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Richardson to gain jobs thanks to Texas Enterprise Fund

Texas is investing $2.45 million to bring 434 jobs to Richardson, as part of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF), a program designed to attract new businesses to set up shop in the state and create new jobs.

Deloitte staff recruits grads through volunteer work


Deloitte managers are getting to know potential new hires far away from the interview table. For the fourth time, the financial consulting firm teamed with United Way and Teach For America this spring to host an “alternative spring break,” a program for college students to volunteer alongside Deloitte employees.

Power company fires up ‘Troops to Energy Jobs’ pilot


Dominion Power has started a two-year pilot program to identify, recruit and train military veterans to work in the energy industry. “Troops to Energy Jobs” is part of the national Center for Energy Work­force Development, which involves five power companies around the country.

Benchmark your career site against the Top 25

A new CareerXroads study identifies the top 5% of Fortune 500 companies that use their web sites to target, engage, inform and respect the privacy of job candidates. Find links to every site here.

What’s wrong with this picture? Spot the HR problems in this vintage ad

It was a different world in the 1860s. Work was dangerous. Pay was low. News spread slowly. Oh, and HR apparently didn’t have much say in the recruitment process. See how many employment law violations you can spot in this ad seeking riders for the Pony Express.

Benchmark your web site’s recruiting page against the Top 25


What are the best practices for the “careers” page on your web site? One good strategy for small and mid-size employers is to take a peek at what their big brothers are doing. Here are those top 25 companies and links to their careers pages …

What’s wrong with this picture? You be the judge

How many contemporary employment law violations can you spot in this 1860s ad for the Pony Express?

Can you refuse to hire candidates who are currently unemployed?

You may have seen it in the classifieds: “Must be currently working.” Is that legal? Some state legislatures want to prohibit “unemployment discrimination.” And given the nature of post-recession America’s out-of-work population, there may be an even more compelling reason not to exclude the unemployed.

What keeps HR awake at night?

Rising health care costs, implementing the new health care reforms, rapidly changing business and labor markets, growing regulatory complexity and managing the aging workforce top the list of challenges HR pros face. That’s what the Society for Human Resource Management found when it surveyed more than 9,000 practitioners.

Shift recruiting, retention priorities to beat ‘talent paradox’

The challenges facing HR pros who specialize in talent, compensation and benefits are dramatically different today than they were just a year ago. At Deloitte Consulting, we call it “the talent paradox”—the apparent contradiction that occurs when unemployment is still relatively high, yet companies still are seeing significant shortages in critical talent areas.