March 3, 2020

Federal Reserve Announces Emergency Interest Rate Cut
Manufacturing Output Growth Weakens Amid Slower Upturn in New Orders
Disruptions in Global Travel Due to the Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know
Seventh Circuit: Employer May Establish Qualifications for Promotional Decisions
Department of Transportation Cautions Employers About CBD Use by Regulated Workers
Coronavirus Outbreak: How Employers and Employees Are Responding
Construction Outlays Soar in January
Employees and Their Benefit Preferences

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With nearly half of employed U.S. adults saying they’re likely to explore new work opportunities in 2020, staffing companies must be mindful of the candidate experience. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, read about the findings from the latest ASA Workforce Monitor® survey, which offer insight into the reasons job seekers choose not to apply for certain opportunities. What sends talent running for the door—instead of filling your job openings?

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