Employment Summary for March 2017

Figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. added 98,000 nonfarm payroll positions in March. Economists had forecast that 180,000 jobs would be added during the month, according to The New York Times. The BLS also revised the total number of jobs added in February from 235,000 to 219,000. The[…]

Revamp Your Playbook to Attract Top Talent in a Tight Candidate Market

Late 2015 was the most difficult hiring period in four years, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and things have only become harder for businesses both large and small, especially in the realm of professional and managerial positions. With the BLS reporting an unemployment rate down to 2.1 percent for this segment[…]

Employment Summary for February 2017

Just two months into 2017, employment data is ushering in business confidence and surpassing expectations for steady job growth. In February, employment in nonfarm payroll grew by 235,000 – with the largest increases seen in construction, private educational services, mining, healthcare and manufacturing, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor[…]

We’re All Human.

I’m late with my blog this month with no good reason or excuse. I am, like most people nowadays, often overwhelmed with my daily work and the stresses of life. Although I would describe most of it as good stress, my body views it simply as stress. In looking at a list of top 10 most[…]

Employment Summary for January 2017

Starting the first month of the year off strong and marking the last set of employment data representing the previous administration, the U.S. labor market added 70,000 more jobs in January than in December 2016, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job growth surpasses expectations Though a steady[…]

Employment Summary for October 2016

One month ahead of the December meeting of the Federal Reserve and just four days before the U.S. presidential election, the employment report for October looked stable. Though the jobs report came in just below expectations, it held steady adding 161,000 nonfarm roles, according to the October Employment Situation released by the U.S. Bureau of[…]

Are Your Hiring Processes and Brand on the Same Page?

When running a business, it’s important to try to be as transparent and authentic as possible. Doing one thing – but meaning or saying another – can have significant, negative implications for your organization, especially when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent. Unknowingly presenting conflicting messages throughout the interview process can hurt your[…]

Employment Summary for August 2016

Following two months of strong gains, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning showed a slightly softer jobs report that fell just shy of economist forecasts, as employment slowed in August. According to CNBC, Wall Street economists had anticipated a gain of 180,000 jobs for the month and a 0.1 percent drop in[…]

Isn’t it Time to Declutter Your Hiring Process?

The life-altering magic of decluttering and refocusing have been frequent discussion points lately, with experts weighing in on how to create the best possible environments for living and working. Many companies could also benefit from applying the principles of decluttering to their hiring processes. If your company hasn’t examined the recruitment-to-onboarding process in a while,[…]

Employment Situation Report May 2016

Employment Summary for May 2016 With the looming anticipation of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike, all eyes were on the numbers this morning but the newly released data for job growth fell far short of expectations. Halt in U.S. job growth Despite early predictions that the May labor market would hold steady to support[…]