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As fiscal cliff approaches, businesses start to prepare

Oct 24, 2012
The prospect of automatic tax increases and budget cuts creates uncertainty, holding back investment and hiring. Companies also are preparing to make their case to Congress for how to avoid the fiscal cliff entirely.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, hiring

The employers behind September's job numbers

Oct 5, 2012
The September unemployment rate fell for the right reason, for a change: More people are seeking work and finding it. Students from the Annenberg School of Journalism profile four California companies that are hiring highly skilled workers.
Posted In: Jobs, hiring

The people behind September's job numbers

Oct 5, 2012
Newly hired, unemployed and looking, discouraged and out of work: Meet five Los Angeles area residents who put faces on the September employment picture.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, hiring

Looking for potential in future employees

Sep 25, 2012
If you're looking for a job or trying to get ahead in this economy, there's some age-old wisdom that would seem to apply: play up your accomplishments. Seems obvious, but maybe that's in fact not your best plan of attack.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs

Plenty of jobs, lazy Americans just don't want them

Jul 27, 2012
According to Fox Business reporter John Stossel, businesses are hiring, Americans just don't want "those kind of jobs."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, work ethic, john stossel

Study: Visa law prevents companies from hiring best workers

Jul 18, 2012
There's a new report out today that provides one explanation for why companies aren't hiring the people they want to hire: A visa program to bring in the best and brightest from around the world is capped, and doesn't account for the economic geography of America.
Posted In: hiring, Science, H-1B visas

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

Jul 6, 2012
The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?
Posted In: human resources, hiring, Microsoft, Jobs

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, human resources, job applications

HR specialist worries about 'skills gap' in job market

Mar 14, 2012
Beth Kelly says many employers are ready to hire, but they just can't find people with the right qualifications.
Posted In: hiring, skills gap, Jobs

Employment report: The Christmas bump

Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, bureau of labor statistics, U.S. Labor Department, hiring

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