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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.

Expand talent pool with candidate ‘recycling’

11/21/2017

Instead of simply saying “No and goodbye,” some employers are passing along candidates they can’t use to other organizations that need them—even in the same industry. 

Update: President’s travel ban, helping employees in need

11/15/2017

An update on the Trump administration’s travel ban as well as information on how employers can help employees experiencing financial crises.

Investigating Harassment: How to Determine Credibility

11/11/2017
White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ Most employers understand the importance of doing a fair and thorough investigation when they receive complaints of on-the-job harassment. In-house investigators (usually a human resources manager) often do a good job of interviewing the right people and documenting the interviews but then fall short when it comes […]

Don’t base hiring decision on medical history

11/09/2017

When evaluating applicants, you may consider whether their current health affects their ability to do the job, but you can’t factor in old injuries or medical conditions.

ICE could quintuple worksite enforcement

10/31/2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement will “significantly increase” the number of inspections in worksite operations, according to acting ICE Director Tom Homan.

Immigration update: End of DACA, start of ‘extreme vetting’

10/18/2017
Much has been happening with immigration policy since President Trump took office, and employers would do well to keep up. That’s especially true if any of your workers are in the United States on temporary work visas or if you plan to recruit immigrant workers in the near future.

$95 million penalty for undocumented workers

10/05/2017
The Department of Justice has extracted the largest-ever penalty from a company accused of employing ineligible workers. Asplundh Tree Service has paid $95 million for turning a blind eye to the hiring of individuals that executives knew lacked proper documentation.