I just heard a story on NPR ”Job Seekers Find Bias Against the Unemployed”discussing how much harder it is for those without jobs to find jobs. Considering that earlier this month, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are still 14.8 million people unemployed—a 9.6% unemployment rate. So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population.
If you have been a recruiter for any length of time you know that the industry is evolving at the speed of the internet. When I started recruiting we relied on newspaper ads to push our jobs out to the public and cold called prospects over the telephone to pull them in to interview. We also did a lot of networking… old school networking.
We don't need no "war for talent"
Pink Slip – new company across the Ocean
Leaving just a memory
Retirement shot, 401k gone as well,
If you have ever read my blog you know that I am no fan of unions. They may have had their place in the past but not in today’s world. I have mentioned in my blogs on EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) that unions cost a company. Not just in direct costs, but in indirect costs as well. Slowed work process, lessened productivity, poorer employee relations, and more have been cited as the costs associated with unionism.
“ Most people have convictions about what is right and wrong based on religious beliefs, cultural roots, family background, personal experiences, laws, organizational values, professional norms and political habits. These are not the best values to make ethical decisions by — not because they are unimportant, but because they are not universal. In contrast to consensus ethical values - such basics as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship - personal and professional beliefs vary over time, among cultures and among members of the same society.