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One-fifth of employers unknowingly asked an illegal interview question

April 9, 2015

When it comes to drawing the line between what is and isn’t appropriate to ask a job candidate, the parameters aren’t always clear, according to a new CareerBuilder survey released today. The survey found 20% of hiring managers indicated they have asked a question in a job interview only to find...


Favorable outlook for summer workers

April 9, 2015

Employers predict an increase in total hires and wages from last summer, according to the 2015 Summer Hiring Survey by Snagajob, a job portal for hourly workers. The survey found 78% of employers expect to hire the same amount, or more, of summer employees as last year.Of employers who plan to hi...


Survey says 63% believe ACA will negatively impact business

April 9, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s impact on businesses is getting worse, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. The survey of business owners, decision makers and human resource professionals found 63% believe the ACA will negatively affect their business in the...


LinkedIn to acquire online learning company for $1.5 billion

April 9, 2015

Online networking site LinkedIn will acquire lynda.com, an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52% cash and approximately 48% stock. The acquisit...


Jobless average falls to 15-year low, but total claims rise

April 9, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,000 last week to a total of 282,250 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for this...


Why you should use mobile tech in your recruiting process — Staffing Stream

April 9, 2015

As mobile devices continue to become more integrated into everyday life, the ways people use their smartphones are becoming more expansive than ever, writes Daniel James in The Staffing Stream. James, content writer and editor at FurstPerson, discusses a study about the impact smartphone devices...


Firm assumes Corporate Resource Services’ operations at 30 locations

April 8, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Pa., assumed control of a majority of the teams and locations of Corporate Resource Services, which recently ceased operations. The move in mid-March brings Chartwell’s locations to 39.Chartwell took over 30 former Corporate Re...


Medical scribe services firm acquires fellow provider

April 8, 2015

ScribeAmerica, a scribe training and management company, acquired Medical Scribe Systems (Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems Inc.). The deal brings an additional 90 locations to ScribeAmerica‘s portfolio.Founded in 2006 in Southern California, Medical Scribe Systems provides physicians with medica...


H-1B visa cap reached within first week on Tuesday

April 8, 2015

The cap for H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary foreign workers for the upcoming federal fiscal year was again reached within a week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday. H-1B visas are frequently used by IT workers, and the technology industry has been pushing to increa...


One quarter of finance chiefs lost a good employee because of pay

April 8, 2015

One-fourth, 25%, of CFOs reported losing a good employee in the past year to a job that paid more, according to a survey released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).“Highly skilled professionals have options in the current hiring environment,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive...