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Hiring

Good luck trying to entice boomerang applicants

03/08/2016
It’s the workplace equivalent of, “It wasn’t me, it was you.”

Hot benefit for millennials: Help paying student loans

03/04/2016
While healthcare and 401(k) programs remain the most important benefits to job seekers, according to new survey student loan reimbursement has emerged as one of today’s most in-demand benefits.

Running background checks? Tell applicants

03/02/2016
We all want to know we’re hiring the best candidates. That often requires running thorough background checks on applicants.

Blasé millennials require new approach to benefits

02/29/2016
Millennial workers are less knowledgeable—and less interested—in their workplace benefits than their older colleagues are, according to a new analysis by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Feel free to use subjective factors when hiring, but be prepared to explain your criteria

02/25/2016
Not every hiring decision has to be based strictly on objective qualifications. Some jobs require special talents that are inherently subjective.

Job growth: 10 cities that punch above their weight

02/25/2016

While the U.S. economy has enjoyed steady job growth in recent years, some cities are capturing a larger share of total job creation than others.

Follow 3 rules of pre-hire medical tests: Timing, privacy, job descriptions

02/24/2016
If you perform pre-employment medical tests on applicants, take your cues from the following case to avoid running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Résumé-free hiring: Growing trend or fad?

02/23/2016
Many companies have put an end to collecting and reviewing résumés from job candidates. Instead, they are “blind hiring” candidates, and assessing their fit by having them complete tasks and projects.

Minnesota led nation in job creation last year

02/11/2016
Minnesota led the 50 states on Gallup’s 2015 Job Creation Index with an average score of +38, based on workers’ reports of hiring activity at their place of employment.

Good news and bad news: Workers are back

02/09/2016
The latest government statistics show that unemployment is falling as the economy recovers. It’s a trend that both helps and hurts employers.