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Posted May 29, 2014 by

5 Best Practices for Alumni Engagement Online

Alumni rejoicing together

Alumni rejoicing together. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many graduates have fond memories of their days on campus. I mean, sure, the knowledge and experience gained, but probably also a lot of pizza and late nights socializing at a whisper in the library.

But your relationship with those grads doesn’t have to end after they walk across the stage. Alumni can be a great resource for current student retention, career networking, and (of course) university donations. In the past, alumni engagement strategies revolved around phone calls and direct mail campaigns. Now, higher ed staff are beginning to engage alumni using social media, connecting more grads across the country and inviting their participation at several levels. (more…)

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Jonas Barck discussing student surveys at #truCollegeRecruiter

Minneapolis, MN – [October 25, 2013] – CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, is pleased to announce that Jonas Barck of Universum will lead a discussion track on Survey Results: What Students Like and Want at #truCollegeRecruiter New York City and that tickets are now available at www.truCollegeRecruiter.com for our fourth, fifth, and sixth recruiting events for hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource leaders. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2013 by

Trying to Land an Entry Level Job? Volunteering May Make the Difference

If you are searching for an entry level job and looking for some work experience, consider volunteering as one way to help you stand out from other candidates.  Learn more in the following post.

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com “Volunteering is not just a nights and weekends thing,” says Evan Hochberg, National Director, Community Engagement, Deloitte Services LP. “There are ways of viewing volunteerism at an intersection where it’s a win/win. It’s about maximizing the social impact you can have from volunteering and the

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Posted August 06, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seekers May Work for Private Employers Cooperating with Healthcare Reform

If you are searching for an entry level job or other position, your potential employer may be a participant in healthcare reform.  Learn more in the following post.

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com Given the background leading to its implementation, it’s no wonder PwC’s Ken Esch, a partner with PwC’s Private Company Services practice was admittedly a little taken aback when PwC’s latest Trendsetter Barometer Survey reported 56% of private companies were already complying with the

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Posted May 02, 2013 by

Top 4 Reasons Why 34% of Healthcare Workers Plan to Quit in 2013

Jason Lovelace, President of CareerBuilder Healthcare

Jason Lovelace, President of CareerBuilder Healthcare

Heavy patient loads, smaller staffs and higher stress levels may be causing health care workers to check themselves out of their facilities. More than a third (34 percent) of health care workers plan to look for a new job in 2013, up from 24 percent last year. Nearly half (45 percent) plan to look for a new job over the next two years. Eighty-two percent said that while they are not actively looking for a job today, they would be open to a new position if they came across the right opportunity.

“Not only are health care organizations dealing with a shortage of high skill workers, they are facing higher demand fueled by an aging population and more Americans having access to medical benefits,” said Jason Lovelace, president of CareerBuilder Healthcare. “Nearly half – 46 percent – of health care organizations said they have seen a negative impact on their organizations due to extended job vacancies.* Long hours and juggling multiple patient needs are taking their toll on morale and retention. The survey shows health care workers are seeking a more manageable work experience.” (more…)

Posted May 01, 2013 by

Cost Per Hire for College Grads is $5,134

One of the key metrics for employers large and small when hiring new employees is their cost per hire or, as some would express it, their cost of recruiting. A new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates that the average cost of hire for a new college graduate during the 2011-12 recruiting season was $5,134.

The study indicates that the average cost-per-hire is generally lower for larger companies. That makes sense because they can spread those costs. For example, a large company may post one ad but hire five people from it. Or they may visit three schools and hire 10 people. A small company would pay the same per ad and the same for the on-campus school visits but only hire one person. Economies of scale give that larger employer an advantage when it comes to their costs per hire.

The costs per hire by employer size was: (more…)

Posted April 22, 2013 by

34% of Employers Provide Insurance Discounts or Impose Penalties Upon Employees With Health Risk Factors

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

There have been a number of companies making headlines over the last year as details of various wellness initiatives have been leaked to the public. CVS Caremark being the latest, now requires each of their employees to receive health screenings to include weight, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, or face a $50 per month penalty on their health insurance premiums. Although some may tout these measures as being drastic, they are becoming increasingly common for employers looking to combat the rising cost of healthcare. In fact, the Compdata Surveys Benefits USA 2012/2013 survey results found 34 percent of employers offering wellness programs either provide insurance discounts for employees participating in wellness programs or impose penalties on employees with risk factors, who aren’t taking action. That’s up from just 25.4 percent in 2009.

Twenty-eight percent of organizations report making medical premium contributions for employees who participate in their wellness programs, which is an increase from 16.7 percent reported three years ago. Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Account contributions are used by 27.6 percent of employers to reward employees for participating in wellness programs. Offering gift cards is employed by nearly 42 percent. (more…)

Posted December 17, 2012 by

Bridging the Military to Civilian Hiring Gap

CollegeRecruiter.comThere are ways that both military job seekers and employers can appeal to one another when it comes to hiring.  The following post offers advice for each side to make a favorable impression on the other.

What can job seekers and employers do to bridge the gap between the military and civilian work worlds? A recent survey by Monster Insights called Veterans Talent Index shows that 70% of employers are hiring veterans because they are the best qualified candidates. Over 200,000 service members transition to the civilian workforce each year.

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Posted November 14, 2012 by

Average Pay Projected to Increase 2.8% in 2013

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

The average pay increase budget projected for organizations in 2013 is 2.8 percent, up slightly from 2.7 percent reported in 2012 according Compdata Surveys 2012 BenchmarkPro survey results. Pay range adjustments aren’t expected to show much improvement either as more than three-quarters of organizations have a formal pay structure with pay ranges in place that have or will be adjusted in 2012. The average pay range adjustment reported in 2012 was 1.9 percent, up from 1.7 percent reported in 2011 and 1.6 percent reported in 2010. Pay range adjustments are projected to remain stable in 2013 at 1.9 percent.

Pay range adjustments vary by industry as employers in utilities reported adjustments of 1.9 percent. Banking and finance and hospitality organizations reported pay range adjustments of 1.7 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. Manufacturing and distribution organizations are projecting the highest adjustment amount for 2013 at 2.2 percent, while not-for-profit is projecting the lowest, 1.4 percent. (more…)

Posted November 09, 2012 by

Employment Prospects Improving for Military Veterans

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Despite higher than average unemployment rates, employment prospects for U.S. military veterans may be improving.

According to a new CareerBuilder study, 29 percent of employers say they are actively recruiting veterans to work for their organizations, up 9 percentage points from a year ago. Twenty-two percent are planning on adding members of the National Guard to their headcount, up 8 percentage points. Sixty-five percent said they would be more likely to hire a veteran over another equally qualified candidate. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive© of more than 2,600 employers nationwide from August 13 to September 6, 2012.

Where The Job Opportunities Are

Employers are looking to leverage the technical and leadership skills of military personnel, with 3 in 10 hoping to fill information technology positions with veterans. The most common areas for hiring U.S. service men and women are: (more…)