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Erin Geiger is a seasoned Content, Editorial, and Product Engagement professional with two decades of experience creating content as well as overall content direction and strategy. Her background stems from a variety of online verticals ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

By the Numbers: September 6, 2019

BountyJobs Bites Professionals Know Their Worth and They’re Not Getting It The Numbers: 82% of workers know their worth in the labor market Less than 50% feel they are being paid the appropriate amount 73% report that they have researched and compared their salary against online market rates Source: Robert Half Perks Continue as Effort to Retain Employees The Numbers: Walmart offers perks such as salary advancements, giving the employee the option to ‘borrow’ part of their next paycheck Such perks are a response to research indicating that American workers are financially stressed Source: The Wall Street Journal Job Satisfaction Increases The Numbers: 53.7% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs This is up from 51.7% in the previous year This is the second-biggest increase in the 32 year history this survey has been run Source: The Conference Board BountyJobs Reports: The New Dynamics of Recruiting 2019 Survey Each year we carefully craft a [...]

By |2019-09-05T22:00:03+00:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: September 6, 2019

By the Numbers: August 30, 2019

BountyJobs Bites Consumers Feel Jobs are Plentiful…But Not for Long The Numbers: The percentage of consumers stating that jobs are ‘plentiful’ increased to 51.2% in August, up from 45.6% in July Those that felt that jobs were ‘hard to get’ decreased to 11.8% this month, down from 12.5% in July 19.7% expected more jobs as they looked ahead, down from 19.9% in July Source: The Conference Board Salary Increase Would Lure Workers to Another Job The Numbers: 61.2% of employees said a salary boost of at least 9% would ‘entice them to leave their current jobs’ 30.2% stated that being underpaid would also prompt them to leave Source: The Adecco Group San Francisco Has Largest Increase in Average Weekly Wages The Numbers: San Francisco posted the highest year-over-year increase in average weekly wages among the 356 largest U.S. counties in the first quarter The average weekly wage rose 10.2% in San Francisco to $2,759, second [...]

By |2019-08-30T15:54:49+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: August 30, 2019

By the Numbers: August 23, 2019

Job Hunters Tuned in to Current Worker Opinions The Numbers: 69% of job seekers will reject a job offer based on opinions of current workers at that company 25% left a previous job due to feeling as though they were underpaid More than 50% stated that opportunities for growth were more important than their pay Source: Pollfish Most Organizations Utilize Performance-Based Raises The Numbers: 90% of organizations base their raises on the employee’s performance On average, 2019 merit increase budgets and 2020 increase projections were consistent with the past five years at 2.9% and 3% respectively. Source: Mercer Many Workers Leave Jobs for One with Flexibility The Numbers: 30% of workers say they have left a job that lacked work flexibility Flexible work options ranked higher than healthcare, retirement benefits, vacation time, and paid parental leave when considering a new job 75% value flexibility for work-life balance, 45% for family, 42% for time savings and [...]

By |2019-08-23T02:20:44+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: August 23, 2019

By the Numbers: August 16, 2019

BountyJobs Bites: Employers Increasing Bonuses, Not Wages The Numbers: Many U.S. companies are planning to keep wage increases at or below the current 3% average 32-35% of employers are reserving variable pay for executives and managers 22-25% are offering personalized benefits and variable compensation to lower-level employees Source: Willis Towers Watson Almost Half of Professionals Plan to Job Hunt Over the Next 12 Months The Numbers: 43% of professionals plan to look for a new job over the next 12 months 42% said higher pay would convince them to stay in their current job 20% would stay for more time off or more benefits 19% would stay if they landed a promotion Source: Robert Half International Economists Lower Forecasts for U.S. Growth The Numbers: The outlook for U.S. economic growth looks slightly weaker now than it did three months ago Forecasts now say the GDP will most likely grow at 1.8% this quarter, which is [...]

By |2019-08-15T16:00:28+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: August 16, 2019

By the Numbers: August 9, 2019

BountyJobs Bites: Majority of Candidates Don’t Negotiate Salaries The Numbers: 67% of job seekers stated they were ‘unable to negotiate for their current salary’ per a recent survey 5% stated that they were told by their company what their salary would be 3% received a lower salary than what was requested Source: Monster Telecommuting Sees Large Increases The Numbers: Telecommuting has increased 159% over the last 12 years Telecommuters are defined as ‘non-self-employed’ workers who principally work from home at least half of the time’ Source: Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs Blue-Collar Workers Stay for Reasons Different Than Choosing the Job Initially The Numbers: Initially, hourly, blue-collar workers focus on pay, job security, and benefits when considering a new job When weighing to stay at a current job those factors change to culture, schedule, and the ability to learn new skills More than 25% of hourly workers are looking for their next opportunity Source: EmployBridge [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:45:30+00:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: August 9, 2019

By the Numbers: August 2, 2019

BountyJobs Bites Baby Boomers Sticking Around in Workforce The Numbers: 29% of older baby boomers (ages 65-72) were still working or looking for work in 2018, compared with 21% of the silent generation and 19% of the greatest generation within the same age range Source: Pew Research Center Raises on the Downturn The Numbers: 47% of recent survey respondents indicated that they had increased wages and salaries in the past three months – however raises were ‘less prevalent than at any time in the past year and a half’ As well, 47% of respondents stated that skilled labor shortages were a challenge, marking the first time since October 2018 that this percentage slid under 50% Source: National Association for Business Economics U.S. Workers’ Average Wage on the Rise The Numbers: The wages of U.S. workers increased 4% year over year this month to an average wage level of $28.54 an hour This growth rate is [...]

By |2019-08-01T20:22:55+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: August 2, 2019

By the Numbers: July 26, 2019

BountyJobs Bites Non-tech Companies Hiring More Tech Talent The Numbers: Demand for tech jobs in non-tech companies and industries is increasing As well, high-tech companies are hiring a rising number of workers in marketing, sales, and other areas 27% of all tech jobs are software developers followed by broad computer occupations such as web admin and software QA engineers Source: Indeed Nominal Wages Grow While Real Wages Decrease in Q2 2019 The Numbers: Nominal wages saw a slight increase of .3% from Q1 and 2% over last year Real wages decreased by .8% compared to Q1 and only increased by .2% over last year Marketing and advertising showed the fastest annual nominal wage growth at 3% Source: Payscale Remote Work is the Norm for Developers The Numbers: 86% of IT developers work remotely, with about one-third working from home full-time 43% said the option to work remotely is a ‘must-have’ in a job offer 71% [...]

By |2019-07-25T16:19:51+00:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: July 26, 2019

By the Numbers: July 19, 2019

BountyJobs Bites 75% of Hiring Managers are Too Indecisive The Numbers: Three-quarters of hiring managers are indecisive, causing low-quality hires and longer time-to-fill rates Hiring managers that make decisions via a shorter timeframe hire 10% more higher-quality candidates and hire 11% fewer lower-quality candidates with decreased time-to-fill rates by 17% Source: Gartner Majority of IT Hiring Stakeholders Leverage Text for Candidate Outreach The Numbers: 67% of IT decision-makers in hiring use text as a means to schedule interviews with job candidates 48% of U.S. workers polled have received a text message from a potential employer Source: Robert Half Technology California Recruiting Doctors by Paying Off Their Medical School Debt The Numbers: Doctors in California who commit to devoting 30% of their caseloads to Medi-Cal patients for five years will have their medical school debt paid off by the state California will spend $340 million to pay off these school loan debts via Prop 56 tobacco [...]

By |2019-07-19T14:41:32+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: July 19, 2019

By the Numbers: July 12, 2019

Hires Decreased in May The Numbers: The number of hires decreased by 266,000 in May Most of this decrease, 262,000, was within private industry Jobs growth was essentially flat, only decreasing by 49,000 from April Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Top Execs Moderately Pessimistic in Q2 The Numbers: 13% of global CEOs said, ‘conditions are better than six months ago’, which is down from 14% in Q1 42% said, ‘conditions are worse in the second quarter’ compared with 46% who said the same in Q1 13% believe ‘economic conditions will improve in the next six months’, compared with 14% in Q1 Source: The Conference Board Less Than Half of Employers Have Mobile-Friendly Application Process The Numbers: 76% of candidates have the expectation that they will be able to apply for jobs via mobile devices 30% of employers offer a mobile-friendly application process 71% of applicants are frustrated with online applications that require manual entries [...]

By |2019-07-11T16:17:09+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: July 12, 2019

By the Numbers: July 5, 2019

BountyJobs Bites U.S. Adds 102,000 Nonfarm Jobs in June, Further Slowdown Expected The Numbers: 102,000 nonfarm jobs were added in the U.S. in June, signaling further slowdown June’s outcome is up from the 41,000 added in May but down from the 255,000 added in April and 158,000 added in March Source: ADP National Employment Report Transportation & Logistics Fastest-Growing Industry The Numbers: Job openings in June rose just 1.4% year over year Median base pay rose 1.7% in June to $53,422 per year Transportation & Logistics fastest-growing industry in spite of job growth slowdown Source: Glassdoor Tech Roles Take Top Billing in Mid-Year Report The Numbers: 67% of respondents to a recent report believe the ‘labor market is driven by job seekers, and therefore more than one-third plan to look for a new job this year’. Software developer (31%), registered nurse (15%), and computer support specialist (11%) are some of the jobs with the highest [...]

By |2019-07-05T15:32:45+00:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: July 5, 2019