Managing Employer Brand During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Managing Employer Brand During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of employer brand during a crisis, but there is no playbook for this unprecedented time. Employer branding—influencing an organization’s reputation as an employer—significantly affects the volume and...
2.4 Million File New Unemployment Claims

2.4 Million File New Unemployment Claims

​Another 2.4 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending May 16. That brings the nine-week total to about 39 million.Weekly first-time claims have been gradually declining since hitting a record 6.8 million in late March. The...
Visa Flexibility Extended to Essential H-2B Workers

Visa Flexibility Extended to Essential H-2B Workers

​Seasonal guest workers deemed "essential to the U.S. food supply chain" will be able to stay in the country longer under a new temporary rule prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.Due to labor force disruptions at meat and poultry operations, U.S....
NYC Ban on Drug Testing Job Applicants Takes Effect

NYC Ban on Drug Testing Job Applicants Takes Effect

​Most New York City employers are no longer able to drug-test job applicants for marijuana use, under a law that took effect May 10.We’ve rounded up resources and articles from SHRM Online and other trusted outlets on the news.Exceptions for Some Jobs...
Career Fairs Go Virtual in Reaction to Pandemic

Career Fairs Go Virtual in Reaction to Pandemic

​Some companies are still hiring during the coronavirus pandemic, and many are turning to virtual career fairs and hiring events to find candidates. Being able to connect with job seekers in a chat-based virtual environment has been a tremendous asset since in-person...