Hello and welcome to another great week here at FOT. No Breaking Bad spoilers below for
those still on season three (catch up already!)… Enjoy:
1. Computers No Longer Needed to Apply for Microsoft Jobs. Roughly one month ago a new version of Microsoft”s mobile career site launched, allowing candidates to ditch the computer and take advantage of applying using profiles or a registered email address right from their mobile device of choice.
2. Is EEOC Softening Stance On Use Of Criminal Background Checks? A few weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus slammed the EEOC for bringing suit against the Freeman Companies, a national events marketing organization. Since then, the EEOC used a query from nine states’ Attorneys General to clarify its position on employers using criminal background checks to screen job applicants.
3. The $10,000 Social Innovation Degree. The nonprofit sector employed about one out of 10 Americans in 2010, making it the third-largest labor force in America. However, with the rise in tuition it may make sense for those pursuing careers in social good embrace an alternate learning path.
4. Siemens” New CEO Riles Labor Reps With News Of Job Cuts. Over the weekend 15,000 job cuts at Germany”s Siemens has put the German engineering group”s new chief executive, Joe Kaeser, on a collision course with workers” representatives only two months after he took control.
5. . A new study by a team at Oxford University called The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?, estimates that 47 percent of U.S. jobs are “at risk” of being automated in the next 20 years.
Have a great week, FOT Nation!
Holland Dombeck McCue is the former editor turned blogger here at Fistful of Talent. She plays in the employment branding and B2B marketing space and currently heads up Recruitment Marketing and Global Employment Branding for Delta Air Lines. So, it goes without saying that the opinions shared on FOT are hers and hers alone. She wishes it could go without saying, but hey, Legal runs a tight ship…