This week the crew at CareerBuilder is at the SHRM conference in New Orleans (my beloved hometown). To mere mortals, SHRM doesn’t mean anything but it’s the the Society of Human Resource Management and this conference is where all the HR magic happens.
We’re here this week to give you, the job seeker, an inside look into the minds of what hiring managers are thinking.
What have we learned so far? Well, people love SWAG. (I want to get my hands on a yoga mat.) More importantly, SHRM has a ton of new research about job seekers.
For example, the number of workers who think their job is not at risk dropped slightly to 47 percent compared to 51 percent roughly six months ago. That’s still almost half.
And it looks like people who are employed are not planning on staying put for the time being — 80 percent of employed people are not searching for a job at all. What do you think about that? If you’re employed but not loving your job, are you actively looking for work or just happy to have a job in this economy?
Over the next few days, I’ll be attending many of the sessions and leting you know what is on the minds of the people doing the hiring and making the decisions about your workplace and benefits. Stay tuned…