HIRING

Job announcements: Can more details = fewer lawsuits?

12/19/2014

Many employers provide skimpy details on their websites about job openings. The legal problem: Less information can lead to a higher number of unqualified applicants. And when applicants have to speculate at the reasons they’ve been rejected, they’re more likely to sue.

Homebuilder targets teens for future jobs

12/19/2014

Homebuilders across the country are having such a hard time hiring enough skilled construction workers and professional staff that many are forced to turn down jobs or delay projects. That’s why William Lyon Homes in Newport Beach, Calif., is recruiting its future workforce now.

Found talent within? Weigh pros, cons of internal hires

12/10/2014
At some point, every organization struggles with a decision of whether to promote from within or look outside for a candidate to fill a key vacancy. To put the issue into perspective, here’s a look at the pros and cons of hiring internally and externally.

Temp to permanent? OK to set standards high

12/08/2014
The temp-to-permanent track can be a win-win for everyone. It’s perfectly fine to establish high standards for making the jump to permanent employment.

What millennials really think about work

12/01/2014
The recent Millennial Mind Goes to Work survey found surprising insights into their mindset.

Obama's executive action will affect tech employers

11/25/2014
President Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement that he would take executive action to protect about 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation set off a political firestorm, but the plan will affect relatively few employers.

The 15 weirdest interview questions posed in 2014

11/24/2014
Want to throw interviewees a real curveball? Consider some of these real-life questions asked in job interviews this year.

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?
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