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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.

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.

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.

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.

White House eases rules on federal contractor staffing

11/12/2019
A new executive order lifted previous rules that required new contractors to retain most employees who were performing work for the previous contract holder.

Holiday hiring expected to remain flat this year

11/05/2019
For the 2018 holiday season, retailers added the lowest number of temporary jobs since 2009, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

Watch out for AI software’s hidden hiring risks

10/22/2019
Artificial intelligence sounds like it could be hiring’s Holy Grail: A completely automated system that maximizes application-sorting efficiency, minimizes HR labor and reduces the chance that bias could taint the hiring process. If only. Despite its great potential, AI carries liability risks that HR pros must understand.

Snapshot: Who’s in charge of hiring external workers?

09/23/2019
When organizations bring on freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, here’s who handles the hiring.