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DHS Adds 16 Countries to H-2 Eligible List

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.

OPM to Propose Ban-the-Box Rule in May 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.

Senators Propose High-Skilled Visa Reforms

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.

Tailor Recruiting Best Practices for Service-Sector Hiring

A tailored talent acquisition strategy for service-sector workers aligned with best-practice recruitment fundamentals could stem the service sector’s notoriously high turnover.

Legislation Would Ease Access to Seasonal Foreign Labor

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.

Exposing Young Adults to Careers in Manufacturing

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.

The Holy Grail of Recruiting: How to Measure Quality of Hire

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.

Amplify Your Employer Brand with Recruitment Marketing

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.

Job Openings Bounce Back to 5.5 Million

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).

Paper Applications Keep Hiring Practices Stuck in the Past

Applying for a job is an outdated and inefficient process for many hourly workers, according to a new study.

Recent Vets’ Unemployment Falls Below the National Average

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.

Obama Appeals to Supreme Court to Salvage Immigration Action

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. Job Market Boomed in October

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.

2015 Sourcing Champ Speaks Out on Her Craft

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.

Need a Freelance Worker Today? There’s an App for That

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.

Coming to Terms with Demographic Change in the Workplace

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.

What Not to Ask on an Employment Application in Calif.

With holiday hiring in full swing, it is a good time to review some basic rules about employment applications in California.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Relationship with Your Staffing Firm

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?

The Mobile Moment Has Passed: What Recruiters Need to Know

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.

8 Ways to Optimize Recruiting at Your Staffing Firm

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.

Half of HR Execs Disappointed with RPO Providers’ Metrics

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.

Recruiter Is on Top 10 List of Jobs that Offer Work/Life Balance

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.

Keeping It Real: Getting Employer Branding Right

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.

Job Boards Group Expands to Include All Recruiting Solutions

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.

How to Prevent Rejected Job Offers

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.

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