Staffing Industry News of the Week – 2/22/13
Jobless Claims in U.S. Last Week Fell More Than Forecast
Published on February 14, 2013 by Shobhana Chandra
Claims for jobless benefits plunged last week, showing U.S. employers have little need to trim staff as demand improves…
United States: New FMLA Forms Now Available
Published on February 18, 2013 by Martha J. Zackin
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a survey on the use and impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act, indicating that employees find compliance with the law fairly easy and that the law is rarely misused.
Housing Holds Key to Full Job Growth Rebound
Published February 18, 2013 by Paul Davidson
Private-sector employment topped its pre-recession high — if housing-related industries are excluded. The achievement, revealed in a study by RBC Capital Markets, shows that much of the job market is chugging along nicely.
Tweets, not résumés, are trending #icymi
Published on February 18, 2013 by Bruce Horovitz
Out: resumes. In: Twitterviews. How’s that? Several tech-forward companies are going where few have gone before: they’re ditching the resume and the conventional job interview process for tweets.
Immigrants With Right Skills Ride U.S. Hiring Wave: Economy
Published on February 19, 2013 by Alex Kowalski
The labor market is healing faster for immigrants than for U.S.-born workers as the growing economy favors those at the low and high ends of the pay scale.
Do happy workers mean higher company profits?
Published February 20, 2013 by John Waggoner
There’s good evidence that companies who treat employees well see their stocks prosper.
Settling Is Not the Only Way to Resolve an Employee Lawsuit
New York Times
Published February 21, 2013 by Adriana Gardella
A small-business owner need not do anything wrong to be sued. But there are several ways to avoid lawsuits, and to minimize damages if they do occur.