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Florida Experiences First Job Loss in More than Seven Years

Florida Experiences First Job Loss in More than Seven Years

In November, Florida saw a significant loss in jobs for the first time in more than seven years. The losses were found in both the goods producing and service providing sectors according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Outside of Florida, we saw solid job gains in the other tracked states outlined below. The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Here is a closer look at the regional numbers: California added 21,900 jobs Florida lost 7,400 jobs Illinois added 7,200 jobs New Jersey added 2,600 jobs New York added 13,900 jobs Texas added 17,600 jobs Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/ Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

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Four Ways Small Businesses Can Compete for Top Talent

Four Ways Small Businesses Can Compete for Top Talent

Ask any business leader today what he or she is worried about, and they will most likely discuss the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent. Nowhere is this concern greater than in the minds of small-business owners. It is even tougher when the job market tightens. October was one of the best job-creating months this year, with 235,000 private-sector jobs added. This means the pool of unemployed workers continues to shrink and current workers are being lured with big pay bumps to switch jobs. It’s causing managers — from companies big and small — to worry about how they can compete for skilled workers. This is especially challenging for small businesses. When small businesses need to fill a job, they are going up against the recruitment campaigns, salaries and benefits that larger companies can offer. However, despite the challenge of fewer candidates seeking work and the pressure to retain current employees, small businesses can have a real advantage in attracting and retaining top talent if they use their...

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Thanksgiving Cooking Is Finished But Here’s An Easy Recipe for Improving Your Job Descriptions

Thanksgiving Cooking Is Finished But Here’s An Easy Recipe for Improving Your Job Descriptions

Job descriptions can help you identify the essential functions of the job and the qualifications needed for a role. They can also help you set clear expectations with employees, evaluate performance, make compensation decisions, identify training needs, handle requests for reasonable accommodations, and make exempt vs. non-exempt classification decisions. Here are six guidelines for developing effective job descriptions: #1: Be consistent. To help make valid comparisons between jobs, use the same format for each job description. Generally, this includes: Job details: job title, supervisor’s title, exempt vs. non-exempt classification, a brief summary of the job, and the date the job description was created or last revised. Essential functions: job duties that an employee must be able to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation. Non-essential functions: additional tasks the employee may be required to perform during the course of his or her job, but are not essential to the job. Qualifications and skills: training, education, certification(s), and years of experience needed to perform the job. Physical demands and work...

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Recruiting Trends: Passive vs. Active Jobseekers: Report Uncovers a Big Disconnect

Recruiting Trends: Passive vs. Active Jobseekers: Report Uncovers a Big Disconnect

Recruiting Trends highlighted findings from the ADP Research Institute’s® Evolution of Work study, which found that while only 24 percent of employees are actively seeking a new job, 42 percent said they’re not actively looking, yet are open to considering a new position. Ahu Yildirmaz, Co-Founder of the ADP Research Institute says “Employers are definitely overestimating the number of active jobseekers and underestimating the number of passive seekers.” Why are so many organizations underestimating the number of passive jobseekers within their ranks? Yildirmaz says it’s because they’re more focused on attracting new talent than on retaining and engaging the talent they already have. “If you think about the talent cycle, it’s not just about attracting new candidates, but keeping your existing employees, too,” she says. Read the full article here. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Service-producing Sector Continues to Show Gains in October

Service-producing Sector Continues to Show Gains in October

In October, the service-providing sector continued its forward momentum while, on a state level, Texas and New York lead in job gains according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. The ADP Regional Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Here is a closer look at the regional numbers: California added 16,980 jobs Florida added 6,960 jobs Illinois added 9,570 jobs New Jersey added 6,510 jobs New York added 19,530 jobs Texas added 25,050 jobs Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/ Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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