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8 in 10 Employers Lack Recruitment Programs for Veterans
As the nation honors its veterans on Memorial Day, a new survey exposes the challenges veterans face in transitioning from military service to the civilian work world.

Expanding Employee Referral Networks Increases Competitive Advantage
Extending employee referral programs (ERPs) to include an organization’s alumni, contractors, customers, vendors and partners produces more hires and higher-quality candidates, according to a new survey.

Students, New Grads Prefer Job Security over Passion
Seventy percent of college students and recent graduates said they would prefer a stable job without a high level of emotional investment or passion over a position with lots of passion but no job security, according to a recent survey.

Millennials Decry Lack of Career Development
Millennials, generally described as those born between 1980 and 2000, are now the largest generation in the American workforce. And a sizable percentage of them have a bone to pick with their employers over a lack of career and skill development opportunities.

Worker Confidence Grows: Quits Rate Highest Since 2008
Some 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, up slightly from 2.7 million in February and the most in seven years, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Take a Lesson from Baseball: Mental Toughness Predicts Success
Employers can take a lesson from a 12-year study that links certain personality traits of Major League Baseball players, such as mental toughness, to their success on the field.

What If an Employee Admits Prior I-9 Documents Were Fake?
The interplay between I-9 compliance and anti-discrimination regulations presents a major dilemma for employers.

Handling Employment Authorization Document Delays
Due to a recent surge in applications for EAD renewals by beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, USCIS could experience delays in the issuance of certain EADs.

The Tax Risks of Frequent Business Travel
Frequent business travel allows businesses to have a highly mobile workforce and in certain circumstances, be more cost effective, making it an attractive alternative. While this sounds appealing, companies should be wary that there are many risks and challenges that can arise.  Most notably, frequent business travel can trigger financial risk associated with corporate and personal taxes.

Apprenticeship Programs Gain Little Traction in U.S.
Apprenticeships, a staple of educational systems across Europe, are lagging in the U.S. Some business, education and government leaders in this country are trying to change that, but many acknowledge that they face a tough challenge.

What Is the State of U.S. Manufacturing?
Manufacturing has bounced back from the recession of 2007-09 and hiring has picked up, and manufacturers’ biggest challenge at the moment may be attracting the next generation of talent.

More Employers Letting Candidates Explain Conviction Records
Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of employers perform individualized assessments for candidates who have conviction records—up from 64 percent in 2014—giving those applicants a chance to explain the circumstances of their convictions.

 

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