HIRING

Fraud alert: No shortcuts when hiring seasonal staff

11/19/2014
With seasonal hiring expected to be at its highest level in years, fraud experts warn that companies that loosen their usual processes to ramp up staffing can wind up increasing their fraud risk.

14 interview questions that get to the heart of the candidate

11/17/2014
Interview questions need not be tricky. But they do need to reveal the character of what might be the next person on your payroll. Here's a list of questions you should consider asking your next candidate, and what his or her answers might reveal.

The space between: How applicants age themselves

11/05/2014
Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as Too Old.

Happy holidays! 8 essential rules for seasonal pay and hiring

11/03/2014
Questions regarding overtime, holiday pay and seasonal hiring often arise this time of year. Here are the eight simple rules you need to know to make this holiday season run smoothly.

Prevent fail-to-hire suits by stripping protected characteristics from résumés

10/31/2014
Here’s an easy way to avoid needless failure-to-hire lawsuits: Sim­­ply have someone who is not involved in the initial decision to offer interviews remove risky identifying information from résumés.

Which interview questions are off-limits?

10/27/2014
Q. What questions am I prohibited from asking during employment interviews?

Part-time workforce requires full HR effort

10/27/2014
If your organization employs lots of part-timers—or is considering shifting work formerly done by full-time employees to part-timers—consider these factors.

The changing face of internships

10/23/2014
Once filled by students willing to run for coffee and make copies, internships have become regulated, and expectations for the experience have been raised. Are you ready to compete for interns?

Today's high schoolers could fill STEM skills gap

10/16/2014
Nearly three in four high school seniors know what career they want to pursue, and STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and math) top their choices.

Luxury hotelier hit with $2 million tab for immigration violations

10/13/2014
Salt Lake City-based Grand America Hotels and Resorts will pay nearly $2 million for hiring undocumented immigrants following a settlement agreement signed in September between the company, federal prosecutors and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Negligence can't stand in for discrimination in N.Y.

10/08/2014

Clever lawyers are always looking for ways to reach deeper into employer pockets. One tactic has been to add state negligence claims to run-of-the-mill discrimination cases. That won’t work anymore, at least as far as negligent hiring, supervision and retention claims are concerned.

Employee references aren't a matter of 'free speech'

10/07/2014
Answering reference calls? Don’t think all responses are protected by “free speech” rights.

Poll: Leadership not appealing to most workers

10/07/2014
The rank-and-file aren’t eyeing the C-suite, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com poll.

Utility trains new recruits on Georgia military base

10/03/2014
Ten soldiers-turned-electric company apprentices became the first graduates of a training program set up by Southern Company at Fort Stewart, near Savannah, Ga. The energy giant partnered with the U.S. Army to offer the three-week training course on base as part of the utility’s effort to recruit soldiers who are about to return to civilian life.

I-9 audits again hit record; get forms in compliance

10/02/2014
Heads up: Your odds of getting hit with an audit of your I-9 forms took another jump last year.
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