Employers Delay in Filling Jobs

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 - 6:04 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Yesterday, I posted one article about how employers are taking their time filling job vacancies.  Here is a more comprehensive report, listing the reasons that employers are reluctant to fill employment positions.

According to Vox…”

This time it’s different

That said, at the end of the story, a wolf really does show up. By the same token, survey data of small business owners conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business really does show a recent rise in the number of small business owners who cite “labor quality” as a big problem for their business:


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Jobs Are Available But Going Unfilled

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 - 9:31 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Apparently, there are quite a few jobs that are available in the United States. The job market is bristling, but then the jobs themselves are not being fulfilled.  One article I read cited the following as their three top reasons.   High Taxes, Government Regulations and Red Tape, Poor Quality of Labor.    All issues to make on wonder in what direction the country should be going

According to CNN, the United States has more job openings than in the past fifteen years.  There are some 5.4 million job openings.  But then other articles specify that there are no really qualified candidates to fill them.

According to the article…”Good sign for the economy: More openings will likely lead to more hiring, although it’s not always a one-to-one match since some jobs require more skills and experience than what many job seekers have.”


Corra Group Ramps Up Employment Screening to Commercial Trucking Firms as Hiring Gains After a Downturn

Tue, June 9th, 2015 - 11:07 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is once again ramping up its efforts to assist commercial trucking and transportation compliance requirements as the industry overall shows signs of rebounding after months of a decline. The renewed efforts include providing background checks for new drivers as well as offering its trucking package services for all the Department of Transportation Compliance Mandates.

“According to the April online issue of Journal of Commerce, the trucking industry had been showing a dramatic decline in hiring,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “The industry lost some 6,700 jobs in March but recovered more than a quarter of them in April. In all, hiring in the trucking industry had doubled from 2013 through 2014, going from about 25 thousand jobs to some 46 thousand jobs. This has meant significant competition in the job market, making it tough to find good drivers.”

Gustavson pointed out that trucking companies not only need drivers, but they need good drivers. He noted they need drivers with decent safety records, have no substance abuse issues, who will meet DOT compliance standards, and who will show up for the job.

“This is where Corra Group comes in,” said Gustavson. “As part of our updates in offering background checks to trucking companies, we are providing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving Reportsfrom every state in the union. The new driver’s license not only include, violations, DUI’s, accidents and the like, but also can tell you whether your driver is current with his Medical Certification. The Medical Certification information on the driving record is of major value to employers in this industry.


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Think Your Candidate has an Accredited International Degree? Better Think Again.

Mon, June 8th, 2015 - 10:04 am - By Gordon Basichis

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I realize when recruiters and Human Resources Managers are trying to staff up their work forces it is essential to get new employees on board as soon as possible.  With the increased frequency of foreign born and foreign educated job candidates conducting international criminal records and international education  verification can be costly and time consuming.  But then when you discover the hard way that your shining new candidate didn’t have his college degree after all, then the expense and the time seem insignificant when matched up against the possible consequences.  If you are in the sort of industrial sector where it is essential your work staff have verifiable degrees or else you lose a contract, suddenly the few bucks and the few days don’t seem luck much at all.

Here is an article from the New York Times that demonstrates one of any number of diploma mills and scam operations that will verify degrees for a price.  Of course, the whole thing is bogus, the degrees are fake, and so are the vouching professors.  When you consider the fact that when people lie about their resume they lie mostly about having their degrees when they were there for enrollment only.  Or they didn’t go at all.

According to the article…”

Seen from the Internet, it is a vast education empire: hundreds of universities and high schools, with elegant names and smiling professors at sun-dappled American campuses.

Their websites, glossy and assured, offer online degrees in dozens of disciplines, like nursing and civil engineering. There are glowing endorsements on the CNN iReport website, enthusiastic video testimonials, and State Department authentication certificates bearing the signature of Secretary of State John Kerry.

“We host one of the most renowned faculty in the world,” boasts a woman introduced in one promotional video as the head of a law school. “Come be a part of Newford University to soar the sky of excellence.”

Yet on closer examination, this picture shimmers like a mirage. The news reports are fabricated. The professors are paid actors. The university campuses exist only as stock photos on computer servers. The degrees have no true accreditation.In fact, very little in this virtual academic realm, appearing to span at least 370 websites, is real — except for the tens of millions of dollars in estimated revenue it gleans each year from many thousands of people around the world, all paid to a secretive Pakistani software company.


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