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E-Verify Due to Expire Sept. 30
The E-Verify employment eligibility verification program will expire on Sept. 30, 2015, unless reauthorized by Congress.

UAE Nets Highest Professional Migration Growth
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw the most professional migration growth activity in 2014, according to a LinkedIn analysis of member profiles.

Telecommuting Not Reasonable Accommodation, Court Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the argument that a later start time and the option to telecommute are reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities when in-person attendance is an essential function of the job.

Chipotle Plans to Hire 4,000 Workers in One-Day Blitz
Chipotle, the Denver-based fast-food burrito chain, recently announced a plan to hire 4,000 new workers in one day, expanding the company’s workforce by nearly 7 percent, a sign that job growth is rebounding and competition in lower-wage industries is tightening.

New L-1B Policy Takes Effect Aug. 31
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released its final policy memorandum on L-1B intracompany transferee visas Aug. 18, 2015, which includes recommendations made by the Council for Global Immigration and the Society for Human Resource Management.

How to Measure and Improve the ROI of Your Recruiting Function
When it comes to measuring the return on investment in their recruiting function, many companies use imprecise methods of gathering data—or fail to gather data altogether.

Employee Referrals Best Source for Hires, Still Vastly Underused
An analysis of over 440,000 job interview reviews posted on Glassdoor since 2009 reinforces the idea that employee referrals are the most effective sourcing channel but concludes that only 10 percent of candidates are the product of referrals.

Connectifier Web-Crawling Software Reduces Time to Hire
In recent years, firms such as Talener have relied heavily on LinkedIn. But with new tools being marketed by competitors to LinkedIn, Talener decided to test several of them and settled on Connectifier.

USCIS Discontinuing Legacy E-Filing System
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discontinue its legacy e-filing system in order to maintain data security standards and focus resources on its replacement system.

Assisting Relocating Employees with Their Finances
Human resources managers must work through a variety of issues when transferring employees across borders. The relocation to-do checklist includes redesigning compensation and benefits to fit the assignment and helping employees find housing, enroll their children in school, and critically—manage their finances.

‘Good Jobs’ Returning to the U.S. Economy
The labor market’s ongoing recovery—often described as steady, if unspectacular—still has its share of skeptics who contend that too many of the new jobs fall into the low-paying, low-skill category. But several recent reports provide some evidence that the job market is getting much healthier overall.

Use of Video for Recruiting Continues to Grow
Video interviewing is the best way to interview a candidate other than face to face, according to 75 percent of respondents to an executive survey on the use of video in the recruiting process.

Work Extension for Foreign STEM Students Invalidated
Tens of thousands of high-skilled foreign workers on F-1 student visas may have to return to their countries in early 2016, after a federal judge struck down a 2008 regulation extending work authorization to certain foreign students as invalid.

Contractors: Report Your Veteran Hires by Sept. 30
The filing period for covered federal contractors to report protected veteran hires to the Department of Labor is currently underway.

USCIS Proposes Changes to E-Verify
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced proposed modifications to the E-Verify employment eligibility program that would include requiring participating employers to reverify employees whose work authorization has expired.

Job Candidates and Red Flags: What Do You Do?
What warning signs should a hiring manager or HR professional shrug off and what should they consider as red flags when talking to job candidates?

Recruiters, Hiring Managers Must Collaborate Well to Succeed
Recruiters and hiring managers must have a strong, functional relationship to ensure a successful talent acquisition process.

Teen Employment Reaches Highest Level Since 2009
Summer hiring for U.S. teenagers declined this year from 2014, but the total number of employed 16- to 19-year-olds is at its highest level since the summer of 2009.

Why People Are Changing Jobs, and How to Recruit and Retain Them
A new report provides insights into why people leave their companies and how employers can attract, recruit and retain these job switchers.

Quits Rate Steady for Third Consecutive Month
About 2.7 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in June 2015, a rate that remains at 1.9 percent for the third month in a row, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.





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SHRM Research: The Hiring of 2015 College Graduates
This research collected comprehensive information on the prevalence of organizations hiring 2015 college graduates with undergraduate and graduate degrees. The findings revealed that one-fifth of respondents (20%) indicated their organizations hired 2015 college graduates to begin working after graduation, and 15% indicated they hired 2015 college graduates to begin working before graduation.

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