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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.

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.

HRMA 2015: Assessing Job Candidates for the Right Fit
Pre-employment testing should measure whether a candidate can think critically and is willing to learn on the job.

HRMA 2015: Employment Contracts in British Columbia
Having written employment contracts allows an employer and its employees to have a clear understanding of expectations at the start of a business relationship.

Energy Layoffs Send Job Cuts Rising to 3-Year High
U.S.-based employers announced workforce reductions totaling 61,582 in April 2015, a 68 percent rise in job cuts from 36,594 in March.

Corporate Relocations Continue to Grow
Organizations relocated more employees in 2014 than in years past and the numbers are expected to continue to grow in 2015.

In the DNA: Keys to Engaging Top Talent
Companies like Zappos and Whole Foods Market often win accolades for having highly engaged workforces and cultures that help attract top talent and that routinely propel them to the top of “best of” lists. One sells footwear, the other food. But it turns out they have more in common than you might think.

Execs Value Cultural Fit over Experience
Fitting into the organization’s culture is the top attribute executives look for when hiring recent college graduates (cited by 42 percent of respondents), followed by drive (37 percent) and previous experience (14 percent), according to the results of a new survey.

Work-Life Balance Still Not There for Working Mothers
A resounding 78 percent of working mothers believe they can be both successful in their careers and as parents, but many say their work has suffered from being a parent and are more likely than men to say work has negatively impacted relationships with their kids.

U.S. Labor Market Rebounds from Dismal First Quarter
The employment picture in America improved in April 2015, as employers added 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Selecting, Using Hiring Assessments to Optimal Effect
The market for candidate and employee assessment tools has never been hotter. According to a 2014 report by business intelligence firm The Aberdeen Group, 57 percent of companies use pre-hire assessments to help select top talent in what’s estimated to be an $800 million market.

Amazon, Staffing Company Sued Under FCRA
Online retailer and staffing company Staff Management were hit with a proposed class action in federal court for allegedly failing to provide prospective employees with the results of background checks before making hiring decisions.

Trade Performance Ratings for Guidance; Link Goals to Strategy
No one likes performance reviews. “They tend to look backward, they’re corrective in focus, tend to use demotivating goals and they’re not valued by managers,” explained Marsha Moulton, SHRM-SCP, executive vice president of human resources at ACDI/VOCA.

Lights, Camera—Recruit!
Your job openings oughta be inpictures and specifically videos, according to co-presenters of “Boosting SEO, Social and Mobile Recruitment Strategies with Video Competency” at the 2015 Society for Human  Resource Management Talent Management Conference & Exposition.

Court Rules LinkedIn Searches Are Not Background Checks
Employers who use LinkedIn’s reference search function are not required to comply with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements, a federal court ruled.

Google Under Fire for Age Bias in Hiring
A 64-year-old engineer filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against Google in federal court, seeking to form a class action of workers age 40 and over who allege they were denied a chance to work at the tech company because of their age.



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