House Proposes Piecemeal Immigration Approach
The U.S. House of Representatives has begun rolling out its immigration-reform legislation one issue at a time as the Senate announced that its comprehensive approach (S. 744) is scheduled to begin committee markup May 9, 2013, the first step toward a vote.
Senate Bill Mandates E-Verify for All Employers
A critical component of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744), introduced April 17, 2013, is a provision that would require all employers to participate in an enhanced E-Verify-type program. Experts and stakeholders weigh in.
Hiring Expected to Continue in May
The May 2013 hiring rate is expected to rise in the service and manufacturing sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2013. Both sectors are experiencing marginal year-over-year increases.
April Job Cuts Hit Lowest Level Since December 2012
Job cuts fell to their lowest level since December 2012, according to a report on downsizing activity released May 2, 2013, by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. April job cuts were 23 percent lower than in March and 6.0 percent lower than job cuts announced in April 2012.
Manufacturing an Economic Recovery
Manufacturing currently represents 11.5 percent of GDP, and some researchers say a series of trends could result in 3.7 million new manufacturing jobs by 2025.
N.M.: Governor Signs ‘Fair Pay for Women Act’
Inspired by the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2009, the New Mexico Legislature has passed its own statute prohibiting gender-based wage discrimination.
Md.: Law Streamlines Job Licensing for Military Members, Spouses
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law the Veterans Full Employment Act, which streamlines professional licensing for service members, veterans and their spouses, and provides for the award of academic credit for certain military training.
Assess Motivation to Yield Better Hires
If behavior-based interviewing is such an effective method of identifying qualified candidates for a job, why does so much research show that employers are regularly dissatisfied with their new hires?
Wanted: A Positive Attitude
U.S. employers are not expected to do much new hiring in 2013, but leaders say they want to make sure the people they do bring aboard have a positive attitude and a team spirit.
Key Talent Considerations for Working in Iraq
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein and the Ba’athist ruling regime in Iraq in 2003, economic opportunities have begun to appear in the country, attracting foreign corporations to enter the still-turbulent state and undertake new operations.
Workforce Data Must Produce Actionable Results
HR Unhappy with Talent Data Systems
Impending Changes to Australian Temporary Skilled Worker (457) Visa Program
Va.: State Creates Incentives for Hiring Veterans
Program Aims to Match Veterans with Manufacturing Jobs
Ark: Voluntary Veterans Preference Bill Signed into Law
SHRM Poll: Global Competition for Skilled Workers Fell from 2011