HIRING

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

06/22/2016
No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.

Boom & boomers: Retirements prompt creative staffing plans

06/17/2016
Companies in rural Minnesota have had to take drastic steps to lure workers to their doors.

A closer look at Austin's new 'ban the box' ordinance

06/02/2016
On March 24, the Austin City Council passed a “ban-the-box” ordinance—the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance—which took effect April 4. The final version of the ordinance was released on April 12.

6 tips for handling summer hire payroll paperwork

05/23/2016
The paperwork generated by summer hires doesn’t have to get you hot under the collar. These tips will help you tame the hiring process:

Caution when asking about applicant hobbies

05/18/2016
Some companies in notoriously high-pressure industries are making what seems like counterintuitive hiring moves: To improve productivity, they’re seeking employees who they know are willing to stop and smell the roses.

Box banned? Better update hiring policy

05/18/2016
If you operate in a jurisdiction that has "banned the box," it is time to revamp your hiring process to ensure that applicants are not asked about criminal history until offered a job.

Why smart managers hire the wrong people: 5 myths

05/17/2016
If the new employee is better than half of the existing staff, your organization has just gotten better. If not, unfortunately, your organization just got worse.

Snapshot: Who uses social media for recruitment?

05/17/2016
More employers are recruiting with networking sites.

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.

Who has banned the box so far?

04/23/2016
A total of 23 states have adopted policies making it illegal to ask about criminal histories on employment applications.

Try new tool to attract disabled applicants

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