States reported that 1.3 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending July 4. First-time claims have fallen for 14 straight weeks since hitting a record 6.8 million in late March. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits dropped to 18 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May. Another 14 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to workers previously not eligible for unemployment.

​HR professionals know that the interviewing process can be time-consuming and costly, and there’s always the risk that a candidate will accept an offer elsewhere. But 2020 brings a new concern and potential risk—that fear of COVID-19 will cause candidates to back out of the process even after an offer has been made.There has been plenty of news coverage surrounding what employers can and shouldn’t do about screening job applicants for physical symptoms related to COVID-19. But what about sc

The U.S. economy showed positive job gains for the second straight month in June, adding 4.8 million jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to an approximate 12 percent (after being adjusted for a misclassification error) from an adjusted 16.4 percent in May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A significant rebound was reported in industries such as leisure and hospitality and retail, sectors that once experienced the greatest jo

An offshoot of the executive search industry, recruitment research is a multistep methodology that targets desired candidates and connects them with employers using a flexible pricing model. The process is equal parts detective and skilled salesperson.

While the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that a disclosure of rights be provided in a separate document, it may include lines for signature and date, and be part of an application packet, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

​President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 26 that directs the federal government to take the emphasis off whether a job candidate has a college degree and instead assess an applicant’s job skills. Some large employers in the private sector have already adopted this point of view.Under the presidential order, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is to revise qualifications for jobs with the U.S. government within the next six months. A federal agency may prescribe a minimum educat

About 1.48 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending June 20, reflecting continuing layoffs as the country’s economic recovery slowly starts to take shape. First-time claims have fallen for 12 straight weeks since hitting a record 6.8 million in late March. Jobs rebounded in May, and the unemployment rate dropped as employers across the country began reopening and rehiring laid off workers.  The total number of workers continuing to claim unemploym

​A lack of internal growth opportunities is one of the most common reasons talented people leave their organizations. While bad bosses or unhappiness with pay get attention as causes of attrition, an inability to provide clear career paths or internal development opportunities is the "silent killer" of employee retention, according to a panel of speakers at the recent EmTech Next conference co-hosted virtually by MIT Technology Review and the Harvard Business Review.Some talent leaders

Stay interviews drive leaders on each level to ask specific questions, listen, take notes and probe for more information. By doing this, supervisors can be trained to cut turnover and improve engagement.

Erica Groshen discussed with SHRM Online how the monthly unemployment rate is calculated and how the misclassifications occurred and said it would be “basically impossible” to tamper with the reporting or the data without detection.