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CareerBuilder Shares Wackiest Office Holiday Gifts

presentsAs employers serve egg nog and take employees out for holiday luncheons and/or company parties, chances are a Secret Santa is brewing in the mix as well.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, employers are planning more parties than last year and offering more gifts and bonuses, too. Per data, 96 percent of workers in the survey prefer a bonus over a holiday party.

Regarding gifts, 21 percent of employees will give presents to colleagues and 20 percent will splurge for bosses. As for the average price? The majority of workers keep it at the $25 threshold or less. Read more

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Survey Shows Top Culprits of Cyber Monday at Work: Upper Management

online shoppingIf you trolled some sites yesterday during office hours looking for bargains, you’re not alone.

In fact, as per a new CareerBuilder survey, senior level employees are the biggest shoppers of Cyber Monday deals at work.

They’re more likely to use work hours to shop online than entry level or professional staff members by seven percentage points. That equates to 53 percent compared to 46 percent, respectively. Get this — within upper management, 10 percent actually admitted they planned to spend more than three hours or more of work time yesterday shopping for bargains. Read more

Survey Shows Nearly 20 Percent of Workers Will Spend Thanksgiving With Colleagues

Turkey Day2Sure, you’ve probably heard about the expression “work family” and with Thanksgiving almost here, it couldn’t be closer to the truth.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, almost one in five workers plan to celebrate the holiday with colleagues.  Read more

CareerBuilder Releases Hot Occupations For 2015

visionThe new year is literally right around the corner and as such, CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists International in order to compile a list of sizzling jobs for 2015.

It’s based on supply and demand and features various companies and the jobs they post on a monthly basis compared with the actual people they can physically hire.

Per the press release, Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained:

“For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S., the rate at which workers are being hired isn’t keeping up with the frequency and volume of open positions being advertised. By drawing attention to talent deficits, our list underscores opportunities in everything from technology and health care to sales and transportation for job seekers looking to make a change.” Read more

New Survey Shows Part-Time Workers Struggle to Find Full-Time Jobs

job searchAccording to a new CareerBuilder survey, although the unemployment rate continues to drop for full-time workers, part-time workers are still struggling to land jobs.

Per the survey, 32 percent of part-time workers indicated they want to work full-time but they haven’t been able to secure new gigs. One-fourth of part-time workers currently juggle two or more jobs to piece payments together.

The survey was conducted from August until early September and included 301 part-time workers across the country by representing various industries and company sizes. Read more

CareerBuilder Survey Shows Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

Veterans DayYes, we’re all about Veterans Day and the latest data reflects employers supporting veterans when it comes to hiring.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, one-third of employers are actively recruiting veterans over the next year. Numbers are slightly higher than last year’s digits and significantly higher than one-fifth reported three years ago.

In addition, 31 percent have hired a veteran who returned from active duty within the past 12 months. This is three percentage points higher than 2013. Read more

New Survey Reveals Scariest Jobs in America

scaryIf there are certain jobs you wouldn’t pursue in a million years, you’re not alone. They’re scary, they’re spooky and downright frightful!

According to a new survey released by CareerBuilder, some of the scariest jobs include stand-up comedians, kindergarten teachers and morticians.

Participants were asked to choose from a list of jobs they thought were the most frightful. They were also encouraged to submit their own. Do any of the top jobs on their list scare you, too? Read more

Top 10 Crazy Excuses For Calling In Sick

tissuesIf you’ve ever had to call in sick, you’re not alone. Heck, you’re even doing everyone a favor at the office to prevent spreading your own germs onto them.

But what happens when you’re a manager and someone on your team is um, how shall we put this? Taking advantage of sick days with bizarre excuses.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, it seems like countless employees have a lot of explaining to do. During the past 12 months, 28 percent of employees have called in work saying they were sick when they were — get this — actually feeling well! Shocker, we say sarcastically. Read more

Survey Reveals Majority of College Grads are Underemployed

graduation capAccording to a new CareerBuilder survey, 51 percent of employed graduates from the class of 2014 are working in jobs that don’t require a college degree. That said, nine out of 10 mentioned college is worth the investment for the long-term and four out of 10 said college didn’t prepare them for the real world.

Let’s backtrack, shall we? For starters, 65 percent of the recent graduating class has found work whereas four percent are immersed in internships and 31 percent aren’t working at all. The 65 percent is comprised of 36 percent in full-time positions, 17 percent in part-time positions and 12 percent in temporary or contract positions.

As for the 31 percent not working, 43 percent from this population is currently actively looking for a job. It sounds like the remaining grads are either not actively looking or they’re attending or pursuing graduate school. Read more

Study: Majority of Employers Rally Around Minimum Wage Increase

moneyAccording to a new survey released by CareerBuilder, many employers support the notion of a minimum wage increase.

In fact, 62 percent of survey respondents think the minimum wage should be increased in their own state. We have to note that nine percent of respondents don’t think a minimum wage should be set at all. Read more

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