RECRUITING

Skilled trades again among the hardest jobs to fill

05/20/2015
Almost a third of U.S. employers—32%—report that they are having a hard time filling job vacancies because they can’t find skilled candidates.

Where managers expect the most job growth to happen

05/05/2015
Seventy-two percent of managers are optimistic about their career opportunities this year, up 21 percentage points from 2014. They’re ready to act on that optimism, too—88% said they’re open to new opportunities in 2015.

What grads must learn to make the leap from school to work

05/04/2015
Recently we reported on the excellent job prospects greeting this year’s crop of college graduates—hiring of new grads is expected to increase 16% compared to 2014. But a freshly printed diploma doesn’t mean those new hires will hit the workforce ready to perform.

Class of 2015 grads to find best job market in years

04/26/2015
When “Pomp and Circumstance” plays at college commencement ceremonies next month, graduates can march confidently off stage knowing that their job prospects look good.

Did my innocent employment ad really open me up to charges of discrimination?

04/21/2015
Q. I recently posted want ads to hire new employees. Recently, I received a letter from someone who wants to sue me for “deterring applicants.” The ads that I sent out simply stated my company’s name and address, the position available and that applicants who are younger and live nearby are preferred. What did I do wrong?

Review job ads for hints of age discrimination

04/14/2015
The EEOC is cranking up the scrutiny of employers that use job ads to seek—sometimes not so subtly—younger employees.

16.9% of Fortune 500 board members are women

04/08/2015
The percentage of board seats occupied by women has increased substantially in the last 20 years—all the way up to 16.9%. Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce.

Health roles dominate growing occupations

04/03/2015
The Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly projects the growth rate for occupations in coming years. These are the 10 jobs with the fastest anticipated growth rates between now and 2022.

Can I refuse to hire union members?

03/10/2015
Q. I am considering hiring an applicant to work at my steel refinery. The only problem is that he is affiliated with a local trade union, and I am doing everything I can to keep my business union-free. Can I refuse to hire him for this reason?

Lure top candidates with engaging ad format

03/06/2015
What's your online recruiting pitch like? Take a look at this clever ad format used by Hillel International to snag hot prospects.

Prodigal employee? Ensure hiring managers don't know details of prior complaints

03/03/2015

Even after an employee who has participated in employment lawsuits or complaints is discharged for entirely legitimate reasons, he may later sue if he isn’t rehired. Then he’ll try to argue that his prior protected activity was the reason he wasn’t rehired. To avoid such lawsuits, make sure the hiring manager knows little or nothing about those prior activities.

Guide gathers resources on employing disabled workers: Download it now

02/11/2015
The Obama administration has released a new guide for employers that compiles key federal resources related to the employment of people with disabilities.

More employers planning to add staff in 2015

01/27/2015
More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has predicted since 2006.

Friends, latest tech top students' job wish lists

01/23/2015
The world’s “most attractive” employers are catering to the wishes of millennial employees. So says Universum, an employer branding firm, after ranking employers based on a survey of more than 200,000 business and engineering students in the world’s 12 largest economies.

Top 10 cities where millennials are moving

01/07/2015
Gen Y is a notoriously mobile cohort that relocates a lot, and many won’t settle down to stay until their 30s. Nonetheless, these cities’ ability to attract millennials now leaves them poised for economic vitality for years to come.
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