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Sticky notes = sticky problem: Keep ageist opinions off applications

06/15/2017
By now, managers and HR reps probably know to avoid writing anything on applications or résumés that could be interpreted as discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, age or disability. It’s also unwise to attach sticky notes that imply bias.

Employers count on social media to screen applicants

06/15/2017
Seventy percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, according to a new survey by Harris Poll and CareerBuilder.com.

Top 10 employment application mistakes employers make

06/13/2017

Employment applications may seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware. In general, avoid asking applicants questions that elicit information that cannot be considered when making a hiring decision.

Trump administration travel ban: Impact on foreign employees

06/06/2017
Whether or not the executive travel ban ever takes effect, foreign workers—particularly those from the banned countries, but also those from other Muslim countries—are feeling the impact. So are employers.

Colorado ski towns seek winter avalanche of H-2B visa workers

06/06/2017

The National Ski Areas Association recently wrote to Secretary of Home-land Security John Kelly asking him to more than double the number of H-2B visas granted next winter, from 33,000 to 70,000.

36% of employers lack structured onboarding

05/30/2017
Seeing less than desirable performance levels from your new employees? Your onboarding process—or the lack of one—may be to blame.

Never, ever say a word about applicant’s age

05/24/2017
You may see more older workers seeking open positions in your organization. How you treat those applicants can mean the difference between winning or losing an age discrimination lawsuit.

NYC bars employers from asking about salary history

05/16/2017
Starting in the fall, New York City employers will no longer be able to ask about a job applicant’s salary history before making a conditional employment offer.

New Labor Department program to spotlight veteran hiring

05/16/2017
The department is establishing the program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act—the HIRE Vets Act—which President Trump signed May 5.

Chamber of Commerce sues Philadelphia over wage law

05/10/2017
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against the city seeking to block implementation of a new law that forbids asking for an applicant’s salary history