HIRING

Can we limit our applicant pool to U.S. citizens?

07/29/2014
Q. Is it legal to hire only U.S. citizens and, when advertising, say that people must be citizens to apply?

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

07/28/2014
How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.

Interviewing: Ask this first

07/25/2014
Want a quick read on a potentially great hire? Follow the lead of Omer Shai, chief marketing officer at the Israel-based Web development firm Wix.com.

10 hardest jobs to fill in 2014

07/22/2014
According to the Manpower Group’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey, these are the 10 jobs U.S. employers currently have the hardest time filling.

Wisconsin manufacturers eye next generation of employees

07/18/2014
A group of Wisconsin businesses has created a series of videos for grade school and high school teachers to use for teaching practical applications for math on a manufacturer’s production line.

Warn your hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

07/16/2014
If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts about the hiring to themselves.

Financial services firm recruits military veterans

07/11/2014
Financial services firm Edward Jones is aggressively recruiting military veterans as financial advisors.

Hiring salespeople? Go for the really snooty ones

07/03/2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that “rude sales associates can actually drive sales” in luxury retail settings.

Seasonal staff: Keep on payroll or rehire each time?

06/27/2014
Q. Our restaurant chain employs college students part time during winter and summer breaks. We don’t provide benefits to part-timers. What are the pros and cons of leaving them active in the system vs. rehiring them as seasonal workers each summer and winter?

Are 'no poaching' agreements legal?

06/24/2014
Q. May two separate companies enter into an agreement to prevent each other from recruiting the best talent of each?

How do organizations prefer to receive résumés?

06/20/2014
Here’s another reason why the U.S. Postal Service is struggling: No one wants anyone to mail in a résumé anymore.

Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

06/19/2014
Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.

Justice Department: Don't share I-9 forms with outside vendors

06/17/2014
Can a paycard vendor request access to an employer’s I-9 data so it can verify the identity of the employees to whom it will be issuing paycards? The DOL has weighed in on the question.

Career 'bootcamp' guarantees each student a job interview

06/16/2014
PayScale will soon welcome college seniors and recent graduates for a month-long career “bootcamp,” designed to teach them the ropes of the business world.

Keep watch for managers who seem to favor certain age, race or gender in hiring

06/10/2014

A good HR department tries to keep tabs on managers and supervisors to make sure they aren’t establishing little fiefdoms that potentially discriminate against one or more protected classes. Remem­­ber, preferences that ex­­clude others based on their membership in a protected class are discriminatory, no matter which group is favored.

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