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Senators Propose High-Skilled Visa Reforms
Two senators from opposite sides of the aisle recently introduced legislation aiming to reform the nation’s guest worker visa programs for high-skilled talent. Employers, however, warn that the bill overreaches, treating all employers as if they are bad actors.

OPM to Propose Ban-the-Box Rule in May 2016
The Office of Personnel Management plans to propose a rule in May 2016 prohibiting federal agencies from asking applicants about their criminal background information until they are referred to a hiring manager.

DHS Adds 16 Countries to H-2 Eligible List
The Department of Homeland Security added 16 new countries to the list whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2016.

Tailor Recruiting Best Practices for Service-Sector Hiring
A tailored talent acquisition strategy for service-sector workers aligned with best-practice recruitment fundamentals such as crafting an attractive employer brand, engaging candidates via social media and mobile applications, and building robust talent pools could stem the service sector’s notoriously high turnover, experts agreed.

The Holy Grail of Recruiting: How to Measure Quality of Hire
Quality-of-hire metrics are critical to understanding the effectiveness of your company’s hiring process, but for many, figuring out how to define the measurement is a challenge.

Legislation Would Ease Access to Seasonal Foreign Labor
Companion bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate aim to reform the nation’s troubled H-2B guest worker program by improving U.S. employers’ access to foreign labor.

Exposing Young Adults to Careers in Manufacturing
Communities across the country are facing an economic crisis caused by a fundamental disconnect: local residents looking for work lack the skills to perform well at the jobs available in their region.

Amplify Your Employer Brand with Recruitment Marketing
An employer’s reputation can be its strategic advantage. Developing your company’s brand is one way to stand out in today’s “talent-sumer” marketplace, where candidates can shop around among several companies, research them through online reviews and follow conversations about them on social media.

Paper Applications Keep Hiring Practices Stuck in the Past
Applying for a job is an outdated and inefficient process for many hourly workers, according to a new study.

Job Openings Bounce Back to 5.5 Million
The number of new job openings rose to 5.5 million in September 2015 from 5.3 million the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Recent Vets’ Unemployment Falls Below the National Average
The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans has dropped under the national average, illustrating a tremendous improvement for vets’ employment prospects in recent years.

Obama Appeals to Supreme Court to Salvage Immigration Action
The White House announced that it will appeal an appellate court’s decision blocking the president’s proposed policy allowing millions of undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for work permits and pardons from deportation.

U.S. Job Market Boomed in October
U.S. employers added 271,000 jobs in October 2015, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent, a level not seen since April 2008, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data.

2015 Sourcing Champ Speaks Out on Her Craft
Kerri Mills, a recruiter at Paypal, had only been in the business for five years when she walked away from this year’s SourceCon challenge as the 2015 Sourcing Grand Master in September.



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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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