States of Illinois, Washington Increase Talent-attraction Efforts

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New recruitment advertising efforts are going on in both the state of Illinois as well as the state of Washington, both fighting off competition from employers in the northeastern U.S. and California. The Illinois Technology Association has launched a new portal for jobs in Chicago and throughout the state. Candidates can join a talent network, which member companies…

SHRM Las Vegas Day 4: Dr. Oz and a Wellness Message Sends Everybody on Their Way

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If you have ever attended a SHRM annual conference, you know that the final day is not only a short one that ends around noon, but that it is pretty lightly attended because so many attendees have already hit the road and headed home. So it was again this year at the 2015 Society…

ADP Says Small Businesses Powered June’s 237,000 New Jobs

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Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. June’s job growth handily exceeded consensus estimates by labor economists….

Strong Private Sector Job Growth In June Adds 237,000 Workers; Small Businesses Lead the Way

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Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. The sector that includes temp workers and some of the…

There’s No Talent Shortage If You Can Poach From Your Competitors

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First of two parts Recruiting is just like fishing. You may think that there is a shortage of fish when the real problem is where you fish and what bait you use! I simply have to laugh when I hear CEOs and executives complain about the talent or skill shortages that their companies face….

5 Ways Smart, Proactive Employers Can Prepare Now for the New OT Rules

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By Eric B. Meyer Somewhere between the time that I took this selfie at the start of my FMLA/ADA session at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, and a few minutes later when the laptop with my PPT lost power, the U.S. Department of Labor decided it was time to…

Recruiters: Don’t Risk Your Credibility Because You Hate Giving Bad News

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A lot of the recruiter bashing that occurs online is no doubt because there are so many people who blame recruiters when a company never provides a single word of follow-up information after an interview. It’s hard to blame anyone for being angry about that. Maybe they think recruiters are purposely withholding information…

Yes, Knowledge is Power, But Data Is Not

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The “knowledge is power” idiom was originally attributed to Francis Bacon in the late 16th century. But like many time-honored theories and beliefs, the premise isn’t as simple as it appears; too much of something that is deemed “good” often ends up turning “bad.” We see this too often with excessive wealth and stardom. The concept also…