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Archive for November 2016

Study: 75% of employers have made a bad hire in the past 12 months

CareerBuilder survey, 75% of employers said they have hired the wrong person for a position in the last twelve months. Of those who had a bad hire affect their business, the average cost of the bad hire was $17,000. That’s a significant sum for most small businesses and emphasizes why it’s so important to run comprehensive…

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October 2016 employment: US adds 161,000 jobs

The Employment Situation‘ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October 2016. The unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons sat at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively. In October, both the labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 59.7 percent,…

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Department of Labor launch new platform for workers' rights

Worker.gov, currently in beta, is dedicated to the needs of workers. It was developed in response to feedback received during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, regional worker voice summits, and listening sessions with workers across the nation who found existing government websites detailing their rights difficult to navigate or understand. Their launch release stated:…

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Increase employee productivity with rest and relaxation

study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for Project: Time Off, 77% of talent managers and human resource (HR) professionals agree that fully utilizing vacation leave drives higher employee performance and productivity, boosts organizational morale, contributes to employee wellness and results in higher employee retention. HR professionals in this study also believed…

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