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Wells Fargo shows how not to foster diversity

78% of employers surveyed earlier this year by the WorldatWork association said they had recently either implemented or were planning to implement a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative at least in part to assist recruitment. But good intentions will only get you so far down the path toward workforce diversity. You also need buy-in from hiring managers. And merely paying lip service to your initiative may backfire.

What frustrates applicants about your hiring process?

There’s never been a better time to be a job seeker. With 11 million job openings at the start of 2022, demand for talent is at an all-time high. That’s why it’s crucial your organization’s hiring process is seamless and speedy.

Benefits get more vital in recruiting, retention

While pay continues to be the number one reason that Americans decide to remain with or join an employer, people are looking at health and retirement benefits as a more significant factor in recent years. As a result, employers are boosting those benefits to compete.

From retired to rehired: Beware liability risks

The recently “unretired” are more likely than younger workers to trigger Age Discrimination in Employment Act complaints in both the short term and in the future if they wind up losing their jobs in an economic downturn. Let’s look at the risks and how to mitigate them.

EEOC lawsuit alleges discriminatory AI screening

Using software based on artificial intelligence and other algorithm systems has helped streamline the hiring process at many companies. Those programs are often touted as a way to keep bias from tainting the hiring process. But recent guidance from the EEOC and Department of Justice says AI can sometimes lead to more discrimination, not less.

Employers struggle to hire, retain white-collar staff

A new survey confirms that most organizations are finding it extremely difficult to find and retain qualified workers. The survey, conducted by the Conference Board in March, reveals that hiring challenges extend beyond a shortage of manual services workers.

Summon applications via good writing

Recommendations for crafting job descriptions that attract good talent.

In which states is hiring the hardest these days?

With the labor force participation rate near 62%, one of the lowest in decades, most employers are having trouble finding and hiring employees. Where is it the hardest?

Avoid hiring based on preferred ‘look’

In a fickle consumer market, you might be tempted to base hiring decisions on the kind of employees you think your customers might prefer. That could be a big mistake. Courts take a dim view of rejecting qualified applicants who don’t fit preconceived notions of who is a good fit or has the right “look” for service jobs.

Big changes planned for Form I-9 this fall

As employers are painfully aware, the Form I-9 is full of hidden traps. And the penalties for mistakes can be harsh. So just as you’ve finally figured out the current I-9 version, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed significant changes to the form before the current version expires on Oct. 31.