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To Rate or Not to Rate? That Isn’t the (Right) Question
Any company refreshing its performance management system is bound to ask the question: To rate or not to rate? But that may not in fact be the right question.

DOL Career Centers Need to Market to Employers, SHRM Says
The Department of Labor should improve its marketing outreach for its One-Stop Career Centers designed to connect employers and job seekers at the local level, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

5 Steps to Integrating Coaching into Your Talent Management Strategy
Coaching means many things to many people. Many times a certain technique that is referred to as “coaching” isn’t really coaching at all; it’s actually counseling or feedback.

Job Ads for 'Digital Natives' Raise Age Bias Concerns
As the Class of 2015 continues to enter the workforce, employment experts are instructing recruiters and employers to avoid using the term “digital native” in job postings.

Want to Recruit Millennials? Company Website, E-Mails Are Key
Employers looking to hire Millennials should focus on their company websites and e-mail communication as the primary way to connect with these potential employees.

Tying Workforce Planning to Business Strategy Still a Challenge for Most
The critical function of aligning talent management to business goals—that is, strategic workforce planning—is recognized as an essential priority by the majority of employers, but is difficult to implement effectively, according to recently released research.

DOL Considering User Fees to Modernize Labor Certification Processing
Representatives from the Department of Labor provided clues to their efforts to modernize the labor certification process used to sponsor foreign national workers for legal permanent residence, including the use of fees to advance that goal.

WARN Act Obligations Altered by Multiemployer Worksites
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that mass layoffs at a DHL Express facility did not meet the threshold for worker notification because the use of contractors made it a multiemployer worksite.

Expansion Plans for Foreign Student Work Authorization Revealed
Some insight into a forthcoming proposal expanding the government’s optional practical training (OPT) program for foreign students of U.S. universities was revealed to include up to six years of employment authorization post-graduation.

USCIS Developing ‘Smart’ I-9 Form to Catch Errors
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is developing a “smart” online I-9 form to help guide employers in filling them out correctly, according to an agency official.

Layoffs Decline by One-Third in May
U.S.-based layoffs fell sharply by 33 percent in May 2015, dropping from a three-year high in April down to 41,034.

BLS Reports Record 5.4 Million U.S. Job Openings
Job openings in the United States hit a record-high 5.4 million in April 2015, signaling strong employment growth, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Skilled Trades Jobs Hardest to Fill Worldwide
For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the hardest to fill in the United States and, for the fourth straight year, these jobs are the hardest to fill globally, according to newly released research on global talent shortages.

USCIS Considering Retroactive Relief for Employers Impacted by Simeio
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez told a group of immigration and HR professionals that the agency understands that the Aug. 19, 2015, deadline to file potentially thousands of amended petitions “is a problem” and employers may soon get relief.



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