RECRUITING

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 ...

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.

The basic skills applicants lack

07/13/2015
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

07/06/2015
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

06/26/2015

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.

The 5 hot trends that are reshaping recruiting

06/22/2015
The ways you found job candidates just a few years ago? They're already becoming outdated. Here's what the future looks like.

Is the bloom off the IT rose?

06/17/2015
Information technology professionals are significantly less happy at work and less optimistic about their careers than other business professionals, according to a new report by TINYpulse, an employee engagement survey firm.

Our summer hires from last year are back--are they 'new' employees?

06/06/2015
Q. We have a few college students who work for us during their summer break. According to the law, are they required to complete new employment paperwork (I-9, W-4, etc.) each year?

No such thing as 'overqualified': Don't automatically reject skilled older applicant

05/29/2015
Older workers tend to have more overall experience and may seem overqualified for entry-level positions. Don’t reject those candidates, though. Doing so may set you up for a discrimination lawsuit.

Succession: Keep an eye out for age diversity

05/28/2015
Generational turnover is an opportunity for positive change. Too many employers miss that chance by choosing candidates who provide easy continuity instead of those who will carry the company into the future.

Summer hiring is up--and so are summer paychecks

05/28/2015
Summer jobs are returning at a faster pace this year and, in many cases, are paying well beyond the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Skilled trades again among the hardest jobs to fill

05/20/2015
Almost a third of U.S. employers—32%—report that they are having a hard time filling job vacancies because they can’t find skilled candidates.

Where managers expect the most job growth to happen

05/05/2015
Seventy-two percent of managers are optimistic about their career opportunities this year, up 21 percentage points from 2014. They’re ready to act on that optimism, too—88% said they’re open to new opportunities in 2015.
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