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Seeking applicants with integrity? Ask 2 questions

05/15/2014
When hiring for a position at Baystate Financial in Boston, one trait they look for is integrity. Here are two questions whose answers can reveal how much a candidate truly has.

The boss’s son: Employee or independent contractor?

05/09/2014

Q: Our company president’s teenage son has been hired to do what the president calls incidental work around our office this summer. He’s signed a “Professional Services Agreement,” which specifies that he will be paid $10 an hour. Payroll has been told not to put him on the payroll because he’s an independent contractor. We think he should be put on the payroll. Who’s correct?


Government program gives Jamba Juice a hiring edge

05/08/2014
Jamba Juice is finding summer employees with culinary skills through a government program that offers job training to youth.

The top 10 soft skills employers look for

05/06/2014
A majority of employers (77%) say soft skills are just as important as hard skills when evaluating applicants, says a new CareerBuilder survey.

What adding more college graduates buys for employers

05/05/2014
For some occupations, raising the level of education required of new employees pays off big for businesses, according to research published in The Talent Equation, by CareerBuilder CEO Mat Ferguson and business professors Lorin Hitt and Prasanna Tambe.

Administration launches online Veterans Employment Center

05/02/2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new Web portal designed to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.

Texas town loses final appeal on immigration statute

05/01/2014
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of rulings that declared two of the nation’s most far-reaching anti-­immigrant statutes unconstitutional. The towns of Farmer’s Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pa., had adopted ordinances punishing landlords who rented to “illegal immigrants.” The Hazle­­ton ordinance also targeted employers that hired illegals.

Is there any law against nepotism?

04/30/2014
Q. Our COO just hired his son as a district manager for our largest region. There are many other individuals within the organization who are more experienced for the position. Are there any laws regarding nepotism in Pennsylvania?

Does a ‘shy bladder’ constitute a disability?

04/30/2014

Some jobs are so safety-sensitive that employers are required to perform drug and alcohol tests on employees. For example, Department of Trans­­por­­ta­­tion regulations require regular tests for commercial truck drivers. But what if an employee can’t produce a urine sample?

Embrace challenges of recruiting Millennials

04/30/2014
Millennial norms are different. Here’s what organizations could face as they employ the Class of 2014 and beyond.