The Best and Worst Jobs of 2017
CareerCast identified the most appealing and unappealing occupations in the U.S.
this year. The website for job hunters used criteria including income, job growth
outlook, working environment and stress to compile the lists.
Chinese Cybersecurity Law
Likely to Cause Headaches
The Chinese government is enforcing a new law that became
effective June 1 and that may pose problems for HR professionals
charged with keeping data secure in that country.
Designed to fight hackers worldwide,
the Cybersecurity Law of China:
• Requires foreign companies to give
the Chinese government sensitive and
proprietary information about their software and net work equipment.
• Prohibits organizations that obtain
personal information from Chinese citizens from transferring that data out
of China’s cyberspace,
which makes it nearly
impossible for foreign companies to centralize data on customers and employees in China.
• Compels companies to conduct net work-security education
Wordsthat appeal to women
What’s in a job posting?
Apparently a lot. Key-
words used to describe
open positions can sig-
nificantly affect who ends
up applying, according to research by Textio, a tech
startup focused on job postings. Textio found that lan-
guage perpetuated stereotypes about which jobs are
better suited to women and which ones to men. Bottom
line? Make sure to include words that both men and
women will respond to when creating job descriptions.
Wordsthat appeal to men
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5. Pest control
1 Retaining employees.
2 Increasing productivity.
3 Boosting job satisfaction.
4 Controlling health and welfare benefits costs.
5 Attracting talent to the organization.
is the average total time-to-hire for a
first-time H-1B professional.
Source: Council for Global Immigration.