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Try new tool to attract disabled applicants

04/12/2016
Making sure you are meeting your obligations on job applications is never simple.

How to involve staff in the interview process

04/04/2016
More employers are having applicants sit down with key employees whose opinions they trust. Here are the pros and cons.

Beware the discrimination perils of hiring and firing by committee

04/01/2016
Using a group to make hiring or firing decisions can increase the probability that some illegal, discriminatory factor will influence the process.

Clean up job ads to eliminate traces of bias

04/01/2016
Crafting a short job ad is easy. Right? But a few poorly chosen words could spark a discrimination claim. For example, see if you can spot the problems in the following ad.

Form I-9 just expired! What now?

03/31/2016
The current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, expires March 31 at midnight. Until further notice, though, employers should keep using it despite the problematic date printed at the top of its first page.

Divide applicants based on qualifications

03/29/2016
Do you have more applicants who are at least minimally qualified than you can reasonably interview? Then split up the applicant pool before you begin those interviews.

New grads can’t fill the skills gap employers face

03/25/2016
With the economy on solid footing, an old problem has re-emerged: Employers increasingly say they can’t find the right employees to fill vacancies.

Fixing mistakes in your I-9 forms? How to do it legally

03/24/2016
Many of the I-9 forms in your files are just screaming for attention.

What do millennials want from a benefits package?

03/14/2016
Today’s millennial workers are less interested in (and less knowledgeable about) their workplace benefits than older colleagues. And they’re drawn to employers that offer flexibility. Want to tailor your benefits plan to attract and retain today’s younger worker? Here are the top benefits that millennials list as important …

Delete the one word that kills at-will status

03/13/2016

Sometimes, a single word can undermine a whole handbook’s worth of attorney-approved policy and practice. Take “probation”—please!