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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) added 16 new countries to the list whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2016.
The Office of Personnel Management plans to propose a rule in May 2016 prohibiting federal agencies from asking applicants about their criminal background information until they are referred to a hiring manager.
Two senators from opposite sides of the aisle recently introduced legislation aiming to reform the nation’s guest worker visa programs for high-skilled talent.
A tailored talent acquisition strategy for service-sector workers aligned with best-practice recruitment fundamentals could stem the service sector’s notoriously high turnover.
Companion bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate aim to reform the nation’s troubled H-2B guest worker program by improving U.S. employers’ access to foreign labor.
Communities across the country are facing an economic crisis caused by a fundamental disconnect: local residents looking for work lack the skills to perform well at the jobs available in their region.
Quality-of-hire metrics are critical to understanding the effectiveness of your company’s hiring process, but for many, figuring out how to define the measurement is a challenge.
Developing your company’s brand is one way to stand out in today’s “talent-sumer” marketplace, where candidates can shop around among several companies, research them through online reviews and follow conversations about them on social media.
The number of new job openings rose to 5.5 million in September 2015 from 5.3 million the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Applying for a job is an outdated and inefficient process for many hourly workers, according to a new study.
The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans has dropped under the national average, illustrating a tremendous improvement for vets’ employment in recent years.
The White House announced Nov. 10, 2015, that it will appeal an appellate court’s decision blocking the president’s proposed policy allowing millions of undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for work permits and pardons from deportation.
U.S. employers added 271,000 jobs in October 2015, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent, a level not seen since April 2008, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data.
Kerri Mills, a recruiter at Paypal, had only been in the business for five years when she walked away from this year’s SourceCon challenge as the 2015 Sourcing Grand Master in September.
Emerging smartphone applications are helping employers find freelance workers on demand. These new apps help companies secure freelancers for occasional work shifts—as soon as the same day.
If you still need proof that our society—and, in turn, the U.S. labor force—is getting older, look no further than our increased life expectancy and lower birth rate.
With holiday hiring in full swing, it is a good time to review some basic rules about employment applications in California.
With more companies choosing a staffing firm to support their business, but satisfaction with these services trending down, what can staffing providers do to improve their relationships with HR at the client companies they serve?
It has become increasingly important to offer candidates mobile-optimized search options that allow them to easily find and apply for jobs using mobile devices.
A staffing firm’s recruiting effectiveness depends on the team it builds, choosing the right technology and the training it offers to staff, according to Leigh Ann Pagnard, vice president of operations at YourEncore.
Only slightly more than half (52 percent) of surveyed HR executives are satisfied with the data they receive from their recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, according to recent research.
Amidst a whirlwind of sourcing leads, scheduling interviews and negotiating salaries with candidates, recruiting professionals are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance, according to Glassdoor’s new report.
HR should take ownership of employment branding and ensure that job seekers get authentic and career-focused content on multiple social media platforms that shows off the organization’s space, culture and people.
The International Association of Employment Web Sites has changed its name to TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions, expanding beyond its original mission to now also serve tech-based recruiting stakeholders.
Rejected job offers are inevitable, especially in today’s candidate-driven market, but some tried-and-true best practices can prevent or mitigate this unhappy surprise.