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First Friday in April: A little of this, a little of that and a serving of humble pie

04/02/2021
Let’s look at what’s payroll-related in President Biden’s infrastructure plan, among other issues (but first, the all-important designated hitter debate continues).

Hiring mistakes can cost up to 4 months these days

03/30/2021
Employers today have more at stake if they make a hiring mistake, new research from staffing firm Robert Half shows.

Document why hiring committee was overruled

03/18/2021
Having a group of employees interview job applicants is a great way to identify the best candidates. But a would-be supervisor may disagree with a hiring committee’s candidate recommendation. If that happens, be sure to document exactly why he or she rejected the committee’s choice.

How to lose a good job applicant in just 10 days

03/09/2021
One-third of senior managers surveyed said their company is taking more time to hire in today’s coronavirus environment, despite having access to a deeper talent pool. We won’t say employers are stringing candidates along. Robert Half calls it “breadcrumbing.”

The ‘niceness factor’ in recruiting: Top 5 qualities

02/26/2021
With unemployment running high, applicants are high­lighting relevant experience and skills on their résumés. But there remains a human side to the recruit­ment process as hiring managers look at the so-called “niceness factor.”

4 ways coronavirus has changed work forever

02/16/2021
Patterns are beginning to emerge as to what might be in store as the crisis winds down.

Executive order reinstates DACA

01/26/2021
An executive order issued Jan. 20 means immigrants with work permits obtained through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are temporarily safe from deportation.

Recruit broadly to ensure diverse applicant pool

01/14/2021
Employees and job applicants can win age discrimination lawsuits if they prove an employer’s personnel practices have a negative disparate impact on older persons.

With DACA restored, prep for more applicants

12/17/2020
U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis reversed a Department of Homeland Security policy that allowed current DACA certificate holders to renew their DACA status but prohibited new applications. The order cleared the way for an estimated 300,000 potentially eligible individuals to apply for protection.

Automated interviews raise bias concerns

12/10/2020
By automating part of the hiring process, there’s less scheduling hassle and more opportunity to quickly screen out clearly unqualified and unsuitable applicants while identifying the most promising candidates. But there are also disadvantages.