HIRING

45% of grads say college wasn't worth the cost

07/26/2016
The average member of the Class of 2016 left college $37,172 in debt—6% more than in 2015 and a new record.

SHRM: HR must take lead in closing skills gap

07/06/2016
Employers are having a harder time than ever hiring qualified applicants.

How to safely let down runner-up interviewees

07/05/2016
Don’t let clumsy messaging cause legal liability in job rejections.

8 ways to create the workplace employees want

06/28/2016

As businesses make their slow transition from layoff mode to hiring, they may find that job-seekers have changed their expectations of employee benefits. They're beginning to demand everything from more comfortable work spaces to em­­ployer practices that nurture the psychological well-being of the workforce.

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

06/22/2016
No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.

Boom & boomers: Retirements prompt creative staffing plans

06/17/2016
Companies in rural Minnesota have had to take drastic steps to lure workers to their doors.

A closer look at Austin's new 'ban the box' ordinance

06/02/2016
On March 24, the Austin City Council passed a “ban-the-box” ordinance—the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance—which took effect April 4. The final version of the ordinance was released on April 12.

Here comes the summer help!

05/26/2016
How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.

6 tips for handling summer hire payroll paperwork

05/23/2016
The paperwork generated by summer hires doesn’t have to get you hot under the collar. These tips will help you tame the hiring process:

Box banned? Better update hiring policy

05/18/2016
If you operate in a jurisdiction that has "banned the box," it is time to revamp your hiring process to ensure that applicants are not asked about criminal history until offered a job.

Caution when asking about applicant hobbies

05/18/2016
Some companies in notoriously high-pressure industries are making what seems like counterintuitive hiring moves: To improve productivity, they’re seeking employees who they know are willing to stop and smell the roses.

Snapshot: Who uses social media for recruitment?

05/17/2016
More employers are recruiting with networking sites.

Why smart managers hire the wrong people: 5 myths

05/17/2016
If the new employee is better than half of the existing staff, your organization has just gotten better. If not, unfortunately, your organization just got worse.

Be sure to document why you didn't hire

05/02/2016
If you’re like most employers, you carefully consider applicants for open positions and document exactly why you chose the candidate you considered the best one to fill the job.

9 legal questions to ask job applicants' references

05/02/2016
Having references won’t help if you can’t get them to open up to you about an applicant.
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