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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.”

Do résumés really need an ‘objective’ at top?

12/19/2019
A good percentage of the résumés you review probably include that opening “Objective” paragraph that lays out the person’s career goals. Does that sway your opinion … and do you even read it?

How’s your hiring process? 5 key benchmarks

12/19/2019
What do candidates expect in the recruitment process? A new survey by Zety, a résumé-support website, asked 1,000 job seekers. Use these points to benchmark your own process.

Snapshot: Immigration worksite enforcement cases initiated, 2016 to 2019

12/17/2019
The Trump administration initiated a major worksite crackdown on immigration violations in 2018.

ICE continues applying heat to employers

12/12/2019
ICE Deputy Director Matthew Allen told the Wall Street Journal that the agency hopes to “arrest many more employers” in the coming years.

USCIS rolls out new electronic registration process for H-1B visas

12/10/2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing a new registration process in the next H-1B visa lottery.

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.