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Talent shortages drive nearly half of hiring managers and recruiters to seek professionals outside their local markets

June 1st, 2011

America’s hiring managers and recruiters are forecasting healthy job growth for the remainder of this year, according to a new survey by Dice Holdings, Inc. Slightly more than half (51 percent ) of employers and recruiters anticipate hiring more professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months. These survey results [Read more...]

Mexican restaurants liable for more than $1 million in back wages and damages after Labor Department investigation

May 31st, 2011

A federal judge in Urbana has ordered Dolores Onate, owner, and Ricardo Onate, manager, of the El Matador Inc. and El Caporal Inc. restaurants in Decatur to pay a total of $1,149,702.50 in back wages and damages to 64 workers employed as servers and kitchen staff. This judgment resolves a lawsuit filed by the U.S. [Read more...]

Failure to manage and retain key employees negatively affecting corporations’ bottom line

May 31st, 2011

The Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a research and advisory services company, has announced research that indicates companies’ failure to manage and retain top talent is negatively affecting their balance sheets. In fact, 25 percent of top employees plan to change jobs in the next 12 months alone.
For organizations that haven’t yet faced the intense time [Read more...]

Survey reveals big jump in number of companies permitting social networking on the job, so long as use is for business purpose

May 27th, 2011

Tweets and “likes” are becoming more beneficial to business, a new Robert Half Technology survey suggests. More than half (51 percent) of chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed said they permit employees to use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on the job as long as it’s for business purposes. This is up from 19 percent [Read more...]

Supreme Court rules Arizona law punishing businesses that hire illegal immigrants not preempted by federal immigration law

May 27th, 2011

The Legal Arizona Workers Act, which provides for the revocation or suspension of the business license of employers in the state that knowingly or intentionally employ unauthorized aliens, was not expressly or impliedly preempted by federal immigration law, ruled the Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision (Chamber of Commerce v Whiting, May 26, 2011, Roberts, [Read more...]