years when it comes to career success. —Recommendations:  Professionals, who have websites, believe […]