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For a variety of reasons, including limited budget, many U.S. companies have had to put some management development initiatives on hold during the past four years, according to a survey released Sept. 13, 2012, by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association International. Forty-seven percent of respondents delayed at least one program, and 36 percent did so in several cases. Among the 17 percent of organizations that have thus far avoided delays, a majority conceded that there are planned initiatives that may yet be postponed.

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October 1, 2012

Just under three-quarters (73%) of manufacturing organizations reported mild to significant improvement in overall financial health in 2012 compared with 59% in 2011. About the same percentage in 2012 (75%) were currently hiring; however, two-thirds (67%) of these organizations were having difficulty recruiting for specific jobs. One of the strategies for dealing with this challenge is hiring U.S. veterans, which has increased from 44% in 2011 to 59% in 2012.  

September 26, 2012

The majority (80%) of respondents from the high-tech industry were hiring full-time staff in the fall of 2011, an increase from 75% in 2010. Of the high-tech organizations that are currently hiring full-time staff, 71% reported having difficulty recruiting for specific open jobs. The five most difficult positions to fill for the high-tech industry are engineers (95%), high-skilled technical (e.g., technicians and programmers) (88%), sales representatives (79%), managers and executives (78%), and customer service representatives (47%).

September 25, 2012

“Good, but not great” is how most federal government employment reports are tagged each month when they’re released. But when it comes to workers’ earning power of late, “good” isn’t all that great.

September 10, 2012

In September 2012, for the second consecutive month, the hiring rate will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year earlier, according to results from the latest Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey.

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September 6, 2012

Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Citi, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and USAA are the winners of the Work Life Legacy Military Award from the Families and Work Institute (FWI).

Recipients were singled out by a 14-member panel of judges for their outstanding efforts to hire and support transitioning service members and their families. It’s the only award, said FWI.

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August 16, 2012

Despite continued job growth, little change is expected in jobless rate  

August 7, 2012

This report, generated by Institute For The Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute:

July 24, 2012

Hiring is not expected to ramp up significantly in July in the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for July 2012. 

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July 6, 2012

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June 25, 2012

The Great Recession and subsequent slow-growth recovery have brought renewed attention to the “haves vs. have-nots” argument. And while some of us are probably tired of hearing how much better the wealthiest 1 percent is faring over the other 99 percent of our population, it’s time to acknowledge that a similar discrepancy is playing out in the U.S. labor market.

June 6, 2012

The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have formed a strategic affiliation to pursue advocacy and thought leadership on pressing global talent management issues. The organizations made the announcement June 5, 2012,  at ACIP’s 2012 Symposium in Washington, D.C.

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June 5, 2012

Job creation will continue in the manufacturing and services sectors in June 2012, but for the fifth time in the past six months the rate of growth will fall behind that of the previous year in both sectors, according to the latest Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey.

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June 1, 2012

An April 23, 2012, Associated Press report revealed some troubling information regarding job opportunities for the Class of 2012. It said that half of recent college graduates are jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t use their skills and knowledge fully.

The figures were based on 2011 U.S. Census data analyzed by Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University.

May 10, 2012

Job creation will continue in the U.S. manufacturing and service sectors in May 2012, though less robustly than a year earlier. Meanwhile, recruiting difficulty, which had been rising in the first months of 2012, appears to be leveling off, according to the latest Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey report.

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May 3, 2012

 A number of reports during early 2012, while tentative in tone, have painted a picture of a U.S. economy entering a period of gradual recovery as it continues to shake off the effects of the recession. Such recent improvements in the U.S. economy might be restoring HR professionals’ confidence in the job market for the spring of 2012, too, according to the latest Jobs Outlook Survey (JOS), published April 2, 2012, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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April 5, 2012