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Feds unveil new I-9 form & more enforcement

07/11/2017
If you haven’t thought much about that stalwart of HR paperwork—the Employment Eligibility Verification, or I-9 form—this is the summer to scrutinize your compliance. That’s because the Trump administration has just released a new version of the I-9 that you’ll need to begin using by Sept. 18.

Snapshot: Who do employers plan to hire?

07/11/2017
The percentage of employers planning to add full-time, part-time and temporary or contract workers by the end of the year is rising.

Survey: Candidates dislike the hiring experience

07/03/2017
Job applicants want to come work for you, but you’re not making it easy. That’s one of the conclusions to be drawn from a new CareerBuilder.com survey addressing how the candidate experience could be improved.

USCIS: Check I-9 forms completed last November

06/20/2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is advising employers to review all I-9 forms downloaded between Nov. 14–17, 2016, to ensure that employees’ Social Security numbers are correct.

USCIS: Check I-9 forms completed last November

06/20/2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is advising employers to review all I-9 forms downloaded between Nov. 14–17, 2016, to ensure that employees’ Social Security numbers are correct.

Employers boosting benefits to woo talent

06/20/2017
Nearly one-third of organizations increased their overall benefits in the last 12 months in an effort to stand out as employers of choice in today’s competitive recruiting environment.

New York City labor update: Pay history, written contracts

06/19/2017
If you have employees in New York City, be aware of two new laws affecting your operations there. The first new law bars you from asking applicants about their prior compensation history. The second requires you to provide contract workers with a written agreement.

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.