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Low Unemployment Rate Makes It a ‘Buyer’s Market’ for Job Candidates

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.

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Workplace Violence and Hiring

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 […]

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Helping to Grow a Workforce

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.

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Domestic Violence and the Workplace

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.

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Fewer Women Became CEOs in 2017

The rate of women taking over the role of chief executive officer declined slightly in 2017.

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Holiday Hiring Forecast

Despite upheaval in the retail industry that has resulted in thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation, there may be high demand for seasonal jobs this year, according to a forecast from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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