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CareerBuilder lists interview blunders

January 15, 2015

Almost half of employers, 49%, know about a candidate within five minutes and by minute 15, that number reaches 90 percent, according to CareerBuilder.When asked to share the biggest mistakes or most unusual things job candidates have made during the interview process, employers and hiring manage...


Jobless claims average rises, total claims surge 16,000

January 15, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,750 to a total of 298,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 291,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


Overcoming candidate resistance to SSN requests — Staffing Stream

January 15, 2015

Some candidates may balk at the request for their social security number, thinking it shouldn’t be necessary if they haven’t been hired, writes Ramya Setty in The Staffing Stream. Setty, a staffing marketing specialist for Aditi Staffing, lists ways a recruiter can make sure that they gain candid...


New bill would raise H-1B cap

January 14, 2015

US senators introduced a bill yesterday to reform immigration laws for high-skilled workers, including increasing the H-1B visa cap from 65,000 to 115,000.Dubbed the Immigration Innovation, or “I-Squared” Act of 2015, the bill focuses on the quantity of employment-based nonimmigrant visas (H-1B v...


General Employment regains listing compliance

January 14, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) is back in compliance with the NYSE MKT LLC listing policies. The Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider reported it received a letter from the listing Exchange, dated Jan. 9, that it resolved the continued listing deficiency and is no l...


Florida signs up with feds to fight IC misclassification

January 14, 2015

Florida signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported yesterday.Florida is the 17th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the DOL as part of its misclassification initiative. Alabama,...


Elance-oDesk reports its US online staffing spend up 30%

January 14, 2015

Spend going through Elance-oDesk by US businesses in 2014 reached $604 million, a 30 percent increase from 2013, the online staffing firm reported today in its 2014 US Online Work Report.Elance-oDesk’s reported its community crossed the 13.5 million mark by the close of 2014, inclu...


Tech talent leads management concerns, survey finds

January 14, 2015

Finding and hiring top technology talent is the biggest concern for 42% of managers, according to the Harris Allied 2014 Tech Hiring and Retention Survey conducted by Manhattan-based executive search firm Harris Allied. This is consistent with the findings of Harris Allied’s surveys conducted in...


Tech, creative salaries to rise in Canada, according to Robert Half

January 14, 2015

Salaries in the technology and creative fields are expected to continue their upward trend in 2015, according to the 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, divisions of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).Companies are making larger investments in digital in...


Work Market names new CEO

January 13, 2015

Work Market today announced Stephen DeWitt joined the company in late December as chief executive officer. He replaced company co-founder Jeffrey Leventhal, recognized on Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing 100 list of influential people in the industry. Leventhal remains with the company in...