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Sep 272017
 

ASM ISSUE: 204 – Salary Non-Disclosure: Yea or Nay?

The recruitment industry is abuzz over a new ruling that might possibly be implemented all over the country soon. There have been talks about banning human resource firms and companies from asking job candidates how much they’re earning at their current place of employment, a ruling that has already been passed in Massachusetts.

I came across an article by Lydia Frank on Harvard Business Review that aligns with the sentiments of most recruiters regarding this possible ruling. While they may mean well and their intent is to address the gender pay gap, Payscale data does not show that it can truly amend it.

Payscale is a data and compensation company where Frank works. The company studied the relationship between the gender pay gap and the salary history question.

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ASM ISSUE: 205 – Negative Unemployment in the Feed and Grain Industry

Recently Feed & Grain Magazine decided to explore the state of employment in the feed and grain business. They interviewed 7 leaders in the business, two recruiters and 5 top industry professionals. I was asked to share my insights regarding the challenges recruiters in this niche presently face. You can check out the article on our website.

I have noticed that it in recent years, top talent has more available options, as the industry is currently facing negative unemployment rates. There is a high demand for people with the right degree or a certain amount of experience. However, there aren’t enough qualified talent to fill this role.

This low employment rate does not only affect high level positions, but lower level roles as well. Companies have to compete for qualified candidates. The agriculture industry, despite the abundance of well-paying jobs, is not exactly considered a glamorous career option. There is a lot of physical labor involved and outdoor tasks under the sun or during colder months.

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