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4 smart things to do when hiring and firing remotely

05/14/2021
Leaders know that bringing new people on board and handling terminations properly are two activities too important to perform haphazardly. While remote hiring and firing pose challenges, managers cannot use location as an excuse to slack.

You must accommodate disabled job applicants

05/13/2021
The ADA requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals at every step of the employment relationship, including during the job application process. Be especially aware of this if you use an online system that screens applicants and then automatically invites qualified candidates to come in for an interview.

Snapshot: Environmental record a factor for most job seekers

05/04/2021
Most Americans say a company’s environmental record would affect their decision whether or not to accept a job.

Post-pandemic, onboarding must build company culture

04/27/2021
The pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings of traditional new-hire onboarding practices, according to researchers at the Gartner business advisory firm.

First Friday in April: A little of this, a little of that and a serving of humble pie

04/02/2021
Let’s look at what’s payroll-related in President Biden’s infrastructure plan, among other issues (but first, the all-important designated hitter debate continues).

Hiring mistakes can cost up to 4 months these days

03/30/2021
Employers today have more at stake if they make a hiring mistake, new research from staffing firm Robert Half shows.

Document why hiring committee was overruled

03/18/2021
Having a group of employees interview job applicants is a great way to identify the best candidates. But a would-be supervisor may disagree with a hiring committee’s candidate recommendation. If that happens, be sure to document exactly why he or she rejected the committee’s choice.

How to lose a good job applicant in just 10 days

03/09/2021
One-third of senior managers surveyed said their company is taking more time to hire in today’s coronavirus environment, despite having access to a deeper talent pool. We won’t say employers are stringing candidates along. Robert Half calls it “breadcrumbing.”

The ‘niceness factor’ in recruiting: Top 5 qualities

02/26/2021
With unemployment running high, applicants are high­lighting relevant experience and skills on their résumés. But there remains a human side to the recruit­ment process as hiring managers look at the so-called “niceness factor.”

4 ways coronavirus has changed work forever

02/16/2021
Patterns are beginning to emerge as to what might be in store as the crisis winds down.