Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

If you are willing to pay a reasonable wage for people who already have the skills, there are many people who would gladly work for you. Employers want their experience at a new person’s wage. If you want to hire people will scarce skills and pay them an insufficient wage, you might think there is a skills “gap.” It’s wage gap. That’s a tight wage for that much experience. I almost always see a wage gap.

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs.

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How to Optimize Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process


Improve Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process. Hiring quality candidates is a place where art meets science. Companies must streamline their hiring processes for consistency and uniformity to help lower turnover and hiring costs while ensuring they select the best candidates.

It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)

Corn on the Job

At the risk of sounding like a snob, I thought I’d be head and shoulders above the other candidates, regardless of the fact that I’d never worked retail before. I’m not sure why, but entry level and minimum wage jobs seem to have more difficult and unpredictable interviewing techniques.

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Properly Spotting Talent During The Hiring Process

The Undercover Recruiter

The cost alone for a low-wage employee can easily and quickly run […]. Talent Acquisition Ideal Candidate Paul Cherry Performance Based Results Recruiting Talent Spotting

No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Hiring Technical People

Find candidates your people have worked with before, or use a loose connection to find a friend of a friend. Pay them a fair wage. All of those actions will reduce the cost of your hiring. hiring strategy age cost of a hire cultural fit experience Hiring Geeks That Fit job description Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth ? It’s a fascinating article.

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asking an employee to cover the cost of a missed flight, tops with shoulder cut-outs at work, and more

Ask A Manager

Asking an employee to cover the cost of a missed flight. The cost was double. Presumably (I hope) you’d write this off as a cost of doing business and not even think about asking her to pay for it. But if you want to be known an employer who treats your people well, cover the cost of the ticket. Don’t ask her to cover something that’s ultimately a business cost even though she couldn’t use the ticket. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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I don’t want a minimum wage job

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. I know the benefits of working a minimum wage job (any pay is better than nothing, it keeps me busy, etc.). I don’t look down on people who work minimum wage either. – I have worked minimum wage/low skill jobs, and it is difficult to break out of the pattern. Minimum wage brings, at most, $1160.

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What is “The Perfect Fit”?

The Undercover Recruiter

Perfect” doesn’t appear they don’t rethink what they’re asking for – they blame the candidate pool, throwing out terms like “skills shortage”. ” In search of candidate factories: By: Maxim Erased. Just as there is no fantasy date factory, there is no fantasy candidate factory.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. Removing Arbitrary Bars to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records Improves Job Availability, Lowers Crime and Social Costs, Experts Tell EEOC. WASHINGTON -- Employers often refuse to hire people with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences, leading to recidivism and higher social services costs, experts told the U.S. » Bigfoot Recruiting: How to recruit candidates that do not exist!

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How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Test 

Ms. Career Girl

Pre-employment testing speeds up the overview and interview process by eliminating candidates more quickly. Personality tests: Exams like the Caliper or Myers-Briggs assessments paint a better picture of a candidate’s behavioral traits, character and learning abilities.

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A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

This continuing growth in women’s employment highlights that employers are becoming far better at hiring female candidates. Even women employed directly by the government, who purport to be looking to end discrimination against women, are failing to be paid an equal wage for the work they do.

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Good Career Choices in the World of Finance

Career Alley

What They Do – Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty using statistics and financial analysis. They help businesses develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk in industries such as Insurance. Some employers prefer to hire candidates who have an MBA.

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Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Make sure that you understand the details of your state’s employment law, including the minimum wage that you need to pay, how to avoid any potential discrimination in the workplace, and how to keep your employees’ schedules legal.

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Career Tips for New Grads

Career Alley

According to The Wall Street Journal , 284,000 students graduated into minimum wage jobs in 2012. Employers find it difficult to find candidates fluent in several languages, so you become more marketable if you have both global experience and an extra language on your resume.

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5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

According to the National Women’s Law Center , women would lose $418,800 over the course of a 40-year career based on today’s wage gap. Networking with people in your industry will help you understand what a competitive wage is for someone in your position.

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4 Ways to Evaluate An Internship Program – And Why It Matters

Career Alley

percent of companies still offer unpaid internships or internships that pay less than minimum wage. Nathan Parcells is co-founder and CMO of InternMatch , an online platform connecting the best intern candidates and employers.

Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

HR Capitalist

Sanders is a Democratic presidential candidate, and part of his platform has been the need to pay workers a living wage. Let's look at the Minimum Wage in America. Sanders is on record that the minimum wage should be at $15 per hour nationwide, etc.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years.

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Top Careers for Social Science PhDs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

As budgetary decisions continue to affect the academic world and profession, many PhD students, candidates, and graduates are beginning to look outside the world of academia for their career. As a PhD candidate, your skills and expertise are easily transferrable and marketable.

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Career Lessons You Can Learn From 10-Year-Olds

Ms. Career Girl

Manners cost nothing, our mothers always told us, but they can pay dividends in the workplace. Falling wages. And any project completed badly will have to be redone, costing the company in time and money.

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Non-Profits Playing An Important Role In Fostering Employment For People With ASD


The cost benefits of supporting job seekers with ASD. If you are an adult with autism looking for employment, remember to think beyond the statistics.

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. to help them remember candidates more clearly. of their candidates uncomfortable for no reason).

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?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs


As a result, the placement agencies will often train the candidates they think can do the temp job. Costing less than full-time employees, temps are appealing to companies in hard times. 13) Temporary job workers have a higher chance of subsequently working for higher wage firms.

Seven Reasons to Continue Your Education After College

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re considering going back to school, here are 7 reasons I’d encourage you to go for it despite the time, effort and money it may cost you! Multiplied over 40 years, this is over $400,000 in additional wages.

Tips for Talking About Compensation


And that’s ironic, because most people assume employment to earn a living, and yet the standard rule is to avoid saying the “m” word at all costs! If you’re worried about employees coming to you with wage questions, now is the time to realize this is part of the job.

Tech Bootcamps Better at Recruiting Diverse Students than Higher Ed


In other words, bootcamps aren’t in competition with undergraduate computer science programs; they’re attracting a different pool of candidates.

A Win-Win Situation Guaranteed to Increase Job Satisfaction


According to a study by Pew Research , nearly forty percent of self-employed workers are completely satisfied with their jobs, compared to 28 percent of all wage or salaried employees. Have you been dissatisfied with work lately?

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. Teachers make a reasonable wage and their careers bring job satisfaction every day. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Ep 73 – How to Hire for Culture Fit Like Southwest Careers


Passive and active employee disengagement is costly business when you relate the stats to the 2015 total wages and salaries, which came out to about eight trillions of dollars. trillion dollars in wages every year. . This number is the reason that hiring isn’t just about finding the best quality candidates for a role but making sure that the company and the new employee’s culture and values are aligned.

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Before Starting the Equal Pay Discussions Do a Salary Review


The act seeks to minimize the wage gap between men and women (I know that some of those statistics are have come under fire — but for the purpose of this article, we’re going to set that aside.)

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Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. The story pointed out that the chance of finding a highly qualified candidate in the ranks of the unemployed was very likely when you look at the volumes of people out of work and the rate that companies downsized. Health, retirement, and paid leave benefits made up more than three-fifths of private industry employer-provided benefit costs in June 2012. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. But some employment class-action lawsuits, particularly those involving disputes over overtime and other wage-and-hour claims, are surviving and have even been strengthened by the ruling, as judges have issued opinions arguing the Wal-Mart decision does not apply to a given case. » AFSCME Report: Gay and transgender discrimination Workplace Discrimination Report costs time is costly to the company, business, Government, and Taxpayer.

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Work For A ‘Green’ Company

Career Realism

Today’s job seeker has the same objectives as those of the past; sufficient wages and benefits, job security, and opportunities for growth. But the contemporary candidate adds the following: to work for a company that provides green products and services.

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Where Have all of the Jobs Gone?

Career Alley

In addition to cutting jobs due to the recession and to increase profitability, companies are looking overseas to save money in labor costs. According to Forrester Research, over the next fifteen years over three million US service industry jobs and up to $136 billion in wages will move overseas to countries including India, Russia, China and the Philippines. Others point to jobs moving to lower wage rate countries.

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should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

Ask A Manager

Also, it’s worth noting that I’m probably five years older than him and have therefore had more years to get raises, cost-of-living increases, etc. We had a good conversation, he thanked me profusely for talking about all this with him so candidly, and I think he’s gathering information to make a case to his manager at some point soon for a raise.

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So What are You waiting for -


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. Recruiting and Candidate Dev. Realities: The Wall Street and mortgage loan debacle The resultant loss of faith in our economic system and negative stock market reactions The “pucker factor” experienced by many employers and potential candidates about an unsure future. Finally, have you the absolute criteria by which you can discern among all the companies and candidates who seek your help, those that deserve it? Be our Friend.

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8 Presidential Election Issues That Impact Your Workplace


A reported 47% of your employees are discussing the election at the office and given the shenanigans of our Presidential candidates and the media circus surrounding them, I expect that number to be much higher. Minimum Wage. Increase the federal minimum wage to at least $12 per hour.

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S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. The mechanics still need to be worked out," said Supervisor and sheriff candidate Ross Mirkarimi. » A Public Law School Faces Trial due to hiring discrimination of Liberal Candidates IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Praised by colleagues as smart, friendly and passionate about the law, Teresa Wagner was a leading candidate when two jobs came open to teach writing at the University of Iowa law school. Be our Friend.

The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

Honest HR folks will candidly admit that “That is not our job, and that expectation is not realistic.” No, in light of its costs, duration (frequently years) and potential career effects is, and despite occasional headlines, employee litigation is more often than not path to fool’s gold. “Without accountability, we cannot expect responsibility.”. From each and every event and circumstance, we can take away important lessons to guide our future actions. Some are obvious, others not.

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Technology Tidbit 12 ? Posting Job Orders on Craigslist


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. I have four candidates from these postings in some phase of the interview process. Considering the maximum cost for a Craigslist job posting is $25.00, guys, this is a no brainer!! The company then evolved to supplier(working only the candidate side)in all manufacturing industries, filling operations positions as well as all types of engineering titles. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

Insurance at Risk: Small Business Employees Risk Losing Coverage


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. Across the country, America’s businesses are struggling as the cost of health care continues to skyrocket. If trends continue, health care costs for large firms will increase 166% by 2019, resulting in a cost burden of $28,530 per employee.2 Rising health care costs cut into employee wages and impede hiring and business growth. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Recruiting & Candidate Dev. Most mortgage lenders require applicants seeking to borrow more than 80 percent of their home’s value to obtain mortgage insurance, meaning MGIC’s denials to women on maternity leave could cost those women the opportunity to obtain a home loan. “No » DOL Recovers back wages from two Technology companies for their Information Technology H-1B workers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- SVK Systems Inc. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.