October 3rd, 2012

Economists Cautious About September Jobs, While ADP Estimates 162,000

Two days before the U.S. government releases its official estimate of September’s job growth and employment, payroll processor ADP says the economy added 162,000 private sector non-farm jobs last month, most of them coming from businesses with fewer than 500 workers. Economists in surveys by various business news services, had, on average, expected…

Looking For Passive Candidates? Active Job Seekers Are Where Its At

Attend any recruiting conference, or read just about any recruiting blog and you’ll find a steady drumbeat about passive candidates: Why they’re better; How to source them; What to say to convince them to work for you, and; What you need to do to attract them and then keep them. Active candidate are…

New Bill Would Require Accommodation for Pregnant Employees

By Eric B. Meyer Does an employer have to provide a reasonable accommodation to a pregnant employee to allow her to perform the essential functions her job? Let’s see. Americans with Disabilities Act? No. Pregnancy is not a disability. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Well that depends. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is…

How Women Lead: Success Is Often About Creating Your Own Career Path

By Sharon Hadry and Laura Henderson In business, following the rules can slow your progress. Women often believe that you succeed by following the rules and doing what you are told. Karen Wimbish, Director of Retail Retirement at Wells Fargo, says she wishes she had been less intent on following the rules. Leaders…

What’s New: Entelo; Jobdreaming; The Needle; Trucking Jobs; InsideTrak; Avature

A little of what’s new, from a “matching” site, to video, to job boards, a tool to find passive candidates, a place to review employers in Australia … and a look at what might happen if LinkedIn and eHarmony had a baby. Let’s start with Jobdreaming. In short, here’s how it works. A…

9 Ways to Restore the Human Recruiting Experience

“Send me a text!” “I’ll text you!” “Visit my webpage.” “See the attached file…” “Please electronically sign the contract and email it back to me.” “Apply online.”  “’Like’ me on Facebook, Twitter, whatever…” “Join my “GoToMeeting.” It’s not at all unusual for new technology to produce crude results. In our case, new technology…