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It’s Official – Microsoft Closes It’s $26 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn

Microsoft and LinkedIn officially sealed the deal Wednesday morning, closing its $26.2 billion acquisition. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner made the announcement LinkedIn official on its blog. The official status comes almost six months after news first broke of the acquisition. Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that it has approved the acquisition. LinkedIn also…

IT Fails to Plan; Disney Doesn’t Want You Pointing and Gossip Is How They Find Out

Sure it’s hard to recruit software developers and other tech professionals. There’s just not enough of them to meet the demand.So knowing that, what do you do? You wait until the last minute to begin recruiting them. That’s what a TEK Systems survey of IT leaders found. When a project is planned or…

Unemployment, Hourly Pay Decline In November; Employers Add 178,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. Today’s monthly report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed private-sector employers added 156,000 jobs. The service sector accounted for 139,000. Goods producers accounted…

ADP Report: Employers Added 216,000 More Jobs This Month

Private-sector employers hired nearly 100,000 more workers this month than in October, adding 216,000 more workers, almost all of them in the services sector. HR services and payroll processor ADP and its partner, Moody’s Analytics, reported this morning that consumer-driven hiring especially by mid-size and large employers fueled the growth. Hiring was strong…

Private Sector Hiring Soared to 216,000 This Month

Private sector hiring soared in November as employers added 216,000 new workers, just shy of 100,000 than the 119,000 hired in October. HR services and payroll processor ADP and its partner, Moody’s Analytics, reported this morning that consumer-driven hiring especially by mid-size and large employers fueled the growth. Hiring was strong in most…

China Streamlines Rules For Expat Workers

On Nov. 1, China launched a limited release of its unified work authorization application policy. The change is touted as a major overhaul of the previously regionally-based immigration program that will hopefully streamline the Chinese work permit application process. Now moving to a federal model administered by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA),…

How President Trump Is Likely to Impact HR

As we prepare for Donald Trump to enter office on January 20, what changes might his administration bring? Will he honor the former administration’s bold moves around EEO reporting, contractor rules, minimum wage, FLSA, and equal pay laws? Or will it be a brand new day in comp? It’s safe to say in…

How Prepared Are You to Deal With Workplace Violence?

Although violence in the workplace continues to plague employers, many still cling to the idea that “those types of things would never happen here.” This does not mean that most employers turn a blind eye to workplace violence; in fact, many employers concern themselves with preventing violent behavior. Fortunately, there are many actions these…

E-Verify Is Not I-9 and Other Common (and Costly) Mistakes to Avoid

The beginning of Q4 traditionally marks a complex hiring rush thanks to the holidays and looming end-of-the-year budgeting. The employment verification process can be tricky for employers, particularly when it comes to Form I-9 and E-Verify requirements – and yes, they’re two completely different processes. The fact is, many employers don’t recognize what…

4 Reasons Why International Labor Standards Are Important For All HR Leaders

Human resources professionals must understand an increasingly large body of laws – federal, state and local. Some also must understand the law in various foreign jurisdictions. But what about international law – should HR professionals understand international law too? Yes. HR professionals should have a basic understanding of international labor standards. While they…

Is Your Company Friendly to Breastfeeding Workers?

Have you heard the term “brelfie”? It’s a twist on the word selfie’ and it’s a new trend in which everyone from celebrities to non-famous folks take pictures of themselves while they are breastfeeding. (I guess that would make the painting of Nursing Madonna the original brelfie!) Famous paintings aside, opinions are divided…

Monster Officials Accused of Rushing Sale to Cover Dismal Financial Report

Monster’s largest shareholder has called on other stockholders not to support the company’s sale to Randstad and said it is seeking to replace Monster’s board of directors. In a letter to Monster shareholders, Media News Group charges that “the proposed sale to Randstad at a fire sale price resulted from a rushed and…

CareerBuilder Put in Play By Its Broadcast Owner

When Monster announced a few weeks ago that it was being bought by Randstad, the only surprises were the buyer and the price, $429 million. But this morning’s announcement that CareerBuilder is in play was a surprise. “It’s stunning,” said Peter Zollman, founding principal of AIM Group, a global consulting group to the…