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    AMAZON PRIMES THE CANDIDATE PIPELINE WITH CAREER DAY BLITZ

    Sep 20, 2019

    Amazon held career events across the U.S. Tuesday to recruit candidates in the company's business centers in Arlington, Virginia, Boston, Nashville, Dallas, Chicago and Seattle. In Virginia, it was a recruiting blitz, crowded with candidates and lines out the door. Those candidates waiting for r...

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    LINKEDIN INTRODUCES ASSESSMENT TOOL TO TEST JOB SEEKERS' SKILLS

    Sep 20, 2019

    LinkedIn has announced a new skills assessment tool that allows job seekers to find out how proficient they are in their area of specialty. LinkedIn Skill Assessments validates job seekers’ proficiency and marks their profile so they’ll stand out to recruiters. Skill assessments are cons...

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    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSAL SEEKS TO STREAMLINE HR PRACTICES

    Sep 19, 2019

    Aproposed federal rule would make it easier for government agencies to demote or fire poor-performing employees. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposal also would revise regulations that govern new federal employees' probationary periods and agency data collection on adverse employmen...

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    EMPLOYER INVESTMENTS IN TECH ARE SHIFTING HIRING PRACTICES

    Sep 19, 2019

    Private and mid-market companies are investing more in technology, which is changing how they compete for talent, a new Deloitte report concluded. Seventy-two percent of leaders surveyed see reskilling workers as a key tactic to compete in the tough talent market, according to the Deloitte Private 2...

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    UNRELIABILITY, ETHICAL CONCERNS REMAIN BARRIERS TO AI USE IN HR

    Sep 19, 2019

    A gap exists between what artificial intelligence (AI) promises HR management and what it delivers, according to a paper published by professors at The Wharton School and ESSEC Business School. The study, Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources Management: Challenges and a Path Forward, highlight...

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    CENSUS BUREAU: WORKERS' MEDIAN EARNINGS CLIMB TO $40K

    Sep 18, 2019

    Workers' real median earnings increased 3.4% to $40,247 between 2017 and 2018, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. The report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018, also revealed an addition of 2.3 million full-time U.S. workers for the time period. Broken down by gender, men fare...

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    EXPANDING PTO IS A COMPETITIVE RECRUITING STRATEGY, NEW SURVEY SAYS

    Sep 18, 2019

    As HR professionals look for ways to compete for talent in an employee-driven labor market, offering generous and more flexible paid time off (PTO) benefits is becoming a key recruitment and retention strategy, according to BerniePortal's 2019 First Class PTO Report. The HRIS service surveyed HR...

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    GOOGLE, AIRBNB ARE TECH APPLICANTS' MOST DESIRED EMPLOYERS

    Sep 18, 2019

    Google and Airbnb are two of the most desirable tech companies for employees, according to Hired; the employers led Hired's 2019 publicly traded and privately owned lists, respectively. The career marketplace firm polled 3,600 tech candidates, including software engineers, designers, data scient...

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    VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR AIMS TO BRING MORE DIVERSITY TO TECH

    Sep 17, 2019

    CodePath.org, a computer science nonprofit, held its second annual Virtual Career Fair on Thursday. The event connects more than 200 undergraduate engineering students from diverse backgrounds with hiring managers from 15 tech employers, CodePath.org said. The company said it offers "industry-a...

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    COMCAST FUNDS DIGITAL LITERACY TRAINING FOR LOW-INCOME PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Sep 17, 2019

    Comcast will provide a grant to the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) to fund creation and delivery of digital literacy training aimed at addressing the needs of low-income Americans in the disabled community, according to a press release. The grant will fund training material...

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    HIRINGSOLVED REMOVES CRITICAL BARRIERS FOR COMPLEX AND HIGH-VOLUME HIRING WITH RELEASE OF POWERFUL RECRUITING AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

    Sep 17, 2019

    HiringSolved, the leader in AI-powered software for recruiting and talent acquisition automation, announced the production release of powerful recruiting automation platform R6 (formerly TalentFeed+), removing critical barriers for complex and high-volume hiring. HiringSolved will roll out R6 at thi...

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    SAP SUCCESSFACTORS PERFORMANCE & GOALS SOLUTION CUSTOMERS SURPASS 5,000

    Sep 17, 2019

    Over 300 new clients chose the solution in the first half of 2019 to help keep their workforces passionate, performing and focused on the right objectives. These customers include Arrocera Los Corrales S.A. (ALCSA), CLAAS Group, Constructora EBCO S.A., Compartamos Banco and TÜV Rheinland Group....

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TRENDING NEWS


    THE TOP TALENT CHALLENGES FACED BY HR IN APAC IN 2019

    Oct 18, 2019

    Finding, retaining and developing talent – this has been identified as a top business challenge of 2019 among APAC organisations. According to HireRight’s latest 2019 APAC Employment Screening Benchmark Report, more than one-third (34%) of HR professionals surveyed in APAC cited this as ...

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    FORTUNE NAMES CISCO BEST MULTINATIONAL WORKPLACE

    Oct 18, 2019

    Cisco has been awarded the top spot on Fortune’s list of The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces. The list is based on an annual poll on what workers at global companies think about their organizations, including diversity and inclusion initiatives. Cisco has remained on various best-p...

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    MCDONALD’S CLAIMS FIRST ‘VOICE APPLY’ PROCESS

    Oct 18, 2019

    Alexa, help me find a job at McDonald's." That's how interested job seekers can start an application with the global fast-food company, McDonald's recently announced. Claiming it to be the world's first voice-initiated job application process, the company has launched McDonald&#...

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    PREDICTIVE SCHEDULING LAWS — MEANT TO PROTECT WORKERS — APPEAR TO BE WORKING

    Oct 17, 2019

    Predictive scheduling laws — meant to protect employees from short-notice schedule changes — appear to be having their intended effect, according to new research from Deputy, a workforce management platform. Shift workers in the U.S. are scheduled for an average of 86.2 hours each month ...

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    AGENCIES CLEARED TO APPLY TRUMP’S ORDERS ON FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS

    Oct 17, 2019

    Federal agencies may now roll out President Donald Trump's executive orders that could make it easier to fire employees and weaken their union representation. Several unions challenged the orders, but a court ruling that blocked their enforcement was recently lifted after a federal appeals court...

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    IS JOB HOPPING NO LONGER TABOO?

    Oct 16, 2019

    Job hopping may be losing its status as a recruiting red flag, according to a new report from iHire. In surveying more than 1,000 active and passive job seekers, the group found that more than half had left their job voluntarily in the last five years. What's more, 75% said they planned to stay ...

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    MANAGERS 2.0: EMPLOYEES SOMETIMES PREFER ROBOTS TO PEOPLE

    Oct 16, 2019

    Most employees (64%) in a new survey said they trust robots — AI-powered tools — more than their managers, according to an Oracle and Future Workplace study of more than 8,000 workers, managers and HR professionals from 10 countries. The study revealed half of respondents have turned to ...

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    TWO YEARS AFTER #METOO, MANAGERS RECEIVE MORE MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS THAN HR

    Oct 16, 2019

    Most employees (85%) in a new HR Acuity survey said they know how and where to report workplace issues, but a significant number (39%) have little confidence that issues will be appropriately addressed, and almost half worry about being retaliated against for reporting issues. The 2019 Employee Expe...

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    DEMOCRATS TO REINTRODUCE FEDERAL PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING LAW

    Oct 16, 2019

    Employers in certain industries would have to provide employees with advance notice of work schedules and shift changes under legislation that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., plan to introduce Oct. 17. The proposed Schedules That Work Act—which has not passed in...

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    HOW 5 BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE WEATHERING THE LABOR SHORTAGE

    Oct 15, 2019

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) told employers in October that the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% — but that’s just a number. Across the country, talent professionals in every industry face the tightest labor market since December 1969. What does a 3.5% unemployment...

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    UDACITY TO OFFER 100K SCHOLARSHIPS TO ITS DIGITAL SKILLS COURSES

    Oct 15, 2019

    Udacity will make available 100,000 tech and analytics scholarships in the next five years to "equip America's workers with the skills they need to succeed in the digital economy," it said in a blog post by Udacity CEO Gabe Dalporto. The tech education for-profit announced its sch...

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    EMPLOYEES WANT REALISTIC WORK-LIFE 'SYNERGY' — NOT MYTHICAL BALANCE

    Oct 15, 2019

    As technology and changing workplace environments blur the lines between home and work, employees are increasingly feeling like "work-life balance" is a myth, according to survey findings from 15Five. But instead of striving for the unrealistic, employees are aiming for for work-life ...

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