Susan Hand's Blog – June 2009 Archive (2)

The unofficial definitions of Unemployment and real people left uncounted

There is an official definition for unemployment that everyone can find at the Bureau of Labor Statics ( However, because unemployment, and employment calculations do not count all peoples, and have a limited view of the labor force for reporting numbers, they inadequately capture our potential problems.

We should consider the additional indicators when assessing our Labor Market problems, and the BLS does have some addition stats they consider, but the system as a whole… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on June 17, 2009 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Business vs Social Networking & Legislation

Things that make me go hmmmmmmmmm....

I recently attended a free webinar, where the speaker made distinct lines between social and business networks. However, as recruitment professionals, those lines are often crossed. Isn't a true network a mix of both?

I do recognize that some Social Networks like Facebook are mostly created for the personal, and are used as social sharing pages. However, the recruiter and HR professional have checked it for networks into companies, business… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on June 3, 2009 at 11:15am — 1 Comment


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