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‘Ban the Box’ still a struggle for some Minnesota employers

01/15/2015
Starting Jan. 1, Minnesota em­­ployers’ job applications could no longer ask candidates about past criminal convictions. But some employers, including some of the state’s largest, have not completely adapted to the new legal landscape.

7 interview steps that lead to great hires

01/15/2015
Poorly conducted interviews can result in bad hiring decisions and lead to legal trouble if an applicant later claims that he or she was passed over for a job due to discrimination. So, how can hiring managers maximize the effectiveness of an interview and minimize potential biases?

Top 10 cities where millennials are moving

01/07/2015
Gen Y is a notoriously mobile cohort that relocates a lot, and many won’t settle down to stay until their 30s. Nonetheless, these cities’ ability to attract millennials now leaves them poised for economic vitality for years to come.

‘Before I check your references …’

01/06/2015
Before calling references, ask the applicant, “What am I likely to hear when I contact these people?” The answers may surprise you.

Civil Rights Act: Overview

01/03/2015

HR Law 101: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on race, national origin and religion. The law applies to all employers that have at least 15 full- or part-time workers and includes U.S. companies that employ Americans abroad …

Hooah! Oorah! Hooyah! Vets’ hiring outlook brightens

01/02/2015
Following years of high unemployment, the hiring outlook for recent U.S. veterans may have finally turned the corner. Employers are confident they gain important skills when they hire former members of the military.

Workplace Drug Testing

01/01/2015

HR Law 101: Drug testing and substance abuse prevention programs can involve substantial legal liability if employers don’t manage and administer them properly. If your organization decides to implement a drug testing program, there are ways to minimize the risk of employee lawsuits …

Who gets tested for drugs?

12/29/2014
The hiring stakes are particularly high for small businesses. That’s why about two-thirds of small business owners reported in a recent survey that they ask job candidates to undergo drug tests before being hired.

Screening/Hiring: Overview

12/28/2014

HR Law 101: Protecting yourself and your company from lawsuits starts the minute you decide to hire someone. Potential lawsuit land mines line your path. Federal laws provide a patchwork of legislation protecting workers and applicants from discrimination by employers …

What employers want from job applicants

12/26/2014
Aside from technical skills acquired through education and training, employers seek applicants with “soft skills” above all else.