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Job Market Slowly Easing as College Grads Trade Books for Briefcases

June 21, 2011
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Google, like thousands of companies both large and small, is finding their ‘great people’ on college campuses nationwide in bigger numbers than in the past two years, career counselors say. Certainly the recession hit hard across all campuses but the uptick in hiring has been noticeable, they add.
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Aon Alleges Employee, Client Poaching by Another Firm

June 17, 2011
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In a chancery suit filed June 15 in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Aon Risk Services Cos. Inc. and Aon Risk Insurance Services West Inc. alleged that the former executives violated their employment agreements with Aon.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Lost Historical Data on Our Staffing Strategies. How Do We Rebuild?

May 31, 2011
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I have been given the assignment of establishing a strategic plan for staffing to become a "world-class staffing department." The trouble is, lack of data into our past: All historical information compiled from our previous HR manager got tossed during a reorganization. So how do we gain insights into where we have been, so we know which directions to take going forward? Any suggestions?
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Companies Look to Capitalize on Viral Voices

May 27, 2011
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Thanks in part to the explosion of social media, more employers are capitalizing on the credibility and power of employee word-of-mouth.
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Financial Firms Looking to Hire, but Candidates Lack Key Skills

May 24, 2011
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There’s growing frustration over prospective hires’ professionalism, honesty and compensation demands; managers also see a ‘deficient passion for the industry.’
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NASA's Mission: Launching More Young Careers

May 20, 2011
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Because of a big recruitment surge in the mid-1980s, followed by a hiring freeze lasting through most of the 1990s, the average employee age at NASA exceeded 47 by 2007 and less than 20 percent of the federal agency’s workers were under 40.
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Survey Shows Talent Shortage Grows Despite High Unemployment

May 19, 2011
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The annual Talent Shortage Survey shows that 52 percent of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling key positions within their organizations, up from 14 percent in 2010.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Launch an Internship Program to Help Curb Turnover?

May 4, 2011
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How do we launch an internship program that will help us reduce high turnover? We intend to provide training to equip new employees, mostly younger people, to eventually occupy full-time positions with our hospitality company. We are interested in curbing the costs of retaining people and also hoping to build brand loyalty with employees.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Use Performance Tools to Assess Applicants With Special Needs?

May 3, 2011
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Individuals with special needs (English as a second language, intellectual delays, mental health issues) constitute an ever-increasing proportion of our applicants. Which performance-assessment tools are available to help us screen these individuals in the most objective way?
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