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They say when you get someone’s number you should play it cool and wait a few days to call them. Whether that’s true in dating or not, it’s definitely bad advice for employers looking to hire. According to CareerBuilder’s recent Candidate Experience Study, seeming over-eager is the last thing employers need to worry about: 81 percent of job seekers say employers communicating continuous status updates would greatly improve their overall experience.
The burgeoning skills gap in our nation is probably something you’ve heard a lot about. Employers across all industries are struggling to find the right talent to fill their open positions. Nursing, the backbone of U.S. health care, is not immune to this growing talent shortage – 56 percent of health care employers say they currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates, seven percentage points higher than any other industry surveyed.
The central reason many people go to college or university is to better prepare themselves to work in their chosen field. However, in recent years some employers have argued that college graduates are not adequately prepared to enter the workforce.
CareerBuilder’s annual survey on college graduate hiring shows that such concerns may be becoming less prevalent. According the survey, just 17 percent of employers said they don’t think educational institutions adequately prepared graduates – a drop from 24 percent last year.
While wages and salaries across all industries nationally increased by 2.9 percent between 2011 and 2016, that growth was far from uniform.
According to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Salary Guide, many sectors greatly outpaced the national growth rate. Wages and salaries in the information sector grew by 13.3 percent — more than any other sector — followed by real estate rental and leasing (8.1 percent) and crop and animal production (7 percent).