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Women filling more jobs requiring in-demand skills

02/04/2020
As employers pursue workers who are adept at skills like negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and writing, they are hiring more and more women. It’s a trend that has fueled much faster wage growth for women than men since 1980.

Retain every résumé, application you receive

02/03/2020
When you receive résumés and applications for open positions, it’s best to keep those documents even if they are from people you don’t end up interviewing. Here’s why: If you are later sued for failure to hire or promote, you may need those documents to justify your decisions.

Track job applications every step of the way

01/28/2020
Make sure you have a system to track applications throughout the hiring process. Be especially careful to note any applicant calls and emails.

Hiring outlook positive, although doubt creeps in

01/28/2020
Almost half of employers say hiring will be robust in 2020. However, 43% anticipate slow, reduced or no hiring, a significantly higher percentage than a year ago.

Keep careful notes about every job interview

01/08/2020
Always document what applicants tell you during job interviews. If you reject the candidate and she later claims she revealed protected information during the hiring process, you will have records to counter her claims.

U-Haul’s new rule: Nicotine users need not apply

01/07/2020
In a move designed to promote employee wellness and cut health insurance costs, truck rental company U-Haul said it will no longer hire nicotine users in 21 states that allow such policies, effective Feb. 1.

Feds, fed contractors must soon ban the box

01/07/2020
On Dec. 20, President Trump signed into law a measure that will make it unlawful for federal government employers and federal government contractors to ask job applicants about their criminal histories until after they have formally extended a job offer.

You must consider internal applicants

01/02/2020
Before you open a job listing to outside applicants, make sure you consider current employees. Ignoring them—especially those who possess the required experience and qualifications—can be a risky proposition.

OK to revoke job offer for false application

12/20/2019
When you find a promising candidate for an opening, make your offer contingent on passing a background check. If that investigation reveals disturbing information such as including false information on the application, you may revoke the offer.

Résumé oddities: 8 unusual ‘accomplishments’

12/19/2019
Whether it’s to highlight an applicable skill or just to draw attention, people list all sorts of unusual things under “Accomplishments.”