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Job Descriptions Remain a Weak Link in Hiring Process
Job descriptions have evolved from an encyclopedic resource to a strategic marketing tool. But not all employers have recognized, let alone reacted, to the shift.

Manufacturing Industry Cries, 'Come Back, Rosie!'
A nasty public perception of the shop floor and the past trends of offshoring manufacturing jobs negatively influence interest in these careers.

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Tech Giants Are Denied Summary Judgment in Wage Fixing Case
On March 28, 2014, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected a request from some of the largest tech firms in the world, finding sufficient evidence of a conspiracy to suppress salaries, which is a violation of federal law.

Avoid Costly Layoff Errors
A recent academic paper notes that many executives believe their companies made major mistakes in conducting layoffs and suggests ways they can improve.

Teleworking Not Remotely a Problem for Some Companies
Medical and health, web development, sales, account management, writing and education are among the leading fields hiring for flexible work, according to the Flexible Job Index, a monthly  look at trends in flexible jobs.

Be Prepared for L-1 Employer Site Visits
Employers of L-1 intra-company transferees should be prepared for unannounced workplace site visits from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Fraud Detection and National Security division, which is expanding its inspection program to include such employers in 2014.

'Big Data' Offers Golden Opportunity to HR: Bernstein
When organizations are more precise in finding the people with right skills, they can reduce their cost-per-applicant and cost-per-hire.

Safeguards Against ID Theft Recommended for myE-Verify
The Society for Human Resource Management and the Council for Global Immigration recommend that proposed revisions to the E-Verify Self-Check program incorporate dynamic, multidimensional, knowledge-based authentication technology to safeguard against identity theft. 

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Long-Term Unemployed
SHRM is committed to helping to remove the barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs—particularly because of their long-term unemployment status. Click here for resources that can help HR professionals address this challenge.

Manufacturing: Hard To Fill Jobs
This SHRM Foundation briefing addresses what manufacturers can do to ensure they have access to the workforce talent they need now and in the future. Read more in the report Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap.

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Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE)
SHRM's monthly report tracks trends in the labor market, including hiring projections released one month ahead of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report.

Metro Economic Outlooks
These reports provide comprehensive analyses of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas' economies.

Workplace Flexibility Resource Page
Visit this resource page for the latest on addressing work/life challenges through flexible arrangements and strategies.

Military Employment Resources
Read about how HR professionals find, hire and retain skilled military service members.

Workforce Readiness Resource Page
This resource page provides information that can help HR professionals address the issue of workforce preparedness.

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It's Not Always About the Money
Compensation is often not the sole reason why employees choose to stay or leave an organization, says Stacey Carroll, director of professional services and education at Payscale.
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Getting the Message Out, Getting the Candidates In
Now available
Presenter: Jessica Miller-Merrill, SPHR, Xceptional HR
Sponsor: Jobvite
Consultant and author Jessica Miller-Merrell shares cutting-edge techniques companies are using to attract high-quality candidates and how you can adapt these to your workplace, regardless of your size or industry. 

Recruit Like Google (Even Though You're Not)
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Presenter: Sabrina Baker, PHR, Acacia HRSolutions
Sponsor: Epicor
Social media is important, but it's just a small part of the recruiting marketing effort. Sabrina Baker, PHR, who works extensively with small and medium-size companies, will offer an array of actionable -- and affordable -- ideas to land the most desirable candidates on the market.

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