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Sunny Hiring Projections Greet Class of 2015 Grads
Ample job prospects and boosted starting salaries are in the cards for Class of 2015 college graduates, according to several just-released surveys.

DOL Proposes Rules Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap
Proposed regulations implementing the sweeping Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), were announced.

MyE-Verify Expands to All 50 States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced April 13, 2015, the nationwide expansion of the myE-Verify “one-stop shop for employees” service.

Health Care Staffing Shortage Predicted to Get Worse Under ACA
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, millions of previously-uninsured Americans were able to become insured—at the same time the medical community is grappling with a shortage of primary care physicians.

AAO Decision Changes Course on H-1B Work Location Changes
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Administrative Appeals Office released a decision reversing earlier precedent and holding that amended petitions are required for all H-1B work location changes when a new Labor Condition Application is filed.


Many Fast-Growing Jobs Don’t Require Four-Year Degrees
Many of the fastest growing nondesk jobs do not require a four-year degree or higher for a typical entry-level position, and offer workers a chance to thrive in a variety of industries.

Is a Federal ‘Ban-the-Box’ Order on the Way?
Nearly 200 worker advocacy groups and labor unions recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging executive action “banning the box” for federal contractors and implementing hiring reforms for ex-offenders.

Workforce Planning Policies Challenge HR in Saudi Arabia
The demand for skilled talent in Saudi Arabia continues to far exceed the supply of its national talent pool. As major local businesses grow more complex and sophisticated, the demand for premium-grade, internationally experienced executive talent remains strong.

Almost Two-Thirds of H-1B Petitions Rejected in USCIS Lottery
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received a record-breaking 233,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions for high-skilled guestworker visas, a 35 percent increase over last year’s 172,500 filings.

Unwittingly Asking Improper Interview Questions
A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that approximately 20 percent of hiring managers reported that they have asked an interview question only to find out later that asking the question possibly violated the law.

Onboarding Key to Retaining, Engaging Talent
Onboarding new hires at an organization should be a strategic process and last at least one year to ensure high retention, say staffing and HR experts.


Uptick in Hiring Highlights Importance of Background Screening
More than half of 3,119 HR professionals surveyed said their organizations do not currently accommodate marijuana use in the workplace or plan to do so in the next year.

Global Noncompetes: What Works and What Doesn’t
Tried-and-tested restrictive covenants in employment agreements include classic noncompetition clauses, as well as nonpoaching clauses. Getting these restrictions right so that they have any chance of enforceability is often where well laid plans are exposed or are subject to voracious attack by the competition.

Recruiters Looking for Complete Job History
Over half (54 percent) of recruiters said they want to see a job candidate’s entire professional experience on his or her resume, contradicting the notion that employers are only focused on recent work history.

Job Openings Tick Upward to 14-Year High
There were 5.1 million job openings at the close of February 2015, the highest level of openings since January 2001, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Get Strategic About Campus Recruiting
A recent report from Bersin by Deloitte asserts benefits of strategic campus recruiting, including dissemination of the employment brand and talent gap management.

FY 2016 H-1B Cap Reached
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016 in the first week. The cap on petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption was also met.


5 Conversations You Should Be Having with Your Employees
Employees want to be successful, but they need clear guidance and direction to develop professionally. There are essentially five key conversations managers need to have with their employees throughout the year in order to influence successful talent management practices and outcomes.

Noncompete Agreements: How to Protect Your Company During an M&A
Noncompete agreements are a standard practice in company mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The acquiring party wants to be sure that the newly acquired employees are not going to start working for a competitor or set up a competing business if they quit.

Higher Paid, More Educated Workers Receive More Job Training
A new survey reveals that factors such as income, education level and employment status impact the quantity of on-the-job training employees and job seekers receive.

The Democratization of Talent Management
Spurred partly by technology and partly by the changing expectations of Millennials and the younger Generation Z, the traditional, process-driven approach to HR is morphing.

March Jobs Gains Much Weaker Than Expected
U.S. employers added 126,000 jobs in March 2015, ending 12 straight months of job gains above 200,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hiring Among Small Businesses Forecast to Rise
Twenty-three percent of companies with 50 or fewer employees expect to add full-time staff over the next three months, up from 18 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast.

Pace of Layoffs Slowed in March
U.S.-based employers planned 36,594 job cuts in March 2015, significantly less than the last two consecutive months of layoffs, which each surpassed 50,000, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc.

High Performance Not Always Indicative of Future Success
Executives worldwide cited an employee having compatible skills and competencies as the No.1 criteria for making a promotion decision, but nearly two-thirds (63 percent) also said that a lack of well-suited traits and dispositions for a company’s culture was the biggest reason promotions fail.

The Predictive Index Turns 60
The goal of the PI assessment is to synchronize talent with the company’s goals and objectives and mitigate employee conflict, low production and high turnover.

One-Quarter of Business Travelers Admit to Bad Behavior
Some U.S. business travelers behave irresponsibly while traveling for their jobs, with more than one-fourth admitting to binge drinking, according to a recent survey examining the risky behavior employees engage in while on the road.

 

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