HR Check In: Your Latest Industry & Regulatory Updates

HR Check In: Your Latest Industry & Regulatory Updates

Emily Check

The HR Industry has been in the spotlight recently, so this week’s HR Check In gathers some updates on hot topics in the news. It includes posts describing the recent jobs report, Fair Labor Standards Act ruling, HR mobile applications, and job posting tips. Go ahead, get educated!

10 Ways To Take Your Job Postings To The Next Level (Blogging4Jobs)

Just like any piece of marketing content, job postings are consumed quickly and often skimmed. This means talent acquisition teams must be thoughtful when writing and developing job postings to optimize for a small window of the candidate’s attention. This article provides simple tips and tricks to optimize your job postings for candidate conversion. All in all, talent acquisition teams must always be experimenting, measuring, and consistently evaluating job posting efforts to reach and engage with the best talent.

“Ugly” Jobs Report Shows Smallest Growth in 5 Years (ERE Media)

The American economy expected 155,000 new jobs to be created in the month of may, only to be disappointed by a lackluster 38,000 positions added. This increase is the smallest it’s been since 2011, and economists are calling it “ugly.” The loss was felt among many sectors, with the worst of it in temporary help services, wholesale trade, construction, and oil & gas. A strike by Verizon employees also affected the number, but even adding those strikers back in, May was the slowest month of growth since January 2011. Read other statistics on this month’s job report in this summary by John Zappe of ERE Media.

The 2016 FLSA Overtime Changes: What HR Needs to Know (SHRM)

In the HR world, most people are aware that the final ruling came out from the U.S. Department of Labor about changes to the overtime law in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Jonathan Segal, a partner at a law firm, shares some insight in this article about what these changes mean for HR departments. There is some good news that came out of the ruling; unlike before, employers now are able to include certain non-discretionary compensation towards the minimum salary. This means employers can include bonuses, incentive payments, and commissions to satisfy up to 10 percent of the minimum weekly salary. Check out this SHRM post for more knowledge on things to consider regarding FLSA.

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