Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – June 2013 Archive (5)

Why Small Businesses are Scared to Hire and What Recruiters Can Do

First the good news: the economy is growing and companies are adding jobs.

The bad news? The growth is slower than everyone would like and has slowed since the beginning of the year.

Why?  Well as ADP CFO Jan Siegmund explained in an …


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Obamacare-Dodgers" Help Contract Hiring Outpace Direct Hire

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the healthcare reform law often referred to as Obamacare, is being credited for a spike in contract staffing, which is at its highest level since 2006 and is outpacing traditional, direct hiring.

The Bureau of Labor statistics reported that 2,679,800 workers were employed in contract/temporary positions in May, inching ever closer to the all-time record of 2,767,300 contractors working in October 2006, according to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 21, 2013 at 9:54am — 3 Comments

What is Discrimination of the Unemployed and Where is it Illegal?

New York City has become the latest area to pass a law banning what has been called "unemployment discrimination."

So just what is unemployment discrimination? It refers to denying candidates employment based solely on the fact that they are not currently employed. It's no secret that companies have probably always preferred actively employed candidates, but some companies took it a step further in the wake of the recession by stating in job postings that unemployed…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 19, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

6 Critical Wage & Hour Reminders as FLSA Lawsuits Hit Record High

As the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hits an all time high, recruiters can help clients avoid what one attorney calls "one of the top threats to U.S. employers."

Human Resource Executive Online recently reported that…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Next Generation in the Workplace Recruiters Should Prepare For

Many recruiters and employers are still trying to wrap their arms around Generation Y (or Millennials if you prefer) and their  unique look at the workplace.  Now, according to Workforce, recruiters may want to start bracing for the next generation in the workplace.

The article…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


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