HIRING

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.

These 5 social media posts spell trouble for hiring managers

04/29/2016
How many of these would have made you toss a résumé into the trash without a second thought, possibly ensnaring you in a legal problem?

Austin 'bans the box,' limiting criminal history inquiries

04/28/2016
The law, which took effect April 3, prohibits covered employers from asking about a potential employee’s criminal background before making an employment offer.

34% of employers plan to hire full-time workers this quarter

04/25/2016
The U.S. has added private sector jobs every month for the last six years, and the latest forecast from CareerBuilder shows this trend will continue in the second quarter.

Try new tool to attract disabled applicants

04/12/2016
Making sure you are meeting your obligations on job applications is never simple.

How to involve staff in the interview process

04/04/2016
More employers are having applicants sit down with key employees whose opinions they trust. Here are the pros and cons.

Beware the discrimination perils of hiring and firing by committee

04/01/2016
Using a group to make hiring or firing decisions can increase the probability that some illegal, discriminatory factor will influence the process.

Form I-9 just expired! What now?

03/31/2016
The current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, expires March 31 at midnight. Until further notice, though, employers should keep using it despite the problematic date printed at the top of its first page.

Divide applicants based on qualifications

03/29/2016
Do you have more applicants who are at least minimally qualified than you can reasonably interview? Then split up the applicant pool before you begin those interviews.

New grads can't fill the skills gap employers face

03/25/2016
With the economy on solid footing, an old problem has re-emerged: Employers increasingly say they can't find the right employees to fill vacancies.

Fixing mistakes in your I-9 forms? How to do it legally

03/24/2016
Many of the I-9 forms in your files are just screaming for attention.

What do millennials want from a benefits package?

03/14/2016
Today’s millennial workers are less interested in (and less knowledgeable about) their workplace benefits than older colleagues. And they're drawn to employers that offer flexibility. Want to tailor your benefits plan to attract and retain today's younger worker? Here are the top benefits that millennials list as important ...

Delete the one word that kills at-will status

03/13/2016

Sometimes, a single word can undermine a whole handbook’s worth of attorney-approved policy and practice. Take “probation”—please!

Good luck trying to entice boomerang applicants

03/08/2016
It’s the workplace equivalent of, “It wasn’t me, it was you.”
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