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1 in 5 candidates say an interviewer flirted with them

02/27/2020
While it’s important to make candidates feel comfortable during interviews, it’s also important to know the line.

Applications: Did you miss out on the January jump?

02/27/2020
The first three months of the year all have higher-than-average levels of job searching, with January (by far) being the most popular month for people to apply for new jobs, according to a new Glassdoor study. But many employers miss out on the January surge.

The culture checklist: 8 steps to recruit & retain the best

02/27/2020
Deb Boelkes, author of The WOW Factor Workplace, suggests managers look at these eight factors to measure their role in creating a great workplace.

‘Future proof’ your workforce: Hire for today, upskill for tomorrow

02/27/2020
In this vice-tight labor market, employers cannot afford to simply hire workers based on skill and then hope they grow based on the experience they gain.

Cover letters: Are they still necessary in 2020?

02/27/2020
With more organizations moving to online applications, is the traditional cover letter outdated—and do employers care?

Blue-collar labor shortage to continue for 10 years

02/25/2020
According to “U.S. Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions,” a new report by The Conference Board research group, the supply of blue-collar workers is shrinking rapidly because of several factors.

Terrible job interview? Note that for the record

02/18/2020
Tell members of hiring committees that it’s important to make note of a candidate who interviews poorly. That’s especially true if the candidate isn’t selected and the interview was an important reason why.

Start making DACA contingency plans now

02/11/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide the fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program sometime in the coming months, before the current term ends in June. If any of your employees have DACA-covered work permits, this decision will affect them—and your organization.

New Form I-9 now available

02/06/2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new version of the I-9 form that employers complete to verify that employees are eligible to work in the U.S.

Women filling more jobs requiring in-demand skills

02/04/2020
As employers pursue workers who are adept at skills like negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and writing, they are hiring more and more women. It’s a trend that has fueled much faster wage growth for women than men since 1980.