Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Rise

​States reported that 245,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 15, an increase of 5,000 from last week’s revised level. First-time jobless claims had stayed low all... Read more »

How to Recruit for Hard-to-Fill Blue-Collar Positions

​In a time when more people are going to college and pursuing white-collar jobs after graduation, employers are having difficulty overcoming a shortage of blue-collar workers. From construction to food service to... Read more »

Viewpoint: Should You Let Employees Break the Rules to Make Customers Happy?

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. Organizations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver simple transactions in a standardized way.... Read more »

Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise

​States reported that 239,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 8, an increase of 11,000 from last week and the highest number since January 2022. About 1.81... Read more »

Job Creation Slows in March

​U.S. employers added 236,000 new jobs in March, holding to expectations, and the unemployment rate dipped to 3.5 percent, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The... Read more »

Weekly Jobless Claims Top 225K

​States reported that 228,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 1 as claims continue their upward climb. About 1.8 million workers total claimed unemployment benefits, the highest level since... Read more »

Job Openings Continue to Fall

​Job openings plummeted by 632,000 in February to 9.9 million, but still outnumber available workers as the labor market remains tight, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau... Read more »

Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

​States reported that 198,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits last week, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 191,000. About 1.69 million workers continue to claim unemployment benefits, which is considered... Read more »

SHRM Specialty Credentials Evolve with New Talent Development Program

​SHRM’s Education Team is adding a new program offering to the specialty credential library later this year—the Talent Development Specialty Credential (TDSC). Here’s how the program is being designed and the benefits... Read more »

The Key to Improving Equity in the Workplace: an Analytical Aptitude

​Workers value fairness: 88 percent of U.S. workers believe fairness is extremely important or very important in the workplace. And research suggests that workers are willing to quit rather than accept unfair... Read more »
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