LifeReady Students

The National School Boards Association and the Society for Human Resource Management spoke with leading business organizations about the soft skills gap and identified six “LifeReady” skills that new workers need to succeed in the workplace. The coalition of business groups seeks to raise more awareness about the skills gap issue and provide resources for … Read moreLifeReady Students

Holiday Hiring Best Practices

​As the holiday season rapidly approaches, employers need to ensure that they have adequate bench strength to cover demand and provide excellent service—and that they’re adhering to all applicable laws and requirements governing seasonal employees. UPS announced that it expects to hire 100,000 workers for the peak holiday season this year, mostly nonpermanent but some full … Read moreHoliday Hiring Best Practices

​Unemployment Falls to 3.5 Percent in September

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent and U.S. employers added 136,000 jobs in September, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Average monthly job growth has slowed since 2018, as employers have become more cautious in hiring. But the labor market is still healthy. Data released by ADP and Moody’s Analytics show … Read more​Unemployment Falls to 3.5 Percent in September

LinkedIn Invites Users to Help Close Career Opportunity Gap

​DALLAS—LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is asking the site’s 645 million members comprised of predominantly professional knowledge workers to reach out and connect with someone beyond their peer group to expand career opportunities for those with weaker networks or no network at all.Weiner outlined the company’s initiative to help close employment opportunity gaps last week at … Read moreLinkedIn Invites Users to Help Close Career Opportunity Gap

How Attracting and Retaining Older Employees Can Help Your Business

In a tight labor market where it can be difficult to compete for talent, more employers are looking carefully at how to leverage the skills and experiences of older workers. They’re also helping older workers better understand the job opportunities available, as well as how those workers can help themselves by developing late-career working and … Read moreHow Attracting and Retaining Older Employees Can Help Your Business

Despite Worker Complaints, Google Is Still World’s Most Reputable Employer

Google, the internet search engine that promised to not “be evil,” is consistently the subject of bad news, including charges of sexual harassment; data privacy concerns; anti-trust investigations; and criticism—both internal and external—of projects with unpopular U.S. agencies and foreign governments. Yet it retains its rank as the world’s most reputable employer for the second … Read moreDespite Worker Complaints, Google Is Still World’s Most Reputable Employer

LinkedIn Announces Move Toward ‘Holistic’ Talent Platform

​DALLAS—Integration is the future.That was the takeaway from the 10th annual LinkedIn Talent Connect event for talent acquisition and HR professionals, held last week. LinkedIn executives announced that previously separate products such as Recruiter, Talent Insights and Jobs will be available on a single platform and integrated with the company’s new applicant tracking system (ATS), … Read moreLinkedIn Announces Move Toward ‘Holistic’ Talent Platform

On-Demand Apps Are Reinventing Staffing

​Employers often struggle to fill urgent or unexpected labor needs on short notice. Contract and temporary workers often struggle to find such work in time-efficient ways.Enter cutting-edge, on-demand staffing apps to resolve some of these age-old staffing quandaries.JobStack, Fiverr, Wonolo, Upwork, Snag and a growing number of industry-specific sites allow employers to quickly fill roles … Read moreOn-Demand Apps Are Reinventing Staffing

Do Employers Face Consequences for Hiring Unauthorized Workers?

​The recent immigration enforcement raids at several chicken-processing plants in Mississippi netted hundreds of arrests and dozens of criminal indictments against undocumented workers. But the action brings up a long-standing question, especially in an era of increased worksite enforcement: Where are the charges against the employers for hiring unauthorized workers?  Nearly 700 people were arrested … Read moreDo Employers Face Consequences for Hiring Unauthorized Workers?

SHRM CEO Proposes Revamping Labor Market Data

​The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board heard and approved recommendations to change how national labor market data is collected and presented to improve employment opportunities in the areas with the most need.  SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, and Visa CEO Al Kelly offered the proposals at a Sept. 18 meeting of the … Read moreSHRM CEO Proposes Revamping Labor Market Data

USCIS Proposes New H-1B Fee

​Organizations that want to hire high-skilled foreign nationals under the H-1B visa cap will have to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit, under a new rule proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).We’ve rounded up articles and resources from SHRM Online on the news.Revenue GeneratorUSCIS proposed the fee to recover the expected … Read moreUSCIS Proposes New H-1B Fee

Google Says Goodbye to Hire

​Google announced that it will be discontinuing its Hire by Google applicant tracking system (ATS) and recruiting software on Sept. 1, 2020.Just two years old, Hire by Google was primarily marketed to small and midsize businesses as a simplified ATS that easily integrates into Google’s G Suite of offerings—Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs.  “While Hire has … Read moreGoogle Says Goodbye to Hire