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May Jobs Report: Unemployment is at a 16-Year Low; but There are Still Some Weak Spots

The month of May has been interesting when it comes to employment. Job creation has decreased to 138,000 positions from the expected 185,000. But the good news is unemployment has fallen to 4.3%, the lowest it has been in 16 years!  Here are some of the highlights for the month of May. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment decreased from 4.4% to 4.3% Wages stayed the same at Read More →

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April Jobs Report: Unemployment Falls to 4.4%, Lowest in Decade

The month of April brings us great news! Hiring has picked up and unemployment has fallen to 4.4%, it’s lowest point in over a decade.  Overall, the unemployment rate is near what economists consider full employment. Here are some of the highlights. Broad Overview Unemployment decreased from 4.5% to 4.4% Wages grew 2.5% The economy created a total of 211,000 jobs Demographics Unemployment for adult Read More →

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Key Attributes for Designing High-End Job Descriptions

  You will often come across articles online which provide advice for job seekers on how to maximize their chances of getting a good job by improving their resume. But, what most employers and companies neglect is the fact that they also need to do their part by creating a relevant and effective job description that will attract top talent. Also, according to John Hammond, Read More →

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March Jobs Report: Unemployment Declines to 4.5%

The March Jobs Report shows some interesting results. The month of March saw a decrease in unemployment to 4.5%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since May 2007, which is great news. That being said, there are pros and cons to this last month’s results. Let’s take a look at some of most important takeaways from March. Broad Overview Unemployment decreased by 0.2% in March Total Read More →

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Middle of Funnel Talent Acquisition Engagement Tools

The middle of the talent acquisition funnel offers so many possibilities, you might even call it the fun part of recruiting. But it’s also where many job candidates abandon the process. With the ever-growing cost of hire, you need as many oars in the recruiting waters as possible to help you and the candidates stay on course. Wheat gets separated from the chaff in the Read More →

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6 Team Building Lessons Managers Can Learn From This Popular Television Show

Between the years, 1983-1987, there was a popular television show called the “A Team.” Four Vietnam War veterans were charged with robbing the Bank of Hanoi during the War, and were tried, convicted, and sent to a military prison. They actually did rob the bank, but they do so under secret orders from their commander. Angry and skilled, they were able to make their escape Read More →

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Understanding Human Resources Technology with a Periodic Table

CB Insights recently unveiled a fascinating infographic entitled “The Periodic Table of HR Tech.” This table is not only an extremely clever notion in its own right, but it also provides genuine insight into the way many private companies make up the modern face of the HR tech industry. RELATED: How Technology Can Help HR Hire Better Candidates Categories at a Glance The HR tech Read More →

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When Tenured Employees Go Bad (Millennials Look Like a Great Choice)

What if tenured employees have a worse work ethic than those darned Millennials that everyone talks about? It’s not universally true, but it’s an easy problem for a progressive company to find themselves in the middle of. Comfortable employees in a company with loads of freedom and benefits might take advantage of a good thing. So while you’re watching the time clock to see who Read More →

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4 Ways Exit Interviews Help Stop the Hiring Merry-go-Round

It doesn’t matter how many positions you fill and how quickly you can fill them. What keeps you off the hiring merry-go-round is making those elusive great hires and retaining them. But what if the people you lose could help you make better choices next time? That’s the idea behind exit interviews, even though Harvard Business Review says too few companies take advantage of them. Read More →

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Thank You Captain Obvious: Diversity in the Workplace is Still Important

What if you heard that a successful, great hire was as much luck as anything else? And what if you learned that diversity training, no matter how focused, could put your organization on a direct path away from diversity? Would knowing those things change your hiring process? Unconscious biases have more control over perception and action than you are aware of or might want to Read More →

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