Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Even with 1 in 4 employers planning on hiring permanent staff in Q4 and 32% increasing temporary staff, the overall hiring numbers are somewhat stagnant. [AOL Jobs].
- With 75% of candidates admitting that they are willing to take lower pay in exchange for an opportunity to work for well-branded company, it’s time to revamp your own. [The Hiring Site]
- New job board geared toward minority and STEM students aims to bridge the skills gap while providing opportunities to diverse workgroups. [Black Engineer]
- Despite research that shows turnover can be as high as 30% and average costs run around 14 times a salary, 65% of employers still do not offer a well-thought out onboarding program. [Recruiter.com]
- 5 ways to get your employees to speak up and 5 tips for building a better company culture. [INC]
- Predictive analytics takes the lead in the next big thing for talent management. [ERE]
- A mentoring program doesn’t have to be forced or developed from within to work. You can and should engage outside professionals as mentors for your team. [Fistful of Talent]
Around the Government:
- “58% of government contractors said the government shutdown will have a negative effect on their overall business.” [USA Today]
- Thousands of federal employees are filing for unemployment during the recent government shutdown. [Government Executive]
- E-Verify is not available during the government shut down, which means employers are not able to “officially verify” if a candidate is eligible to work in the United States. [Staffing Talk]
- The House is pushing the “Support Our Armed Forces Act” which would put all furloughed defense employees back to work during the government shutdown. [Defense One]
- New bill to be voted for on Saturday will ensure federal employees forced to take leave without pay will be granted back pay. [Government Executive]
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