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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.

Complying with ‘ban the box’ turns out to be pretty easy

03/27/2018
A new study by the WorldatWork HR association found that 44% of employers that have banned asking candidates about their salary history report that doing so has been very or extremely simple.

Disabled workers rejoin job market

03/20/2018

About 10% of working age people who described themselves as disabled in 2016 found jobs in 2017.

Washington to ‘ban the box’

03/15/2018

Washington becomes the 11th state to prohibit private-sector employers from asking about arrests or criminal convictions on job applications.

Labor alleges H-2A visa violations

03/06/2018

The Department of Labor has filed suit against a northern Washington berry farm for violating the labor provisions of the H-2A visa program by favoring foreign workers over an eligible U.S. citizen who wanted a job.

Interviewers know what they don’t want in a candidate

02/27/2018

Forty-nine percent of hiring managers and HR pros who conduct job interviews think they know within five minutes whether or not a candidate will be a good fit, according to a new poll by CareerBuilder.

Make contingency plans for DACA workers

02/27/2018

Undocumented “dreamers” allowed to work legally in the United States through the Delayed Action on Childhood Arrivals program won a temporary reprieve Feb. 26 when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down the government’s petition to begin rescinding work permits on March 5. However, litigation continues to cloud the future of dreamers.

Snapshot: 5 cities with the quickest interview cycles

02/21/2018

On average, the job interview process in the United States takes 23.8 days. It’s much faster in these five cities.

Is the wording in your job ads driving females away?

02/16/2018

Which phrases statistically attract more female applicants?