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Welcome to Viewpoint, where HireCentrix provides commentary on some of the most relevant , hottest and often controversial issues  affecting our industry; including employment statistics, employment data, laws and regulation, political and public policies, and more.

A Taxonomy of Recruiters

Harmful/Nusiance recruiter Species:


This particular creature can be recognized by its total lack of knowledge in both the technical material they are representing, the fact that they haven't read your resume, and their exceptionally brilliant conversation.  They are fond of using "On a scale of 1 to 10, please rate yourself in each of the following areas."  They can't read,

Read more: A Taxonomy of Recruiters

New job scam is spreading through legitimate labor exchange sites.


New job scam is spreading through legitimate labor exchange sites.

The latest detected scam is using the employer name, Badger Software Limited, a legitimate company in the United Kingdom, to offer employment opportunities with the intent to take money from job seekers.
Content from Badger’s website has been used in the fraudulent emails claiming to be from representatives associated with this company. Please be aware, employers would NEVER ask for payment from persons applying for a job. Please do not respond to any such offers. The Employment Development Department is investigating this issue and is seeking ways to eradicate fraudulent job offers.

If you discover potentially fraudulent job listings or employers, please report them to or Your local State Exchange 

Provide as much information as possible to help aid in the investigation.

The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

abilitydisability.png   The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations,

Read more: The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

Generational Views on Career Challenge Employers

The more things change, the more different generations of workers become the same, suggests a new study about generational views on careers from Robert Half. The research shows that workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions. Yet, four out of 10 professionals polled said they are more inclined to look for new opportunities outside their firms as a result of the recession.

Read more: Generational Views on Career Challenge Employers

Fending off the wolves and pimps on LinkedIn

Recently a business associate of mine called in desperation about a LinkedIn incident. Someone had sent a highly inappropriate message to her in-box noting ‘she was pretty, they wanted to know more about her.’ This was an inappropriate message on a professional business platform and it scared her. Was he going to stalk and find her via LinkedIn?

Read more: Fending off the wolves and pimps on LinkedIn

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HCX Facts

US investment in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2010 was nine times more than US investment in China during the same period. US investment in the UK was more than seven times more, and in Ireland nearly three times more, than in China. (Source: Transatlantic Economy 2011

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