HIRING

Sample Policy: Job Postings

02/09/2016
If you want employees to apply for job openings that may occur, you need a policy explaining your process.

Good news and bad news: Workers are back

02/09/2016
The latest government statistics show that unemployment is falling as the economy recovers. It’s a trend that both helps and hurts employers.

Poll: Bad body language can disqualify job applicants

02/05/2016
An impressive résumé and cover letter can help a candidate land a job interview. Bad body language and awkward mannerisms can ensure that there won’t be a second interview—or a job offer.

Questionable online content disqualifies job candidates

02/01/2016
Are you among the companies willing to turn away from an applicant because of what they see on social media?

7 steps toward writing job descriptions that really capture the job

01/19/2016

The number of ways in which to craft job descriptions are as varied as the positions for which they’re written. There are, however, a series of universal steps every employer can take to write a solid job description.

New visa regs would aid H-1B mobility

01/15/2016
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published new proposed regulations designed to make it easier for highly skilled immigrants who hold work visas to remain in the country if their work circumstances change.

Investigators: U of M wasn't negligent during AD hiring

01/12/2016
When University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague resigned amid charges of sexual harassment and questionable spending, critics said the university must have missed obvious warning signs when he was hired in 2012.

Beware ambiguous questions on job application

12/21/2015
Your job application might be a minefield of litigation risks! Example: If you reserve the right to fire workers who lie on the application, you better be sure that every question on it is absolutely clear.

SBA website offers employers resources for screening applicants

12/15/2015
Did you know that the FBI can help you run background checks on prospective employees?

13 interviewee questions to prepare for

12/14/2015
What happens when applicants turn the tables on you during interviews? Are you (or the supervisors in your workplace) prepared? Here are 13 applicant questions to be prepared to answer:

Who gets the promotion? 6 steps to smart and legal decisions

12/14/2015
If your organization is typical, it’s relying more heavily on internal promotions. And as more employees compete for coveted promotion, we’re seeing a corresponding rise in failure-to-promote lawsuits. To ensure a discrimination-proof selection process, you should:

Don't try cheap tricks to hire foreign labor

12/11/2015

Employers have been caught lately taking advantage of the United States’ H-2 visa guest worker program, violating the rules in ways that deprive qualified American workers of employment opportunities. Don’t risk becoming one of those employers or you may end up in the crosshairs of the Department of Labor or the EEOC.

USCIS proposes 'smart' I-9

12/11/2015
With the current version of the Form I-9 set to expire on March 31, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services earlier this month announced it is seeking public comment on a newly revised “smart” version of the I-9 form. The goal: Reducing errors and preventing confusion.

The safe way to reject unsuccessful applicants

12/11/2015
Saying “thanks but no thanks” to unsuccessful job applicants may not be high on your hiring list of priorities, but how you handle rejections can mean the difference between applicants leaving with a positive impression of your organization and those whose feelings are hurt … and who might decide to sue.

10 hottest jobs for 2016

12/08/2015
If you plan to hire nurses, software developers or marketing managers next year, prepare to up your advertising budget. Those positions top the hot jobs list compiled by employment research firm Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.
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