Don’t Work the Search Without An Acceptance

Editor’s note: Jeff Allen has heard every employer excuse you can imagine for not paying up — and dozens more that defy imagination. A few years ago he began documenting them in a weekly collections column. Because of the importance of collections, Fordyce will periodically reprise the most common situations he addressed. What…

4 Ways the Drug Screening Process Has Improved – For Employers AND Employees

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onbRaise your hand if you remember having to give prospective employees a paper chain of custody form to conduct a drug test, locating the nearest collection center, hoping your candidate showed up to the right place in a reasonable amount of time and prayed the your drug testing lab didn’t lose the sample in…

Eliminating Talent Shortages: Maybe Poaching Competitors Is the Way to Go

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Second of two parts Yesterday, we dug into the topic of how to handle talent shortages in There’s No Talent Shortage if You Can Poach From Your Competitors. As the economy continues to improve, any current shortage at your firm will only get worse, at least until you upgrade your recruiting and employer…

Temp Keeps Growing As Nation Adds 223,000 Jobs In June

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Employment agencies were among the biggest contributors last month to the 223,000 new jobs added to the U.S. economy. Temp agencies grew their workforce by 19,800, while placement services and registries added another 9,300 jobs. The report this morning from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said that overall, the nation’s service…

U.S. Adds 223,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops and Labor Force Shrinks

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June, all of them created by the private sector and almost none of them by the nation’s goods producers. Unemployment fell to 5.3 percent. This morning’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department was below the 233,000 consensus estimates of labor economists, but not so much…

To Usher in the Age of HR, We Need to Start By Tearing It Apart

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By Ron Mester Editor’s Note: This is the last of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. We are at the dawn of the Age of Talent. But will this also be…

What Employers Really Want From Millennials

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As the rate of technological adoption grows, the nature of work across all industries is becoming increasingly complex and difficult to predict. The results of this accelerating rate of change — including globalization, innovation and changes in economic cycles — have a sweeping impact on the nature of work, and managers are starting…