Archives for October 2017

What You Can do When Your Unemployment Benefits are Denied

That’s the last thing you want to hear after losing our job and applying for unemployment benefits. But, don’t give up! There’s still hope, thanks mainly to the appeal process.

5 Ways a DUI Can Affect Potential Employment

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can carry many harsh consequences in a variety of aspects of your life. A conviction of a DUI is associated with possible jail time, fines, and attending rehabilitation classes, and it causes employment issues and family problems as well.

How to Handle Getting Laid-Off Without Warning

Getting laid-off without any prior warning can be devastating. You must deal with a wide range of emotions after hearing the news, and you have to plan for the future. You might be upset, but you cannot let your emotions control your reaction. Here are some practical steps you can take when facing this uncertain situation.

Medical Personnel Shortage: How This Vacuum Will Impact the Careers of Health Professionals

There’s been quite a bit of discussion lately about the shortage of medical personnel in many areas. This is both a problem and an opportunity. It’s certainly a problem for the healthcare industry and the patients who depend on it. On the other hand, it’s an opportunity for people seeking careers that are highly in demand. Let’s see how the health professional vacuum is impacting this field and creating new possibilities for careers.

September Unemployment Rate Down

On Friday October 6th the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their monthly employment survey results for the month of September. Every month the BLS conducts two surveys one contacts a sampling of households and the other collects data from businesses. Then they massage some of the numbers to “Seasonally Adjust” them and release them to the media.

According to the BLS, the current “Seasonally Adjusted” Unemployment Rate for September (released October 6th) is 4.2% DOWN from 4.4% in September. The current “Unadjusted” rate is 4.1% down from 4.5% in August. Seasonal adjustment provides something like a moving average leveling out the bumps due to normal seasonal variations. See: Unadjusted vs. Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for more information about Seasonal Adjustment.

What’s Costing You the Most in Your Hiring Process?

Hiring the right personnel is one of the most important tasks of an HR Manager. If the wrong person is hired, you can expect poor performance, frustrated Managers and higher costs when trying to do damage control. However, the hiring process, done correctly, is not easy or cheap as there are a lot of measures and steps that have to be taken before you can give out that offer letter.