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New Research Spotlights HR Management Policies, Practices in U.S.

Senior-level HR professionals say their role is becoming increasingly strategic, according to the findings of a new report from the Cranfield Network on International Human Resource Management, the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) at the Pennsylvania State University, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).The survey was conducted among 693 senior-level HR practitioners, […]

The Last Word: The Bridge to H-1B Visa Reform

Massive walls that stretch for miles on end are simple to picture as a concrete solution to immigration reform.We know what they look like. Walls are built around us every day, both literally and figuratively. We can even paraphrase movies: Build them between the U.S. and our neighbors both north and south, and they won’t […]

USCIS: Unsigned Green Cards OK

US: A signature is not required for permanent resident cards, also known as green cards, to be valid for Form I-9 purposes, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Green cards are official documents issued by USCIS that can be presented as proof of identity and work authorization during the employment verification process. The agency […]

Unemployment Rate Drops to 7-Year Low; 173K New Jobs in August

US: One of the most closely watched employment report in years came in this morning showing hiring in August was lower than expected. The U.S. Labor Department said employers added 173,000 new jobs last month, almost 50,000 fewer than economists were expecting. The Federal Reserve is set to meet in two weeks with an interest rate […]

Job Vacancies Hit 14-Year High

Job openings in the United States hit another  in May 2015, signaling strong employment growth for the months ahead, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Employers advertised 5.4 million openings in May, up 20,000 from April, and the most openings since the BLS […]

U.S. Adds 223,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops and Labor Force Shrinks

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June, all of them created by the private sector and almost none of them by the nation’s goods producers. Unemployment fell to 5.3 percent. This morning’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department was below the 233,000 consensus estimates of labor economists, but not so much so that […]

Because of the ADA, You Really Need to Update Your Job Descriptions

Did you know you need to update your job descriptions because of the Americans with Disabilities Act? This is a friendly reminder. Just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, it doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s why […]