Another month, another jobs report. June’s labor market figures from the BLS were largely positive, a welcome respite from the recent negativity in the global economy. Overall the U.S. jobs market increased by 287,000 new workers in June, and the unemployment rate rose only slightly. Other indicators such as the labor market participation rate and […]
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May Jobs Report: Should Recruiters Be Concerned?
The latest jobs figures landed with a thud last Friday, and it was hard to miss the worries that accompanied the lower than expected May report. The U.S. labor market has added an average of almost 220,000 jobs every month over the last year, and many analysts expected about 160,000 this month. Instead, the BLS […]
HR Check In: Your Latest Industry & Regulatory Updates
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 […]
Don’t Miss The Big Picture Behind The Monthly Jobs Reports
The monthly jobs report from the BLS always generates eager anticipation and exhaustive analysis. Take the figures from March, for example, when employers added 215,000 jobs and the White House announced the longest streak of job gains on record. Commentators quickly described the labor market as “the best-case scenario” and “a Goldilocks scenario” for jobs […]
February Jobs Report: U.S. Sees Record-Breaking Streak in Job Creation
It’s time to review the state of the job market again, and the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics come with a lot of positives. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 242,000 in February, and the figures for December and January were revised upwards by a combined 30,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at […]
HR Check In: Everything You Need to Know about Hiring in the Month of March
Read this weekly round-up of hiring-related articles to learn everything you need to know for a successful recruiting month. First things first, the state of hiring is still strong, and candidates continue to hold the power in the process. So why not re-evaluate some of your tired recruiting techniques? From employer branding to social recruiting […]