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It took 50 years: Percentage of female execs, managers quadruples

08/25/2015
In the mid-1960s, when the EEOC was born, women held fewer than 10% of all executive, senior management and middle management jobs. Now it’s up to almost 40%.

$600K fine: A reminder to take I-9 forms seriously

08/25/2015
A California-based production company, Hartmann Studios, has been slapped with the largest fine ever for Form I-9 paperwork violations.

Rethink asking applicants about salary history

08/25/2015
The federal Office of Personnel Management recently told all federal agencies not to rely on past salaries to determine how much to offer new hires. Why?

Do we have to hire the partying applicant?

08/19/2015
Q. We are hiring a new salesperson, and were about to offer the position to a seemingly well-qualified applicant. As part of our reference check, a social media search was also conducted. Several photos of the candidate passed out surrounded by empty booze bottles at what looks like a fraternity party and other photos of partying were found. We are considering not hiring this applicant because of the results of the social media search. Would that present any problem for us legally?

Electronic trouble: Subscription-based hiring software carries defamation risk

08/13/2015
Do you use software for hiring employees that shares candidates’ basic information with other employer-subscribers? If that software also allows you to mark candidates or former employees as not eligible for hire, be aware that doing so may subject you to defamation claims. That’s what one major bank just learned.

Is your online job ad in good working order?

08/13/2015

No doubt you fuss over the content in your job ads in hopes of luring the top candidates. Although good content in a job ad is critical, technical issues are more often the culprit behind workers dropping off from applying to a job.

Panel interviews save time, improve hiring

08/11/2015

Shuffling candidates between one-on-one interviews with different managers is time consuming and can produce assessments that are vastly different or inaccurate. That’s why more businesses are including panel interviews as a tool in their hiring belts.

4 reasons to write job descriptions

08/05/2015
Here are four benefits you get if you write detailed job descriptions for each position on your team.

Four Texas metros make Glassdoor’s top cities for jobs

07/29/2015
Texas cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs. Based on hiring opportunity, affordability and job satisfaction, the employment website determined that Austin is the fourth best city in the country for jobs.

How to lawfully hire teenagers for jobs in California

07/17/2015
Summer is here and many teenagers have hit the workforce to earn a few extra dollars. Companies that hire teenagers should be aware that state and federal laws restrict their hours and duties.