July 12, 2011

New list of Albany's fastest-growing companies
The Business Review
The Stewart's convenience store chain again makes The Business Review's list of fastest-growing companies. In this slideshow, learn about opportunities at the Albany area's healthiest companies.More

Private hiring picks up, jobless claims fall
U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in June, and the number of Americans filing for jobless benefits fell, strengthening views the economy is positioned to improve in the second half.More

Another volley in the E-Verify battle
Human Resource Executive Online
There's a new piece of proposed legislation that will require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of the law's enactment. As it stands, there is little consensus on whether it has a chance of becoming law in its present form — or whether it is the solution to the problem.More

How to deal with job seekers who keep things close to vest
Recruiting Trends
It can be frustrating to identify an outstanding candidate who is not willing to share the pertinent information a recruiter needs. When this happens you have two choices: Walk away to find another candidate, or develop rapport and win this candidate's trust.More

New initiative in Rochester highlights careers in optics industry
Rochester Business Journal
Citizens Bank, a division of RBS Citizens N.A., has announced a new initiative called Future Optics, which will raise awareness about the growing number of employment opportunities in the Rochester-area optics industry. The bank is providing a $40,000 grant for a workforce development program. More

Do this, not that: Behavioral interviewing done right
The Hiring Site
In her presentation, "Beyond Behavioral Interviewing: Asking the RIGHT Questions, Evaluating the Answers," Nancy Newell, SPHR, offers strategies for what to do — and what to avoid — when it comes to finding the right candidate through behavioral interviewing.More

Legislation introduced to reform UI system
Two U.S. legislators have introduced a bill to reform the unemployment insurance system by encouraging short-time compensation, also known as work-sharing.More

Immigrant skills on the rise
Human Resource Executive Online
Immigrant workers in the United States are more highly educated than the stereotypes indicate. The number of immigrants with bachelor's degrees exceeds the number of those who lack a high school diploma, yet the highly skilled immigrants are underemployed, according to a recent report.More