In the 2018 article, The Gig Economy-Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?, we discussed the details of a trending form of employment that was sweeping the U.S. workforce. The article described a study by Intuit predicting that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.
Many Americans are worried about the economy, and a growing number see it as a potential threat to their job security. This economic anxiety has created a sense of complacency, forcing many workers to remain in their current position despite dissatisfaction and even mental health risks.
This past November Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) announced its 2019 honorees for the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing. This list honors female trail blazers within the global talent industry.
Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded six years of litigation against a national retailer by settling for a $6 million dollar judgement and requiring the employer to change some of its pre-employment screening practices.
While it’s fairly easy to evaluate a candidate’s hard skills, soft skills prove much more difficult to evaluate – but are often as or more important.
Many organizations set goals and plan to execute projects at the start of the year and in many cases additional staff is necessary to achieve said plans. However, recruiting can be difficult, especially during the holidays.
Last week we wrote about the importance of having clear job titles to reduce gender bias. On a similar note, Fitsmallbusiness.com recently released a list of the 15 most inflated titles of 2019, which, if anything, is worth the laugh:
When it comes to company benefits, are you offering what matters most to potential employees? One benefit that tends to go unnoticed or overlooked is employee relocation. However, a recent study shows that offering relocation benefits could significantly improve recruitment efforts.
Recruiters are confident, and candidates are high quality. And, yet, around the world, recruiters are struggling to fill positions, according to Monster's 2019 State of the Recruiter survey.
LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018 report shows how traditional interview questions can often fall flat. Have you ever been asked some crazy question like “How many golf balls can you fit on a jet?” or “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” What exactly does an interviewer hope to achieve from asking questions like this?
On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that unemployment has now dropped to a 50-year low. If you have wondered why it has become more difficult to find the right hire, chances are it’s because many candidates are working and simply aren’t looking for new a job. However, the buck does not stop at low unemployment.
Leaving a position for more pay or a better opportunity should not equate to exile. If fact, maintaining positive relationships with former employees can open the door for mutually beneficial future opportunities. The rate of rehiring employees increased from 48% to 76% in 2015, according to YOH.com.
More women are graduating from college than ever before. Women make up only 46.6% of the overall labor force, but they first reached 45% of the college-educated labor force in 2000. Since 2013, women constituted 49% of all college graduates in the workforce, and they are the majority of college graduates in the workforce today. 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women.
Companies must keep up with the ever changing “Ban the Box” legislation and other laws around background screening, and now there is the First Step Act that adds another layer of considerations for criminal histories on background checks. Employers have a lot to think about when using information from those records in employment decisions.
A new survey from CareerBuilder shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job. In addition, 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year. What is causing this lack of dedication?
Section 605(a), of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) addresses limitations on information contained in consumer reports, more commonly referred to as background check reports or background check profiles. This provision is intended to prevent agencies from reporting outdated information.
ASE receives many calls regarding assessment tools to evaluate employment candidates. There are many testing instruments in the market that test for job skills, intellectual acumen, and candidate-to-job personality fit.
Last year SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. launched a national conversation surrounding the need to close the skills gap – a critical issue that affects all employers and employees.
A recent study by Payscale entitled Why They Quit You shows the top reason employees leave their job is a bigger paycheck. However, when employees were asked what attracted them to a new position, ‘the opportunity to do more meaningful work’ was the most common response.
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