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Hiring

White House eases rules on federal contractor staffing

11/12/2019
A new executive order lifted previous rules that required new contractors to retain most employees who were performing work for the previous contract holder.

Holiday hiring expected to remain flat this year

11/05/2019
For the 2018 holiday season, retailers added the lowest number of temporary jobs since 2009, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

Closing the interview: Which questions to ask, and which to be prepared for

10/24/2019
Avoid asking difficult questions last. Finishing on a positive note is part of creating a good candidate experience.

Watch out for AI software’s hidden hiring risks

10/22/2019
Artificial intelligence sounds like it could be hiring’s Holy Grail: A completely automated system that maximizes application-sorting efficiency, minimizes HR labor and reduces the chance that bias could taint the hiring process. If only. Despite its great potential, AI carries liability risks that HR pros must understand.

How to determine an interviewee’s integrity?

09/26/2019
Asking an applicant “Are you honest and trustworthy?” won’t get you any useful data in a job interview.

When should managers check references?

09/26/2019
While HR departments handle reference checking at most organizations, many supervisors are willing and capable of handling reference checks, too. But that doesn’t mean you should let supervisors handle reference checks for all openings.

Snapshot: Who’s in charge of hiring external workers?

09/23/2019
When organizations bring on freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, here’s who handles the hiring.

Hiring outlook still strong despite rumors of recession

09/18/2019
The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey finds that fourth-quarter hiring is likely to increase 1% year over year, compared to 2018.

Ban criminal history queries on applications

09/05/2019
It’s time to reconsider your practice of asking potential employees about their criminal record histories. That’s especially true if you ask the question upfront, on your application or before you have even reviewed candidates’ other qualifications.

Are you at risk of an ICE workplace raid?

08/29/2019
Massive immigration raids at Mississippi chicken processing plants received extensive media attention in August. What wasn’t widely reported was how ICE came to target the plants and conduct surprise, near-simultaneous raids across Mississippi. Now we know.