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Hiring

ICE doubles enforcement against employers

05/15/2018
If you are in the habit of hiring workers who lack proper work authorization, beware! Employers have become one of the federal government’s key targets in the effort to curb illegal immigration.

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.

More H-2B visas on the way

05/08/2018
The Trump administration says it plans to make another 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas available this year.

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.

Software could streamline criminal checks

04/26/2018
A San Francisco-based software company called Checkr has obtained $100 million in startup funds for software that lets employers quickly run criminal background checks on job applicants.

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.

H-1B visa cap reached already

04/10/2018
For the sixth consecutive year, every available H-1B visa was snapped up within five days.

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.