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Bad hires cost $15,000, plague 74% of employers

12/12/2017

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.

Assignment scope determines background checker liability

12/06/2017

If you run background checks before hiring, the information you request may limit liability for the investigating firm you use.

Require identical hiring process for all applicants

11/30/2017

Informal employment inquiries can sometimes lead to failure-to-hire lawsuits. The best way to avoid such litigation is to set up a clear application process and tell all potential applicants that this is the only way they can apply.

Who’s controlling the interview: You or the candidate?

11/21/2017

When you interview with a résumé in front of you, the applicant controls the interview. You naturally find yourself referring to the résumé throughout the interview and asking questions related to that information. That’s exactly what the applicant wants.

Large companies phasing out salary history queries

11/21/2017

Sixty-five percent of executives surveyed by the Korn Ferry consulting firm believe their companies will stop asking job applicants about their salary histories, even in locations that haven’t outlawed it.

Expand talent pool with candidate ‘recycling’

11/21/2017

Instead of simply saying “No and goodbye,” some employers are passing along candidates they can’t use to other organizations that need them—even in the same industry. 

Update: President’s travel ban, helping employees in need

11/15/2017

An update on the Trump administration’s travel ban as well as information on how employers can help employees experiencing financial crises.

Investigating Harassment: How to Determine Credibility

11/11/2017
White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ Most employers understand the importance of doing a fair and thorough investigation when they receive complaints of on-the-job harassment. In-house investigators (usually a human resources manager) often do a good job of interviewing the right people and documenting the interviews but then fall short when it comes […]

Don’t base hiring decision on medical history

11/09/2017

When evaluating applicants, you may consider whether their current health affects their ability to do the job, but you can’t factor in old injuries or medical conditions.

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

11/01/2017
The current employment situation is tough, meaning there is intense competition for relatively few jobs. How you handle rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.