In landmark legislation from lawmakers on opposite sides of the country, New York and California have become the first two states to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Some economists suggest it won’t be long before others join the movement. The new employment laws are expected to create a ripple effect across the nation and put pressure on employers’ pay practices for workers who are already making more than minimum wage… Click here to read the full article
Employers’ demand for professionals with a liberal arts background might actually be greater than generally perceived, largely because their broader scope of knowledge and skills learned can differentiate themselves from the pool of candidates… Click here to read the full article
Diversity is a sensitive and often controversial topic, and employers take great strides to maintain and ensure a diverse workforce. In fact, companies spend millions of dollars advertising job openings, recruiting job candidates from many different communities and backgrounds, and training and developing their workforces so they are diverse…Click here to read the full article
When it comes to advancing your career, changing jobs or transitioning to a new industry, there’s a lot that can be learned from the candidates who are running for President. It is more about “can do” and “will do” rather than what you “have done.” Research conducted by The WorkPlace Group on how employers evaluate resumes shows that they favor continual, relevant work experiences, education and success indicators… Click here to read the full article
Employers have high expectations when it comes to filling their vacant positions. Meanwhile many confident job seekers say, If I could just get the interview, I could get the job. Landing that interview, though, is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly when most employers use applicant tracking systems to filter thousands of resumes quickly for job specific requirements… Click here to read the full article