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Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to veterans for job interviews

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft will donate tens of thousands of free trips to veterans for transportation to work, job interviews and other critical needs, officials announced Tuesday.
 
The move is part of a broader effort by the White House's Joining Forces initiative to help end homelessness among veterans, and encourage corporate partners to fill the unmet needs of America's military families. ...




Most Recruiters Not Fully Confident in Applicant Screening Methods

Survey finds talent professionals would like to use more-objective selection tools.
Talent acquisition professionals fear that they are losing out on qualified job candidates by relying on traditional applicant screening methods.
Only 20 percent of 520 recruiting professionals said they were fully confident in their employers' overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants using time-honored selection methods like interviews and application and resume scans, according to a survey conducted by global consultancy Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ...




Four Strategies for Recruiting Security Clearance Candidates

Most recruiters who need to hire job seekers with security clearance are aware of the basic approaches to clearance recruiting. There are well known job boards and job fairs specifically tailored to bringing cleared candidates and government or private sector contractors together. ...




How Companies Can Hire More Veterans

Amazon, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart have all made commitments to employ more veterans as part of a recent hiring trend among businesses. They, and many other companies, recognize that our veterans bring not only incredible leadership experience and a sense of mission to the workplace, but they also value teamwork and feel comfortable taking the initiative in stressful circumstances. ...




How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Being around people who are different from us
makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
 
 
The first thing to acknowledge about diversity is that it can be difficult. In the U.S., where the dialogue of inclusion is relatively advanced, even the mention of the word “diversity” can lead to anxiety and conflict. ...




How to Make Summer More Enjoyable in the Office

Summer time is great. The sun’s out, the weather’s warm and everyone’s in a good mood. Even at work, the atmosphere is lighter and people are happier. However, there’s always going to be those days when you’re gutted that you’re stuck in a grey office, missing out on the fun that summer brings. ...




FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot.
 
And if the lawsuit — Stewart v. ...




California Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans

Private-sector California employers might soon be able to establish a voluntary preference for hiring military veterans regardless of when the veterans served, thanks to a bill that recently passed the state assembly.The veterans' hiring preference currently in use is limited to Vietnam-era veterans and only immunizes employers from gender discrimination claims. ...




The Millennial 'Try Before You Buy' Job Hunt Boosts Work-Life Balance

The “on-demand” workforce has significantly increased over the last two years. Giving way to more and more freelancers, who now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce, and that number is expected to grow. Largely made popular by companies like Uber and Instacart, the “on-demand” workforce has continued to penetrate other markets, including on-demand placement of temporary workers through companies like BlueCrew. ...




9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. ...