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Hiring

Interview questions to avoid

12/11/2018
When questioning job candidates, leave these queries out.

Make objective qualifications your focus when hiring

12/06/2018
The best way to inoculate against failure-to-hire or promote lawsuits is to ensure your selection process is based on objective criteria.

H-1B visa system due for reboot under proposed DHS rule

12/04/2018
The Department of Homeland Security on Dec. 3 published a proposed rule that would greatly favor visa applicants who have advanced degrees from American universities.

Corporate culture is key for many job applicants

12/04/2018
More than one-third of U.S. workers would turn down a job offer if they believed they wouldn’t fit in with the organizational culture, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Trouble reaching candidates? Try texting them

11/29/2018
It seems that workers who are currently employed aren’t as susceptible to such cold-calling techniques now that they’re no longer novel. It may be time to try something new.

What managers need to know about hiring

11/29/2018
While legal problems can crop up during an employee’s tenure, the two events that carry the most legal risk for employers are the hiring and the departure of an employee. Hiring discrimination lawsuits are particularly dangerous. To stay out of court, managers should build their hiring process around these principles:

Diversity initiatives: Make sure your good intentions are lawful

11/28/2018
While the Supreme Court has never overturned an employer’s voluntary affirmative action policy, lower courts have struck down such policies when they have strayed beyond Title VII and trammeled upon the rights of male and nonminority employees.

Snapshot: Percentage of job postings requiring college degrees

11/27/2018
The tight job market means fewer employers require applicants to have college degrees.

Good job descriptions thwart ADA lawsuits

11/23/2018
The best way to avoid a trip to the courtroom to deal with an Americans with Disabilities Act accusation is to use a job description that concentrates on these components.

Is it time to ease your hiring requirements?

11/21/2018
When unemployment peaked after the 2008 recession, companies could afford to inflate job requirements to find the perfect fit. But today’s super-tight labor market has more employers lowering the bar to broaden their candidate pool and speed up hiring.