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Poll: Deal-breakers that instantly sink applicants

08/28/2018
A new CareerBuilder survey asked HR pros to name recent applicant flubs that immediately earned Thanks-But-No-Thanks status.

California’s immigration law partly halted, notice provisions remain

08/27/2018
A federal district judge in California has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from enforcing certain provisions of Assembly Bill 450, a statute that, among other things, prohibits private employers from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement agencies in the absence of a judicial warrant or a subpoena.

Hiring for attitude: How to identify motivation & grit during interviews

08/27/2018
Somewhere, we learned that if we hire a candidate with the skills we need, the results will be an employee who will do a great job. Wrong!

Fear of ICE raids no excuse for discrimination

08/27/2018
Refusing to hire workers because of a perception that they might be undocumented may backfire badly.

H-1B visa denials have become more common since Trump took office

08/21/2018
H-1B visas are harder to obtain since President Trump took office, according to an analysis of government data by the National Foundation for American Policy, a Washington think tank.

Snapshot: Who knows about ban the box?

08/14/2018
Eleven states and dozens of localities make it unlawful to ask about arrests or convictions on job applications.

Swanson helps end ‘no-poach’ pacts in the fast-food industry

08/08/2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is one of 11 chief state law enforcement officers behind a joint effort to get fast-food companies to do away with “no-poach” agreements that prevent employees from finding better jobs in the industry.

How to comply with laws regulating criminal background checks

08/06/2018
Employers want safe workplaces. Applicants with criminal records want a chance at gainful employment. Balancing those interests requires paying careful attention to laws that regulate inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories or arrest records.

Sex-for-job quid pro quo indefensible in court

08/06/2018
Make sure you police what your managers and supervisors are doing when hiring applicants. A demand for sex in exchange for a job is basically indefensible.

Ensure job application process is clear and easy to understand

08/06/2018
Is your hiring process clear? Do candidates understand exactly what they need to do to be considered for a job or promotion?