Once you have a stack of applications for a job opening, it's best to develop a list of preliminary, prescreening questions to ask promising applicants at the earliest possible stage in your hiring process. People who need a job will tell you they'll work any days, hours...
True or false: Raising the minimum wage would be bad for small businesses. False, according to a new poll released by Small Business Majority, which found that 57 percent of small business owners support raising the federal minimum wage...
ERE.net recently completed our largest survey to date on job seeking (more than 18,000 professionals in 26 countries) to shed light on the workforce’s attitude toward job satisfaction, new opportunities, and career evaluation. They...
Reducing your work force to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate? The Internal Revenue Service may have a problem with that. That's according to regulations issued by the IRS in February, when the Obama administration announced that businesses with under 100 employees won't...
The U.S. added 24,400 temporary employment services jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the temporary penetration rate — temporary help jobs divided by total nonfarm employment — rose to 2.03 percent...
An employer trying to hire the perfect candidate is in many ways a good thing. It’s a significant improvement from the days of hiring anyone who could fog a mirror. But has the pendulum gone too far?
The state Department of Labor reports that New York’s private-sector job count has surpassed 7.5 million — an all-time high. Slowly, the Buffalo area is assisting that rise. “The state’s economy added 5,400 private sector jobs, reaching another all-time...
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