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Hiring

Online hiring faces scrutiny for age bias

01/04/2018

If you have moved most of your recruiting and hiring processes online, you’re in the sights of watchdogs looking for hidden or intentional age discrimination.

Be ready to show you hired the best candidate

01/02/2018

Unsuccessful applicants often believe they didn’t get hired because of some form of discrimination. You had better be ready to show that the person you hired was clearly better qualified. If you can do that, chances are a discrimination lawsuit will be tossed out fast.

Snapshot: Employers bullish on 2018 hiring

01/02/2018

Six out of 10 employers surveyed by Challenger, Gray & Christmas last year said they plan to add staff in 2018.

Should you redo I-9 after transgender name change?

12/20/2017

When transgender employees notify an employer of a name/identity change, HR should treat the situation like any other legal name change, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last month.

Delete identifiable details from résumés, applications

12/18/2017

Scrub applications and résumés of information that may reveal identifying personal characteristics. That way, hiring managers or screening committees won’t initially know details that might lead to claims of discrimination.

Bad hires cost $15,000, plague 74% of employers

12/12/2017

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.

Assignment scope determines background checker liability

12/06/2017

If you run background checks before hiring, the information you request may limit liability for the investigating firm you use.

Require identical hiring process for all applicants

11/30/2017

Informal employment inquiries can sometimes lead to failure-to-hire lawsuits. The best way to avoid such litigation is to set up a clear application process and tell all potential applicants that this is the only way they can apply.

Who’s controlling the interview: You or the candidate?

11/21/2017

When you interview with a résumé in front of you, the applicant controls the interview. You naturally find yourself referring to the résumé throughout the interview and asking questions related to that information. That’s exactly what the applicant wants.

Large companies phasing out salary history queries

11/21/2017

Sixty-five percent of executives surveyed by the Korn Ferry consulting firm believe their companies will stop asking job applicants about their salary histories, even in locations that haven’t outlawed it.