Tag: United States

Overcoming Challenges when Hiring Refugees

Yesterday we published our interview with Gideon Maltz, executive director of Tent—an organization dedicated to aiding the men, women, and children of the world who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Today we’ll explore some of the common issues with refugees, and how to address them.

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Hiring Refugees Comes with Many Benefits

Today we are joined by Gideon Maltz, executive director of Tent—an organization dedicated to aiding the men, women, and children of the world who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Tent recently released a guide to hiring refugees in the United States.

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Benefits Package Attracts Top Talent

Findings from a new survey suggest that if a company offers no or limited benefits it risks losing out on top talent during the hiring process.

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Health Care Now Biggest Source of U.S. Jobs

Retail and manufacturing, the two industries that were once the top sources of U.S. employment, are now in second and third place, respectively. According to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, health care took over first place, and today ranks as the biggest source of jobs.

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Walmart Raises Starting Pay. Will Others Follow?

The world’s largest private employer has announced it will raise starting pay for all its U.S. workers to $11 per hour. The change, which takes effect with the Feb. 17 pay cycle, is the latest in a series of salary increases, aimed at better wages for associates.

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More Employees Expected to Quit This Year Because of Salary

A new survey from job site Glassdoor finds that 35 percent of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit in 2018. Among those surveyed nearly half (45 percent) indicate that salary is the top reason for employees changing jobs, followed by career advancement opportunities, benefits, and location.

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Wage Growth Remains Stagnant

According to job site Glassdoor, the annual median base pay in the United States grew 1.1 percent year over year (YOY) in December 2017 to $51,210. Glassdoor Local Pay Reports show pay growth ticked up slightly from a revised 1.0 percent growth last month. Pay growth peaked in January 2017 at a revised 3.5 percent.

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