Social media becomes recruiting 'game-changer'

According to a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 65% of employers have hired an employee who was sourced through such sites as LinkedIn and Facebook.

Texas places second in U.S. for private-sector job growth

July was a good month for job creation in Texas, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report.

Pittsburgh makes list of top 25 cities for jobs

Pittsburgh snuck in just under the wire, snagging the 24th spot on’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

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

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

California cities fared well in a recent study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs.

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

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%.

Electronic trouble: Subscription-based hiring software carries defamation risk

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.

Four Texas metros make Glassdoor's top cities for jobs

Texas cities fared well in a recent 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

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

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 ...

Department of Labor makes the case for hiring veterans

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.

The basic skills applicants lack

More than 40% of employers say job applicants lack basic computer skills, but substantial numbers report even more fundamental basic skills shortfalls.

Fresh grads but hard-to-fill jobs

The job market for the Class of 2015 is said to be  one of the hottest in years, yet filling some jobs remains tough. Here are some positions that employers recently rated as somewhat or very difficult to fill with new college graduates.

Settlements: No-rehire clauses may be illegal


When you settle an employment discrimination complaint or lawsuit, you likely include a “no-rehire” provision. Essentially, you trade some settlement dollars for the former employee’s promise not to apply for work at your company in the future. It’s a way to prevent future failure-to-hire lawsuits. Until now, everyone thought such common settlement provisions were legally valid and enforceable. But now a recent case has cast doubt on that premise by looking at California’s broad prohibitions on restrictive covenants in the Business and Professions Code Section 16600.

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