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Latest Jobs Numbers Continue Downward Trend
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a lackluster 142,000 new jobs in September 2015, making it the second month in a row for disappointing numbers.

Revised Visa Bulletin ‘Huge Letdown’ for Workers Awaiting Green Cards
Revised filing dates for foreign nationals seeking employment-based (EB) permanent residency has led to tremendous pushback from the immigration community and a class-action lawsuit against the government.

Some Positive Income Growth Has Emerged in 2015
While the days of sizable annual salary increases are likely over, recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that base pay has slowly improved for some members of the workforce in 2015.

The 10 Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2016
Trying to hire the best and the brightest candidates—or even the mediocre and the somewhat dim—has been a massive challenge this year, no matter the size or location of the company. Unfortunately for most recruiters, next year is shaping up to be even tougher as corporate pressure mounts to attract candidates who match the skill sets most in demand.

HR Optimistic About Hiring Through End of 2015
Nearly 70 percent of human resource professionals are optimistic about hiring, according to the newest Jobs Outlook Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.

3 Simple Ways to Motivate Employees
There is a large gap between the kind of culture in which employees want to work and the culture in which most find themselves working, according to findings from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey report.

How Employers Can Negotiate the ‘Money Talk’ and Win
Salary negotiations with job candidates can make or break the hire. The “money talk” can embolden a candidate, or depress him or her. It can leave the employer excited about a new hire, or regretful over a lost candidate at a crucial moment in the hiring process.

Court Rules Pre-employment Drug Tests Not Medical Exams Under the ADA
A federal court ruled that pre-employment drug screens for illegal drugs do not constitute medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Visa Fees Set to Expire for Certain H-1B, L-1 Employers
If Congress doesn’t act by Sept. 30, 2015, companies with U.S. workforces comprised of a majority of H-1B and L-1 temporary visa holders will no longer have to pay additional fees for visa applications.

Swipe Right for Talent: Recruitment Apps on the Rise
Over the past several years, a new wave of mobile apps has emerged, applying the functionality often associated with dating sites to the job search process. That’s right, you need only swipe right to find your next rock star hire.

Is a Four-Day Workweek the Answer?
Is a four-day workweek the answer for your organization? If the question is: How can we boost efficiency and still allow three-day weekends?, this might be an option. But if the question is: How can we give employees more choices to manage their careers and personal lives?, then not so much, say HR experts.

Are LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements Reliable?
A candidate’s LinkedIn connections can endorse them for skills listed on their profile with a single click. Connections can also submit written recommendations. But do these referrals have any real value?

Is Motivation or Qualifications Most Important In a Candidate?
One-third of nearly 500 executives surveyed in August 2015 said a candidate’s motivations and drivers are the most important factor when sourcing for open positions.

Mindset on Rehiring Boomerang Workers Changing
Three-fourths of HR professionals and 65 percent of managers say they are more accepting of hiring boomerang employees—those workers who leave an organization only to try to rejoin it sometime later—than they used to be, revealing a changing mindset about these individuals.

When Interviewing, Show Consideration with ‘Small Things’
The impression an employer makes on a candidate during a job interview is just as important as the impression the candidate makes on the interviewer.



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SHRM Research: The Hiring of 2015 College Graduates
This research collected comprehensive information on the prevalence of organizations hiring 2015 college graduates with undergraduate and graduate degrees. The findings revealed that one-fifth of respondents (20%) indicated their organizations hired 2015 college graduates to begin working after graduation, and 15% indicated they hired 2015 college graduates to begin working before graduation.

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