From Uber to Airbnb, Instacart to Postmates (and beyond), more Americans than ever are active in the gig economy. Increasingly, this is becoming more than just a side project — 56% of those who have participated in the on-demand economy considered it their full-time job. And as the app-based service industry continues to grow, this number will likely only increase, indicating a significant departure from the traditional 9-to-5 job and a major evolution in the economic climate of the future. Learn more about the who, when, where, and why of the gig economy in our latest infographic below.
In the US, offering generous paid time off for parents is rare enough to be front page news. But in nearly every other country around the world, it’s simply a given. With no federal mandates—and only four states offering public funding—paid parental leave is almost always provided at the employer’s discretion, many of whom opt out entirely. But is this ostensibly cost-cutting measure really benefiting companies? Now with tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer starting families and balancing work and children, how will they set the tone for companies? This infographic provides an overview of the state of paid parental leave in the US—and why employers can’t afford to not offer it.
It’s no secret that there are cultural differences between the U.S. and our neighbors across the pond—but did you know that those differences can affect how recruiters work every day? In everything from how they prioritize work, to how they view references and social media indiscretions, to how they anticipate hiring competition, recruiters in both the United Kingdom and the United States are learning that—while some parts of the job market are similar—many hiring tactics still depend on geography. This infographic outlines some of the most interesting comparison points.
The newly expanded 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, formerly known as the Social Recruiting Survey, revealed many new insights into recruiters’ current priorities, expectations for the next year, and challenges they face when hiring top talent. Check out our infographic for insights on how recruiters view selfies, spelling errors, or a lack of social presence.
Think perks are the key to hiring your best talent? And if so, are you offering what appeals to your candidates?
Whether it’s the overly expected (ping pong), the underwhelming (casual dress), or the wildly extravagant (egg freezing), today’s workforce has some clear preferences when it comes to those added company incentives. Our new “Employees with Benefits” infographic below shows you the real data behind perks—so you can see for yourself if they’re worth it.
For decades, colleges have offered student athletes the very best in an attempt to persuade them to bring their skills to campus. As the job market improves, companies too are offering incentives to bring in the best talent.
For the last 5 years, Jobvite’s Job Seeker Nation Study on behavior and social networking has uncovered many intriguing trends. Most recently, we’ve seen the economy bounce back from the Great Recession, enabling more companies to hire and increasing the demand for high-quality workers.
You wait for it all year—and now it’s time. The 2014 Social Recruiting Survey results are here, and we have some pretty intriguing details to share.
Do you know what your dream hires want? We partnered with The Talent Board to find out what they want and where to find them. The recent survey of 95,000 job candidates gave us insight into what candidates find useful when looking at employment content and how to avoid negative feedback on the application process. Jobvite is a platinum sponsor of the The Candidate Experience Awards, which will be held on September 19th in Chicago.
If your recruiting strategies aren’t already optimized for mobile job seekers and their devices, you could be in trouble. The latest statistics reveal that today’s workforce is rarely without a smart phone or tablet in hand. Are you prepared to recruit wherever, whenever, on whatever?
Few things today impact a candidate’s decision to accept a job offer more than the application process itself. It makes sense. We all make judgments in the first few minutes of interaction. If a candidate feels put off before even submitting a resume, imagine how they’ll feel by the time of an interview.
In our latest infographic, we unveil the most important steps you can take to streamline your hiring and interview process. Your goal is to get candidates on your side, which–like any marketing effort–requires some forethought. Take a look at what you can do to position yourself for success.