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Companies Can’t Assume Those Over 40 Have Outdated Skills

If the average worker is 42 years old, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, why is it that nearly 3 in 4 tech workers, one survey reveals, are between 20 and 40? The answer, experts say, is discrimination—despite laws against it. The solution, some suggest, is more diversity. Go to Source Author: SHRM […]

Singapore Jobless Rate Dips to 2.1 Percent in Q3: MOM

Fewer Singaporeans are unemployed, as the country’s overall unemployment rate falls slightly in the third quarter of the year, compared to the previous. According to… Go to Source Author: Date: 31st October 2017, 12:00

Facebook Tests Resume Feature

Facebook has confirmed that it is testing a feature which would allow users to upload a resume to their profiles to make it easier to apply for jobs, especially via mobile devices. This development follows the social media giant’s announcement earlier this year that it is jumping into the job advertising space. Employers in the […]

Holiday Hiring Plans Strong, but Retailers Expect Tougher Labor Market

Americans are expected to spend upwards of $650 billion this holiday season, prompting retailers and logistics companies to invest in hiring more seasonal workers, especially in e-commerce, distribution and fulfillment center operations. Los Angeles-based executive search and recruiting firm Korn Ferry surveyed 20 major U.S. retailers in September, representing 1 million workers, and found that […]

Talent Auditions Can Punch Up Stodgy Interviewing Practices

US: Favoring performance-based talent showcases over traditional selection and interviewing has proven successful for one company recruiting for some of the world’s most elusive talent. Data scientist and statistician are among the fastest growing jobs in the U.S., spurring organizations in nearly every industry to come up with creative strategies to find top-quality candidates. One […]

Build an Inclusive Culture Before Recruiting for Diversity

San Francisco-based Lever, one of the so-called next-generation talent acquisition systems upending the traditional applicant tracking system because of its integrated approach to hiring, is gaining recognition not only for its technology, but also for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Go to Source Author: SHRM Global Date: 28th October 2017, 00:01

SG: MOM Sets Up New Programme to Help Mid-Career Professionals

New initiative named as Professional Conversion Programmes (PCP) aims to help mid-career workers gear up for new jobs in the professional services sector. The programmes… Go to Source Author: Date: 27th October 2017, 11:02