Archive for November 2017

Firearm background checks hit new record on Black Friday

An Executive Order issued earlier this month by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey instructs all state agencies to adopt new hiring procedures related to the employment of individuals with a criminal record. The order intends to provide a second chance and increased employment opportunities to Arizonans who have served their time and been released. Under the new policy,…

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Arizona 'bans the box' with Second Chance Box policy

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won nearly $500 million for victims of discrimination in the workplace in fiscal year 2017 and reduced its inventory of unresolved discrimination charges to its lowest level in a decade, the agency said in a release on their website. The EEOC secured approximately $484 million, including $355.6 million in monetary…

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EEOC won $484 million for workers in FY 2017

a release on their website. The EEOC secured approximately $484 million, including $355.6 million in monetary relief for those who work in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation and other administrative enforcement and $42.4 million in monetary relief for charging parties through litigation. The EEOC also secured $86 million…

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5 critical steps to a great candidate experience

The ability to attract and retain talent on a consistent basis is a key tenet to the prosperity of any organization. To do this, employers have started to shift their focus away from sourcing tools and instead to creating better candidate experiences. Research from CareerBuilder in 2015 found that 82 percent of employers felt there was…

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October 2017 employment: US adds 261,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States dropped to 4.1%, while the economy added 261,000 jobs, in October. Employment in food services and drinking places rose sharply in October (+89,000), following a decrease of 98,000 in September when…

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