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Hiring

SHRM: HR must take lead in closing skills gap

07/06/2016
Employers are having a harder time than ever hiring qualified applicants.

How to safely let down runner-up interviewees

07/05/2016
Don’t let clumsy messaging cause legal liability in job rejections.

8 ways to create the workplace employees want

06/28/2016

As businesses make their slow transition from layoff mode to hiring, they may find that job-seekers have changed their expectations of employee benefits. They’re beginning to demand everything from more comfortable work spaces to em­­ployer practices that nurture the psychological well-being of the workforce.

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

06/22/2016
No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.

Boom & boomers: Retirements prompt creative staffing plans

06/17/2016
Companies in rural Minnesota have had to take drastic steps to lure workers to their doors.

A closer look at Austin’s new ‘ban the box’ ordinance

06/02/2016
On March 24, the Austin City Council passed a “ban-the-box” ordinance—the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance—which took effect April 4. The final version of the ordinance was released on April 12.

Here comes the summer help!

05/26/2016
How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.

Box banned? Better update hiring policy

05/18/2016
If you operate in a jurisdiction that has “banned the box,” it is time to revamp your hiring process to ensure that applicants are not asked about criminal history until offered a job.

Caution when asking about applicant hobbies

05/18/2016
Some companies in notoriously high-pressure industries are making what seems like counterintuitive hiring moves: To improve productivity, they’re seeking employees who they know are willing to stop and smell the roses.

Why smart managers hire the wrong people: 5 myths

05/17/2016
If the new employee is better than half of the existing staff, your organization has just gotten better. If not, unfortunately, your organization just got worse.