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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.

Asylum for immigrant safety whistleblowers?

12/05/2019
Over the years, courts have ruled that undocumented workers who report unsafe working conditions enjoy many of the same protections as whistleblowers who are U.S. citizens. That doesn’t mean retaliation never happens.

Background checks cost retailer $6 million

12/02/2019
You may think it’s good business to run criminal background checks on all applicants. It’s not. In fact, poorly run criminal background checks can be a multi-million dollar mistake.

Employers must plan as court weighs DACA

11/21/2019
If you currently employ or are considering hiring holders of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals work permits, you should be on high alert. A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could force a change of plans.

Candidates lose interest if employers won’t negotiate

11/19/2019
Hiring job candidates in a tight labor market often requires sweetening the pot with nonmonetary perks. New research from global staffing firm Robert Half confirms it.