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Cabinet departments propose new paths to apprenticeships

05/22/2018
A joint task force led by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education and Labor have issued a set of 26 policy recommendations designed to make apprenticeship programs more accessible and more effective.

Target pays $3.9 mil to settle background check lawsuit

05/15/2018
Retail giant Target has agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle a long-running discrimination suit alleging its policy of not hiring people with criminal convictions disproportionately affects black and Hispanic applicants.

Run internal audit to uncover hiring bias

05/03/2018
It’s entirely possible for employment discrimination to fly under HR’s radar. All it takes is too much trust that hiring managers wouldn’t knowingly violate your anti-discrimination policies. That’s why it’s critical to regularly audit your organization’s hiring practices.

2 strategies to deal with today’s worker shortage

04/17/2018
As labor markets continue to tighten, employers are pursuing additional strategies for recruiting untapped talent and retaining workers, says a new report by The Conference Board.

The potential opportunities and pitfalls in hiring older workers

04/09/2018
By 2024, labor participation by workers 65 and older is expected to grow 6.4%. An older workforce requires paying careful attention to age discrimination and disability accommodation issues.

Justice cracks down on anti-poaching deals

04/03/2018
In the waning days of the Obama administration, the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice issued guidance aimed specifically at HR professionals: When employers agree not to recruit each other’s employees and set compensation to make it less attractive for employees to jump ship, they’ll be prosecuted for violating antitrust laws. Now comes word that the Trump administration is doubling down on that threat.

Detail successful candidate’s superior qualifications

03/28/2018
When hiring or promoting from within, make sure you document why the chosen candidate is better qualified than others.

Disabled workers rejoin job market

03/20/2018

About 10% of working age people who described themselves as disabled in 2016 found jobs in 2017.

Is the wording in your job ads driving females away?

02/16/2018

Which phrases statistically attract more female applicants?

Watch out for the hidden peril of constantly seeking new applicants

01/26/2018

Some employers like to keep résumés and applications on hand just in case they need to fill a position on short notice. But running frequent ads to generate up-to-date résumés can backfire if you end up terminating someone, even for good cause. He might try to argue that your ad proves you were planning to fire him even before the supposed triggering event occurred.

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