While some recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers recommend expediting the hiring process while asking the candidate to hold off on accepting the other offer, others take a less reactive approach. All acknowledge that the situation is quite common—and becoming more so.
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States reported that 860,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 12. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 12.6 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May. Another 14.5 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to workers previously not eligible for unemployment, although experts are now skeptical of that figure. New applications for unemployment benefits are still well above the pre-pandemic levels of about 200,000 claims per week.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed regulation Sept. 11 that would expand the collection of biometric data from foreign workers and their U.S. employer sponsors.
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A panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Trump administration permission to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for almost 300,000 immigrants, primarily from El Salvador. The ruling eliminates deportation protections and work permits for TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan while litigation is ongoing and is expected to also affect the status of TPS holders from Honduras and Nepal, under a separate lawsuit.
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States reported that 884,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 5, the first time since March that jobless claims have been below 1 million for two consecutive weeks. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits rose to 13.4 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May. Another 14.6 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to workers previously not eligible for unemployment. New applications for unemployment benefits are still well above the pre-pandemic levels of about 200,000 claims per week.
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An employer’s willingness to negotiate benefits packages with current and prospective employees can make all the difference when it comes to retaining and hiring talent. Benefits negotiations can be difficult, however, with a range of legal, tax and regulatory issues involved.
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U.S. payrolls increased by 1.4 million in August, about what was expected, as the pace of rehiring has slowed and layoffs continue. The unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent from 10.2 percent in July, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. August was the first month after a $600 weekly unemployment supplement expired, and stimulus programs shoring up businesses that retained workers lapsed.
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Companies may have more clarity on which workers can be classified as independent contractors under a proposed rule that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent to the White House for review.
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Women, trying to be likable, may downplay accomplishments and not paint a full picture of their accomplishments. Men generally exude more confidence. Hiring managers and HR should be aware of these tendencies and try to probe deeper with self-effacing job applicants.
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States reported that 1 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Aug. 22, a decrease of 98,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 14.5 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May, indicating a slow recovery. Another 11 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to wor
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