If you have been in the recruiting industry for any length of time, you are probably familiar with what is known as the "unemployed mindset" - the tendency of employers to prefer currently employed candidates over those who are unemployed. This mindset has prevailed despite mass layoffs during the recession that put many on the unemployment lines through no fault of their own.
As the economy continues its sluggish recovery, some are still struggling to find work. Here…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
What does a worker who has only been out of work for a month have in common with one who has been unemployed for six months to a year? It appears they are both just as likely to be rejected for job based on their employment status (or lack thereof), even as legislators move to make "unemployed discrimination" illegal.
A recent Huffington…Continue
I just watched the HBO documentary Hard Times Lost on Long Island. This was a 1-hour documentary profiling a few unemployed individuals living on Long Island and I highly recommend everyone watch it. It should be required watching for anyone working in HR. I watch movies to escape. I want…Continue
The unemployment rate may be slowly going down, but there is one number that seems to keep going up: the number of Americans who have been out of work for six months or longer.
The number of…Continue
While the recession has supposedly been over for quite some time, many people are still feeling its effects. And it is quite possible that Baby Boomers are having the hardest time bouncing back.
A recent U.S. News & World Report article examines "The Recession's Impact…Continue
Over the past year or so, many people have gotten up in arms over job ads that specifically state that unemployed candidates will not be considered for open positions. Now the practice has caught President Obama's attention.
Included in the jobs bill that Obama has been pushing over the past couple of weeks is the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011. This act would effectively make "unemployed discrimination" illegal, according to the Society for…Continue
A recent practice we have reported on where employers specifically state in job postings that they will not accept unemployed candidates has ignited a bit of a firestorm and has some crying "discrimination." Some lawmakers are even moving to make banning unemployed job candidates…Continue
The recent trend we have reported on where companies refuse to consider unemployed candidates for their job openings has now caught the attention of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
While the practice of preferring currently employed candidates is nothing new, it gained national attention after several employers…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Great Recession forced many workers to make some hard decisions the past couple of years. Some had to relocate. Others gave up the job hunt for awhile and returned to school.
And according to the Human Resources Executive Online article "Job Seekers Change Course," a large number of workers chose to try different career…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments
The holidays are right around the corner where it’s now a time to reflect on the year that is near its end and, 2011, the new year to come. A time to get together with close friends and family and perhaps ... A time to think of those not so fortunate - where volunteering to help those in need might be a reminder of how thankful and grateful we should be..., for what we do have.…Continue
When sitting in front of your potential next employer, in a job interview, the most essential piece of paper which adds instant credibility to your personal brand is not your college degree – it’s your resume!
We recently turned to Certified Resume Writer Violet Nikolici Lowery, President of A Plus Professional Resumes and Creator of “Pimp My Crappy Resume”, to address a frequently asked question by Job Seekers – “Should I include… Continue
Added by Carlos Gil on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments