According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) June 2018 Employment Situation, the unemployment rate has risen 0.2% for the month of June, making the new rate 4.0%. Unfortunately, it looks like our record low unemployment numbers may become a thing of the past, which is good news for employers looking to attract workers!
U.S. labor market trends, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), show that the employee quits-to-layoff ratio has significantly risen over the last 8 years, soaring higher than prerecession levels. This emerging trend in data goes to show that workers are confident in their ability to find another job. It also proves that it’s […]
So, you’ve found the perfect candidate and offered him or her the job. But instead of accepting the position, he or she counteroffers with a salary that’s higher than what you offered. Is this rate fair? Or is the candidate just trying to milk it for what it’s worth? When’s the last time you looked […]
According to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2017, 3.8% of workers—5.9 million people—held contingent jobs in the United States; however, the new data show a slight dip in the number of people working in the gig economy.
The Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) has released its April 2018 Employment Situation report, which highlights that the shrinking unemployment rate is making it a buyer’s market for job candidates, according to Nick Cromydas, Co-founder and CEO of Hunt Club, a tech-enabled recruiting service based in Chicago, Illinois.
Earlier this year, MIT Technology Review predicted five jobs that are likely to grow in 2018. We’re now well into the year; how prescient were its predictions? Let’s take a look at the five jobs predicted to grow in 2018:
A recent incident in Orange County, Florida, where a former employee entered the workplace and fatally shot five people before turning the gun on himself, has HR professionals again discussing how acts like these can be prevented. One issue that frequently comes up is the possible link between hiring and workplace violence. But does such […]
President Trump has said that “African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”
Companies often offer education and training, to further the skills of their employees and attract job candidates. A new initiative by home improvement retailer Lowe’s aims to do this, and more.
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter recently resigned from his position, because of allegations of domestic violence from his two ex-wives. The initial issue wasn’t the abuse itself, which he denied, but rather that Porter’s security clearance had been held up, due to the fact that he could be subject to blackmail.