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Lure top candidates with engaging ad format

03/06/2015
What’s your online recruiting pitch like? Take a look at this clever ad format used by Hillel International to snag hot prospects.

Prodigal employee? Ensure hiring managers don’t know details of prior complaints

03/03/2015

Even after an employee who has participated in employment lawsuits or complaints is discharged for entirely legitimate reasons, he may later sue if he isn’t rehired. Then he’ll try to argue that his prior protected activity was the reason he wasn’t rehired. To avoid such lawsuits, make sure the hiring manager knows little or nothing about those prior activities.

Tips to follow if you insist on Googling applicants

02/26/2015
40% of respondents admitted to an HR Specialist poll that they sometimes Google applicants. If that’s you, at least do it safely.

Great interview question assumes offer is coming

02/19/2015
Here’s a novel question worth trying in an interview.

Know rules for running background checks

02/16/2015
Last year, three large employers learned that there are many wrong ways to perform employee background checks. Canon Solutions America, retailer Dollar General and the Publix supermarket chain all wrote big checks to former job applicants as a result of technical errors in their background investigation policies.

Denying a permanent job to a marginal temp worker is OK

02/12/2015
When considering converting temporary employees into permanent staff members, you don’t have to accept an application from someone who has already proven to be a poor worker.

Guide gathers resources on employing disabled workers: Download it now

02/11/2015
The Obama administration has released a new guide for employers that compiles key federal resources related to the employment of people with disabilities.

Where in Texas do ‘ban the box’ laws apply?

02/10/2015
Q. I have been hearing a lot about “ban the box” laws lately—measures that limit when inquiry or investigation may be made into the criminal history of a job applicant. I am worried about how these laws could affect my business. To what extent has Texas adopted such policies, and could they endanger my company?

More employers planning to add staff in 2015

01/27/2015
More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has predicted since 2006.

Friends, latest tech top students’ job wish lists

01/23/2015
The world’s “most attractive” employers are catering to the wishes of millennial employees. So says Universum, an employer branding firm, after ranking employers based on a survey of more than 200,000 business and engineering students in the world’s 12 largest economies.