HIRING

Pittsburgh makes list of top 25 cities for jobs

09/01/2015
Pittsburgh snuck in just under the wire, snagging the 24th spot on Glassdoor.com’s list of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs. The employment website based its annual rankings on hiring opportunity, affordability and job satisfaction.

Got an ideal age range for jobs? Scrap it now

08/29/2015
Remind your hiring managers that qualifications, not age, is the only way to judge applicants. Never set age ranges for a job.

Résumé ridiculousness: Ixnay on the ornpay inkslay

08/28/2015
Every spring, CareerBuilder surveys hiring managers about the state of the résumés they receive and also asks them to forward the best résumé blunders they have seen. Here we go ...

Two California metros make Glassdoor's top cities list

08/26/2015
California cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs.

Rethink asking applicants about salary history

08/25/2015
The federal Office of Personnel Management recently told all federal agencies not to rely on past salaries to determine how much to offer new hires. Why?

It took 50 years: Percentage of female execs, managers quadruples

08/25/2015
In the mid-1960s, when the EEOC was born, women held fewer than 10% of all executive, senior management and middle management jobs. Now it’s up to almost 40%.

$600K fine: A reminder to take I-9 forms seriously

08/25/2015
A California-based production company, Hartmann Studios, has been slapped with the largest fine ever for Form I-9 paperwork violations.

Do we have to hire the partying applicant?

08/19/2015
Q. We are hiring a new salesperson, and were about to offer the position to a seemingly well-qualified applicant. As part of our reference check, a social media search was also conducted. Several photos of the candidate passed out surrounded by empty booze bottles at what looks like a fraternity party and other photos of partying were found. We are considering not hiring this applicant because of the results of the social media search. Would that present any problem for us legally?

Electronic trouble: Subscription-based hiring software carries defamation risk

08/13/2015
Do you use software for hiring employees that shares candidates’ basic information with other employer-subscribers? If that software also allows you to mark candidates or former employees as not eligible for hire, be aware that doing so may subject you to defamation claims. That’s what one major bank just learned.

Panel interviews save time, improve hiring

08/11/2015

Shuffling candidates between one-on-one interviews with different managers is time consuming and can produce assessments that are vastly different or inaccurate. That’s why more businesses are including panel interviews as a tool in their hiring belts.

Four Texas metros make Glassdoor's top cities for jobs

07/29/2015
Texas cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs. Based on hiring opportunity, affordability and job satisfaction, the employment website determined that Austin is the fourth best city in the country for jobs.

How to lawfully hire teenagers for jobs in California

07/17/2015
Summer is here and many teenagers have hit the workforce to earn a few extra dollars. Companies that hire teenagers should be aware that state and federal laws restrict their hours and duties.

Beware of the 'new = better' equation

07/17/2015
Psychologically, most of us tend to favor hiring promising outsiders over people we know well. That’s because when we know very little about someone, we might envision a rosy future in which the candidate proves a superstar ...

Are employers liable for negligence if they hire employees with prior criminal convictions?

07/15/2015
Q. I am considering hiring a few job applicants who have prior criminal convictions on their records. Can I be liable for negligence if one of these individuals breaks the rules again?

Department of Labor makes the case for hiring veterans

07/15/2015
Do you plan to add staff later this year? The Department of Labor offers 10 great reasons to hire former members of the United States armed forces.
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