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On Instagram, more ass than kick, and not masterminds

12/10/2019
An Austin marketing firm called Kickass Masterminds has been forced to backpedal after it used a photo from a job applicant’s Instagram account as an example of what the company did not want in an employee.

Asylum for immigrant safety whistleblowers?

12/05/2019
Over the years, courts have ruled that undocumented workers who report unsafe working conditions enjoy many of the same protections as whistleblowers who are U.S. citizens. That doesn’t mean retaliation never happens.

Background checks cost retailer $6 million

12/02/2019
You may think it’s good business to run criminal background checks on all applicants. It’s not. In fact, poorly run criminal background checks can be a multi-million dollar mistake.

Employers must plan as court weighs DACA

11/21/2019
If you currently employ or are considering hiring holders of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals work permits, you should be on high alert. A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could force a change of plans.

Candidates lose interest if employers won’t negotiate

11/19/2019
Hiring job candidates in a tight labor market often requires sweetening the pot with nonmonetary perks. New research from global staffing firm Robert Half confirms it.

White House eases rules on federal contractor staffing

11/12/2019
A new executive order lifted previous rules that required new contractors to retain most employees who were performing work for the previous contract holder.

Holiday hiring expected to remain flat this year

11/05/2019
For the 2018 holiday season, retailers added the lowest number of temporary jobs since 2009, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

Closing the interview: Which questions to ask, and which to be prepared for

10/24/2019
Avoid asking difficult questions last. Finishing on a positive note is part of creating a good candidate experience.

Watch out for AI software’s hidden hiring risks

10/22/2019
Artificial intelligence sounds like it could be hiring’s Holy Grail: A completely automated system that maximizes application-sorting efficiency, minimizes HR labor and reduces the chance that bias could taint the hiring process. If only. Despite its great potential, AI carries liability risks that HR pros must understand.

How to determine an interviewee’s integrity?

09/26/2019
Asking an applicant “Are you honest and trustworthy?” won’t get you any useful data in a job interview.