Don’t Forget: Subscribe to CareerBuilder’s New RSS Feed

November 18th, 2016 Comments off
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If you haven’t already, subscribe to CareerBuilder’s NEW RSS Feed for easy access to all of our content. This is replacing our current feed, which will stop updating as of today (Friday, Nov. 18).

 Also, check out CareerBuilder’s Employer Resource Center, resources.careerbuilder.com, for insights and trends, best practices, product news and more from CareerBuilder experts.

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2 Ways to Get Easy Access to CareerBuilder Content

November 14th, 2016 Comments off
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We are making it easier than ever to access our content – from blog posts and exclusive research to product information and guides. Here’s how:

1. Subscribe to our NEW RSS feed: Add our new RSS feed for real-time alerts when our latest articles, videos and flipbooks become available. This will be replacing our current feed, so make sure to update your subscription with the new link.

2. Subscribe to our newsletter: You can also get our expert recruitment and talent management tips delivered straight to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

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The ‘Dream Team’ of TV Employees

September 30th, 2016 Comments off
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Do you ever watch one of your favorite TV shows and wish your employees showed as much leadership, dedication or innovative thinking as some of the characters on those shows? Sure, those characters aren’t always the most realistic portrayals of the roles they depict, but what if you could assemble them to make up one super-sized team of employees?

Here’s who we would draft for our dream team, based on specific attributes they could bring to the office:

The Level-Headed Peace Keeper: Jim Halpert, “The Office”

The employees who worked at fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin were an interesting, over-the-top bunch. But within that crazy crew, there was one worker who was always calm, cool and collected, no matter what antics his fellow co-workers were up to. When your team is full of strong personalities, it’s refreshing to have someone like Jim who is level-headed, focused and can rein everyone else in.

The Creative Entrepreneur: Tom Haverford, “Parks and Recreation”

Sure, Tom wasn’t the hardest worker or the smartest member of Leslie Knope’s team, but he certainly was confident and had a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. When he had a vision, he wasn’t afraid to try and achieve it, even if it didn’t work out so well in the end. A team member like Tom who takes risks can help push the rest of your team to think bigger.

The Fixer: Olivia Pope, “Scandal”

A major crisis can sink a company if it’s not handled properly. Olivia, known as “The Fixer,” is a pro at making any type of scandal disappear. While you’ll want someone with more moral integrity on your team than Olivia – who has plenty of skeletons in her own closet – a skilled crisis communicator is a key person to have on your team, should a crisis arise.

The No-Nonsense Outsider: Rosa Diaz, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Rosa is known around the Brooklyn Nine-Nine precinct as the tough, smart, intimidating and slightly scary detective. While she may not win points for friendliness, she is no-frills, no-nonsense and extremely intelligent. She just comes in and gets her job done without any hand holding or need for recognition. While there may be some challenges with having a team member like Rosa who doesn’t always want to be a part of the team, you also know she’ll do great work and will be there for the team when push comes to shove.

The Dedicated Leader: Meredith Grey, “Grey’s Anatomy”

It’s the understatement of the year to say Meredith Grey has dealt with A LOT in her 13 years at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital (her sister’s and husband’s deaths, being a victim of both a ferry and plane crash, having a bomb almost explode in her hands…). Yet she has remained a dedicated, loyal employee and is considered a mentor by the hospital’s residents and interns. In today’s workforce where job hopping is the norm, it’s rare to find someone like Meredith who shows loyalty to her employer, no matter WHAT is thrown her way.

What TV show character would you put on your dream team? Tweet us @CBforEmployers

CareerBuilder Nurse Recognition Contest Terms and Conditions

September 13th, 2016 Comments off


By entering CareerBuilder, LLC’s Nurse Recognition Contest (the “Contest”) entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”). The Contest commences at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Daylight Time (“CDT”) on September 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 1, 2016 (the “Contest Period”).

  1. The Contest is sponsored by CareerBuilder, LLC (“Sponsor”), 200 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.
  2. The Contest is open to citizens of the fifty (50) United States plus the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who have a valid E-mail address and a, Facebook and/or Instagram account. The Contest is not open to: (1) employees, independent contractors, officers, and/or directors of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s respective parent, related, affiliated and/or subsidiary companies, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies or legal advisors and their respective officers, directors, agents, employees and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) or (2) the immediate family members of, and persons living in the same household as, any of the Released Parties.  All federal, state and local laws apply.


How To Enter: No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. To be considered for the Contest, an entry must include the following: a ‘tag’ by and individual of an individual on either Instagram or Facebook who works as a registered nurse.  Only one (1) entry per individual Instagram or Facebook account will be considered for eligibility to win the prize during the Contest Period.  Multiple entries during the Contest Period will be accepted but entrants can only win one (1) time during the Contest Period.  Business entities are not eligible for entry in the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to repurpose photos and comments submitted to the Contest on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, et al.   For valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the entrant does hereby authorize Sponsor and its subsidiaries, successors and assignees and anyone authorized by them, to use, without limitation as to frequency or duration, the entrant’s (1) image and likeness (in both video and photographic form); (2) name and logo; (3) recordings of entrant’s voice; and (4) quotes or statements made to Sponsor, in any and all present and future media, all for the purposes of advertising, publicity and trade of Sponsor’s services.  In particular, the entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, transmit, reproduce, publicly perform, and publicly display the entrant’s voice, likeness and image (in both video and photographic form), name, and other identifiers on Sponsor’s website, located at www.careerbuilder.com, and in promotional materials to promote Sponsor’s services.  The entrant further irrevocably authorizes Sponsor, its respective successors and assignees and anyone authorized by them, to copyright the undersigned’s quotes or statements and to edit and combine the same for the purposes of advertising, publicity, and trade of Sponsor’s services.  The entrant hereby releases Sponsor and its successors and assignees and anyone authorized by them from all liability arising from the actions contemplated herein.  Entrant represents and affirms that he/she is of legal age and has every right to enter the Contest in he/she’s own name as of the date(s) of entry.  Entry is also available by writing your name, address, phone number, and valid E-mail address on a 3″x 5″ card and mailing it in an envelope addressed to “CareerBuilder, Marketing Department”, c/o Nurse Recognition Contest, 200 N La Salle, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60601 (“Official Entry Form” and together with a Instagram entry, collectively, an “Entry Form”). Everyone who submits an Entry Form during the Contest Period will be entered into the Contest. Entry Forms will be accepted only during the Contest Period. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete or postage due mail/entries/requests. Sponsor will reimburse mail-in entrants for postage in states where required by law. Late entries, mechanically reproduced entries and facsimile entries are prohibited, and any use or submission of such entries will not be accepted. Entry Forms are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Use of automated devices is not valid for entry. The Official Entry Form must include a valid E-mail address for the entrant. By submitting an Entry Form, entrants warrant and represent that the entry is 100% theirs own and that the entry provided will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party. Sponsor and the Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any E-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. By submitting an entry, you agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the terms of the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions, and the CareerBuilder Privacy Policy.

Selection of Prize Winners:  A total of twenty-eight (28) prize winners will be selected as winners of the Contest (each, a “Prize Winner”), with four (4) Prize Winners being chosen per day during the Contest Period.  The Prize Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via Instagram Private Message or Facebook Comment on the day of selection as a Prize Winner during the Contest Period.  All entries must be posted to Instagram or Facebook to be considered a valid and eligible to win the Contest.  All eligible Contest entries received will be judged by a panel of qualified judges.  Sponsor reserves the right to reward additional entries and favorites at its discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes, in its sole discretion. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. All decisions of the Sponsor and judges will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Prizes and Conditions. The Prize Winner will have until 11:59 p.m. CDT on the day of notification of selection as a winner to respond to initial outreach by Sponsor and if, for any reason, the Prize Winner is not available or unresponsive, a different Prize Winner will be chosen and the initial Prize Winner will be disqualified and unable to claim any prize.  The Prize Winner who claims their prize by the required time will receive a prize consisting of two (2) Starbucks gift cards valued at approximately $15.00 USD each, with one (1) gift card for the Prize Winner who tagged a nurse and one (1) gift card for the Prize Winner nurse who was tagged.  It will be the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner to deliver one (1) of the gift cards to the Prize Winner nurse who was tagged and Sponsor takes no responsibility and will not be liable to any Prize Winner for any failure of delivery.  Prizes will be sent to Prize Winner who tagged the nurse by the Sponsor via standard mail.  Contest prizes are not transferable. Federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Any Contest prize that are unclaimed will not be awarded. Limit one (1) Contest prize per person (which includes two (2) Starbucks gift cards). No prize substitution allowed except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. By entering the Contest, entrants expressly agree to receive E-mail notifications from the Sponsor regarding the status of the Contest. Unless entrants indicate that they do not wish to receive newsletters and E-mail from the Sponsor, they may also receive Sponsor newsletters and E-mail regarding products and services and other information that might be of interest to entrants. Any expenses not stated herein (including, but not limited to, taxes or any other applicable fees or costs not expressly identified above that are related to the acceptance and/or use of the prize) are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.

Participation: Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each entrant to comply with these Official Rules. These Official Rules will be posted at  between September 25, 2016 and October 1, 2016.  Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or Released Parties corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

Limitations of Liability: By entering the Contest, you agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Warranty Disclaimer: Prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, Sponsor makes no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, respecting the performance or use of a prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

Construction: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant vis-Ã-vis Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Illinois, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision was not contained herein.

General Release: By entering the Contest, you release and discharge Sponsor, Released Parties, and Instagram from any liability whatsoever in connection with the Contest or with the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize including, without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including, without limitation: personal injuries; death; damage to, loss or destruction of property; rights of publicity or privacy; and defamation or portrayal in a false light). Sponsor and the Released Parties will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. Additionally, you hereby agree to indemnify the Sponsor and the Related Parties from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims, demands and actions (including attorney’s fees and expenses for litigation and settlement), which may be brought against any one or more of them by anyone claiming to have suffered loss or damage as a result of my participation in the Contest.

Official Rules/Winners List: To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, print them from the Internet at or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “CareerBuilder, Marketing Department”, c/o Nurse Recognition Contest, 200 N La Salle, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60601. If you have any questions regarding this Contest or would like to obtain the names of the Prize Winners (available after October 1, 2016), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “CareerBuilder, Marketing Department”, c/o Nurse Recognition Contest, 200 N La Salle, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60601. All requests for Official Rules and Prize Winners List must be received on or before October 1, 2016.


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6 #MondayMotivation Tips to Get You Through the Week

August 29th, 2016 Comments off

Did you wake up this morning in a panicked sweat because you realized the weekend is officially over?

Mondays ain’t easy, but with a little #MondayMotivation, it may just become your favorite workday of the week (after Friday, Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday of course).

Here are 6 pieces of oh so sage #MondayMotivation advice to get you through to the weekend:

  1. As long as you start your day with a strong cup (or several cups) of coffee, you’ll be unstoppable.


  1. Tune into a podcast or listen to music on the way to work to help clear your mind.


  1. Challenge yourself to save money all week by only eating meeting leftovers. (Hold your head up high while you shove your co-workers out of the way for that everything bagel.)


  1. Reimagine that daunting stack of resumes as a juicy novel you just can’t wait to read.


  1. Have a meeting you’re dreading (like, say, that one about recruitment budget)? Just power pose your way through it.


  1. The sooner you accept the fact that Mondays are here to stay, the easier it will be to handle them.
What gives you #MondayMotivation?

4 Big Reasons Small Business Need To Build Their Talent Pipelines

July 25th, 2016 Comments off
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Sometimes during a recruitment effort, an employer has the good fortune of receiving a bounty of stellar resumes. Unfortunately, the hiring situation at a small business may be such that only one person can join the team at the present time. Discarding the rest of the applications, however, could be a huge mistake. Instead, these candidates can form the basis of a valuable talent pipeline.

A talent pipeline (sometimes referred to as a talent network) consists of qualified people who have shown interest in your company and might make great future additions to your staff. Keeping them on your radar can save your small business time, money, and probably sanity in a variety of ways:

You won’t need to reinvent the wheel. Who wants to go back to square one when a hiring need arises? Writing a job description, posting an ad, waiting for applications to come in, and sorting through resumes wastes precious hours a small business owner could spend on other critical activities. Developing a pool of worthy talent to turn to can be much more efficient.

You can forgo recruiters (and their cost). Staffing agencies sort through applications to bring promising candidates to your attention. Holding on to the information for job seekers who already made it through the prequalification stage serves this same purpose. If your business uses an applicant tracking system (ATS) for initial screening, take full advantage of this technology to keep track of candidates you didn’t hire now but might want to in the future.

You’ll be ready in a pinch. Few things throw a small business for a loop as much as when a team member leaves unexpectedly. Every hand counts on a small staff, so pressure mounts to fill the vacancy quickly and restore productivity. This urgency can lead to hiring mistakes. Having a talent pipeline from which to immediately draw qualified candidates reduces this risk.

You’ll position yourself to grow. Lastly, smart leaders always think about the future, and workforce planning ranks among the top considerations. Regularly communicate with members of your talent pipeline through email, social media, and other outlets to keep your small business and its activities top of mind. Then, when the time comes for expansion, you’ll be connected with people who already have expressed interest in being a part of your company. While some may have found job satisfaction elsewhere since the initial application, others still may be actively or passively looking for new employment. Either way, you’ll increase brand recognition, and your efforts may pay off with an easy, excellent hire.