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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

New survey: CEOs aren't hiring

Dec 14, 2011
In a recent survey, two-thirds of CEOs of big U.S. companies indicated they won’t be adding jobs for the next six months.
Posted In: business roundtable, hiring, Jobs

The best and worst cities for jobs

Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department will release its February jobs report on Friday. And that got us thinking about - location, location, location. The...
Posted In: employees, hiring, job seekers, jobless, Jobs, labor, Labor Department, Unemployment

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