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Hiring

Track job applications every step of the way

01/28/2020
Make sure you have a system to track applications throughout the hiring process. Be especially careful to note any applicant calls and emails.

Hiring outlook positive, although doubt creeps in

01/28/2020
Almost half of employers say hiring will be robust in 2020. However, 43% anticipate slow, reduced or no hiring, a significantly higher percentage than a year ago.

Keep careful notes about every job interview

01/08/2020
Always document what applicants tell you during job interviews. If you reject the candidate and she later claims she revealed protected information during the hiring process, you will have records to counter her claims.

U-Haul’s new rule: Nicotine users need not apply

01/07/2020
In a move designed to promote employee wellness and cut health insurance costs, truck rental company U-Haul said it will no longer hire nicotine users in 21 states that allow such policies, effective Feb. 1.

Feds, fed contractors must soon ban the box

01/07/2020
On Dec. 20, President Trump signed into law a measure that will make it unlawful for federal government employers and federal government contractors to ask job applicants about their criminal histories until after they have formally extended a job offer.

You must consider internal applicants

01/02/2020
Before you open a job listing to outside applicants, make sure you consider current employees. Ignoring them—especially those who possess the required experience and qualifications—can be a risky proposition.

OK to revoke job offer for false application

12/20/2019
When you find a promising candidate for an opening, make your offer contingent on passing a background check. If that investigation reveals disturbing information such as including false information on the application, you may revoke the offer.

Résumé oddities: 8 unusual ‘accomplishments’

12/19/2019
Whether it’s to highlight an applicable skill or just to draw attention, people list all sorts of unusual things under “Accomplishments.”

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.