The Year in Employee Engagement

By on December 11, 2019

For me, 2019 will be the year that employee engagement became a true “buzzword” in our industry. (Many reading this will remember when this happened to the term “employer branding” about a decade ago). Even if the term employee engagement is misunderstood or poorly defined, I think it’s a good thing that companies are putting a more authentic, measured focus on engagement. Smart organizations...

The Toolkit That Will Make You A Star Tech Talent Recruiter

By on November 12, 2019

In the words from the song “Shallow” from a Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, “Tell me somethin’, girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin’ else you’re searchin’ for?” Okay, it could be “girl or boy,” but let’s hope you are not searching for top tech talent at this moment in time but my guess is you are because more...

Media Madness

By on September 14, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to attend a media day for a client. In the past, media days were almost as popular as career fairs, trade shows or college events. Most recently, media days have been replaced with programmatic learning, PPC/CPA strategies, and anything related to mobile, social, digital or pinpoint marketing. Okay, I’ll add in chatbots, too. I’m here to profess my...

Ask CKR: Do You Offer Simplified and/or Enhanced Job Posting Services?

By on February 15, 2017

There are so many ways we help our clients breathe life into stale or boring job descriptions. Below is a comprehensive list of services that CKR provides for job postings. Job Description Consultation, Writing and Guidelines Job descriptions are important and if done properly really set the framework for everything that your organization accomplishes. Refining your job description content can...

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to Be True?

By on January 24, 2017

If it feels like you and your co-workers are taking fewer vacation days than in the past, well, you most certainly are. According to a Project: Time Off survey of approximately 5,600 Americans working more than 35 hours per week, over half of us left unused vacation on the table in 2015. This translates into an average of 16.2 vacation days taken for the year — a big decline from the average...

The Perks of Being an Intern

By on August 11, 2016

Paid holidays. 401(k) plans. Medical insurance. It sure is good to be an intern today, as evidenced by the 2016 Internship & Co-op Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). When NACE began surveying employers in 2007 about the benefits they offered to their interns, fewer than half provided paid holidays versus roughly the 67% who do so today. In terms of 401(k)...

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