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Positive but Cautious Global Hiring Forecast for Q3 2016

Employers across the globe plan to increase hiring over the next three months overall, though at a slightly slower pace than in recent quarters, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Neglected E-Verify Accounts to Be Shut Down

Employers’ E-Verify accounts will be closed if they are not accessed after nine months, beginning Aug. 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced.

Supreme Court Deadlock Kills Obama’s Immigration Plans

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in a case challenging President Barack Obama’s proposed immigration programs effectively blocks nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States from being granted work authorization.

Make Sure Your Contractors Aren’t Discriminating Against Workers

Employers that outsource jobs to a third party that relies on foreign workers must make sure the contractor is not engaging in citizenship discrimination, a federal official said.

Locate the Right Talent with Basic Boolean Search Tips

Sourcers and recruiters can net the most meaningful candidate search results across the Internet, and even within their own applicant tracking systems, by learning to write basic Boolean search strings.

Hiring Tech Talent Requires Innovative Interviewing

Tech companies are employing unconventional interviewing methods to find the strongest candidates, such as using bar raisers, hiring committees and pair programming tests.

Targeted Recruiting Metrics Will Improve Hiring

Trying to use data to improve your hiring processes? Look beyond the traditional “big three” metrics—time-to-fill, cost-per-hire and quality of hire.

LinkedIn Acquisition Heralds Opportunities for Recruiters

Will Microsoft’s blockbuster announcement that it is purchasing LinkedIn lead to enhanced recruiting opportunities for talent professionals, or dampen innovation at one of the world’s most popular talent solutions providers?

SHRM to Hold Talent Symposium in Seattle

The Society for Human Resource Management will hold a one-day event in Seattle designed for recruitment and talent management professionals and presented in partnership with the Puget Sound SHRM Chapters.

How to Hire Remote Workers—and Keep Them Productive and Happy

Executives often have fears about allowing people to work offsite, and part of HR’s role is to help management get over that apprehension, agreed all members of a panel at a recent conference on workplace flexibility.

Highlight Flexible Work Options to Attract Candidates

Recruiters should take advantage of the flexible work opportunities at their organizations and use them as part of their recruitment strategy, urged experts at a recent flexible work conference.

Real Solutions for Hiring More-Diverse Tech Talent

While many technology giants have “leaned in” with diversity initiatives in the past few years, tech executives say there is still much work to do when it comes to bringing women and minorities on board.

The Future of Tech Recruiting Starts Now

Tech recruiters need to keep an eye out now for trends that will be hot in the 2020s, thought leaders said at the 2016 Talent42 Tech Recruiting Conference.

Reminder: E-Verify Users Must Still Fill Out I-9 Forms

Employers are obligated to complete and maintain I-9 employment eligibility verification forms for every worker, even if the organization is using E-Verify to validate work authorization.

Job Cuts Lowest in 5 Months

Layoffs across the United States fell by half in May from the previous month, indicating the pace of job cutting may be slowing down, according to the latest report from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Recruiters Can Create ‘Unboxing’ Experience for New Hires

Dane Hurtubise, vice president of new initiatives at Greenhouse, compares onboarding to “unboxing,” a YouTube phenomenon where enthusiasts unwrap products and examine their packaging in obsessive detail.

BLS Shocker: May 2016 Job Growth Way Below Expectations

U.S. employers added just 38,000 jobs in May 2016, a total far less than economists had expected and the lowest monthly jobs total since September 2010, when the economy was still hemorrhaging jobs.

Recruiting for Remote Jobs Requires Focus on Specific Traits

Working remotely requires different skills than working from company headquarters, and finding workers with these skills requires different techniques than when hiring traditional onsite employees.

Enrolling in E-Verify Without Union Consent Violates NLRA

Employers with unionized workforces must notify union representatives before enrolling in E-Verify, a judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

Indeed’s Parent Buys SimplyHired

Indeed’s parent company is the buyer for SimplyHired, until last week one of the Austin, Texas-based job search engine’s significant competitors.

Take a Chance on Less-Than-Stellar Resumes

Regina Hartley, VP of HR for UPS, suggested that hiring managers may perceive a series of employment gaps as indicative of unreliability, which may be true, or such a pattern may instead exemplify a committed struggle against obstacles.

Evaluating the Job Prospects for the Class of 2016

Sustained labor market growth and a steadily expanding economy are among the reasons for optimism for job seekers from the Class of 2016, but the good news nonetheless comes with caveats, as detailed in a number of recent reports.

DOL’s Workforce Training Rules Slated for June

Final regulations transforming the nation’s public workforce system by improving the links between diverse talent and the nation’s employers are scheduled for June 2016, according to the Department of Labor.

DOL Forecast Shows PERM Labor Proposals Imminent

Proposed rules affecting the labor certification process for employers seeking to employ foreign workers permanently in the United States are about to emerge, according to the Department of Labor’s recently released regulatory agenda.

ATSs: Moving Beyond Applicant Tracking

Applicant tracking systems have outgrown their initial function and are rapidly evolving into a more effective recruiting resource, according to a panel of talent acquisition experts.

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