Signal boost this, tumblr. A female attorney got fired one week after telling her boss she was pregnant (in 2013) and it’s not illegal because it’s such a small company. This is wrong.
Most people don’t know this, but many of the laws that bar discrimination don’t necessarily apply to small businesses, which in my opinion is seriously screwed up. Generally, small businesses don’t exploit these loopholes, but that’s not always the case. This is especially true with pregnancy laws and under the ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act). Just be on your guard.
Tired of your loved ones giving you a hard time for not “trying hard enough” to get a job? Well, looks like you have FACTS on your side to shut them up!
Mike Konczal at Next New Deal points out that the amount of effort employers have put into finding new hires sharply fell during the recession and has yet to bounce back. A chart in the post shows
“Recruiting intensity” is a measure of employer behavior that encompasses advertising expenditures, screening methods, hiring standards, and the attractiveness of compensation packages. Those in turn affect the number and quality of people applying to job openings, the speed with which their applications are processed, and their acceptance rate when job offers are actually made
Somehow I have a feeling that giving the corporations tax breaks hasn’t made them feel more inclined to increase recruiter intensity…