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Is your organization still hiring? Don’t skip the background check

04/24/2020
With many courts closed and background-checking vendors working at reduced capacity, some employers may be tempted to skip the background check on new hires. But if you’re still hiring, it’s best not to take that shortcut.

Gone remote? DHS now allows ‘virtual verification’ of I-9 documents

04/17/2020
If your organization has gone completely remote during this health emergency, here is some good news: You temporarily won’t be required to review new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documents in-person with the new employees.

Teen summer job outlook: ‘Everything has changed’

04/14/2020
The summer of 2019 saw 1,737,000 jobs gained by teens, 25% more than in 2018 and the most teen jobs gained since 2001. This year: crickets.

3 lawsuit-proof alternatives to layoffs

03/19/2020
With business slowing nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, many employers have already laid off staff, and many more fear they will have to do so soon. Before you commit to wholesale reductions-in-force, there are three alternatives worth considering.

Get ready for more failure-to-promote suits

03/19/2020
The coming months look like they will bring hard economic times, which probably means we will see an increase in employee lawsuits. One unique risk to watch out for: failure-to-promote litigation.

Internal mobility key to attracting, retaining workers

03/10/2020
Promoting internal career opportunities is one of the best ways for HR to attract new employees and retain existing staff, according to research by the Gartner consulting firm.

Solve labor shortage by making your company stand out to applicants

03/10/2020
The traditional solution to labor shortages has been higher pay. That may no longer be enough. Skilled employees in some positions are in such short supply that it may take more than money to lure top talent.

How top employers attract, retain blue-collar workers

03/03/2020
Last week we brought you news from The Conference Board that American employers will continue to struggle to find enough blue-collar workers for the foreseeable future. Some employers, however, are succeeding in attracting and retaining the laborers and tradespeople they need.

Confessing previous firing doesn’t equal defamation

03/02/2020
Potential employers often ask up-front whether an applicant has been fired for cause in the past. Recently, a fired worker tried to claim that having to reveal the past amounted to self-defamation. It didn’t work.

1 in 5 candidates say an interviewer flirted with them

02/27/2020
While it’s important to make candidates feel comfortable during interviews, it’s also important to know the line.