President Trump’s approval rating holds steady at 45 percent ahead of midterms


Forty-five percent of Americans said they approve of President Trump‘s job in office less than one week out from the midterm elections, according to a new American Barometer survey.

The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 24 percent of voters said they “strongly approved” of the president, while 21 percent said they “somewhat approved.”

Fifty-five percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump, with 42 percent saying they “strongly disapproved” and 12 percent saying they “somewhat disapproved.”

The last American Barometer poll on Trump’s approval rating, conducted earlier this month, showed the president’s approval rating at 46 percent and his disapproval rating at 54 percent.

The survey comes less than one week before the midterm elections.

The Real Clear Politics generic congressional ballot Wednesday showed Democrats leading Republicans by 7.5 points.

Political analyst Ruy Teixeira told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha that Republicans and Democrats will likely interpret the midterm results differently, with Democrats calling it an election about Trump.

“The Democrats will obviously more say it’s a referendum on Trump, and this indicates a rejection of the kind of politics he stands for,”  Teixeira said on “What America’s Thinking.”

“The Republicans will say this is just normal, off-year changes. It’s not at all a referendum on Trump. A lot of people still love him,” he continued.

The latest American Barometer found that 84 percent of Republicans said they approved of the president ahead of the midterms, while only 15 percent of Democrats said the same.

The American Barometer was conducted on October 30-31 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percent.

6 Reasons Onboarding Matters — Especially in Higher Turnover Industries


Did you know that 20 percent of employee turnover happens in the first 90 days of employment? That’s according to IDC Research, and the finding underscores the importance of addressing the need for an effective onboarding process. This is often especially acute in industries with traditionally higher turnover such as retail, health care and manufacturing.

It’s difficult, or one can argue impossible, to create a tailored onboarding experience for individual hires without software when these types of companies have a healthy mix of hourly workers, salary workers and consultants  working out of different locations. It all starts with having a solid recruitment strategy or applicant tracking system (ATS) that can help you find and hire people — and an onboarding solution that can help to retain all the great hires you’ve made.

Great new hire onboarding should start the minute a job applicant accepts your offer, ensures that the new hire is ready to work on Day 1, and the employee stays motivated and engaged until he/she becomes fully productive.

CareerBuilder’s onboarding solution, powered by SilkRoad, helps you engage new hires early, automate administrative tasks, deliver a consistent and scalable new hire experience, accelerate time to productivity, and give new hires a reason to stay.

“Our overall challenge would be onboarding and turnover throughout six facilities. Trying to find the best candidate while still being competitive within the market seems to be a big struggle for us. That’s why we connected with CareerBuilder on what we can do to make easier for the candidate.” – Corporate recruiter, West Liberty Foods

Here are six key reasons you should invest in onboarding technology, especially if you’re in a high-turnover industry:

  1. You can accelerate time to productivity. Great onboarding results from being able to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time. Automated workflows and business rules make sure that happens. You can tailor the onboarding experience as much as you want, yet provide complete brand and messaging consistency.
  2. You can go paperless with eForms. You can save significant costs by eliminating paper forms, postage and copies. You can easily create eForms with the eForm builder plus get access to an eForms library of hundreds of the most used forms.
  3. You can decrease compliance risk. CareerBuilder Onboarding provides a seamless end-to-end I-9/eVerify process, reducing errors and compliance risk. Direct integration lowers costs and provides a consistent process, so it’s easier to maintain compliance.
  4. You will be able to provide a branded experience. You will have an easily branded employee onboarding portal. Add content to reflect your organization’s talent brand, culture, spirit, etc.
  5. You can tailor the experience if you have a more complex workforce. If you have multiple locations, brands, and/or languages, you can tailor your new hire experiences to fit those situations with CareerBuilder Onboarding.
  6. Integrations become easier. You can seamlessly integrate with your CareerBuilder ATS as well as background screening.


3Fortnite Fans,

Another big Fortnite event is on the horizon –  tell your friends using #FortniteTwitchcon!

Where are we dropping?

San Jose Convention Center! We’ll be landing at Twitchton 2018 on Friday, October 26 and we’re bringing plenty of fun activities for solos or squads. Find us inside the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in the “Fortnite Hall” or tune-in to the conclusion of the Fall Skirmish tournament series, live at Twitchcon!


There will be two Fortnite competitions hosted at the the convention: a Duos competition open to players that register online, and a Stream-Vitational event for 50 Fortnite Creators and 50 randomly selected TwitchCon attendees. Each event will be broadcasted live on the showfloor. Come by the booth, grab a seat and cheer on your favorite Fortnite players! Did we mention there are free snacks?


For more information on registration, rules and prizing, visit our official Twitchcon tournament blog here.

Watch the tournament live on:


Grab your squad! All kinds of activities await you at Twitchcon. Land a hole-in-one at the Lazy Links mini-golf course to get a full set of Fall Skirmish club pins!


Watch the tournament live, take a photo with your team or stop by for some snacks at the Fortnite Hall. Don’t miss the merch booth where you can grab Fortnite event swag!

The circle is closing… see you in San Jose!

-The Fortnite Team