​Researchers are raising questions about the growing array of new digital tools employers are using to streamline the hiring process.They are studying new sourcing and recruiting platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, as well as algorithm-heavy screening and interview software that analyzes and ranks job applicants. Policymakers are concerned, too."Proponents of new technologies assert that digital tools eliminate bias and discrimination by attempting to rem

updated February 13, 2020President Donald Trump proposed a $4.8 trillion 2021 federal budget on Feb. 10, with reductions in Medicare and Medicaid based in part on controlling prescription drug costs, and with increased spending for immigration enforcement, defense, veterans affairs and other priorities.The budget proposal is not a legislative package but a broad outline of the administration’s plans. While some budget items can be acted on by federal regulatory agencies, major changes in fed

Skilled workers and retirees are capitalizing on the tight labor market by turning to gig work. Often, their pay is better than traditional workers and many receive health benefits through a working spouse, new research reveals.

An organization representing California utility workers could challenge a U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule permitting spouses of H-1B visa holders awaiting permanent residency to apply for authorization to work in the U.S., the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided.

Evidence that an employer had hired a motivated candidate with a disability was relevant and nonprejudicial in a trial involving an unsuccessful applicant’s claim of disability discrimination, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held.

Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US, discussed the issue of hiring undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children—known as DREAMers, with SHRM Online.

The Trump administration announced new travel restrictions for citizens from six countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
The expanded travel ban goes into effect Feb. 22.

The U.S. House of Representatives on January 29 passed legislation that prohibits employers from using credit reports for employment decisions, except when required by law or for a national security clearance.

​Recruiting veteran and candidate-engagement expert Katrina Collier is an activist for a human-centered approach to talent acquisition at a time when a great deal of industry chatter is about the rise of automation, artificial intelligence and chatbots replacing recruiters.Collier, the founder of The Searchologist, a consultancy in London, and author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter (Kogan Page, 2019), spoke with SHRM Online about the need to adapt to emerging technologies, the human-centered s

Slow international economic growth means that not enough new jobs are being created for the larger global labor force, according to a report issued Jan. 20 by the International Labour Organization.